VW 1600 motor rebuild - part 4
The final part of this series covering the rebuild of a dual relief twin port 1600 Volkswagen motor. In this video fitting the fan housing, tinware and Exhaust as well as a test run.
Vauxhall 10 - First start in 41 years
My new project - I bought this in September 2008 as a barn find - it had been stored in a barn for over 40 years. This is the first time anyone has attempted to run it, note the 6V electrical system being Boosted by a 12V jump pack - OK for short periods if the 6V battery is good.
The fuel system is still unproven at this point, so running was achieved by pouring a small amount of fuel directly down the carburettor - there's no reason why it shouldn't fire up straight away in normal use, but here it presumably starts out flooded. Oh the joys of carburettored engines!
vw bug restoration
restoration process of my modified 1975 yugoslavian bug
(i do not own any rights to that song used in the video)
$200 RX7 First Start Up
1984 Mazda RX7 bought for $200 first start up after being parked for 4 years. And yes, it's running on 4 year old gas too (with a little help from some starter fluid)
Lada hand crank start
I made an attempt of starting my Lada with a hand crank, and it went smoother than I'd thought. It was unstarted for a week. The preparations I did before starting, was removing the license plate to access the hole in the bumper, turning on the ignition and pulling the choke out fully. Of course I also checked that it was not in gear =)
1,4 Million KM Mercedes 300D Sat 7 Years
Was put away in 2003 because of rust and the engine was worn, it didn't start in the winters and it smoked real bad. It sat for 7 years another place, so it was moved to this place, but not started because we used a truck. Over the 7 years we lost the key for it, so I had to redneck wire the glowplugs and starter.
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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.
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.