My son rebuilt this engine in highschool about 15 years ago. We put this in a 67 chev pickup and ran it till the truck rusted away. I junked the truck out and saved the engine. It was sitting in my shed in my way for about 5 years now so I decided to set it outside. So I'm starting it up before I tarp it up for now. Its got about 35,000 miles on it since the rebuild. It has a some what of a high lift cam in, but I don't remember what he put in it.
1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here:
For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car
in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U
For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here:
Here's a recent one driving in the snow:
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013:
Bryce Canyon in February 2013:
Milford, Utah in December 2012:
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012:
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012:
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012:
Death Valley in February 2012:
Pike's Peak in July 2011:
Route 66 in April 2010:
Old start, Ford flathead V8, John Deere rat rod update
.After 3 years of not finishing this project I thought I'd try and get at
it again with a whole new concept. A Ford flathead V8 heart and running
gear. I think this will be much better for driving on the road. Probly will
never finish it, but at least I'm working on it again.
Abandoned Old Truck Breathes New Life.
This 1965 Ford F100 was abandoned on the property I bought about 10 years
ago.. We didn't think it would run or anything, as it was pretty rough
looking, just sitting under some trees.. It appears to have never been
tampered with, and it is all there,. It's a short bed, short wheelbase
fleetside Custom Cab, and is worth saving.. We were surprised the engine
purrs like a kitten, and doesn't smoke and.. We found out the previous
owner was an old man (he died) that changed oil in all his vehicles every
1,000 miles, religiously.. The shifter needs work, and there are no brakes,
but we will take care of that at a later date.
Tearing Down an Original Chevy 283 (in One Minute)
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- A
full engine teardown is boring, but now when it's all squeezed into a
minute! This video is mostly just for fun. The engine is a 283 out of a '57
Chevy, and I think it will eventually make a great little motor for a
roadster. The car had been sitting in a field for nearly 20 years, so I
knew it would be in rough shape, but the squirrel's nest in the lifter
valley was a bit of a surprise--don't blink or you'll miss it.
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