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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.





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!





How to test your Mini engine
if you don't want to put your engine in your classic mini before testing it, just do it like this :)





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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 :)





'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





V8 Land Rover first start in 2 years
Thos 1974 Series III 109 stripped a gear tooth (or several) a couple of years ago and hasn't been run since. Purely out of interest, I decided to see if it would still go, with impressive results. The Landy was originally fitted with the 2.6-litre 6-cylinder IOE engine, but is now running a 3.5-litre Rover V8 with SU carbs from an SD1.





First Snow - starting a classic mini cooper in -8c
StarLord, who has lived in California all his life until now, goes out to start his 1968 classic mini cooper mkII after the first signs of winter in Alberta Canada. Cameo of his 2008 smart car as well ;) A short video courtesy of miniology.com - soundtrack 'funky soundwaves' also by starlord. Feel free to fast forward if you are a music hater xD Link to some winter tires: http://www.minimania.com/part/TYRE13/145-70-12-Winter-Tire---Grips-Well-In- Snow





1939 SS Jaguar starts after 20 years in bits
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/ssjaguar.htm http://www.scottpeter.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ss_jaguar.htm 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 trim. Video recorded 1993.





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.





Me and my dad see my dad's old car for the first time in 20 years.
He sold the car over 20+ years ago when he was an alcoholic. Said he probably would have died in it. This is the first time he saw it since he sold it over 20+ years ago. The car does look in relative good shape, we have no idea what has been done with the car over the past 20 years. It obviously wasn't sitting there for 20 years and nobody claims it to be. Pay attention, people. 1964 Buick Rivera. 425 Wildcat V8 w/ 427 horsepower.





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. Copyright free music by iMovie





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1966 Ford Galaxie 500 XL Starts after 30 years
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'56 White 9000TD: First Start in 18 Years
It took my brother, my dad, and myself the better part of a day to get everything tuned up and repaired so that we could fire up my 1956 White 9000TD for the first time in 18 years. It only took two sniffs of ether (one for each start up) to get it running. We ran it for almost an hour while checking over everything, starting and stopping it to see how it started on diesel only, to fill the oil system back up, and to check out the hydraulics (no clutch yet, started it up with the hydraulics in gear).





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