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  1. Canopy bouncing when closing

    This is just a post for the archives as it is buried in my build thread. I had an issue with the canopy opening no problem but once it was closed about halfway it would start quickly bouncing. This isn't good for the cylinders, lines, pump or wind screen! Islandman (over on Euronova) gave me...
  2. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Well spent the afternoon working on the Sterling rather than getting other cars waxed for winter... :censored: Everything electrically works except for the fresh air blower and the brake lights. The fresh air blower is just the switch wired backwards but not going to worry about it. The brake...
  3. Sterling #130 (aka American V8 ~ Chapter 2)

    Have you tried to start it just off of starter fluid? Does it ever even try to kick over or does the starter just turn?
  4. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Right slide is just a smidge slower on the way up but nothing extreme or different than before. I'm calling it good. :) Spent Sunday attaching body panels so it looks a bit more finished. I forgot how much fun the side pod was to mount - up to your armpit, upside down and still barely reaching...
  5. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    I won't lie, I had my doubt that the issue would be fixed with a flow control valve as it worked just fine before but low and behold that was the fix. Click for video Creaking isn't the bounce and is actually gone now. For those curious about the valve it is recommended to have one per...
  6. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    I meant turned them upside down/ bled both cylinders. I did not swap them around as the more I played with it the bounce didn't seem like it was coming from the cylinder. I could use the manual valve to close the top and there would be no bounce. I could lift either side of the canopy as it...
  7. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Thanks letterman, that makes sense. I did go ahead and rebuild the valve and put it all back together and tested. I will pick up a flow restrictor this week and install to hopefully fix the underlying issue.
  8. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Canopy off, both cylinders flipped, cycled a few dozen times, cracked open, topped off and the problem is still there. So thinking through it all - things worked great upon initial install. Bounce started only after the first blowout. I am still open to the flow restrictor but as it is only on...
  9. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Some more information after playing around with it: 1. Taking some of the canopy weight off (ie: lifting the canopy with my hands as it goes down) on the passenger (right) side does reduce the bounce but doesn't get rid of it. 2. When I start to open the canopy when it's fully closed the...
  10. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    That sound of the auto bleeding definitely isn't this so I am in agreement. Now the cylinder binding is a good thought but I would imagine it would have to be off by a good amount to really bind up like that. With the top off everything runs smoothly but I am going to check the angles of the...
  11. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Ended up tidying up a bit of wiring and a few components that I just forgot about, such as wireless entry/closing. Got the interior back in and put the canopy on and immediately hit a small problem. The driver's side has a bounce to it when the canopy is closing. You can audibly hear it in the...
  12. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Well these 3000+psi hoses are definitely overkill but I worth the expense to not have to worry about the fittings anymore! Next up is to reassemble the interior and get some tires. Then plates!
  13. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    I may double check the alignment I did years ago - still have the spare rims for it. The more I thought about it last night the more I was thinking it may be the steering box causing the pull. One thing at a time though. Regarding the bleeder valves - I was really trying not to use tape on the...
  14. Pog's Sterling (CCC293)

    Well after a long week and lost Saturday I got 2 hours today and well... Link just in case. Needs a steering box, new tires and an alignment BADLY. The suspension wasn't terrible but the front tires rub at full left or right - but that's it. The brakes work but a bit spongy still the biggest...
  15. Working backwards but still working

    Definitely looks like you have some work ahead of you but a solid starting point. Looking forward to the updates.
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