finally got the 1940 ford started and running for a second first time in over 30 years check it out. Sorry for the bad picture quality...didnt have time to go grab a real camera to capture the moment...
Dodge Army Truck First Run WWII 1940
First start and run of Dodge VF-402 1.5 ton Army dump truck; hasn't run in probably 15-20 years (judging by condition of cloth-covered spark plug wires). New battery and tune-up, oil changed. No ether. Ran good but couldn't drive due to gas pedal broken. No, I didn't get it running before shooting the vid!
$200 RX7 First Start Up
1984 Mazda RX7 bought for $200 first start up after being parked for 4 years. And yes, it's running on 4 year old gas too (with a little help from some starter fluid)
Vauxhall 10 - First start in 41 years
My new project - I bought this in September 2008 as a barn find - it had been stored in a barn for over 40 years. This is the first time anyone has attempted to run it, note the 6V electrical system being Boosted by a 12V jump pack - OK for short periods if the 6V battery is good.
The fuel system is still unproven at this point, so running was achieved by pouring a small amount of fuel directly down the carburettor - there's no reason why it shouldn't fire up straight away in normal use, but here it presumably starts out flooded. Oh the joys of carburettored engines!
Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight. Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with no corrosion. Tragically Nick was killed in a car accident in 1988 but his widow continues to fly OUV. This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration. It and other videos are available from Carolyn's website with all profits going to maintain the Spitfire in flying condition.
1956 Ford F100 Show Truck FOR SALE
This is my 1956 Ford SHOW TRUCK that took me 5 years to complete and was my dream. I am now wanting to sell it. It turned out so nice, I am fearful to drive it for fear of damage or theft. Everything is top quality, no compromises. It is a completely new chassis, 2003 Mustang COBRA 4.6 supercharged engine, 6 speed manual trans, independent rear susp., air ride etc, etc, etc. There are too many features to list here. Email me with questions or a copy of the appraisal by a professional custom car appraiser. This truck appraised for $225,000.00. I will entertain offers in the $175,000.00 range. I do not NEED to sell, so let's not waste each others time with low-ball offers. This is a once in a lifetime show truck. Contact at email@example.com or 909-921-5881
1931 Ford Model A Barn find, first start!
1931 Ford Model A, been sitting in a barn since 1976, at first no spark, got that figured out, but now she aint firing. I will get her going, no matter what! Subscribe to keep updated on the first start!
Moskvitch 407 first start after 30 years
My friend bought a good old Moskvitch from 1960 which sat since the 1970's. He finally got it started after several weeks of preparation. The engine was stuck and when it first started it ran on three cylinders only. Probably a defective valve.