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  1. An actual Sterling GT. Wow!

    <iframe width="1171" height="878" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> This video is from way back in 2012 but I recently came upon it and just had to share because of how rare it is...
  2. How to add a custom photo/thumbnail to your Builder's Journal

    In days of yore, people had to send me a photo if they wanted a custom thumbnail to highlight their Builder's Journal. I would then have to tweak it and put it through a stupid number of machinations to get it to maybe show up correctly if the software wasn't grumpy that day. Since switching...
  3. Major upgrade to the Forum software! January 2021

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that we've finally be able to significantly update the Forum software. (Endless "thank you"s to my dear Amy.) 😘 The new platform is set up to be quite mobile friendly, which has been on my wish list for a long while. Equally significant is that it...
  4. Comparison of Sterling vs Cimbria windshields

    I've recently done some experiments that I believe will give us the answer to two long-standing questions: Can a Sterling windshield be used on a Cimbria, and if so, what modifications are needed? For years there has been a debate about the differences between the windshield of the Sterling...
  5. Cimbria -- silver, first gen. Cimbria

    My goodness... I'm long overdue for the announcement of the latest addition to my stables -- a running, driving, first generation Cimbria that I just nabbed off Craigslist from an owner in Michigan. As with many of my projects, this one has a little bit of a back story to it. Namely, I...
  6. Carlisle 2010

    Two new videos are up to recap the cars that made it to Carlisle this year. Check 'em out when you get a chance!!
  7. VW Bug chassis -- specs vs year

    I found this summary tucked inside an instruction manual for a Sebring. It provides a very nice summary of the main changes in suspension and engines of VW Beetles over the years. Among other things, it provides a good visual reminder of the dividing line (year-wise) between swing-axle vs. IRS...
  8. Sebring II Builder's Manual (circa 1982)

    Another rare prize has been located! -- We now have a nearly mint builder's manual for the Sebring "II" (later model Sebring) as produced by Bremen Sport. This specimen was passed to us by a car enthusiast (Tim C.) who said he bought the manual back in 1982 with the intent of purchasing...
  9. Removable side windows

    Since the beginning of time (...okay, perhaps an overstatement), man has searched for a way to make the side windows of a Sterling easily removable. People have tried various, small alterations of the little hinge tabs that hold the window in place...or added wing nuts or knurled knobs to the...
  10. Cimbria SS manual -- Earlier years

    Here is a link to an older construction manual for a Cimbria SS. It was a fairly low quality scan of a photocopy, but there is still some good information to be taken from it. As judged by the tail lights and the option of ONLY the Split glass rear hatch, it seems like this manual was for the...
  11. Cimbria SS manual -- Later years

    Link to a downloadable version of a Cimbria SS construction manual: Cimbria SS construction manual (Note: That link is to a rather large pdf file. If you make the time investment to download it, you might as well save it locally where you can get to it faster in the future.) This...
  12. Sterling on a Fiero chassis

    One of the more popular topics concerning Sterlings, Sebrings, and Cimbrias is in regards to using alternative power plants. Sometimes it's a discussion about fitting a water-cooled engine onto an otherwise stock VW chassis. Sometimes it is in regards to various possibilities for grafting a...
  13. Cimbria SS -- w/ Nissan 3.O liter

    Ever wonder where Cimbria SS's come from? Why, they come from the back of a Horseless Carriage Transporters truck, of course! *proud* (Other acceptable answers: A town called Neenah in Wisconsin (in this case). ...or "from a cool guy named Gordy." Thanks for an honest deal, Gordy. *thumbs...
  14. Sterling #404 -- 13b rotary engine

    I decided it was finally time to start a build journal for my poor, almost forgotten burgundy Sterling. It kind of got lost in the mix once I got the red rotary turbo and started to focus on it as the main project. My plan for this car (after the other one became available) was to probably...
  15. Where can I push?

    This is a short, silly story, but I got a kick out of it. Last week my dad, I, and one of our friends needed to move my burgundy Sterling over to the side of the hanger a little more so that we could get a very low-winged plane past it (not the one pictured). There were several ways we...
  16. Sterling #? -- turbo rotary w/ GT dash

    "The eagle has landed!" (Originally Posted 07-21-2008 at 10:49 PM) Who said that adults can't ever get that rush of a kid on Christmas morning!? My red Sterling with the rotary turbo engine was delivered this morning, in great shape, and exactly as described, and I couldn't be any happier with...
  17. Taking a Sterling through a drive-through

    So, I hadn't driven my car in about five weeks, and I hate when it sits for that long. I just replaced one of my two batteries because it seemed to be misbehaving, and I wanted to test drive it. For all of the above reasons, I thought it was time to take it for a drive yesterday evening. :D:D...
  18. Autometer Nexus gauges

    They're here!! I've been window shopping for/daydreaming about these gauges for about 3 years, and I finally too the plunge two weeks ago and ordered virtually the whole party pack. They came last week, and I've been playing with them ever since. For anyone who isn't familiar with these, the...
  19. Fitment of a V6 Nissan engine in a Sterling

    (Note: This post was originally part of another thread but has been copied to this new thread for continued discussion of V6 fitment.) Ha! Yeah, the V6 definitely fills the engine bay a bit. But I think the proportions of a V6 are actually quite good for our cars. A V6 is not much longer...
  20. Making our cars better "daily drivers"

    Hi, Yaughn, It's been fun having you on the list. You've been generating a bunch of good discussions. Very nice! Regarding handling, I can hapilly report that I have had absolutely no problems with any wandering or 'lightness' to the front end at speed. I just recently drove to a car show...
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