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by gcurl
July 18th, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Thank you. I'm very happy with how the paint came out and how much fun the car is to drive. Steve, The tires one the car are the one's I'm autoxing with. What can I say, they were dirt cheap and the same dimensional size as Dunlop TDs were. I've thought about hunting for slicks (new or used) but rig...
by gcurl
July 14th, 2016, 9:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Well it has been a while, but I've been enjoying the Zink. Following through with my plan to autocross for a bit to work out any issues and have been having fun since last November. The car has been very reliable and competitive in the local C mod class. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/sandru...
by gcurl
February 25th, 2015, 11:33 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

This past weekend I went to the final CVAR race at TWS. There were about 45 vees there with a large majority being Zinks. I was able to chat with several owners and take lots of pictures that will help in getting mine back on track. Especially nice was seeing the clutch and throttle cable routings u...
by gcurl
January 29th, 2015, 10:51 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Barry, Thank you very much for the response. I wish I'd had a chance to visit while in SC. After returning from my last trip, we've since moved to San Antonio TX. I didn't receive the Zink with any of the charging system or tins. I've been piecing the bits together. The fan shroud is aftermarket but...
by gcurl
January 28th, 2015, 10:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Hello all, Finally back stateside and working on my Zink restoration again. Little background, purchased a Zink a while back and have been slowly preparing it for vintage FV racing when not deployed. I've recently run into an issue of fitting the fan shroud and charging system. The fan shroud was ma...
by gcurl
August 18th, 2013, 8:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Zink is in SC!! It now has brakes after an order to Pegasus and Jegs. Freshly rebuild short box has been installed. Used motor is out for a rebuild with fingers crossed that it's rebuild-able. Original Zink tail section should be on it's way. Having a little issue with bearing caps, but otherwise, p...
by gcurl
August 18th, 2013, 8:06 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Rear axle bearing retainers
Replies: 1
Views: 1744

Rear axle bearing retainers

I pulled the axles last night while hunting down leaks and noticed I have two different bearing retainers. This explains the leak I've had on the left rear brake plate. Looks like the correct retainer for my application is 311.501.311 while my left side had 311.501.311A. The A suffix only has a bit ...
by gcurl
June 28th, 2012, 6:24 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Hey Roger! Engine got stripped of heads, flywheel, ancillaries, dizzy, intake, and carb. The case of course was destroyed. The cam came out in 4 pieces. 3 of the cylinders and pistons took severe damage on the skirts, 3 of the rods were bent, and the crank had pretty nasty gouges on 2 of the rod jou...
by gcurl
June 27th, 2012, 10:08 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Huge thanks to Veefan for digging up a lower engine/trans mount. The Zink is now a roller. http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/sandrunner/Vee/phonejune12004.jpg http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/sandrunner/Vee/phonejune12003.jpg http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/sandrunner/Vee/phonejune...
by gcurl
June 6th, 2012, 4:11 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: Wanted-Zink C4 engine/transaxle mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Wanted-Zink C4 engine/transaxle mounts

Trying to turn the Zink into a rolling chassis and it appears the mounts for the engine/transaxle have disappeared. Anyone have spare mounts or detailed drawings of the mounts I could fab some up from?
by gcurl
May 26th, 2012, 2:43 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Slight update to the project. Frame has been straightened and repainted. Once on the table it was shaped like a banana with a slight twist. That has been corrected and now painted with a new aluminum belly pan riveted on(not in the pictures). http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n17/sandrunner/Vee/IMG...
by gcurl
March 20th, 2011, 10:15 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: Short Box
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

Re: Short Box

Let me know if the sale falls through. Just trying to figure out how to get it to DFW.
by gcurl
February 9th, 2011, 11:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Re: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Thank you all for the comments and the offers of advise. I'm quite sure I'll be visiting the site quite a bit to learn all I can. The car is in Texas, but was purchased in Oklahoma. I'm currently trying to research it's history through word of mouth, emails, and such from previous owners and others ...
by gcurl
February 7th, 2011, 10:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Zink C4 restoration-the long term project
Replies: 24
Views: 17153

Zink C4 restoration-the long term project

Hello all, My name is George and I recently acquired a Zink C4 that I intend to prepare for vintage FV racing. I'm currently in what the DoD calls "an undisclosed location in the middle east" so most of the work is currently being accomplished by my father. I'll be here for a while so all I have at ...
by gcurl
January 2nd, 2011, 7:01 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Zink informaton?
Replies: 1
Views: 1315

Zink informaton?

Does anyone know where I might find Zink C4 documents? Mainly looking for dimensions, illustrations, etc for the frame/ bodywork. Hoping to start/continue the restoration on a '69 C4 after I return from my "government sponsored vacation".