dash fab and more… NASA American Iron Javelin update

Another week has passed and I’ve made some progress on the car.  The Dash is basically done.  I changed the design slightly and instead of a straight dash all the way across I made it in two pieces so I can have the passenger side of the dash recessed closer to the firewall.  Took a… Continue Reading dash fab and more… NASA American Iron Javelin update

shopping and the roundy round influence…

So, the car is at my friends shop right now and I’ve been spending all the time I can there (a couple of nights last week and both days on the weekend for about 5 – 6 hours each day).  The car is at his place for several reasons.  He’s a dirt modified racer and… Continue Reading shopping and the roundy round influence…

The heart of the matter… NASA American Iron Javelin update.

I finally pulled the trigger on the motor for this car.  Did a bit a research and decided to have Speed-O-Motive down in the L.A. area build it.  George was really helpful and put together a nice bid for me.  They are shooting for around 450HP at the crank and we’ll tune up/down from there… Continue Reading The heart of the matter… NASA American Iron Javelin update.

Now the fun begins… NASA American Iron Javelin Update.

FINALLY!!!! I finally got to pick up the car today! I wanted to get it a couple of weeks ago but we got delayed by more than one parts snafu… 3-link is done, seat mounted, steering column mount is done and pedals are hung. and, of course, the cage is done. now the only thing… Continue Reading Now the fun begins… NASA American Iron Javelin Update.

Gunn HS Trans-Am Javelin clone – up close!

I posted about Mike C’s cool Sunoco Javelin clone a couple of month ago.  Mike’s the auto shop teacher at Gunn HS in Palo Alto and the Javelin is a class project.  Well today I drove down to Palo Alto to drop off a couple of parts for Mike and check out the car in… Continue Reading Gunn HS Trans-Am Javelin clone – up close!

getting close… NASA 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…

corded… Track Attack? Laguna Seca

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

Rear-end breather – final Laguna prep…

If you follow this blog at all you might remember that I’ve been leaking rear end gear fluid all year. I noticed it back in March when I did a shake down of the Javelin on Thunderhill’s skid pad. Initially I thought I had an axle seal leak. After doing some research I realized it… Continue Reading Rear-end breather – final Laguna prep…