1951 Army truck pulled from building after 30 years storage.
I decided to get this army truck out of my building, after 30 years - - I
now have it for sale for $1500 - - - missing transmission, has transfer
case yet; 99% rust free. I had planned to install a 6-71 Detroit diesel in
it with an Allison automatic. I might still do that if no one wants it
before that. Still has the 302 GMC 6 cyl gas engine though.
59' Hayes first start in 10yrs
This is my 59' Hayes Clipper 220 Cummins first start in 10 plus years. Put
a couple batteries in it and she whirled right over and fired.
1978 Peterbilt 359 started up after 8 years of sitting
My old Peterbilt had been sitting for 8 years. We thought we had better
fire it up before any more time went by, so we primed the fuel lines with
fuel and rounded up four old car batteries, gave the glow plugs 20 seconds
to warm things up - - - and she fired right up - - this is Part 1 - - first
firing after 8 years. It is a Cat 3406-A engine
Supercharged home made Straight Eight by Desperate Dan Vid 2
Built in a shed, it fired up first go. I was hoping it would sound real
lumpy like a drag engine, but it runs too smooth, and it's too quiet even
with unsilenced 9" pipes! The timing was a pain to sort out the Rover
distributor runs backwards, I had to take the heads off to work out the
firing order!!! See the shed it was built in on Vid 1.
Added May 2012: OK, my nails are dirty, maybe because I'm an engineer &
build stuff? Maybe your nails are clean because you can't build eff-all &
just sit behind your computer? C'mon folk, get a life.
Look at Life - Down In The Dumps 1965
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated
September 1965 looking at what's being done to clear the streets of dumped
cars, contains some very upsetting scenes!
Link to DVD advert.
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
1961 Hayes HD Truck
An old surviving truck from the 60's with a cummins getting started up
after sitting a long time
Start Deutz Traktor - old engine start
Von diesen wunderschönen Treffen habe ich auch eine DVD erstellt.
Auf dem Bulldog Dampf und Diesel Treffen 2009 in Markkleeberg bei Leipzig,
konnte ich den Start eines Deutz Traktors miterleben und filmen.
Mit viel Qualm erwachte der Traktor zum Leben.
Deutz E10 - Start großer Stationärmotor - old engine start up
Dieser Film ist ein kleiner Ausschnitt aus meiner DVD
"Stationärmotorentreffen Burkhardtsdorf". Bei Interesse bitte Mail
Im Film seht ihr, wie der Standmotor "Kurfürst", beim Stationärmotoren
Treffen Burkhardtsdorf, mit einem Seil angezogen wird. Das klappte erst
nach mehrmaligen Versuch, dann lief der große Motor perfekt.
This is the rope starting of e big stationary engine.
AEC Militant wheelying
AEC Militant Mk3 Recovery towing two Scammell Constructors. About 55 tons
The second Scammell has got his brakes on.