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…

corded… Track Attack? Laguna Seca

Survived another track outing with my trusty ’73 Javelin. This was my last track event of the year (probably ever) in this car as I plan to retire it back to street only duty. I hope to have the American Iron race Javelin ready by the first race next year (late feb/early march) and that’s… Continue Reading corded… Track Attack? Laguna Seca

Rear-end breather – final Laguna prep…

If you follow this blog at all you might remember that I’ve been leaking rear end gear fluid all year. I noticed it back in March when I did a shake down of the Javelin on Thunderhill’s skid pad. Initially I thought I had an axle seal leak. After doing some research I realized it… Continue Reading Rear-end breather – final Laguna prep…

LED Taillights… a long time coming.

I finally got around to installing LED taillights in the Javelin this weekend.  This is something I’ve been thinking of for years and even experimented with building my own LED board about 5 years ago. I just never followed through and finished the job.  But, twice this year at the track people have come up… Continue Reading LED Taillights… a long time coming.

block off plate – Laguna prep continues…

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m going to carry my track tires where the back seat normally goes.  Pulling the rear seat leaves a big pass through opening to the trunk.  I’ve got the battery back there and will soon add a rear-end catch-can/breather tank.  So, I needed to create a block off plate.… Continue Reading block off plate – Laguna prep continues…

Plan B – Laguna Seca prep…

My next (and last) track day for the year will be Nov. 1st with NCRC.  Now that I’ve done 6 track days on my Kumho’s I’ve decided I really don’t want to drive the 2 1/2 hrs each way on these tires.  I’ve been running fast and loose all year but I’m starting to get… Continue Reading Plan B – Laguna Seca prep…