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  1. New Sterling owner in CT

    Congrats!! Looks like a worthy project. Regarding the canopy, under the hood there should be a pump and two or four hydraulic lines. If you detach the hydraulic lines (anticipating some leakage), you and another person should be able to manually lift the canopy, one person on either side...
  2. STERLING CCC #309

    I see what you did with that subtle little brow spoiler. Yeah, I think that’s a nice nuance for your build. I’d say looks nice; keep it. 👍
  3. A few questions about my chassis

    Regarding what to cut out, you want to go ALMOST to the center tunnel but be sure to leave the last approx. 1/2 inch that represents the flange where the top and bottom of the center tunnel are welded together. If you take this away you disrupt the integrity of the whole center tunnel...
  4. The Adventures of a man who doesn’t listen…

    😄😄 A very entertaining update. The bad news about wiring is that it takes a while and is a pain in the butt …and it isn’t sexy. The good news is that it shouldn’t be too expensive compared with other things like engines and bodywork. It’s daunting but rewarding. The crime you’ve committed...
  5. A few questions about my chassis

    Save up and treat yourself to a new (or used) under-nose section when you can. That piece would be very, very tricky to sculpt from scratch. There are more fun ways to spend your time on the car. (Like wedging the body off and old chassis.) 🙂
  6. Sebring/Sovoran ??? in Champlin, MN

    I know. (Groan.)
  7. Sebring/Sovoran ??? in Champlin, MN

    That is simply a first generation Cimbria happily awaiting someone to love it.
  8. thanks for letting me join ;{)>

    Sure thing! Welcome. That’s a good but ambitious project. There is one known instance of someone semi-successfully squeezing a Sterling onto a Fiero chassis. The biggest challenge is with the HEIGHT of the engine, suspension, and various chassis pieces and accessories. Expect to have to...
  9. Cimbria SS

    I like it. The extension to the louver section is subtle and tasteful and doesn’t disrupt any important lines. Nice. And I’ve always liked your chassis in the context of the engine you’re using. It’s good to see this one coming along.
  10. Canopy bouncing when closing

    Thanks for posting this as a stand-alone topic (as well as in your journal.) That’s always a kind thing to do for the next person who has a similar problem. Out of curiosity, how did you select that particular branch of the circuit and which way to orient the flow restrictor? (Just “a...
  11. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    I’m proud of you. You’re getting really close to being on the road. 🙂🙂
  12. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Just for clarification, when you say you “flipped” both cylinders as an experiment, do you mean that you kept them on the same side and turned them upside down or did you flip them from one side of the car to the other and still had problems on the same side of the car? I’m just curious...
  13. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    That’s an odd symptom and I’m not too sure what is going on. Here are some thoughts based on problems I’ve had with the top. One of my cars gets air in its line when I let it sit for a while. When I run the top, I can hear little pockets of air going through the pump which present as...
  14. VW Starter problems

    That's a nice write-up on the diagnostic process for this problem. And it's great info for someone who might be having this same problem with their Sterling (Cimbria, etc.) I haven't had that particular problem with my cars but only one has a VW engine. I also didn't build that car so I don't...
  15. Buying a Sterling

    Derp. My bad. I should have recognized it. I remember the car having that black rear section but the recent pic looked different. I guess the angle just totally hides the black portion. This is a pretty nice car for someone to grab.
  16. Buying a Sterling

    I see just a little peek of custom tail lights. Do you happen to have any pics of the rear? I like what some people have done with putting the lights up on that main body panel versus the original position.
  17. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Those are insane! They should come in handy for the Sterling front end loader and snow blade attachments under development. :) I'm only teasing because I'm jealous. Those look great!
  18. Sterling #130 (aka American V8 ~ Chapter 2)

    I feel for ya. Last weekend I confirmed that a complicated fabrication I’ve been doing for three weeks (on the car prototype I’m working on) had a flaw and I just had to throw it away and start the piece over. This was one of those “one step back” sorts of weeks. Keep fighting the fight...
  19. Sterling #130 (aka American V8 ~ Chapter 2)

    With regard to the difference in compression from one side to the other I wonder if there’s just some degree of corrosion or binding in the bushings. If you could drive it down the road a little and loosen things up a bit I wonder if it would be more even. I’m trying to think of a way to...