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
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.
1948 Caterpillar D8 First Start 2012
Cranking over the pony motor and lugging the big diesel to life for the
first time since about August last year, then taking her out for a quick
stroll. This Cat originally belonged to the Rocky View County shops for use
when large objects needed a little tractive persuasion. Pioneer Acres
Museum, Irricana, Alberta.
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.
The "Flying Millyard" first test run
This is the first test run of my 5 litre V Twin engine based on two Pratt &
Whitney R1340 aircraft cylinders, all other parts are hand made including
the crankshaft, con rods and crankcase wooden moulds, the crankcases were
then cast in aluminium. The engine runs a dry sump with twin pumps, twin SU
carbs, points ignition with manual advance / retard and twin plugs per