1972 Lincoln Continental Cold Start and Drive
This is a 1972 Lincoln Continental featuring the 460 c.i. (7.5L) 4bbl. V-8, C6 transmission, and 9.25" removable carrier rear end. Power output is 224hp @ 4,400 RPM and torque is 357Lb./Ft. @ 2,800 RPM through a single Exhaust w/ resonator. Values are SAE net. This is the first year of the "regular fuel" engines, so the compression ratio is 8.5:1 (down from 10.5:1 from 1970). I go over some details about the car in this video, perform a cold start, and a short drive to demonstrate the unique speedometer. More videos about this car to come as maintenance needs arise. Footage shot on 2/18/2012 using a Sony Handycam model DCR-TRV27. There is a pause at 15:03, but keep watching. The video does continue.
1980 trans am trying to start after 24 years in storage
UPDATE- here is my restoration page with pictures if anyone is interested http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=49110.0 i just bought this 1980 trans am. its %100 complete but the guy had taken it apart before storage in 1987. i am putting it back together to drive it this summer i put some oil in the cylinders before i tried to start it.
1957 Oldsmobile '98 Cold start
My dads old 1957 Oldsmobile '98. It's all original. It has sierra gold. It has sea foam green interior. It is a totally unrestored car. It hasnt been ran in a week, so it was a cold start.
1970 Oldsmobile Toronado GT first start after a decade.
SORRY, IT HAS BEEN SOLD!!!! This is a 1970 Olds Toronado GT. It was parked about a decade ago or so and this was the first run. I had checked the fuel tank and found it had become a thick goo that nothing would run on so I added a small gas can of fuel and a new electric fuel pump and primed the carb before starting. This car has a W34 455 engine rated at 400 HP. I have been wanting to get started on the restoration for several years but a back injury has put a hold on everything and now we are moving as well and we can't take everything with us. A very cool car that needs to revived for sure. The car was prepped before starting. All fluids were changed, new spark plugs, points and condenser, new plug wires and the cap and rotor, new coolant, fuel tank was disconnected and a small fuel can with an electric fuel pump was connected, the carb was primed into the fuel bowl so it was full of fuel, and the oil system was primed and pressurized before it was started, and it had a new v-belt. The cylinders were oiled when it was shut off decades ago so the smoke you see is the preservation oil burning off.