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professor229

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Hi guys.... it's been awhile. Since finishing my Sterling (are they ever finished?) I have completed "several" builds and for the last two winters, I have been working on a 1928 Chevy truck. (Flickr: 1928 Chevy's Photostream) click on the word slideshow on the right side of the first screen, sit back, and remember you are going in reverse, back in time, and quit laughing when you get to the last slides when you see what I started with! Anyway, we just got our first major snowstorm of the winter, and the Sterling was put in storage last week. I did take it out once this summer on an extended trip and lost a mirror on the way home. Other than that, I still enjoy working on it, waxing it, and parking it on the street near the highway and watch the rubber neckers.... There are still a couple projects I would like to do to the car: install aircraft vents in the side windows (velcroed so they are removable but spring and fall they stay on) and the limiter circuit so I can press a button to have the linear actuators start and stop in the correct locations. That's enough for now. Dennis
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Dennis! I was wondering were you went! Good to see you're still kicking about with projects. Now that the Chevy is out of the way, I expect to see some good things come to happen with the Sterling!
 

professor229

New member
Where have I been?

I would suspect that I am replying to someone named "Rick?" LOL..... Actually, I have been busy but that is no excuse; we all are. I did retire from one of two jobs, but I still build cars during the winter. The Sterling, someday, will be kept down out of storage and in the main garage during the winter to get some modifications. It is still my favorite car to work on because you can really think outside the box on it. The current project is much the same. I cannot restore it back to "stock" because of money issues, so it gets all the leftovers and gadgets found at swap meets. I still get a few people who tell me how I must do this and that, and laugh a bit..... no, I don't have to do it that way. Anyway, I still drive the Sterling during the summer, but not as much as I used to. If anyone wants to give me a refresher course that actually understands a VW 1600 carburetor, let me know. I am an expert on it.... or so I thought, but I have changed my mind on that and would love to ask a few questions. Enough for now. My summer job is over, so I am on a fixed income now until March and have time on my side for a change. Nice to hear from some of you. I see there are a whole bunch of new people since the old St. Helens days. Keep in touch everyone; it is a blast to see your cars and listen to your ideas and stories. Dennis
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
*hi-ya* Yup, it's Rick from the early inception of the Sterling club, years ago. Myself and a couple others can answer your carb questions, probably... either PM us or start a thread in the engine section. Ya know... I still need some decent photos of your car for the web page - all I have are some low-res photos from years back!
 

professor229

New member
Hey.... time to scan

It is so good to hear from you!!!

I did spend some time this morning scanning some pictures for another member curious about some of the projects done on the car.... I will post a link to the FLICKR account in just a bit.... and people can ask about the different things that have been done to the car... with many more to go.

As far as a picture of the car, that is not going to happen any time soon because winter has started here and the car made it to storage in a shed that is literally inaccessible during the winter without a snowmobile or skis... Doing this leaves one more stall in my garage for the winter, where I work on the current project and two cars I own. The fourth stall has 6 kayaks stored there....

I will get to more and more now that my golf course job is done for the year....

Again... good to hear from you..... and time to post some information..

Dennis
 
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