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…
After the first test was a total fail I wasn’t 100% sure what the problem was. Best guess was the rack was bad so I went to Napa and got a replacement. Got the rack swapped out and reset the toe. I also pulled a little caster out because that was another guess. Maybe too… Continue Reading Testing fail – strike TWO! NASA American Iron Javelin upate
So, I’m trying to get the Gremlin track worthy. One of the first things I knew had to happen was ditching the front drum brakes and getting disc brakes. My goal for this car is a BUDGET FRIENDLY / PARTS BIN build. I’m trying to reuse as much stuff as I have laying around and… Continue Reading Gremlin Track Rat – Scarebird Disc Brake upgrade
ok, if you’re building yourself a race car might I suggest the following… TRY to avoid dropping a flywheel on it’s end onto your pinky. There’s nothing like the serrated end of a flywheel to both crush and cut open a finger… after almost passing out I laid on my back for about 10 minutes.… Continue Reading OWWWW!!!!!! !@#$%&^!!@!… NASA American Iron Javelin Update
Ok, if you’ve been following along you know I spent several weeks stewing over the brake/clutch reservoirs I mounted on the firewall. They just weren’t high enough relative to the pedal mounted masters and the hose routing was going to be a pain. I figured out I would have to mount them off the dash… Continue Reading Plan B… NASA American Iron Javelin update.
Man… that took a lot longer than I thought it would but I finally have the front suspension and brakes ALMOST finished. I had a major problem trying to get the power rack in. First I found out that the IFS mounting tabs are 16″ on center (for the manual rack which is the standard… Continue Reading Braking news… NASA American Iron Javelin update
This weekend was about making sure the car is ready for my track day at Thunderhill this coming Friday. I had a number of items I needed to do. I put the car up on jack stands, pulled off my street wheels/tires. Then I replaced the front brake pads, which were Wilwood Q compound, with… Continue Reading Thunderhill Punch List…
well, while you were all eating hot dogs and hamburgers I was busting butt trying to get the Javelin that much closer to being done. I bought a wilwood brake proportioning valve about a year ago and am just now getting around to installing it. installing the valve was easy. I just used a longer… Continue Reading happy 4th! mostly brakes today