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
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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.
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
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
Cold Start the 1971 Citroen DS 21 Safari!
Cold War Motors just bought this great old Citroen DS. It's a bit tatty and
will need a restoration (as soon as I'm finished my other one!), but still
runs and drives nicely. These old Cits are a bit grumpy in the cold, and
this one hasn't been on the road for a while now, so the battery was pretty
tired. I hooked up some cables to a better battery to see if we could get
her running for a last little drive before it gets put into storage. I just
love these cars, and I wanted a break (wagon) to go with my sedan. This one
is a standard shift with power steering and brakes. Looks like Stella
wants to go for a ride, too!