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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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: Transcontinental Railway Grade in May 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=139471 City of Rocks, Idaho in April 2014:http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137684 Capitol Reef National Park in March 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=133018 Grouse Creek and the AAA garage in February 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130966 Grand Canyon in January 2014: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=128820 Moab, UT in December 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127222 Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument November 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=123694 Across Nevada on US 50, "The Loneliest Road in the Country", October 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=120098 Mount Evans (the highest paved road in North America) August 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=115013 Canada in June 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109872 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





Cold Start the 1971 Citroen DS 21 Safari!
Hi! 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!





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




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