When it all goes horribly wrong…

So this will go down as one of the worst days of my life… I get home from what felt like a fairly successful test session at Sears. The car’s in one piece, seemed to run ok, probably not any faster than it was but at least I seem to be over my distributor problem… Continue Reading When it all goes horribly wrong…

Testing, testing, 1 2 3… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Well I got the MSD distributor in and got the car running and set the timing around 34*. Then I had to figure out whether I was going to try to get a test in before the next race. Kind of last minute I decided to see if I could sneak into the test at… Continue Reading Testing, testing, 1 2 3… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Distributors 101… NASA AIX AMC Javelin update

Ok, after the epic fail at Buttonwillow it was time to dig into the Javelin and figure out wtf was going on with the timing. I had the car dyno tuned before the race to make sure the engine was running good. And it did run good on the dyno. So what happened? Well, the… Continue Reading Distributors 101… NASA AIX AMC Javelin update

Race report Buttonwillow – NASA AIX AMC Javelin update

Well, that was a total bust… The title of my last post was “back in game” but it looks like I spoke to soon. I spent the week before the race nut and bolting the car and cleaning it. Doing whatever I could to make sure the car was ready to go. Friday I got… Continue Reading Race report Buttonwillow – NASA AIX AMC Javelin update

back in the game! American Iron Javelin update…

Well, it’s been 5 months since I blew the motor at Buttonwillow. Let’s recap what’s happened since then… Early May I brought the Motor to Rob’s Auto Machine in Hayward. Took a couple of months for the rebuild to be completed. End of June I picked up the motor and was able to get it… Continue Reading back in the game! American Iron Javelin update…

Chumpcar – Buttonwillow 2012

While the Javelin is laid up with a blown motor I’m not totally out of options for racing. It’s time for another round of Chumpcar racing with the Dirt Track Pirates. This time last year was our first race weekend in the RX-7. If you haven’t read my write-up from last year let me just… Continue Reading Chumpcar – Buttonwillow 2012

Dun Blowed Up… NASA AIX Javelin update

blown motor? check… Ok, the motors blown but the question was, how bad? I took off the valve covers and manually rotated the engine. none of the valves moved and the engine wouldn’t turn a full 360*. It hangs up on something. I decided instead of seeing if it’s “just” bent valves or “just” a… Continue Reading Dun Blowed Up… NASA AIX Javelin update

Race Report – NASA AIX Outlaw AMC Javelin AMX – Buttonwillow April 21, 2012

Fresh off my test day with Dave Brown I had less than a week to get ready for Buttonwillow. I decided last minute to try and get a little more downforce at the front to try to help the push Dave said was holding the car back. I had previously cut out a pair of… Continue Reading Race Report – NASA AIX Outlaw AMC Javelin AMX – Buttonwillow April 21, 2012

the cold, hard, facts… NASA AIX Javelin update

After two race weekends it’s clear that both the car and me are way out of our league. At Infineon I’m 10+ seconds behind the leaders and I’m even slower than the CMC2 cars (even though I should have almost 100 hp on them). So, the question was, how much is me and how much… Continue Reading the cold, hard, facts… NASA AIX Javelin update

Race Report – NASA AIX Outlaw AMC Javelin AMX – Infineon March 2012

well, another action packed weekend under my belt. I’m the slowest thing out there but I survived another weekend with myself and the car intact. Went to Joe’s on Friday and had him scale the car and adjust the toe. Needed to do this because we changed rear springs at Evil Genius when I was… Continue Reading Race Report – NASA AIX Outlaw AMC Javelin AMX – Infineon March 2012