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  1. Porsche 914 - $1900 (Spartanburg (Converse Heights))

    Not sure if anyone would be interested, but I found one locally on CL in upstate SC. It doesn't run, but turns over. If your interested, I could help with logistics. It's in the Greenville, South Carolina Craigslist, just as I titled it; it's not mine, but only 20min from me. Seemed like a...
  2. Cimbria Gen 1 Versions

    An intriguing question has puzzled me since the acquisition of Cimbria #3. With all 3 being Gen. 1's, I've noticed a difference with the yellow one. Both #1 and #2 (Red and Black) are very similar in style, shape, and features. However #3 seems to be the odd duck. I can't really put my...
  3. Cimbria's (2) For Sale $3,000

    I bought these two cars last year. Both came out of the Chicago area. The black one came first, and the previous owner stiffed me for the title. It's a complete car, minus the interior, and needs new floor pans to start with. It's a bigger project. The second one is properly titled, and...
  4. Cimbria #3

    Well, here we go again, again! Another one came available on KitCars.com, and I talked with the guy. Seems real nice, so we've been working out the details and price for about a month. I just cut him a check today. The car is in Chicago and will be transported by my company again, like the...
  5. Cimbria Parts Needed

    Hey all; I've got needs! There's probably a million parts to ask for, but I'll start with a few knowns; 1. Original Cimbria Tail light groups. Looks like one member can help with one, but I'll need the other 2. Bumpers (F&R), and rear bumper support tubes. The rear bumper is the most...
  6. Cimbria #2

    It's here! Having taken ~1-1/2 months, it's been a patient wait. Since it's not my first, I wasn't too anxious. Well, it's a dog! The floors are completely gone - some semblance of a dropped pan has been crushed and rusted through. The t/a is manual, not automatic. The guy said it only...
  7. Original Wheels

    Does anyone have a set of the original steel wheels from a Cimbria? -Or, at least know the sizes including back-spacing?? Most distributors are getting rid of their 15" wheels these days, and some pretty good deals can be had on rims. I believe the size of the original spoked ones were 10"...
  8. Here we go...AGAIN!!

    After my first kit car, I imagined doing it again, but never with the same car (Porsche Speedster "C"), but when we sold the Cimbria, I really regretted letting it go. So, after a hit on Cragslist, and the exchange of a few quick picks, I'm committed to another Gen 1 Cimbria (Yeah!) It's...
  9. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!

    I regret many things I do, but as mentioned on another thread, I just graduated my first son. His present was a custom built, mil spec, limited edition AR-15. I really enjoy giving unique gifts, and this one has a good story to go along... That said, I began thinking about what to get my...
  10. Engine Knock/noise

    Here's a new one...My son pulls into the driveway and says the engine is making a noise. He starts it for me, and sure enough, a noise! It seems to be eminating from right in the muffler area, complicating diagnosis, as the valve cover, muffler (Dual Zooms), and heater box are all right there...
  11. Original Rims/Tires

    Hey all. I ran into a problem that's kept the Cimbria garaged for the last 3 weeks or so. The rims on the car are the 'factory' rims, as shown on the brochures from Amore (in my case). I have seen these on Sterlings also, but there may have been several options available. Anyway, I noticed...
  12. Rear Swing Adjustments

    Well, the saga begins with the adjustable spring plates. My Swing axle pan may be unique from most of your IRS versions, so I've 'jumped-threads' to cover this specifically. It looks like I'll be in it for the long-haul. I started replacing the spring plates Sunday after Church. 3-1/2 hrs...
  13. Buckling Pans...

    One of the issues I noticed while squirrming around on the floor was that the riveted aluminum floor pans really 'talked to me' whenever I jumped in. They would 'bump' like some one hitting a cookie sheet with a felt mallet. I could also feel the buckle a bit when it happens, which is every...
  14. Movin' On

    Well, we're rollin'! I haven't posted much lately, since attention turned to the mundane, non-technical interior and exterior about a month ago. I determined not to run the car until I wasn't sitting in a nest of wires staring through open door bays, etc. All interior is complete, except for...
  15. Carburator Adjustments

    Moving from the ignition issues on my Cimbria, I did a little digging around the carburator last night, and it appears devoid of adjustments. It's a Holley carb, on a Bugpack manifold. Has anyone seen this setup before, and can advise on where to find some adjustment screws? Supposition suggests...
  16. Pedal Group Options

    I dont' know whether I should tell this or not...O.k.: The throttle cable was not attached, so I set out to re-attach it this morning, having built up the courage to pull out the pedals and re-do the brakes and clutch (hopefully, you see where I'm going...) Long after yanking the brake rod...
  17. Compact Heat/Air unit

    Have any of you seen this unit before? Very small @ 7x8.5x18.5", with control box for only $330! I'm interested to know if it works...At that price, I think it's worth a try, if it doesn't take 7 batteries to run! Vintage Air Space Savers
  18. What Fits?

    If the upload works, you should see one of the prime motivators for purchasing my Cimbria; this delectable exhaust system, replete with ferrous iron oxide finish, and ample aspiration for that Jed Clampet, rattling right along sound! So, obviously, it goes. I'm interested to know what exhause...
  19. Ignition Short

    Hey all, I eluded to this question on my intro post. The guy I bought the Cimbria from had a 12V jump wire pulled from the voltage regulator output to the coil input. While running, the jumper wire came loose from the V-reg., and sparked against the frame while still attached to the coil...
  20. Hello from SC

    Well, this weekend we took the plunge. After looking for years, my son and I bought the red/black Cimbria out of Raleigh NC this weekend. We're thrilled! It had the right combination of the primary features: It ran (read on...), it was close, had a good windshield, clean title, and for the right...
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