How to Start a Yamaha after it's been left for years in the garden
Here we have a 1985 Yamaha FZ750. It is the very rare 2GH model as ridden by Eddie Lawson in the 1986 Daytona 200 to victory with full livery by Troy Lee Designs. Sadly it has been left for years outside in a garden with the sea air/rain on it with nothing but a sheet over it. I have removed the petrol tank to access the fuel supply and have repaired some of the faulty wiring which probably was the cause of this superbikes demise. I am now going to completely strip the bike down and restore her to her former glory.
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Evinrude 300XP -91
After a few hours in the workshop..
The expansion chambers are "home made" by hydroforming. The original Exhaust is milled away and the engine
block is filled whit plastic.
This engine will get electronic fuel injection and will not be used in a
Starting up a 100 year old BSA on its 100th birthday.
It left BSA works on 12th April 1911. This video shows it starting on its
100th birthday (12th April 2011). It was restored by David Pattison after
lying in a shed for 86 years. It is believed to be the oldest BSA in the
world. Its frame number is 247.
1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here:
For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car
in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U
For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here:
Here's a recent one driving in the snow:
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013:
Bryce Canyon in February 2013:
Milford, Utah in December 2012:
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012:
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012:
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012:
Death Valley in February 2012:
Pike's Peak in July 2011:
Route 66 in April 2010:
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.
Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed
records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob
Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of
the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @
69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record
speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and
is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on
a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical
significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it
amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens
witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great
moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz
and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
How to build a sick streetfighter Motorcycle!
A ton of pics from tt600 streetfighter I made. Triumph Motorcycle project
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Way I feel
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