getting ready for round 2 – NASA AIX Javelin update

Ok, here’s what’s been going on since the first race weekend… My single biggest issue from the Feb. race(s) was a bad vibration. After thinking about it a lot I convinced myself that it was the exhaust touching the axle. Because of the 3-link and coil overs the guys at Johnny Franklin Mufflers routed the… Continue Reading getting ready for round 2 – NASA AIX Javelin update

First race report! – NASA AIX Javelin – Infineon Feb. 11/12 2012

wow… after more than a year and a half the Javelin completed it’s first race weekend! it was sooooooo much work and I was completely exhausted by the end of the weekend. here’s a summary of how the weekend went down. On Friday I went to the shop and spent the day just trying to… Continue Reading First race report! – NASA AIX Javelin – Infineon Feb. 11/12 2012

All stickered up! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

ok, now it looks like a race car. Ivan and his dad from AFEX Graphics supplied the graphics and installed them. while there were there I also asked them to do the NASA required stickers (windshield banner, toyo tires and the NASA and American Iron stickers). they did an awesome job! First race is this… Continue Reading All stickered up! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Shakedown no. 2 – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

with the car out of the paint shop it was time for another test session to see if all the tweaks we made after the first outing in November improved the car. the big issues from that first outing were the oil leak, low water temp and rubbing driveshaft. I’m signed up for an NCRC… Continue Reading Shakedown no. 2 – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

It’s PAINTED!!! NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Saw the car this morning. The base color is on and the stripes went on today. Picking up the car tomorrow afternoon. AND I’m signed up for an afternoon test session at Infineon this Friday from 1pm – 4pm. This will be the 2nd shakedown with the car. Hopefully all the tweaks we’ve made will… Continue Reading It’s PAINTED!!! NASA American Iron Javelin update…

time to get “purty”… NASA American Iron Javelin update

well it’s been a LONG time coming but the car is finally at the body shop! Ended up going with MAACO in Santa Rosa. got a couple of bids but what clinched it was that they will be able to complete the car by next week! some people have commented that they love the unpainted… Continue Reading time to get “purty”… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Thrash week redux… American Iron Javelin update

After the track day at Infineon I had a list of items I need to address. So I dragged the car back to Joe’s and we started crossing things off the list. Here are the highlights – – to try to address the oil leaks we pulled the intake bolts one by one, put a… Continue Reading Thrash week redux… American Iron Javelin update

Chumpcar video posted… FINALLY!

It’s been almost 2 months since the Chumpcar race down in Fontana. I got busy getting the race Javelin ready for it’s first track day. Plus I was just dreading trying to edit down all the hours of video. I ended up just doing the Saturday race but there wouldn’t be much difference with the… Continue Reading Chumpcar video posted… FINALLY!

The Shake Down – RACE edition – NASA American Iron Javelin update

Well I survived the first outing with the Javelin! Pretty amazing. I started the build over a year ago and had delusions of finishing in time to start racing in Feb. of this year!? Obviously that didn’t happen. But on Saturday I was at Infineon with Track Masters plus my secret weapon, Joe Carr (big… Continue Reading The Shake Down – RACE edition – NASA American Iron Javelin update