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Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
7/28/14 12:01 a.m.

I took the "Joe Touring" Javelin out to the local PCA autocross today at PIR.

Even with the largest front factory swaybar, she leans like a steam tramp.

Rear grip was an issue all day. It'll haze the tires with the slightest throttle input.

18th of 31 in class, too!

Results

Just wait until you see the videos from the GoPro...

4Msfam
4Msfam Reader
7/28/14 12:31 a.m.

You beat an M3! That seems kinda good!

ae86andkp61
ae86andkp61 Reader
7/28/14 1:43 a.m.

Awesome! Sorry I missed it; looks like a good time!

noddaz
noddaz Dork
7/28/14 6:13 a.m.

Looks like you had fun!

BTW, needs more spring... lol

DrBoost
DrBoost UltimaDork
7/28/14 6:36 a.m.

Those wheels look GREAT! Nice man, glad you're enjoying your classic.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
7/28/14 9:38 a.m.

Thanks! Yes, an LSD and more spring is on the list.

Petrolburner
Petrolburner Reader
7/28/14 10:38 a.m.

Cool!

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
7/28/14 10:47 a.m.
DrBoost wrote: Those wheels look GREAT! Nice man, glad you're enjoying your classic.

THIS! I started a Classic Street Car class for our club, in the hopes of encouraging more people that these cars need to be driven more and parked less.

Mr_Clutch42
Mr_Clutch42 HalfDork
7/28/14 11:18 p.m.

My Camaro handles like your car, so you're not alone.

Nashco
Nashco UberDork
7/29/14 11:32 a.m.

Yeah, you were obviously in dire need of a limited slip. Keep at it, with some effort your muscle car might be able to beat an electric car!

Bryce

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
7/31/14 10:19 p.m.
Nashco wrote: Yeah, you were obviously in dire need of a limited slip. Keep at it, with some effort your muscle car might be able to beat an electric car! Bryce

I had a smaller carbon footprint measured over the life of the vehicle

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
8/1/14 12:59 a.m.
Nashco wrote: Yeah, you were obviously in dire need of a limited slip. Keep at it, with some effort your muscle car might be able to beat an electric car! Bryce

Why do you think I haven't been back with my Porsche 944 Turbo? . Seriously though, good job to both of you for prepping and wheeling those cars, neither of them "should" be good around the cones, but you said the hell with that and decided to have some damned fun and managed to do pretty well in the process!

kanaric
kanaric HalfDork
8/1/14 11:09 a.m.

what kind of wheels are those? they look awesome.

Also I would love to autocross a javelin or a amx. That would be fun. Can't wait to see some videos of you doing it after lsd+suspension.

edit: just read your readers rides for this and wow you got this for cheap.

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
8/1/14 11:18 a.m.
kanaric
kanaric HalfDork
8/1/14 11:31 a.m.
FSP_ZX2 wrote: Watch at the 1:04 mark

wow there are a lot of awesome cars at that one.

When was this? 1985?

DaewooOfDeath
DaewooOfDeath Dork
8/1/14 12:02 p.m.
FSP_ZX2 wrote: Watch at the 1:04 mark

That looks like a really unsafe, and by unsafe I mean fun, course! Damn, I wish we had autocrosses like that in any place I've ever lived.

Also, that 944 driver at 5:50 is either a savant or incredibly lucky to get away with his aggression. Possibly both.

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
8/1/14 12:10 p.m.

Yeah--that is mid-late 80's. The AMX is (2003, 2007 CP National Champion) Darrel Padberg and the Gremlin is Jay Streeter.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/1/14 10:23 p.m.
kanaric wrote: what kind of wheels are those? they look awesome.

Knock-offs of Ford Racing FR500's. 17x9 front, 17x10.5 rear.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/1/14 10:23 p.m.
FSP_ZX2 wrote: Watch at the 1:04 mark

Epic. The whole thing.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/20/14 8:29 a.m.

New pics!

Courtesy of Bob Schatz.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
8/20/14 2:59 p.m.

Nobody likes the new photos? I thought the tire deflection in the last one was particularly cool.

MichaelYount
MichaelYount Reader
8/20/14 3:18 p.m.
Javelin wrote: 18th of 31 in class, too!

When I look at the cars ahead of you --- you were FIRST in class!!!!

turboswede
turboswede UltimaDork
8/20/14 3:40 p.m.
Javelin wrote: Nobody likes the new photos? I thought the tire deflection in the last one was particularly cool.

Can't see the pics at work.

Kia_Racer
Kia_Racer Dork
8/20/14 4:29 p.m.

The second pic looks like you were almost two wheeling it. Not quite but very close.

4Msfam
4Msfam Reader
8/20/14 11:07 p.m.

Trying to figure out your camber curve on extension? Looks like it gets massively negative on extension (first and second pic), but zero to positive on compression?

Regardless, looks like a ball! Where's the go pro video? :)

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