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!
1940 Dodge 3 ton truck WW2
Some old footage from 2000 showing the Dodge's six cylinder engine fired
up. It was leaking a little oil, the tyres were all soft, and the fuel and
ignition were jury-rigged together to make it all work. The footage isn't
the best as it was lifted from a 10-year old VHS tape, transferred to DVD,
converted, then edited into an mpeg file.
This 3 ton truck has been off the road since the mid 1950s. I'm always
looking for spare parts for the "big" engine - 331 cu in - so if you can
help, please get in touch. I also need a spare wheel - 10 stud, 20"
diameter, by Budd, split rim.
The ongoing restoration of this lorry can be followed on
Footage of the truck's engine running in 2011, for the first time since a
comprehensive overhaul, can now be seen on this later video:
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.
1940 Ford pickup first start in over 30 years..
finally got the 1940 ford started and running for a second first time in
over 30 years check it out. Sorry for the bad picture quality...didnt have
time to go grab a real camera to capture the moment...