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.
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.
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:
Transcontinental Railway Grade in May 2014:
City of Rocks, Idaho in April
Capitol Reef National Park in March 2014:
Grouse Creek and the AAA garage in February 2014:
Grand Canyon in January 2014:
Moab, UT in December 2013:
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument November 2013:
Across Nevada on US 50, "The Loneliest Road in the Country", October 2013:
Mount Evans (the highest paved road in North America) August 2013:
Canada in June 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109872
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:
'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.
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.
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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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.
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Ford Thunderbird Town Landau Sports Coupe Lincoln Continental Mark VI 2 Owner
Thunderbird Town Landau T-Bird Sport Coupe Nathan Wratislaw AKA 1 Owner Car
Guy And thats right Ford Called this car a sports Coupe. These are Very
nice cars and this Tbird is a Beautiful car and in Great shape. The Town
Landau is a Rare thing to see in this 2 Year run in the Fox Platform. I was
Really Surprised at how well the 4.2 Litre V8 Does I gues Maybe cause its a
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Reflecting a further industry-wide adoption of smaller vehicle designs in
the interest of improved fuel efficiency and emissions compliance, the
Thunderbird was redesigned for 1980 on the compact Ford Fox platform, which
first appeared only two years prior as the basis for the Ford Fairmont.
Compared to the previous Torino-based Thunderbird and its large 114 inches
(2,896 mm) wheelbase and 215.5 inches (5,474 mm) overall length, the new
Thunderbird lost 5.6 inches (142 mm) of wheelbase and 14.6 inches (371 mm)
in overall length. The squarish styling seen in the previous generation
Thunderbird was favored for the new model, but the small car platform
resulted in a poor translation with a distinctly upright appearance.
Frameless door glass was no longer used; a chrome metal frame was used,
making this car more like a two-door sedan. Combined with the poor
performing 4.2 L (255 cu in) Windsor V8 as a base engine, this Thunderbird
generation was not well received by the public. The available 4.9 L (302 cu
in) Windsor V8 was a welcome alternative to the 255, but with only 131 horsepower (98 kW)
performance was only modestly enhanced. Significantly, though failing to
generate any new interest for the Thunderbird, a six-cylinder engine was
made available for the first time in the Thunderbird's history in 1981, the
200 cu in (3.3 L) Thriftpower Six. For 1982 this was followed up with the
replacement of the straight-six with a V6, the 3.8 L Essex, which was also
now the Thunderbird's standard engine. Hurting the Thunderbird's sales
performance further, the 302 V8 did not return for 1982, leaving the 255 as
the only alternative engine. At 288,638 examples produced between 1980 and
1982, the eighth generation Thunderbird was barely more successful than the
final model year of the previous Thunderbird generation. In order to
revive the Thunderbird's success, a redesign was needed and Ford would
deliver one for 1983.
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1977 THUNDERBIRD, SLIMMING DOWN INCREASED SALES
FOR '77 THUNDERBIRD LOST 900 POUNDS AND 10 INCHES OF LENGTH. RESULT?
WHOPPING INCREASE IN SALES. THE SEVENTH GENERATION T-BIRD WAS A LUCKY
SEVEN INDEED. COMPARE 1976 UNITS OF ONLY 52,935 WHILE IN 1977 T-BIRD SALES
SOARED TO 318,140! THERE WERE 3 ENGINES OFFERED A 302 CID, 130 HP, A 351
CID, 135 HP, AND A 400 CID, 173 HP. TWO MODELS WERE OFFERED, A HARDTOP
COUPE AND A MORE LUXURIOUS TOWN LANDAU COUPE. THE OPTION LIST THIS YEAR
WAS VIRTUALLY ENDLESS AND MANY CUSTOMERS DRESSED THEIR NEW THUNDERBIRD TO
THE MAX. THIS 7TH GENERATION T-BIRD WAS BUILT BETWEEN 1977 AND 1979 AND
TOTAL SALES FOR THESE THREE YEARS APPROACH THE ONE MILLION MARK, A VERY
SUCCESSFUL FORD PRODUCT. THUNDERBIRD PRODUCTION WOULD NEVER REACH THESE
NUMBERS EVER AGAIN. FEATURES OF THESE NEW DESIGNED THUNDERBIRDS INCLUDE
HIDDEN HEADLAMPS, OPERA WINDOWS, LANDAU PADDED ROOFS, PINSTRIPPING, EGG
CRATE GRILLE, FAUX WOODGRAIN DASH, AND TWO-TONE PAINT OPTIONS. THANKS
VERY MUCH FOR VIEWING THIS ORIGINAL SURVIVOR.
Old Car Hunting (Part 4 1946 Dodge Farm Find) with Junkyard Junkeez
http://www.junkyardjunkeez.com Part 4 of 'Old Car Hunting'. In this episode
Sam of Junkyard Junkeez looks over a nice 1946 Dodge 2 door. He points out
it's special features and shows it a little love and tenderness as it
"rusts in peace" in the bush.
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Tiger Tank " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The hand crank starter, is the recommended way of starting a Tiger in cold
weather conditions, it also has an electric starter.These men starting the
Tiger are experienced tank mechanics, many are volunteers who help keep the