1968 GMC Water Truck 671 Detroit Diesel Cold Start First Start for the Season.
The Old 68 GMC comes out of the woods for another Fire Season. Wasn't enough fuel in the tank for the pump to pick it up because of the grade it was parked on. A little purgin, starting fluid and 15 gallons of fuel later, it's ready to make more episodes!
The 48 Brill turned out to be a 46. It's still here waiting for the transporter to take it to it's new home. I'll post the departure video when the time comes.
1927 REO Truck - Slide Pack
I'm working on an old 1927 REO truck that has been left open to the weather for many years and as a result is in a fairly poor state. However it is not past the point where it cannot be restored, so join me on a journey to see if I can get it back on the road.
Found and rescued Petter Engine Diesel Dumper 1
While exploring a farm yard and discovering some abandoned vintage machines, I stumbled across the dumper. I gave it its first start in several years, took posession and restored it. Its an old 1960s Single Cylinder Petter Engine Diesel
Old Church Bus found abandoned in woods
We came across this old school bus close to our property, and the land owner said we could have it and the contents.. It turned out to be a bigger job than we thought, as it took us all day to blaze a road and uncover the vines and tree roots that had grown into it.. We'll have to come back later to get it with bigger equipment.
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!
Tank Car Crush
Susan and I visited DriveATank.com and couldn't resist the chance to do a double car crush with their Chieftain battle tank.
The Find 1956 GMC V-8 Hydramatic 4X4 Truck
Here's the whole story of finding a Title and tracking down a 1956 GMC V-8 Hydramatic 4X4 truck. From the truck I found the Title in, to the prep, loading, transport, unloading and a tour of the truck itself. Don't forget the out-takes at the end! They also include a couple of really nice southern Oregon scenery shots.
Lots of Mack trucks (and some other old stuff)
Keberts construction on route 322 in Meadville Pa. has a massive amount of old Macks, as well as some other random stuff. One of their DM model cement mixers wound up at a scrapyard in Meadville last month so suspecting more may go to scrap I went over to their lot to shoot everything they had. Lots of R models, some U models, another DM and a couple superliners. Also a couple of Diamond Reo's and Internationals