Vauxhall velox motor .1954
This old 1954 velox 2.2litre straight six motor had been sitting around since the 80s,The oil pressure is pretty good for an old girl.These old motors have a hum to them that nothin else does. When they are running sweet you can screw the idle right down on them and they are ticking over like an old singer sewing machine in slow mo.
Moving the Vauxhall.
Starting and moving my grandfathers 59 vauxhall Cresta to a new home from the old shed to the garage. Finally after all these years she gets some proper shelter. My idiot brother accidentaly pushed the rec button on the cam without realising, while it was already recording,thus pausing it. So he didn't get the starting up on video. Still got some good video afterwards though.
Brean Rock'n'Roll Weekender - 1989
Filmed on 8mm cine camera in 1989 at Pontins Holiday Camp, Teddy Boy Weekender. My car is the black Vauhall PA Velox that still I drive.
1959 Vauxhall PA Cresta
A quick clip of my grandfathers 59 Vauxhall PA Cresta. Purchased brand new by my grandfather from Cheney's in Sturt St Sth Melbourne,VIC Australia in 1959, and still has the original cheney's sticker on the rear bumper! This was a special order Vauxhall with the side flash that had to be ordered extra. Colours were supposed to be the other way around too, and the red was supposed to be burgandy. Car is currently in storage at home as it's very rare now and parts are virtually impossible to find.
Vauxhall 10 - First start in 41 years
My new project - I bought this in September 2008 as a barn find - it had been stored in a barn for over 40 years. This is the first time anyone has attempted to run it, note the 6V electrical system being Boosted by a 12V jump pack - OK for short periods if the 6V battery is good.
The fuel system is still unproven at this point, so running was achieved by pouring a small amount of fuel directly down the carburettor - there's no reason why it shouldn't fire up straight away in normal use, but here it presumably starts out flooded. Oh the joys of carburettored engines!