After the track day at Infineon I had a list of items I need to address. So I dragged the car back to Joe’s and we started crossing things off the list. Here are the highlights – – to try to address the oil leaks we pulled the intake bolts one by one, put a… Continue Reading Thrash week redux… American Iron Javelin update
ugh… I was hoping to get the car back 2 weeks ago. but we’ve been stuck waiting for parts. we’re pretty close at this point though. the rear coil over shocks/springs showed up today. the 3-link is almost done and the steering and pedals and done. here are a few update pictures…
Went to Evil Genius Racing today to check on the car and help mock up the pedal and steering column placement. Clint, EGR’s head fabricator has done and awesome job with the cage and fuel cell install. It’s been great working with EGR. They’re a great shop if you need some fab work done! After… Continue Reading vroom vroom… 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…
ok, I’ve been slacking on the updating of the blog but I have been putting time in on the Javelin. The saga of the “clutch box” has come to an end. I’m reasonably happy with it. my welds are not the best looking but they’re solid and you can’t see the welds under the dynamat.… Continue Reading clutch box done!
my clutch master cylinder relocation project continued today. last weekend I built the basic “box” that will allow me to bring the master in-board a couple of inches to clear the power brake booster. next I needed to fill the hole left when I removed the stock wiring harness firewall block. I’m installing a new,… Continue Reading Adventures of Clutch Box
when I switched over from the T10 4-speed to the Tremec 5-speed I also changed from a mechanical clutch linkage to an hydraulic clutch. that meant I needed to mount a clutch master cylinder on the firewall. for some reason I refused to acknowledge the truth of LEVERAGE and mounted it too low. well, the… Continue Reading what’s a clutch box???
The gas and brake pedals have been done for a few years but I finally got around to finishing the gas pedal. I bought a stock mustang gas pedal assembly and cut off the part I needed to make it work with the Javelin gas pedal. Now all 3 pedals are done.
I got the idea to modify the stock pedals to dress them up. The idea is to drill and countersink holes into them and then make new pedal pads that will work with the Mustang Bullitt pedals I bought. I bought the pedal set online for about $80. I don’t have a drill press so… Continue Reading race pedals project