One of the things on my list for Greta was ditching the HEAVY front and rear bumpers. Initially I was only going to get rid of the bumperettes but the more I thought about it the more I just wanted them completely gone. If this was an earlier car, with the nice thin bumpers that… Continue Reading Project Greta – Sans Bumpers
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!
Got the Javelin back from Evil Genius Racing. The 3rd link mount has been fixed. They plated a much larger area around the 3rd link box and added the support bars the car originally had from the main hoop to the sides of the box. These bars are also thicker than they were the first… Continue Reading The “bars” are back in town – NASA American Iron Javelin Update…
Well it’s been 3 weeks since I dropped the Javelin off and it’s finally done. Picked it up this morning. WOW, what a difference new paint makes. Looks great (again)! Now I just need to get the stickers reapplied and the “cosmetic” reconstruction will be done. Now I get to bolt everything I took off… Continue Reading Repaint Complete!!! – NASA AI Javelin update
Well it’s been over a year and a half but the car is FINALLY back in the paint shop! Took it back to Maaco in Santa Rosa. It’s been there a week and will be at least another week before I get it back. Dropped by this morning to see where they are at… MAN… Continue Reading Finally! back in paint – NASA AI Javelin update
So I’ve been splitting time between the Javelin and the Gremlin. At this point I’ve completely removed the interior and pulled the engine/trans. I haven’t explained why the motor came out so let me tell that story. I had originally hoped to get the engine running but a little bit of time messing with it… Continue Reading Gremlin Track Rat – gutting doors and buying parts!
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 getting the car back from Joe’s I still had a number of things to do: 1. I nut and bolted the whole car. 2. I painted and installed the grille block off plate Joe made me. 3. I installed the right side window net. 4. I welded a few more holes closed. 5. I… Continue Reading Prepare for (re)Launch! – Nasa AI Javelin update…
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