ok, not quite but it’s very close. I just need to hang the doors back on, pop out the rear glass and bolt some wheels back on so it will roll. Unfortunately I broke the upper drivers side corner off the windshield when I was removing it… I’ll either need to find a replacement or… Continue Reading American Iron Javelin – “cage ready”!
This weekend was the AMCRC clubs national AMC meet in Sacramento. After all the long road trips I’ve done lately it was nice to have something only an hour and fifteen minutes away. Yesterday there was a swap meet at the California Auto Museum. Aside from Doug Galvin there wasn’t a whole lot going on… Continue Reading AMCRC National 2010
This past weekend was AWESOME!!! Drove the Javelin down to Buttonwillow and beat on it for back to back track days. I’ve had the car since 1992 and drag raced it a couple of times but this is the first time ever the cars been on a road course. The car was great. Honestly I… Continue Reading Track Attack! – Javelin takes on Buttonwillow
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!
I’ve had a 1974 Javelin shell for about 7 years. Finally decided what I’m going to do with it. I’m going to build it for NASA’s American Iron class. Here’s a timelapse of day 2 of the disassembly. The car is 100% gutted now. Next step is to strip all the insulation and body sealer… Continue Reading New Project Begins!
wow! what a trip! I drove about 900 miles over the last 3 days. had a great time at the Socal AMX club’s ALL AMC car show. Just like last year it was in the parking lot at the NHRA museum. Great show! One particularly interesting car there was a 1969 AMX 600 that Craig… Continue Reading Victory in Pomona!
I went to the Socal AMX club’s AMC car show last year and vowed to come back with my Javelin. We’ll I leave in the morning and BOY it’s been an epic thrash. Here are some of the highlights/lowlights… The interior if fully dynamated and the carpeting, seats and dash is mostly all back together… Continue Reading Socal AMX Pomona thrash!!!
I had created a simple particle board, covered in cheap fuzzy “carpet” as an amp rack. As lame as that was the real issue was the way I mounted it was a simple piece of sheet metal, bent into a wide L bracket, screwed into the back of the board and riveted to the trunk.… Continue Reading Amp rack, round 2
well, I mentioned in a previous post that I had a surprise for the nose and here it is. It’s a custom aluminum grille I had cut on a water jet. I also had a cool AMX badge cut as well. Currently the grille is just spray painted black but ultimately I would like to… Continue Reading Nose job done… for now.
So I rented the skid pad at Thunder Hill today. The plan was to beat on the car a bit and see if it held together. A shake down prior to doing some track days with it this year… The car performed pretty well. The brakes and clutch feel great, the transmission shifts nice. all… Continue Reading The Shake Down