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.
after 30 years of sitting
this is a 1957 VW bug Vert that has sat since 1978. tring to get it started. so close but it was getting late.
8V53T Detroit Diesel first start
Engine is for sale,
Serious inquires only please, listed at this link, you need to be registered to see classifieds (it's free, and a great forum anyhow)
First start in several years, it's a new engine to me and had been sitting a long time before I got it.
It is an 8V53T even though it appears to be only an 8V53.... I removed the turbo for now but it'll go back on soon. You can look forward to a another video as a true 8V53T!
Mercedes Million Kilometer Test
Mobil 1 put 1 million kilometers on a Mercedes-Benz engine then broke it down to see how the fully synthetic motor oil did in leaving minimal deposits and minimal wear on the engine, demonstrating how Mobil 1 will allow an engine to operate in like new conditions through an extended test length.
1958 Ford Ranchero - tugged out of its parking spot
1958 Ford Ranchero. Its not that bad, clean the moss off and it would make a great car to drive as it is! We have 2 of these, this one is the V8, the other is the inline 6.
Barry Weiss on Storage Wars has one too...
save a mazda rx7 after 16 years "rx7 jungle"
this rx7 was abandoned since 16 years in a garden,
after 1year of negotiation the old man sold with 50euro
i start and take the road after 16 years,
the car have 30.000km!!! but after 16years in garden the body is very rusty! i just take the engine, the rest is dead...
thanks to watch my vidéo and comment ;)
mazda rotary is a magic car!
my forum: www.KamikazeNipponRacer.be
cette rx7 était abandonnée depuis 16 ans dans un jardin,aprés 1an de négociation le vieux me l'a vendue pour 50euro,la voiture n'avait que 30.000km!! mais aprés tout ce temp dans le jardin la caisse était toute pourrie,je l'ai redémarrée et j'ai pris la route,je l'ai vendue juste pour le moteur
merci d'avoir regardé ma vidéo et d'avoir posté un commentaire
mon forum: www.KamikazeNipponRacer.be
Pontiac 151 "Iron Duke" first start in 10 years, no car.
This is the motor out of a 1979 Chevy monza i used to have a number of years back, i was relocating the motor from storage and decided to see if it still ran. Hooked up a battery, some ignition power, and primed the fuel pump and carb with a splash of fuel and the thing started up and ran just as good as it did then. Sorry about the camera being so far away. Enjoy! the video!
Rap 24 hp semidiesel, first start attempt in 20 years.
This engine was built in 1930 or earlier. Have been stored outdoors for the last 20 years. After spending hours getting all parts movable this is the first start attempt. Seems to be low start pressure (6.5 bar) and low capacity in start air hose that is the biggest problem.