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1960 VW Engine Starts After 35 Years

Found this very solid 1960 bug on Craig's List. Has original 36HP engine and 88K original miles. I am now the proud 2nd owner 50 years later.


 


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1967 Pontiac Firebird 20 Year Cold Start
We work on starting my new 67 Firebird after it has been sitting for 20 years untouched in Wasilla, Alaska. The tags expired in 1989. It has the original Overhead Cam Inline Six Engine. Before starting it we put oil down the cylinders, primed the oil system, changed the oil and replaced the Cap, Rotor, Plugs, and Points. A Complete restoration is planned for the immediate future.





after 30 years of sitting
this is a 1957 VW bug Vert that has sat since 1978. tring to get it started. so close but it was getting late.





STARTING A '51 SPLIT WITH THE HAND CRANK
José intenta arrancar el motor de su VW escarabajo split de 1951 con la palanca de mano... hasta que lo consigue. Bravo ! José is trying to start the engine of his '51 split window beetle with the hand crank. Finally he succeeds. Bravo!





Pulling the VW bug out of the grave
I kind of think it'd be a hoot to make this thing run under it's own power and drive it around looking just about like it does now.. hahahah.





'82 Mercedes 300TDT First Start In 8 Years
Just bought two more of these wonderful cars. This one is a 1982 model, that sat behind a barn for 8-10 years. I'm going to use this one as a parts car, because the car is rusted beyond repair.





1958 Beetle Morning Cold Start and Drive to Work
Here's my bug on a dewy morning, then off to work. enjoy the sounds!





dark rust partie 2 first start! after 40 years!
Dark RUST/ ovale 1954'





Forgotten Volkswagen Single Cab
How does an old Volkswagen Single Cab get buried under 3 feet of dirt? Took 45 years to bury this Volkswagen and almost 2 days to dig it out. Have a look. Took the Syncro for a Sunday drive and spotted an old single cab in the foothills outside Idaho Falls. This is nine hours worth of digging condensed into a 15 minute video. It had been sitting in a wash since 1967. It was buried under two feet of dirt but it's extremely rust free given the circumstances. The drop gates hadn't seen the light of day for 45 years. IF YOU HAVE A VOLKSWAGEN THAT NEEDS RESCUED OR KNOW OF ONE GIVE US A CALL AT (208)200-6053. We also consign Volkswagens if you have one you want to sell. Thanks Skeeters. Thanks for all the phone calls and emails about Forgotten VW's that we have received. This video has helped rescue several abandoned and otherwise forgotten VW's that may have been left for dead including a very cool 1960 VW Double Cab that we got out of Missouri that had been sitting since 1965. We also recently returned from Mission Viejo California where we picked up a 1961 SO-23 Westfalia. This bus had been sitting since 1980. We got a tip on that bus after someone saw the Forgotten Single Cab video. Give us a call today if you know of one. Thanks again. Skeeters (208)200-6053 Music by http://www.danosongs.com Big Thanks to Danosongs for the awesome royalty free music that really made this video. Buy "Crawled out of a Grave" here: http://www.amazon.com/Crawled-Out-of-a-Grave/dp/B00433BLGW





1948 Indian Chief motorcycle comes back to life after 40 years
Old Indian motorcycles never die as this one demonstrates. Brought back to life after 40 years at Kiwi Motorcycles Riverside California 2010, this 1948 classic ticks over like a vintage clock. http://www.kiwiindian.com





Buried Belvedere Lid Removal 2
Tulsa's Buried Belvedere Lid Section #2 being removed. These are some of the first glimpses of the car that had been buried 50 years. "On June 15, 2007, a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere buried in Tulsa, Oklahoma during the 1957 Tulsarama! was freed from its concrete vault under the Tulsa Courthouse lawn." from: http://www.unburiedcar.com/ Music: Link Wray And The Raymen - The Law Of The Jungle





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.





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. Subscribe for more car and engine vids!





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.





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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe8KWTM3qQ 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: http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t424/craigmca/Old%20Henry/?albumview=sl ideshow Here's a recent one driving in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONZdWVH6A4 Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him: Monument Valley in March 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99523 Bryce Canyon in February 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97822 Milford, Utah in December 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93137 Nevada and Idaho in November 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89080 Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83966 Yellowstone National Park in May 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72864 Death Valley in February 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62705 Pike's Peak in July 2011: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19141 Route 66 in April 2010: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57511





DeLorean #4772 started for first time in 18 years - www.delorean.co.uk
My 7th project DeLorean bursts into life after a complete engine tear-down due to water ingress. A corroded liner was replaced and its rotten seat was welded up and machined. The valves were all cleaned and re-lapped in with new seals, and the heads were skimmed. As you can see, one item was neglected in the reassembly...! The big puff of smoke at the start is due to all the assembly oil burning off.





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