Finally starting up my 1977 T-Bird again after a whole year!
Hey everyone, I finally got a chance to start up my T-Bird and give it a spin. It has been way too long. Last time I started it was Sept. last year (2010). Starts up again without really any problems, small fuel leak, 40 second fix. lol.
Here is the history of my t-bird:
My dad bought it for his first car and he stopped driving it in 1989 because of some carb problems. My dad saved the car for me and in 2004 I had the chance to get it running again. To my surprise, after not running for 15 years, I poured gas down the carb and it fired right over!!!!! After I bypassed the gas lines (old gas in them) I had it running like new. Haha, first time I put it in gear it squealed the tires and jumped forward a couple feet!!! I make sure I have the break to the floor before I put it in gear now! Later in 2004 I brought the car in to a mechanic to have the tranny flushed, but because of my lack of car knowledge I found out the hard way that you don't do that to a old car. It now has tranny problems, sometimes it wont stay in gear. Which really sucks because the tranny was working beyond perfect before. It still has the minor carb problems mentioned above too. And so I parked it in the storage shed in the video and it is waiting for me to have the money and time to continue rebuilding it.
The forgotten Thunderbirds 1977-1978
A video tribute to the nearly forgotten 77-78 Ford Thunderbird. Every
carshow has a 55-57 T-bird sitting around, and the big square birds, but
the poor 77-78 Thunderbird was the hottest selling car for Ford Motor
Company in the late 70's. Sit back and take a trip down to the birds nest
to rediscover a rare bird.
Thanks for watching.
'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.
1977 Ford Thunderbird #5761 For Sale at Gateway Classic Cars St. Louis
For sale is a 1977 Ford Thunderbird with only 17,071 original miles! 1977
was the first year of the seventh generation of the Thunderbird, which was
the most popular generation, selling over 318,000 in '77 alone. This
survivor was found with 16,000 miles stored in a garage since 1979. The car
has the original 351 Windsor and C4 transmission, as well as black paint
and maroon interior. This was a luxurious ride in '77, coming from the
factory with A/C, cruise control, power brakes, power steering, vinyl
interior, and radial tires. When recovered from the garage the carburetor
was rebuilt, fuel tank replaced, as well as shocks, Exhaust, tires and rear wheel cylinders. The
fluids have been changed and the A/C has been converted to R-134A. This is
a rare opportunity to own a very original, low mile T-Bird. You can view
this car in our St. Louis showroom or on www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Please
call 618-271-3000 with any questions.
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Starting the Old Cold Forgotten Buick
Oh boy. At least seven attempts later...it finally started. It ran and
drove pretty good for a free car. The spark plugs came from the white car
(see my other videos). I'll need to get a battery and see if I can fix the
power steering leak.
1967 Chrysler Newport First Start After Sitting For 20 Years
I went to check out this car because it was advertised as having a
"valuable 440" which I wanted to rebuild and put in my 73 Challenger. When
I got there I found out it was a 383 2 bbl car in incredible shape with
69990 original miles. It had belonged to his grandfather and was parked in
1990/1991 and never started since, nor was it ever registered in anyone
else's name, so I am technically the second owner. It wasn't what I came
for but I had to take it home.
This is a video diary of getting this great old girl running and will
probably only be enjoyed by true car enthusiasts.
November 28, 2012 Update: I haven't been here in quite a while and at
first I was a bit dismayed that there are so many lonely aholes in our
world and how they tend to flock to the internet. I considered pulling the
video but realized there are many people who enjoyed it and that is who I
posted it for.
To all of those experts who know so much more than the rest of us please
keep your negative comments to yourself.
To those of you who say I should have done more before trying to start, I
- The previous owner had pulled the car out of the field with a tractor and
his buddy "may have" put the car in gear to slow it down. If the rings
were rusted the engine could have been destroyed by that action alone,
there was some resistance when I turned the crank pulley over by hand and I
was surprised it turned over that easily, but with the engine sitting that
long the rings would not be sealing to build up pressure in the cylinders.
Therefore I concluded that there was no rusting/seizing so no risk of
cylinder wall damage, or that the engine was possibly toast due to
- The oil was not milky, still "felt" oily and I only planned on running
the engine 2-3 minutes to get it off the trailer and onto my hoist to do
all the fluids, so I determined it had enough viscosity left to protect it
for a short period of time.
- Even an old fuel filter will stop any major contaminants from reaching
the carb. So why spend a bunch of money, with the steps I took the chance
of me causing any damage at all was miniscule.
For those who were so concerned about our safety, come on. We grew up on a
farm before the days of fuel injection and many farm vehicles do not get
regularly started so this is a very common practice. The risk is MINIMAL
and calculated, note that there is a fire extinguisher at 8:43 in the lower
left corner on the trailer. The jerry can is very full by design, gas
liquid does not ignite but the vapours do, note that when the gas starts to
come out of the spigot that the top of the jerry can is full of gas, not
fumes! I don't believe at any time was my brothers face over the carb,
these big old girls are so big you pretty well have to stand in the engine
compartment to do that. We did our best to slowly feed the engine as
little gas as possible to avoid flooding the engine and possibly causing
her to backfire.
Anyways, I guess I shouldn't feel like I need to defend myself against a
bunch of morons who obviously have nothing better to do with their time
than to creep youtube videos so they can leave moronic comments that allow
them to feel all high and mighty ... but at least it might stop a few from
wasting our time as we try to enjoy videos of common interest.
Thanks to all for the positive comments and feedback.
Isuzu 6 cyl Diesel Cold Start 2 years out of chassis!! run before autopsy
Cold start, Old start, of this isuzu 6cyl 5.7 diesel.
its been out of the truck for about 2 years, and still had enough life in
her to fire up without too much assistance!
run before i autopsy it and show the damage done. it looks like it runs
well enough, right?
everyone say thankyou to the red rocket for doing all the hard work ;-)
thanks for watching!
Giving my dad his dream car, a Classic 1969 Camaro, part 2 of 2, Please read the description
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, After many years of hard work, blood, sweat and
some more blood. I finally was able to restore, build and give my dad his
dream car. A 1969 Camaro, this is a car he has
wanted ever since he was young. I promised myself I would do this. Please
see the first part, as it is the letter I gave him before he got the car
and explains a little more why I did this. He found out about the car about
a year prior but had not seen it since it was painted and finished. I want
to thank the two other clips I found on youtube that helped give me the
motivation to achieve this, showing me that this dream, any dream was
possible. And of course everyone who helped make this a reality, I can
never thank you enough. My son is recording this while my brother and I
went around the block to get the car and drive it up to give it to him.
Note @ 11:30 the clip of the letter is played again. thanks for watching
and keep Dreaming
UPDATE Aug31, 2011
On a day chosen for moms, mine passed away peacefully on mother's day
May 8 with my dad, my brother and I by her side. I want to thanks again
everyone for all there thought and wishes. I know even though my mom is not
here but will never be gone. This is the last video that we have of my mom.
I miss you mom.
1939 SS Jaguar starts after 20 years in bits
I only put 1 gallon of petrol in her tank and after an initial few kicks
she refused to start until it dawned on me that I needed to pull out the
petrol reserve tap. The engine has no timing marks and she spits back due
to being far too far advanced. She's also very tappety.
The drive out of the garage was my first experience of driving her and the
street scene was the first time of her being out on the public highway. At
this stage she had a very noisey rear axle and gearbox and no interior
Video recorded 1993.