How to start a clunker
This is a cash for clunker car my coworker took in on trade that had a
different way of starting
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.
1986 Chevrolet Corvette
Bayview Auto Wreckers & Sales
3333 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10303
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
1967 Chrysler Newport First Start After Sitting For 20 Years
I went to check out this car because it was advertised as having a
"valuable 440" which I wanted to rebuild and put in my 73 Challenger. When
I got there I found out it was a 383 2 bbl car in incredible shape with
69990 original miles. It had belonged to his grandfather and was parked in
1990/1991 and never started since, nor was it ever registered in anyone
else's name, so I am technically the second owner. It wasn't what I came
for but I had to take it home.
This is a video diary of getting this great old girl running and will
probably only be enjoyed by true car enthusiasts.
November 28, 2012 Update: I haven't been here in quite a while and at
first I was a bit dismayed that there are so many lonely aholes in our
world and how they tend to flock to the internet. I considered pulling the
video but realized there are many people who enjoyed it and that is who I
posted it for.
To all of those experts who know so much more than the rest of us please
keep your negative comments to yourself.
To those of you who say I should have done more before trying to start, I
- The previous owner had pulled the car out of the field with a tractor and
his buddy "may have" put the car in gear to slow it down. If the rings
were rusted the engine could have been destroyed by that action alone,
there was some resistance when I turned the crank pulley over by hand and I
was surprised it turned over that easily, but with the engine sitting that
long the rings would not be sealing to build up pressure in the cylinders.
Therefore I concluded that there was no rusting/seizing so no risk of
cylinder wall damage, or that the engine was possibly toast due to
- The oil was not milky, still "felt" oily and I only planned on running
the engine 2-3 minutes to get it off the trailer and onto my hoist to do
all the fluids, so I determined it had enough viscosity left to protect it
for a short period of time.
- Even an old fuel filter will stop any major contaminants from reaching
the carb. So why spend a bunch of money, with the steps I took the chance
of me causing any damage at all was miniscule.
For those who were so concerned about our safety, come on. We grew up on a
farm before the days of fuel injection and many farm vehicles do not get
regularly started so this is a very common practice. The risk is MINIMAL
and calculated, note that there is a fire extinguisher at 8:43 in the lower
left corner on the trailer. The jerry can is very full by design, gas
liquid does not ignite but the vapours do, note that when the gas starts to
come out of the spigot that the top of the jerry can is full of gas, not
fumes! I don't believe at any time was my brothers face over the carb,
these big old girls are so big you pretty well have to stand in the engine
compartment to do that. We did our best to slowly feed the engine as
little gas as possible to avoid flooding the engine and possibly causing
her to backfire.
Anyways, I guess I shouldn't feel like I need to defend myself against a
bunch of morons who obviously have nothing better to do with their time
than to creep youtube videos so they can leave moronic comments that allow
them to feel all high and mighty ... but at least it might stop a few from
wasting our time as we try to enjoy videos of common interest.
Thanks to all for the positive comments and feedback.
Old Car Hunting (Part 4 1946 Dodge Farm Find) with Junkyard Junkeez
http://www.junkyardjunkeez.com Part 4 of 'Old Car Hunting'. In this episode
Sam of Junkyard Junkeez looks over a nice 1946 Dodge 2 door. He points out
it's special features and shows it a little love and tenderness as it
"rusts in peace" in the bush.
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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.
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.
Toyota wont die
An engine blow raffle a few years back at the Gaston car show. they
unhooked the cooling fan, left everything else alone. They left a block on
the gas pedal. The catalytic convertor overheated which caught the interior
on fire. Something in the back also caught fire, and flames began to shoot
out the rear with a jet-like noise accompanying it. It almost got out of
hand, as the interior, underside and back of the car were all on fire at
once. Firemen finally knocked the block off the gas pedal with water around
fifteen minutes after start. I feel like I need to point out that this was
a junk yard car. It was on its last leg, and was not a useable car anymore.