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.
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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1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT first start after a decade.
SORRY, IT HAS BEEN SOLD!!!! This is a 1970 Olds Toronado GT. It was
parked about a decade ago or so and this was the first run. I had checked
the fuel tank and found it had become a thick goo that nothing would run on
so I added a small gas can of fuel and a new electric fuel pump and primed
the carb before starting. This car has a W34 455 engine rated at 400 HP. I
have been wanting to get started on the restoration for several years but a
back injury has put a hold on everything and now we are moving as well and
we can't take everything with us. A very cool car that needs to revived for
sure. The car was prepped before starting. All fluids were changed, new
spark plugs, points and condenser, new plug wires and the cap and rotor,
new coolant, fuel tank was disconnected and a small fuel can with an
electric fuel pump was connected, the carb was primed into the fuel bowl so
it was full of fuel, and the oil system was primed and pressurized before
it was started, and it had a new v-belt. The cylinders were oiled when it
was shut off decades ago so the smoke you see is the preservation oil