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)
The Trackmasters event was a mixed bag. I didn’t go any faster and I cut a tire which meant I didn’t get to run the last two session. The tire got cut because I didn’t run the ½” front wheel spacers I usually use. However, cutting the tire has lead to a HUGE breakthrough because… Continue Reading The “Ah Hah!” moment – 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 of 1:57.8… I was getting discouraged. Despite that I REALLY wanted to make at least… Continue Reading Still no faster and a cut tire to boot! – NASA AI Javelin update
That was brutal! But after 3 months of working 7 days a week I finally got my life back! Things started to ease up near the end of October. Time to get back in the shop. Now the first order of business if you really want to get your shop on is… TUNES. So I… Continue Reading Shop Rock!
After a week of mourning it was time to drag my ass into the garage and survey the carnage… I had already borrowed and brought home Jeff’s Porta-Puller. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically an hydraulic jack with a bunch of attachments used to push/pull body work and frames back into shape.… Continue Reading sifting through the wreckage…
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
Survived another track outing with my trusty ’73 Javelin. This was my last track event of the year (probably ever) in this car as I plan to retire it back to street only duty. I hope to have the American Iron race Javelin ready by the first race next year (late feb/early march) and that’s… Continue Reading corded… Track Attack? Laguna Seca
My next (and last) track day for the year will be Nov. 1st with NCRC. Now that I’ve done 6 track days on my Kumho’s I’ve decided I really don’t want to drive the 2 1/2 hrs each way on these tires. I’ve been running fast and loose all year but I’m starting to get… Continue Reading Plan B – Laguna Seca prep…
After some research I decided which wheels I’m going to run. They are MB Weapons in 17 x 9 with about 6″ of backspace. I bought them from Discount Tire Direct. They weigh 21lbs each. Wanted to run the Enkei RPF1s but they were $100 more a wheel (but they only weigh 16.5lbs). Tires were… Continue Reading “Weapon” of choice… American Iron Javelin update.
So, after the skid pad outing in March (where I put a big hole in one of the Kumho Victoracer track tires) I realized I should probably get a set of street tires. I was especially concerned about driving the 800+ miles to Pomona and back on these tires. So, after a LOT of thinking… Continue Reading New wheels/tires and… the doors work!