I took Friday off and got the car all loaded up in the morning. Dan was already at the track and had saved me a spot. I parked next to his rig and got the car unloaded and the trailer unhitched. I had filled the car with gas earlier in the week and I took… Continue Reading Race Report! – NASA AI Javelin @ Sonoma Oct. 24/25, 2015
The Trackmasters event was a mixed bag. I didn’t go any faster and I cut a tire which meant I didn’t get to run the last two session. The tire got cut because I didn’t run the ½” front wheel spacers I usually use. However, cutting the tire has lead to a HUGE breakthrough because… Continue Reading The “Ah Hah!” moment – NASA AI Javelin update!
As the suspension overhaul continues I wanted to redo the swaybar setup. What’s been on the car was a parts bin find from Joe. Steel, splined, bar mounted using Control Freak solid bar frame mounts. The arms where steel as well and hung BELOW the lower control arm. New setup is a Speedway Engineering hollow… Continue Reading Sway Bar Upgrade – NASA road race Javelin update
So after 2 years the car was rebuilt, repainted, re-stickered and ready to go. Seems like the perfect time to tear it all apart again! Ever since I first built the car I’ve been unhappy with the ride height. The car was much higher than the cars I was trying (and failing) to compete with.… Continue Reading GOING FOR low… NASA American Iron AMC Javelin update
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
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
Brought the Car to Joe’s and got a number of things done. First we set the ride height, adjusted the rear links so the rear-end is square to the chassis, set the toe to 1/8″ out and scaled the car. LF 936 RF 832 LR 680 RR 649 Left 1616 52.2% Rear 1329 42.9% Cross… Continue Reading Back At Joes – NASA Road Race Javelin Update
That was brutal! But after 3 months of working 7 days a week I finally got my life back! Things started to ease up near the end of October. Time to get back in the shop. Now the first order of business if you really want to get your shop on is… TUNES. So I… Continue Reading Shop Rock!
It’s been a little over 2 months since I brought the Javelin to Evil Genius and now it’s back home. John took a total disaster and turned it into hope. I have a foundation again and can finish the job of getting this thing back to being a working race car. it’s so weird to… Continue Reading FRANKEN-JAV… NASA American Iron AMC Javelin update
So I had a destroyed race car and the back half of a rusty Javelin. But no idea what I was going to do with the whole mess. I talked to several body shops and emailed them pictures and got a bunch of SCARY guesstimates… I was kind of at a loss for what to… Continue Reading the long road back… Nasa American Iron AMC Javelin update