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!
Mackjack525's exhaust note challenge
Mackjack525's Exhaust note challenge.
The truck was due for new injectors, that's why I haven't shown this
before. Too much black smoke. Truck grossing about 80 tons or 179,000 lbs.
Power by Cat 3408.
Check out Mackjack525's challenge on video responses.
Saving a 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air
A 1950 Chevrolet Bel Air being pulled out of a norwegian mountainwater in
Rømskog on July 16th 1994 after spending 25 years at the bottom!!!
Me and my dad see my dad's old car for the first time in 20 years.
He sold the car over 20+ years ago when he was an alcoholic. Said he
probably would have died in it. This is the first time he saw it since he
sold it over 20+ years ago. The car does look in relative good shape, we
have no idea what has been done with the car over the past 20 years. It
obviously wasn't sitting there for 20 years and nobody claims it to be. Pay
attention, people. 1964 Buick Rivera. 425 Wildcat V8 w/ 427 horsepower.
The World's Fastest DeLorean - /TUNED
What happens when you throw a very large and power Grand National motor
into a 30 year old legend like the DeLorean? Thats what Matt Farah finds
out on this week's episode of TUNED
REAL DEAL BARN FIND! 1968 Dodge Charger R/T #s Matching 440 All Original!
Found in a barn in Eastern Colorado, it had been sold new in Denver. The
thumbnail pic is the car in the barn as it was found. It had been stored
with the sparkplugs out of the motor so the block was seized. The paint
appeared to be original and no bodywork had been done. There was rust
present on the car but very little relatively speaking. The numbers on the
datatag, motor, transmission, radiator support and trunk lid matched. This
was a rare find!!
Rare Bugatti Pulled From Lake After 73 Years.
Raw: A rare Bugatti that lay at the bottom of a lake for 73 years is set to
fetch over 80,000 pounds at auction-the price of a brand new luxury motor.
The legendary car was dumped in the water in 1936 by a frustrated Swiss
official because the owner had abandoned it without paying the import tax.
The value of the car was less than the money owed and the customs officer
was compelled to destr More..oy it.
Thus, he drove it over the Italian border to nearby Lake Maggiore - and
pushed it into the deep waters.
The story became part of folklore in the nearby town of Ascona as locals
debated whether the car actually existed.
After 30 years, the truth emerged after a keen diver rediscovered the
Bugatti lying on its side 160 feet down at the bottom of the lake.
Since then, members of the local diving club regularly visited it and last
year decided to raise it and sell it for a local charity.
Surprisingly, there was still air in the tyres and traces of the original
Bugatti blue paint on the bodywork.
It is believed that 20 per cent of the vehicle is salvageable and
collectors and museums are likely to be keen to buy it.
"We've offered a few things in our time in the motoring department, but
nothing like this," the Sun quoted James Knight, of auctioneers Bonhams, as
"Sometimes we get cars that have been hidden in barns for years, but never
have we had one that's spent 70 years at the bottom of a lake," he added.
The proceeds from the car's sell will be donated to the Damiano Tamagni
The Type 22 Bugatti, built in 1925, had four cylinders, a 1.5 litre engine
and reach almost 100mph.
It was a touring two-seater with no roof and was very lightweight.
The sale is on January 23 at the Bonhams Retromobile sale in France.
1981 DeLorean Dyno Run #1
Mostly stock DMC-12 Dyno Run. Only modifications
are K&N Air Filter (stock style panel), Special-T-Auto "Performance"
Catalytic Converter, & Flowmaster Series 80 Muffler.
The run was ended at 5500 due to seeing smoke out the tailpipes & fear of
pushing the car too hard.
Thanks to York Dyno /
Automotive Passions http://www.automotivepassions.com/