It’s GO TIME!!! – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Ok, I’m signed up for a track day at Infineon this Saturday (Nov. 19th) with Track Masters! My friend Matt will be there too running his Porsche 914. Should be a fun day. Just hope it doesn’t rain. The thing I’m most concerned about is bedding the brakes properly. I wrote about the problem I… Continue Reading It’s GO TIME!!! – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Thrash Week! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

yes, it’s been WAY too long since the last update. Shit happens. Anyway, finally was able to take some time off work. So, we brought the car to Joe’s shop on Tuesday and spent the next 4 days thrashing on it trying to tie up all the remaining loose ends. With the two of us… Continue Reading Thrash Week! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

ChumpCar – Fontana double 7hr Oct. 15/16 2011

The Dirt Track Pirates headed down to SoCal for our second ChumpCar race of 2011. This was a two race weekend with a 7hr enduro on both Saturday and Sunday. This was the first time I’d ever been to Fontana (Auto Club Speedway). It’s an interesting track because your in the in-field of this giant… Continue Reading ChumpCar – Fontana double 7hr Oct. 15/16 2011

Back on it! NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Ok, as was just pointed out in a recent comment, it’s been TWO MONTHS since the last update. My last time with the car before last week was July 10th. On that day I finally put most of the fluids in the car. I put 7 qts of Joe Gibbs XP6 racing oil in the… Continue Reading Back on it! NASA American Iron Javelin update…

Everything takes so LONG! – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

I know the updates have been slow to come but I’ve only been able to spend 4 days with the car since the last update. This is the busy season at work so I haven’t been able to take any days off. Also I lost a weekend because of the Chumpcar race. Anyway, here’s what’s… Continue Reading Everything takes so LONG! – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

ChumpCar – Buttonwillow 14 hr June 18th 2011 Report

Wow! Ok, the ChumpCar race was really cool! I thought I would enjoy it but it was even better than I expected. And that’s considering that we had some real issues with the motor that kept the car off track for about half the race (7 hours). What makes this type of racing so fun… Continue Reading ChumpCar – Buttonwillow 14 hr June 18th 2011 Report

Trans is in (again)… NASA American Iron Javelin update

ok, overdue for an update… here’s what I’ve been up to. First, as the title suggests, I had to pull the transmission back out of the car. I have to admit I was pretty sure it would have to come out for something. When I was first test fitting everything I tried to mount the… Continue Reading Trans is in (again)… NASA American Iron Javelin update

My Javelin in Popular Hotrodding…

Several months ago Liz Miles put out the call for Reader’s Rides submissions for the magazine on pro-touring.com. I sent her some pics and info on my yellow 1973 street Javelin. Well I got my July 2011 issue today and I’m in it! Here’s a scan of the cover and the reader’s ride blurb. Thanks… Continue Reading My Javelin in Popular Hotrodding…

Trans is IN! – NASA American Iron Javelin update

ok, this is a big milestone. The transmission is in the car! I also made good progress on getting the stock crossmember to work with it. I had to notch the crossmember to clear the tailshaft of the trans. Now that that’s done I just need to figure out how I’m going to bridge the… Continue Reading Trans is IN! – NASA American Iron Javelin update