OWWWW!!!!!! !@#$%&^!!@!… NASA American Iron Javelin Update

ok, if you’re building yourself a race car might I suggest the following… TRY to avoid dropping a flywheel on it’s end onto your pinky. There’s nothing like the serrated end of a flywheel to both crush and cut open a finger… after almost passing out I laid on my back for about 10 minutes. Once I realized I wasn’t going to die right then and there I got back up and kept working…

As far as the car, there’s not too much exciting to report. Just a lot of details. In no particular order:

The brake lines have been run, I pulled the stock valve covers off and put the Edelbrock covers that have breathers on, installed the Edelbrock waterpump, finished the brake reservoir relocation, got an oil cooler, installed the flywheel, clutch and pressure plate and almost have the cage net mounted.

I’ve got one annoying issue with the engine. there’s a -12 AN oil return line from the oil pump to the pan and it interferes with the IFS engine mount. I’m probably going to have to pull the pan and have the fitting that was welded into the side of it relocated. That’s more $ and more time which I’m not happy about. Should be back with the car on Tuesday. I think I’m going to start on the wiring. I sat down last night and just hand sketched all the components and connections and I think I’m pretty clear on what everything needs to connect to. So that’s it for now. Stay tuned…

1974 Javelin-road race, American Iron, Brakes, Drive Train

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