GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE Dork
9/9/20 11:46 a.m.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/711458582740532/

Seller says it'll probably come with an engine too.

pkingham (Forum Supporter)
pkingham (Forum Supporter) Reader
9/9/20 11:53 a.m.

Zink was an American race car manufacturer most known for Formula Vee and Formula Ford models.  I have a couple Z10s which are Formula Fords.  I don't know anything about the Z4, but it appears to originally have been a sports racer in the mid 60's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zink_Cars

128racecar
128racecar Reader
9/9/20 8:16 p.m.

That's definitely not a sports racer. Since it has a set up for a pulley drive, it may be a Z-19, which was Formula 500.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
9/9/20 10:32 p.m.

The add says Formula 4. Yes that is/was a class. It never took off here in the USA. This one is much earlier than a z19. F440 didn't happen till the mid 1980s. F4 was a thing as soon as F Jr. ended.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/10/20 6:59 a.m.

Whoa...that is messed up!

Woody
Woody MegaDork
9/10/20 7:02 a.m.

It almost seems as if he was thinking about making a new nose cone out of that Rubbermaid tote.

 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/10/20 7:05 a.m.

Part of me is glad that's 1300 miles away so I don't have to be tempted.

It definitely looks like it was set up to be a F440/500, so it's likely the ad description is wrong?

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
9/10/20 8:34 a.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

Not set up to F440 rules because it has springs and shocks. F440/F500 requires the rubber puck thing.

thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter)
thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/10/20 2:36 p.m.

I'm having a hard time figuring out how the rear suspension works. Is the drive belt meant to absorb the misalignment as the axle moves around? Either way, seems like something that small would be a rocket with a modern sportbike 600cc motor. 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/10/20 2:56 p.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

Right... who knows what they were thinking with this then...

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Dork
9/10/20 3:16 p.m.

Its kind of ugly.  I love it

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