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Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2011, 01:17:56 PM »
I got good video as well.  I will try to get the time to trim it and then upload it in the next few days.

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2011, 12:52:18 PM »
I'll get the other two moto's on-line later today.  :)
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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2011, 12:17:40 PM »
Good! I am ready for some good competition.  Watching your in-car video made me wish for more door to door action.

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2011, 11:40:16 AM »
The suspension looked a lot nicer then mine as well, again.  :)

We'll be right with you next year!
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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #70 on: October 31, 2011, 03:35:41 PM »
Just got back.  The engine ran like greased lightning all weekend.  1st place in five of six moto's.  The first race was a DNF.  My fuel hose flipped up on top of the foam in the fuel cell when I landed off a jump and I lost fuel pressure.  With some help from a track official it was missdiagnosed as a lack of spark so I towed it off the track.

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2011, 10:41:10 PM »
Cool to see someone from close to my neck of the woods I'm just over the river in independence Or.

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2011, 02:36:49 PM »
how's going now?

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #67 on: October 26, 2011, 07:13:52 AM »
This car has been full of missing bolts.  The more I look at it the more I find.  I think there must have been a previous owner that had no business being under the hood of his car.

Each part that leaves is weakness leaving the system. Lighter, faster, less parts left to fail... this makes a statistically better vehicle, right? It's all by design.

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2011, 11:42:13 PM »
The joys of other peoples work.  :)
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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2011, 08:17:52 PM »
The Zukiworld Order race car will live to race another day.  I found that a bolt was missing that held the oil pump onto the block.  This had allowed a small leak and subsequent deterioration of the gasket.  The oil pump is back in and the car is running good.  I couldnt go for a test drive since I dont have any lights.  Hopefully that will go good tomorrow. 
I guess its a good thing I found out now, rather than at a race.  This car has been full of missing bolts.  The more I look at it the more I find.  I think there must have been a previous owner that had no business being under the hood of his car.

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2011, 11:58:15 PM »
You know,your getting to these things a little early. Maybe you could put it all back together in the trailer Friday night before the race... then you would have the benifit of the stress of a real deadline :)  After you put some of those parts back on I'm sure it'll run better. :)

BTW... I haven't brought it up in a while. Should do a Seafoam tuneup before the race. Why? Because I use Seafoam to fix everything :)

Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2011, 09:25:30 PM »
Well things were going pretty well.  My trailer was organized and packed.  Trailer hooked to the truck.  Race car was clean and running good.  I had enough free time to play with a few things. 
The steering hasnt been strong since the reservoir broke in a previous race and ran dry for a long time.  I decided to change out the pump.  To do that I had to remove the oil filter.  "Why not change the oil" I thought.  So I did.  With the old pump off I found that the steering pump bracket only had one of three bolts in it.  I scavenged some bolts off of a parts engine and installed them then put the whole thing back together.  I fire the engine up and test the steering.  Much better.  Check for leaks and find that my engine has suddenly started leaking profuse amounts of oil.  Somehow the work I did disturbed the oil pump gasket at a pressure galley thats very near the edge where the steering pump bracket mounts up.  I thought maybe the pump had cracked but I have it all apart and there doesnt appear to be anything amiss other than a deteriorated gasket.

Two days until I leave for the race and here is how it looks.


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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2011, 02:43:43 PM »
The Geo symbol is crooked.  You need to get on that.

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2011, 09:11:08 AM »
Not totally intentionally.  I jacked out the frame until the bolt holes lined up for the engine mount, then Luke welded in the bar while I was at work.  Its hard to tell what all was distorted.  It will work fine though. 

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Re: Team ZWO - ZUKIWORLD ORDER - Salem, OR
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2011, 06:50:10 AM »
Looks like you biased the tubes a little passed centerline. :)

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