Will it Run? Episode 3: Things to do with Used Cars
Smashing up a bunch of cars in a field. Some sweet jumps and crashes near the end. Watch for the General Lee Neon , the #43 Petty Intrepid Superbird, and the Messershmidt 109 Mercury Topaz. A great way to spend the day, for sure. Lots more smash-up derby racing to come! Music: Beethoven's 9th.
Will it Run? Episode 4: 1957 Dodge Regent
Got a 57 Dodge out of a field. Parked for over 40 years! Can we get her to
go under her own power? Its a 230 c.i. 6 and a 3-on-the-tree. Latest in the
series about just getting old stuff to run, for no really good reason. The
1957 Dodge Regent was a Canadian model, roughly equivalent to the Plymouth
Savoy. I like all these Exner-era Chryslers. Lots more to come!
1974 Dodge Monaco "Bluesmobile"!
Just a short video of my 1974 Monaco. Hope you like it. This was a green
civilian unit that I painted and weathered to look like the old cop car
from "The Blues Brothers".
Will it Run? Episode 15: 1941 Dodge Luxury Liner! Part 3 of 3
Hi! This time we're going to get this old Dodge going for the first time in
34 years! It has been parked in a container since my friend Mark bought it
from his grandfather's estate in the late 70's. It doesn't run, and needs a
pretty comprehensive mechanical overhaul, including the brakes, fuel,
electrical, and cooling systems, and the valvetrain.
The plan is to get this car plated again and use it for a fun summer
driver. We are not going to touch the body or interior of the car, just the
mechanical stuff. The interior is all original, and the body is totally
solid, if a little dinged up in a couple spots...
We did have to disassemble the doors to repair all of the window
regulators, which had broken and seized up.
Thanks so much to Mark for inviting me to participate in this project and
allowing me to film much of it for my channel here on YouTube. We had a lot
of fun getting this old Luxury Liner going, I hope you enjoy checking out
the video, and feel free to share it with your friends if you like this
kind of thing! Cheers, and thanks again to everyone for commenting and
V8 Aerostar ( 5.0 HO )
Ford should have made a V8 Aerostar. I got 5 mpg better than the 2.8L V6
5-spd, it sounds better, and its more fun to drive (power). Sitting 1 ½
inches lower with large swaybars made it handle like a car. I've had A LOT
of fun with this van, now it's time for a change. If you ever get a chance
to be part of the Hot Rod Power Tour I highly recommend it. It doesnt
matter if you do the long haul or just one venue, you wont regret it or
My 93 Ford Aerostar Starts Up After A 7 Year Sleep
Starting it to take it with me when my house gets sold once the water
damage is repaired. As I was trying to rock it out of the ground it because
it sunk in over the years I did a small burnout with it in the dirt.
By the way, doing a burnout with the door open like that. Bad idea, as you
can see that I smoked my own ass out. lol
This van has served me well. My family took me and my brother on road trips
with it and then I took it on my own road trips when I was using it
I parked it in my backyard by my storage unit in 2007 and it hasn't ran or
moved since until 1-15-2014. The reason why I parked it was because the
overdrive goes on and off until it reaches 70 mph. That and I have to add a
quart of oil to the engine before reaching 3,000 miles on an oil change.
But it survived my mother over heating it in it's early life before I owned
it. It has 271,000 miles on it and I didn't think that it was going to
start after sitting for so long with seven year old gas in the tank. But
you can see the look on my face in the video that I was impressed that it
did. Just by putting a battery in it and getting the starter to loosen up
and finally turn the engine over.
The reason why I broke the passenger side window is because the door was
stuck shut and I was trying to get it open.
Why did I park it instead of getting rid of it? Well original I was saving
it to take it to Dave's Farm and finish what ever life it had left in it
over there. But now I have a new idea. I'm going to take it to a Demolition
Derby and have fun with it before junking it. It had a good life and run
and now we party.
What's in the Barn?
Just a quick tour through the Cold War Motors barn! Walk past the '61
Belvedere 4-door sedan and the 1966 Mercedes 230s "heckflosse" to the '67
Fury 2-door hardtop and the '72 Newport Royal 4-door hardtop. Duck through
the hole in the wall to see the '76 Chrysler Newport Custom 4-door sedan
behind a rare '57 Borgward Isabella 2-door Sedan. Then there is a 1951
Hudson Pacemaker 4-door sedan in front of another Plymouth, this time a
1950 Deluxe 2-door fastback sedan. The bikes are 60's & 70's Japanese and
the outboard is a 1957 Johnson Sea-Horse 18 HP. Thanks for checking it out!
Will it Run? Episode 2: 1951 Hudson Pacemaker
Hi! I pulled the old Hudson out of the barn to see if I could get it to go.
This car was probably last shut off about 35 years ago, and the engine was
pretty tight from sitting. I like these old step-down models, they are
quite sleek and low, and this should be a very nice car once I finally get
around to restoring it. Thanks for watching! This video has had the audio
track replaced due to some copyright issues; I apologize that the original
engine sounds have been lost. I'll try again next summer to get it going
for some live sounds...
Will it Run? Episode 5: Trade-in Time for the 1966 Fury!
Time to make some room! This 1966 Plymouth Fury is finding a new home. It's
a former "Will it Run?" car, has it got one more run in it? The 225 slant
six / 904 automatic - powered Fury II 4-door sedan sat in a field since
1980, and after a little rehab, was running nicely, if a little blue.
Can't save'm all though, so off she goes...
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4x4 MiniVan Astro Mini Van Kombi 2 Owner 42K Mile
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The Ford Aerostar is a minivan produced by Ford Motor Company for the North
American market; the first such design by Ford, it was sold from the 1986
to the 1997 model years. It was sold in both passenger van and cargo van
configurations in two body lengths with both rear wheel drive and all wheel
drive configurations. The Aerostar was sold only under the Ford brand; the
first minivan sold by the Lincoln-Mercury division was the 1993 Mercury
Villager. Production was ended after the 1997 model year after its
replacement by the Windstar in the 1995 model year; both product lines were
sold from 1995-1997. The role of the Aerostar cargo van was left unfilled
until the 2010 introduction of the Transit Connect.
The aerodynamic styling (.37 coefficient of drag) resembled the Ford Taurus
introduced alongside it for 1986. An early commercial ad campaign compared
the side profile of the Aerostar to that of the NASA Space Shuttle. For
much of its later life, the Aerostar would be marketed as part of Ford's
For 1992, the Aerostar received minor design changes on the exterior to
improve its aerodynamics. Although no sheetmetal was changed, the Aerostar
now had an updated front end. To live up to the "aero" part of its name,
the sealed-beam headlamps were replaced by replaceable-bulb composite
units. The front turn signal lenses changed from all-amber to mostly clear.
The grille insert was changed yet again, moving the Ford logo from the
center to the top third of the grille. This was done to match the similarly
redesigned Econoline and the then-new Explorer. The Aerostar's distinctive
A-pillar windows were blacked out further to look slightly smaller. On XLT
wagons, two-tone paint was an option; instead of the Eddie Bauer tan,
silver was the typical accent color. On vans with two-tone paint, bumpers
were now painted completely body-color; gray bumpers were still fitted to
single-color Aerostars. 1992 also marked the introduction of plastic wheel
Other changes were made as Ford introduced new safety features to the
Aerostar. The interior received a major redesign as Ford added a driver
airbag as standard equipment; 3-point seatbelts on all outboard seats were
also added. With the addition of the airbag, Ford took the opportunity to
make major changes to the dashboard. The design and layout of the controls
was changed to improve ergonomics, while the gauge panel, climate controls,
and other minor controls (wipers, headlights) were replaced with parts
common to other Ford vehicles. The gear selector for the automatic
transmission moved from the floor to the steering column; a floor console
with cup holders and a coin holder took its place. In Aerostars with analog
instruments, a digital odometer was added. The placement of the radio
controls stayed the same, but the faceplate was updated from the mid-1980s
As with the 1986-1991 model, the Aerostar was offered in a cargo van and
three different trim levels for the 7-passenger minivan. The XL, XLT, and
Eddie Bauer were carried over. An exception is 1997, the final year; all
versions except the XLT and the cargo van were discontinued. The standard
engine for second-generation Aerostars is the 3.0L Vulcan V6 with the
option of the 4.0L Cologne V6. All-wheel drive was continued as an option
through the end of production
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Will it Run? Bonus: Live Sounds of Dead Cars
I had a request for some live engine sounds with no music...This is the
same Dodge 230 c.i. flat head 6 chassis running with 2 different bodies on
it. Actually runs pretty good, considering it's been sitting since the
60's, and is still running its original plugs, wires, cap, etc. Thanks for
checking it out.
V8-Powered Ford Aerostar
This is a little project my Dad and I cobbled together as a way to find a
use for a spare 318 we had, and a the rolling chassis of a 92' Aerostar
after it's stock V6 bit the dust. Unless I'm mistaken, it's the only
Mopar-powered Ford minivan in the world. We've taken to calling it the