1957 GMC runs again! 2
It WILL do a 3rd gear burnout. It REALLY WILL!
This video is part of the "Project Whitey" series. For the entire playlist,
Redneck Restoration's "This Old Truck" Part 1 of 2 Straight Six 292 Header Install
The claim is that a header on your straight six will gain 20-40% HP and/or
torque. In this case, it's definitely true. (I'll get some road Dyno footage later, but for now
you'll just have to take my word for it.) The carbs initially improved the
big end, and it would keep pulling strong as fast as you wanted to turn it.
(That's ok if you feel like grenading the engine) There was also hill
climbing inprovement due to the larger CFM being able to pack more fuel
charge into the cylinder. Ran it with straight pipes off the header for the
8 miles from the farm to the muffler shop. Wide open throttle performance
was non-existent. Fell flat on its face. Once the rest of the Exhaust system was in place, it was like a
completely different engine. Was able to pull the "test grade" without
losing any speed, where it used to drop about 7 MPH. Our other "test grade"
is "Hayes Hill Intenational Speedway", a 2 mile hill from mile post 14 to
16 on Hwy 199 in Oregon. Went from dropping to 3rd at MP 15 to about 15.75.
Now that's truckin'!
Junkyard Rescue! Saving a 1950 GMC Truck - Roadkill Ep. 31
One of the most incredible junkyards in the history of junk is Turner's
Auto Wrecking in Fresno, California—and on this episode of Roadkill,
Freiburger and Finnegan hit those 100 acres of vintage sheetmetal and go
spelunking for gold! After considerable debate, the guys select a 1950 GMC
shortbed truck that had been off the road for 26 years and jam to get it
running and driving for the trip home to Los Angeles. At least there was a
50-percent victory. Watch as the guys revamp the Jimmy inline six, panic
over a wrecked master cylinder, sweat their cajones off for four days, and
explore one of the greatest old-car stashes ever!
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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:
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:
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!
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.
Look at Life - Down In The Dumps 1965
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated
September 1965 looking at what's being done to clear the streets of dumped
cars, contains some very upsetting scenes!
Link to DVD advert.
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.
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!!
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