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 START COLD START AFTER 14 YEARS ,HOW TO , 1974 MERCURY COMET GT !!!
This is a video for you old start cold start lovers , and also a how to
video if you are starting up your old car that has been setting untouched
for many years , I know this video is long , but it shows the real world of
a true old start , not some edited 2 min video showing the car from hood up
to driving ...enjoy !!
'82 Mercedes 300TDT First Start In 8 Years
Just bought two more of these wonderful cars. This one is a 1982 model,
that sat behind a barn for 8-10 years. I'm going to use this one as a parts
car, because the car is rusted beyond repair.
The 64 Galaxie is Getting Better
I fixed the brakes, cleaned the gas tank, changed the oil, got tags on it,
and put new tires on the front end. Figured I would try to drive to the
end of the road and back with my mama.
1963 Ford Galaxie 427 Group N Historic Touring Car Chasing Falcon GTHO
Group N Historic Touring Cars at Eastern Creek in Nov 2011. Driver is Marc
Ducquet who is chasing down Mick Kennedy in the red XW Falcon GTHO that is
straight ahead on the starting grid. Race was eventually red flagged due to
the amount of cars that had gone off the track and also a major crash at
1980 Mini Convertible - First start in over 10 years
One very, very rusty mini. We bought this little car for spares. The
previous owner had carried out all the work to get it back on the road,
over 10 years ago - including a full conversion to make it a convertible.
Then, he left the car outside and didn't touch it until we towed it away.
The fuel lines are ruined - so the fuel had to be literally fed into the
1964 Ford Galaxie
1964 Ford Galaxie
- R Code Clone
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64 Ford Galaxie 500XL
Ron Marchuk went looking for a car "just like Dad's". Now he has ended up
restoring more than a dozen Ford Galaxies including this 1964 Galaxie 500
XL. As Herald Photographer Ted Jacob shows in this video, this is a car
that is all about just going fast.
1939 SS Jaguar starts after 20 years in bits
I only put 1 gallon of petrol in her tank and after an initial few kicks
she refused to start until it dawned on me that I needed to pull out the
petrol reserve tap. The engine has no timing marks and she spits back due
to being far too far advanced. She's also very tappety.
The drive out of the garage was my first experience of driving her and the
street scene was the first time of her being out on the public highway. At
this stage she had a very noisey rear axle and gearbox and no interior
Video recorded 1993.
'64 Ford Galaxie 500 FastBack
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 FastBack w/original engine FE 390 (Z code) and auto
trans. Cruise-O-Matic. 20" (20x91/2)rear wheels and 17' (17x8) in the
front. Posi traction. Cruiser.
First start in 40 years of 1923 Fiat
At long last, the little beast fired up after years of neglect in a shed!!
Had a few issues with the spark plug cables, the Italians and their firing
order got me confused when I fitted them!! But apart from that, everything
else seems to be good, apart from the slight leak in the radiator, although
it was repaired and tested at an earlier stage... oh well, you get that!!