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Starting a Citroen DS after a 27 year rest...

This car was off the road for 27 years. The engine came from the other DS (See video "Engine swap...") which was also off the road for about 20 years. I borrowed the "Sweet" from Dave's Farm (Thanks Dave). I hope he's not gonna sue me :oD If you work on cars and you don't know davesfarm, you are missing something... For more details about this job: http://makingadsoutof2.blogspot.com/ philcaron.com


 


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CITROEN DS (Drive/Ride & Hydraulic Demonstration)
1969 Citroen ID 20 Bordeaux Noir This car has never been restored. Music at the end by The Diskins





Citroën D-Special Snowy Start
Cleaning the snow off the '72 Citroën D-Special as part of its weekly start-up. This was the day after the January 7th snow storm.





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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe8KWTM3qQ 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: http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t424/craigmca/Old%20Henry/?albumview=sl ideshow Here's a recent one driving in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONZdWVH6A4 Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him: Monument Valley in March 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99523 Bryce Canyon in February 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97822 Milford, Utah in December 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93137 Nevada and Idaho in November 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89080 Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83966 Yellowstone National Park in May 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72864 Death Valley in February 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62705 Pike's Peak in July 2011: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19141 Route 66 in April 2010: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57511





Opening container with my DS break in Poti
The container was opened and my DS break appeared in good condition, but he didn't want to start and was blocking another car that was behind him. Not starting meant that the hydraulic system could not lift the car up and lifting it up manually and pushing it out did not work. Fortunately Goga found that the problem was with the rotor and he managed to fix it.





Citroën DS, the miracle of travelling (HD)
One of the most magnificient cars of the last century was taken for a review by the Totalcar magazine. If you ever want to know, what it is like to be in close contact with a goddess. Here it is. Review maded by OMG Visuals and Steve Valyi.





Lamorghini Miura Unearthed | Chasing Classic Cars
Wayne takes a quick pit stop in the Midwest to inspect a rare Lamborghini hidden for years in a decrepit garage. | For more Chasing Classic Cars, visit http://velocity.discovery.com/videos/chasing-classic-cars/#mkcpgn=ytvel1 Subscribe to Velocity! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=velocity





Citroen DS motor die voor de eerste keer in lange tijd wordt gestart
Motor DS





Citroën SM Australia Car Delivery
Picking up a restored Citroën SM from Citroën SM Australia. Video shows car start up and detailed engine bay. The car is a 1973 3.0l 5-speed in beige.





1909 Cadillac First Start in 79 Years
This 1909 Cadillac was stripped down into a speed car, raced and then parked in 1934. I was acquired in the early 1960's for restoration. The restoration was put on hold for many years and then re-started a few years ago. After multple checks of the ignition and timing we finally achieved the first start on July 28, 2012. There is still more to do to tune the engine and sort it out for driving later this year. The spray on the first try happened when we left the primer cups open. It runs better with them closed. And the owner did make it a bit easier by adding an electric starter to the car. For more of the story see the HCCA Gazette, May - June 2009. To see how things turned out, see the related video, 1909 Cadillac first drive at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEy0KagVrIw





1966 Citroen DS 19 Pallas Cold Start
1966 Citroën DS 19 Pallas Cold(ish) starting around 40˚ after sitting for about 2 weeks fresh from completing a 3500 mile cross country trip!





My Citroen DS on a Saturday in Spring 2011
Mit meiner DS unterwegs zwischen Wiesbaden und Rüdesheim im Taunus.





Citroën DS 0-120 Km/h
A little stretching for my Citroen DSpécial of 1973 (2.0 L, 108 HP, 4 gears) - before posting strange comments, please note I was not taking her to the max, just running a bit. ;-) This video was taken before I changed the silencer; she is now more quiet.





Starting 50 year old JCB Digger
1959 JCB starts after being left idle for 2 years http://www.youtube.com/user/grizzly9871?feature=mhee





Slideshow Part2 Kaufdorf car graveyard September 2008
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard. It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s, sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern. After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the collection is an environmental hazard and intend to clear it by court order later this year. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf locals and more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to preserve the site was started last month when an open day was held. The organisers expected about 50 people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz Messerli, whose father founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected such interest. Our aim is to preserve it for posterity as a national work of art." Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic. At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.





Citroen DS 21
Citroen DS 21,1969





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