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1940 Ford pickup first start in over 30 years..

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...


 


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Resurected army truck part one
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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





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!





Old Studebaker truck comes to life after 30 years
Old Studebaker truck comes to life after 30 years Old Studebaker truck comes to life after 30 years 1949 Studebaker truck had been sitting for over 30 years, we hauled it in di Old Studebaker truck comes to life after 30 years 1949 Studebaker truck had been sitting for over 30 years, we hauled it in did a few adjustments after getting the engine freed up 1949 Studebaker truck had been sitting for over 30 years, we hauled it in did a few adjustments after getting the engine freed up and brought it to life again.





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





Me and my dad see my dad's old car for the first time in 20 years.
He sold the car over 20+ years ago when he was an alcoholic. Said he probably would have died in it. This is the first time he saw it since he sold it over 20+ years ago. The car does look in relative good shape, we have no idea what has been done with the car over the past 20 years. It obviously wasn't sitting there for 20 years and nobody claims it to be. Pay attention, people. 1964 Buick Rivera. 425 Wildcat V8 w/ 427 horsepower.





'56 White 9000TD: First Start in 18 Years
It took my brother, my dad, and myself the better part of a day to get everything tuned up and repaired so that we could fire up my 1956 White 9000TD for the first time in 18 years. It only took two sniffs of ether (one for each start up) to get it running. We ran it for almost an hour while checking over everything, starting and stopping it to see how it started on diesel only, to fill the oil system back up, and to check out the hydraulics (no clutch yet, started it up with the hydraulics in gear).





Unloading the 1927 Indiana Truck
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Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
See: http://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.





1939 SS Jaguar starts after 20 years in bits
http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/ssjaguar.htm http://www.scottpeter.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ss_jaguar.htm I only put 1 gallon of petrol in her tank and after an initial few kicks she refused to start until it dawned on me that I needed to pull out the petrol reserve tap. The engine has no timing marks and she spits back due to being far too far advanced. She's also very tappety. The drive out of the garage was my first experience of driving her and the street scene was the first time of her being out on the public highway. At this stage she had a very noisey rear axle and gearbox and no interior trim. Video recorded 1993.





1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings, and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly pictures.





unearthed car unveiled
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$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)





Abandoned Old Truck Breathes New Life.
This 1965 Ford F100 was abandoned on the property I bought about 10 years ago.. We didn't think it would run or anything, as it was pretty rough looking, just sitting under some trees.. It appears to have never been tampered with, and it is all there,. It's a short bed, short wheelbase fleetside Custom Cab, and is worth saving.. We were surprised the engine purrs like a kitten, and doesn't smoke and.. We found out the previous owner was an old man (he died) that changed oil in all his vehicles every 1,000 miles, religiously.. The shifter needs work, and there are no brakes, but we will take care of that at a later date.




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