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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 engine!


 


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1974 Morris Mini - First start in seven years!
After passing its MOT in 2002, the mini went back into the garage and hadn't turned a wheel until now. The engine is a 1400cc MiniSport half engine kit, built by me, and has only driven about 10 miles. The digital dashboard is from an MG Maestro, one of several modifications made in my misguided youth. Note that it doesn't talk... yet! Oil is fresh, but the fuel isn't. Clearly, the there is more work to be done to get it running right.





'67 Volvo Amazon sat 15 years, first start
This is our latest Volvo Amazon project, that we are going to get back on the road. It's backfiring a lot, because the carb has lots of corrosion in it. Subscribe if you like my videos





Starting the Mini
Hi all, its been a while since I even looked at this Mini let alone start it. So today I decided to see if she would go, i checked the fuel, oil and water (which needed to be topped up) before starting the old girl. Long video, but i wanted to show everything :)





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Classic Mini 1380cc engine - Start of tuning process 2013
Classic Mini w/ 1380cc engine is running poorly after having been to a local "foreign car shop" twice. Time for ME to do a little diagnostics. I've removed the bonnet, air filters, and will start with checking out the mechanicals - engine compression first. This video is demonstrating the STARTING point.





1960 Morris Mini Mk1 - Cold start and drive attempt in the Alps (Down to -25C)
Makes you proud to be British! My 1960 Mk1 starting up in the Alps @ 2100m up, Tignes Val Claret. Temperatures had been down to -25 degrees several times. Watch it go.





'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.





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 !!





Dodge Army Truck First Run WWII 1940
First start and run of Dodge VF-402 1.5 ton Army dump truck; hasn't run in probably 15-20 years (judging by condition of cloth-covered spark plug wires). New battery and tune-up, oil changed. No ether. Ran good but couldn't drive due to gas pedal broken. No, I didn't get it running before shooting the vid!





Starting more cars at a junkyard
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47772's first start in quite a few years `
47772 started for the first time in some time. this engine has EP start contactors which is why it stop motoring over after a couple of turns as the air had got too low. it was a bit sluggish to start with but it soon clears and settles down nicely with oil pressure of 60 PSI. still plenty more work to be done on this one before it graces the main line again. But it should not be too long away





Vauxhall Carlton start, first time in 20 years
Starting my old Carlton which has been in a barn FOREVER





Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
See: http://www.ml407.co.uk Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight. Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with no corrosion. Tragically Nick was killed in a car accident in 1988 but his widow continues to fly OUV. This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration. It and other videos are available from Carolyn's website with all profits going to maintain the Spitfire in flying condition.





23 year hibernation, 1954 Packard PT. 5 of 5
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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 pictures.





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