As the suspension overhaul continues I wanted to redo the swaybar setup. What’s been on the car was a parts bin find from Joe. Steel, splined, bar mounted using Control Freak solid bar frame mounts. The arms where steel as well and hung BELOW the lower control arm. New setup is a Speedway Engineering hollow… Continue Reading Sway Bar Upgrade – NASA road race Javelin update
So I got the road race Javelin 2″ lower all around. But, I didn’t have any negative camber. After thinking about a few options I hatched a plan to make the lower control arms adjustable. That would allow me to push the bottom of the front tires out causing the top to tip in. If… Continue Reading Adjustable LCA – NASA AI Javelin update
I’ve been on the hunt for a 401 motor for Madd Matt (the road racing Matador). One popped up on craigslist about 2 hrs from me. It was still attached to a 1971 Javelin SST. The car had damage to both quarter panels and had the passenger fender, door and the hood replaced (all that… Continue Reading My first 401!
So after 2 years the car was rebuilt, repainted, re-stickered and ready to go. Seems like the perfect time to tear it all apart again! Ever since I first built the car I’ve been unhappy with the ride height. The car was much higher than the cars I was trying (and failing) to compete with.… Continue Reading GOING FOR low… NASA American Iron AMC Javelin update
If you watched the video from the last post you know that’s there’s been a new addition to my little AMC fleet (totaling 5 cars now). Here’s what I know of the story so far. In the late 90’s a guy named Lynn Peterson bought a green 1974 Matador. He drove it around for a… Continue Reading Meet “Mad Matt” the Road Race Matador!
got a surprise update…
Well it’s been 3 weeks since I dropped the Javelin off and it’s finally done. Picked it up this morning. WOW, what a difference new paint makes. Looks great (again)! Now I just need to get the stickers reapplied and the “cosmetic” reconstruction will be done. Now I get to bolt everything I took off… Continue Reading Repaint Complete!!! – NASA AI Javelin update
A good shop needs good seating. A place for buddies to take a load off or for you to just sit and ponder your projects. My shop is pretty weak in this department. I have one CHEAP Ikea stool and… that’s it. Before I moved in I had thought I would snag a free couch… Continue Reading Shop Talk – Gremlin Bench Seat!
Well it’s been over a year and a half but the car is FINALLY back in the paint shop! Took it back to Maaco in Santa Rosa. It’s been there a week and will be at least another week before I get it back. Dropped by this morning to see where they are at… MAN… Continue Reading Finally! back in paint – NASA AI Javelin update
I’m not a big car show guy (I prefer a race track!) but there’s a local, annual show that the Norcal AMC club has been going to for years. Usually they have maybe 2 to 4 cars. I wanted to help up the count so I registered the yellow Javelin. I considered bringing the race… Continue Reading Father’s Day Car Show