First start - side valve V8
This is the first start of the engine in an old Australian Ford army truck. These were ordered for the Australian armed forces during WW2 by the Australian Goverment and were originally built in Canada. They are known as CMP's (Canadian Military Pattern) or to Australians as a Blitz.
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