Classic cars -- Stock 54 Oldsmobile first start
This darling was a barn find that we bought. It was this car that gave us
the idea for starting VintageOzarks.com. We sold it to a wonderful man in
Springfield, MO. He said he'd take us cruising the Strip in Springfield
some Friday night in the restored 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88. We'll add a
video of the restored Olds when we have one.
Old car 1963 Chevy Bel air, First start since 1997, View of car.
Im 17 years old, this is my 2nd car (you can see my old ford truck in the
video and in my other videos of it). I'm not highly experienced in auto
mechanics but I plan to one day and I think I'm off to a good start!
Anyway, I picked up this car in Wyoming from a gentleman that had this Bel
air sitting in his front yard since 1997, He said it ran perfect when they
parked it, It still needs a new clutch to drive, but amazingly just with a
new battery and pouring a little gas in the carb she fired right up!
Wisconsin Junkyard Part 1
Kenney and I journey though a Wisconsin junkyard. While a great friend
Kenny makes a poor camera man. Sorry about that guys. Lots cool old cars
and old school muscle. I really wanted to take them all home and restore
them. My Favorites were the 69 Chevelle, the 66 Impala, and Ford LTD.
1967 Pontiac Firebird 20 Year Cold Start
We work on starting my new 67 Firebird after it has been sitting for 20
years untouched in Wasilla, Alaska. The tags expired in 1989. It has the
original Overhead Cam Inline Six Engine. Before starting it we put oil down
the cylinders, primed the oil system, changed the oil and replaced the Cap,
Rotor, Plugs, and Points. A Complete restoration is planned for the
1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been
sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad
differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the
engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put
it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark
and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was
hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very
cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron
cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings,
and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy
the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in
Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a
hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the
last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while
looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
Slideshow Part2 Kaufdorf car graveyard September 2008
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and intend to clear it by court order
later this year. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf
locals and more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to
preserve the site was started last month when an open day was held. The
organisers expected about 50 people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz
Messerli, whose father founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected
such interest. Our aim is to preserve it for posterity as a national work
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.
Junkyard 71 Ford Custom Start attempt
Well all can say this about the most fun I ever had up in Wisconsin. I
ended up frying the starter and didn't have enough time to find second one
and swap it in before the sun set. Never got one pop out of it. Hopefully
it will still be there next time I go up.