ok, big milestone. The AI Javelin went to the cage builder today. Evil Genius racing in West Sacramento is going to do the cage, install the fuel cell, seat, pedals and do the 3-link rear end. I ordered a 22-gal Fuel Safe Enduro fuel cell. It’s FT3 certified (whatever that means) which is required by… Continue Reading got cage? American Iron Javelin update…
Mike who’s an auto shop teacher down in Mountainview, CA replied to one of my posts on the AMC Forum. He/his students are well on their way to completing a stunning looking Sunoco Javelin clone. And it sounds like he’s going to put it on track once it’s completed. I’m hoping we can coordinate for… Continue Reading check it out… Trans-Am Javelin clone!!!
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.
I’ve decided to not cheap out on safety gear so the American Iron Javelin is getting a fuel cell. The rules state that you can run a stock fuel tank. I originally thought about going that route but decided in the long run that I wanted to build a “real” and safe car and that… Continue Reading committing to safety… AI Javelin build update.
Spent this past weekend at Thunderhill with NASA. I ran in their HPDE 3 group. This is the second time with the Javelin at Thunderhill but the first time running the turn 5 bypass. NASA always runs the bypass and I found out it’s because you can race side by side through the bypass where… Continue Reading Track Attack Thunderhill – with NASA
ok, it’s real now… I bought the first part for the American Iron Javelin race car project. and it was a big (read expensive) piece. it’s a killer IFS system for AMC’s that’s just come out. It’s built by Al Kamhi at Control Freak suspensions. Should be here in 4 to 6 weeks. This is… Continue Reading American Iron Javelin – first parts purchase!
I’ve got two days of open track coming up and I was still on lock down at work so I decided to take the car to a shop for some much needed track prep. I brought the car to Art and A&A Auto in Petaluma. Art’s a modified racer and has his own repair shop.… Continue Reading Outsourcing…
I got an email from Phil at Your Private Track Day a few weeks ago about an event he was putting on today at Infineon. The track is about 40 minutes from my house and only 10 minutes from work so even though work is crazy right now I couldn’t pass it up. I also… Continue Reading Track Attack! – Infineon Raceway
Well, the Javelin survived another track day. This time it was Thunderhill. I’ve been there 3 times already this year in my Vette so I’m pretty comfortable with the track. I did my usual drive up to Willows the night before and stayed at the Baymont. I screwed up when I booked the room and… Continue Reading Track Attack Thunderhill
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…