Category Archives: video

The “ALMOST” Fast Five movie Javelins

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 … Continue reading

Misc, video

Madd Matt – The Re-Birthen-ing (part 2)

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 … Continue reading

1974 Matador-road race, Drive Train, video

Willow Springs Raceway

I frequent the AMC Forums and I’ve seen posts about track events at Willow Springs that had an AMX track car show up. Most recently, October of 2018, they had THREE AMC track cars attend. The group is called All … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Track Events, video

BANG! – NASA American Iron Javelin update…

After the relative success of the Oct. NASA race (car ran all sessions and I got a new best time for me) I wanted to get on track ONE more time before parking the car for the “winter” (in quotes … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Suspension, Track Events, video

Race Report! – NASA AI Javelin @ Sonoma Oct. 24/25, 2015

I took Friday off and got the car all loaded up in the morning. Dan was already at the track and had saved me a spot. I parked next to his rig and got the car unloaded and the trailer … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Racing, Suspension, Traqmate, video

Still no faster and a cut tire to boot! – NASA AI Javelin update

So after another long summer of working around the clock it was finally time to get back on track with the Javelin. At the last test the car was “ok” but I just couldn’t get near my old fast lap … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Track Events, video, Wheels and Tires

Stuck on slow… NASA American Iron Javelin update

So With the car all reassembled after the 3rd link repair it was time to get out for another test session. I loaded up and headed to the track. Weather was great. Unfortunately there were no real Trans-Am cars testing. … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Track Events, video

Project: Greta! engine pull

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 … Continue reading

1975 Gremlin -Greta-street, Drive Train, video

Exhaust Redo… NASA American Iron AMC Javelin update

Now that the car was 2″ lower the problem became ground clearance. The long tube headers were only an inch + from the ground. This was expected but I wanted to take everything one step at a time. Well, now … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, Exhaust, video

Sway Bar Upgrade – NASA road race Javelin update

As the suspension overhaul continues I wanted to redo the swaybar setup. What’s been on the car was a parts bin find from Joe. Steel, splined, bar mounted using Control Freak solid bar frame mounts. The arms where steel as … Continue reading

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Suspension, video