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.
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.
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:
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:
Here's a recent one driving in the snow:
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013:
Bryce Canyon in February 2013:
Milford, Utah in December 2012:
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012:
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012:
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012:
Death Valley in February 2012:
Pike's Peak in July 2011:
Route 66 in April 2010:
1932 FWD Tow Truck
1932 FWD Tow Truck, my dad wants to restore it . was the waupaca county tow
truck for over 40 years!! it has an old cummins diesel in it ''super
power'' inline 6
this thing is a monster too. loud as hell, with that straight pipe rite off
the manifold, i think the story on it is they started building it in 1932
and didn't finish it until the 40's . its a cool machine.if you have any
cool old story's about this thing plz feel free to post them ! i don't
think there's many of these out there. would be cool to see this thing roar
down main st. someday again!!
check out my blog !
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!
'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).
1961 Hayes HD Truck
An old surviving truck from the 60's with a cummins getting started up
after sitting a long time