Gremlin Track Rat – gutting doors and buying parts!

So I’ve been splitting time between the Javelin and the Gremlin. At this point I’ve completely removed the interior and pulled the engine/trans. I haven’t explained why the motor came out so let me tell that story. I had originally hoped to get the engine running but a little bit of time messing with it… Continue Reading Gremlin Track Rat – gutting doors and buying parts!

American Iron Javelin – Getting ready for paint

After the test day in January (2014) it was time to get the car ready for paint. I was not looking forward to that bill so I wanted to do as much as I could on my own before bringing it back to Maaco. I had a long list of things to do: 1. make/weld… Continue Reading American Iron Javelin – Getting ready for paint

Gremlin Track Rat – Scarebird Disc Brake upgrade

So, I’m trying to get the Gremlin track worthy. One of the first things I knew had to happen was ditching the front drum brakes and getting disc brakes. My goal for this car is a BUDGET FRIENDLY / PARTS BIN build. I’m trying to reuse as much stuff as I have laying around and… Continue Reading Gremlin Track Rat – Scarebird Disc Brake upgrade

444 days…. NASA AI Javelin update

After exactly 444 days Franken-Javelin returned to Sears Pt. for a shakedown run. Signed up for the afternoon test session 1pm – 4pm. Got to the track around 11am so I had plenty of time to register, get unloaded and get the car gassed up. While I was unloading who walks up but Gaetano (Track… Continue Reading 444 days…. NASA AI Javelin update

Prepare for (re)Launch! – Nasa AI Javelin update…

After getting the car back from Joe’s I still had a number of things to do: 1. I nut and bolted the whole car. 2. I painted and installed the grille block off plate Joe made me. 3. I installed the right side window net. 4. I welded a few more holes closed. 5. I… Continue Reading Prepare for (re)Launch! – Nasa AI Javelin update…