So, I’m minding my own business when Tyson texts me a link to a Facebook Marketplace ad (sound familiar)? It’s early March and I am definitely NOT in the market for any more cars. I click on the link and see an ad for a really interesting looking ‘71 or ‘72 Javelin. It’s painted white,… Continue Reading The “ALMOST” Fast Five movie Javelins
The Shed In January I continued working on the shed. I built 3 shelves high enough so I could tuck motors underneath. One long shelf along the back wall. This shelf has 7 large tubs underneath that hold different items. One tub is for suspension, one for pumps/motors (power steering, starters, alternators, etc). Two are… Continue Reading 2018 Wrap up
Well, another year has passed. Still getting just a trickle of shop time. Because time is so limited I spent a lot of this year (especially starting in the fall) trying to organize the shop so that I can be efficient when I do get shop time. So… Enter the LIFT! I had been thinking… Continue Reading 2017 wrap up
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!!!
Haven’t updated the blog in over a year so I decided to just do one BIG post to cover everything that happened… The Baby Yep, near the end of Feb. 2016 my wife delivered our baby boy! That’s why all my car shenanigans came to a screeching halt. It wasn’t until we hit the six… Continue Reading 2016 Wrap Up
I’m a thousand miles into my adventures with Greta and I’m loving it! Greta’s become my daily driver at this point and I haven’t driven anything else the last couple of weeks. I drive her to work, to lunch, on any errands I need to run. She’s the go to ride! The only issues that… Continue Reading Project Greta: The first thousand…
Well, it’s been 5 long months since my last update. What the hell have I been up to? Here’s what happened. Shortly after getting the car back from Evil Genius I got an opportunity to buy my dream property. Jeff offered to sell me his old place! It’s a FLAT acre north of Petaluma in… Continue Reading FLAT ACRE EDITION! – American Iron Javelin update
After wrecking the Javelin and banging on it to get it to be a roller again I had an idea of how bad the damage was and what I would need to repair it. Both rear frame rails were damaged/bent and of course the entire trunk structure (trunk lid, bumper, taillight panel, taillights, rear lower… Continue Reading Field of Dreams…
Now that I actually have a running race car it was time to come up with a way to drag it around to all the places we need to go. So far I’ve gotten by on the generosity of friends. Jeff has loaned me his truck and trailer numerous times and Joe brought the car… Continue Reading got rig? yup…
I can’t believe it’s June and I still haven’t gotten the Javelin on Track 🙁 but I am going racing in a few weeks. I got invited to join some guys I know who are running an RX-7 at the Chump Car 14 hour race at Buttonwillow on June 18th. I will have exactly ZERO… Continue Reading Goin’ Chump Car racing!