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!
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.
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
'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
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Rap 24 hp semidiesel, first start attempt in 20 years.
This engine was built in 1930 or earlier. Have been stored outdoors for the
last 20 years. After spending hours getting all parts movable this is the
first start attempt. Seems to be low start pressure (6.5 bar) and low
capacity in start air hose that is the biggest problem.
Moskvitch 407 first start after 30 years
My friend bought a good old Moskvitch from 1960 which sat since the 1970's.
He finally got it started after several weeks of preparation. The engine
was stuck and when it first started it ran on three cylinders only.
Probably a defective valve.
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
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2002 Twin Engine Mini Cooper - Jay Leno's Garage
2002 Twin Engine Mini Cooper. When one engine's not enough, why not get
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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.
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.
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.
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