When last we left off it was mid-December. We had gotten seats in the car, gotten some freebies, had a mockup motor and the t10 trans in the car and had another motor on the stand getting built. While on the stand I started cobbling together the front accessory drive. Dug through my parts stash… Continue Reading Madd Matt – The Re-Birthen-ing (part 2)
Bet you didn’t see this coming… Psych! This is HAPPENING people!!! Sad to say it’s been 6 long years since I got the Matador. A lot has happened in that time. Mostly what’s happened is my son will be FOUR soon! But also I have done a lot of other car stuff. I had pretty… Continue Reading Madd Matt – The Re-Birthen-ing (part 1)
I’ve been trying to focus on existing projects but the fact that they aren’t making any more AMC’s always has me thinking about what parts/cars I can’t pass up when they come along. Recently I’ve been thinking about engines. I would like to have a couple of backup motors. 401’s would be awesome, but let’s… Continue Reading Pick n’ Pull SCORE!!!
OK, that was an insane detour. So after completing the fender through clearancing I got the car back on the ground. I had a few little items I wanted to take care of before the October race. One of them was testing the alternator. I had a suspicion that it wasn’t charging. So i hooked… Continue Reading where’s my f’in oil pressure! – NASA AI Javelin update
So we’ve hit a big milestone here. The motor is back in the car! When we last left off I was scratching my head trying to figure out what I was going to do about the clutch. The 10” kit I bought did not seem like it was going to work with my little 3… Continue Reading Project Greta – Engine’s back in!!!
With work finally starting to slow down I was able to get a weekend in the shop! It was time to pull the trigger and get the engine off the stand and start putting the transmission parts back on. So I got the engine in a spot where I could work on the back of… Continue Reading Project Greta – Off the stand!
Works been getting busy but I’ve been spending whatever time I could over the last month cleaning and painting the engine and transmission. I got the block degreased and painted, the valve cover cleaned and primed and the transmission relatively clean. I’m not going to paint the trans… To clean the trans I used to… Continue Reading Project Greta – Still cleaning and painting!
With the engine and trans out of the Gremlin it was time to get the oil pan cleaned up and painted so I could put it back together with fresh gaskets. Now, cleaning 40 yrs of grime off of engine parts is not my idea of a good time. BUT, I could not bring myself… Continue Reading Project Greta – that’s alotta GRIME!
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…
I’ve had the brown ’75 Gremlin (Greta) for over a year now. When I first got it, I got it running, fixed some lights that were out and took it on a drive to the local grocery store. On that trip I discovered that the clutch slipped really bad. I also found out that the… Continue Reading Project: Greta! engine pull