STARTING A '51 SPLIT WITH THE HAND CRANK
José intenta arrancar el motor de su VW escarabajo split de 1951 con la
palanca de mano... hasta que lo consigue. Bravo !
José is trying to start the engine of his '51 split window beetle with the
hand crank. Finally he succeeds. Bravo!
After 30 years of sitting
This is a 1957 VW bug Vert that has sat since 1978. tring to get it
started. This is what some call a Barn Find
Barn Find 1968 Euro Beetle, First Start.
This is her first attempted startup in 21 years! Of course before I tried
it, I poured Marvel Mystery Oil in the upper cylinders, filed and gapped
the points, rebuilt the carburetor, and replaced the fuel pump, plugs, and
Still it impressed me that it fired up after all those years of sitting.
Pulled this old bug from a barn in rural Oklahoma, where it sat unmoved for
over two decades. You just can't kill these old VWs.
Thanks for watching.
Vauxhall 10 - First start in 41 years
I'm afraid this is now for sale. Have a look at eBay and you will see -
have a bid if you would like to own it. I'm afraid I just don't have time
to do the work (and won't be hppy with a rough job if I rushed it) so it
will have to go. See http://www.abs-zero.com (click through to 'the old
site') and also the listing on eBay at
9pm on Wed 24th July 2013).
Thank you to everyone who has looked at this and taken the time to write a
nice comment - they really have been appreciated. :-)
I still own the other Vauxhall 10 and will keep that a while longer as it's
already part restored. If anyone wants to see it, I'll make a similar
video and upload it. My plan to have two Vx10 cars restored to pass on to
my two boys will have to wait a while... :-)
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!
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.
The Old Truck Runs Again!
Please stop by and give us a "like!" - http://www.JohnsOldTruck.com
I've been in love with this 1949 Chevy 3100 for over 30 years. It used to
belong to my brother, but as often happens life gets in the way and it sat
in his garage until he needed the space and we made a deal in 2004.
Thanks Brian & Jim! Your help means more than you know...
And thanks to all for watching and sharing!