If you've seen my other video of this car you will know I bought it after it had been stored in a barn for over 40 years. I have since rebuilt the front brakes and needed to turn it around in the garage to get better access to the rear brakes to rebuild them too. Unfortunately the starting of the engine is missed off the clip, but as I've now rebuilt the fuel pump and put new fuel in the tank, starting up is pretty easy - pull out the choke, turn on the ignition and press the starter. There's still no coolant in the engine, hence why I turned off the engine before stopping. This is the first time I've attempted to drive it at all, so a big moment for me. Hope you enjoy it, feel free to comment if you like.
1931 Ford Model A Barn find, first start!
1931 Ford Model A, been sitting in a barn since 1976, at first no spark, got that figured out, but now she aint firing. I will get her going, no matter what! Subscribe to keep updated on the first start!
356 Barn Finds Somewhere in Switzerland
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Dodge Army Truck First Run WWII 1940
First start and run of Dodge VF-402 1.5 ton Army dump truck; hasn't run in probably 15-20 years (judging by condition of cloth-covered spark plug wires). New battery and tune-up, oil changed. No ether. Ran good but couldn't drive due to gas pedal broken. No, I didn't get it running before shooting the vid!
Jaguar e type first start up
The first start-up of the rebuilt engine in my 1964 3.8 E type coupe.
The car was the proverbial "barn find"; it had lain, completely dismantled in a leaky shed from the late eighties until I acquired her in May 2007. It has taken the best part of 2000 hours to get to this stage, and only a little bit more in sterling
The engine was turned over on the starter with the plugs removed to get oil pressure up before any attempt was made to start it.
As you can hear, the idle screws were adjusted too far down, and when she first fired I nearly soiled my overalls (with something other than oil) as I didnt expect it to rev up so quickly, which is why I shut her off asap! The old girl certainly seemed keen to live again after spending 20 years in a coma. The idle screws were backed off for the next attempt, and after gingerly adding more choke she starts up and settles into a remarkably smooth fast tick-over.
The whirring noise in the background, by the way, is the fully immersed fuel pump; pretty advanced for the early sixties, that was later changed for a more conventional external pump on the 4.2.
72 Challenger First Start 383 Stroker
My dad is building himself a nice 72 Challenger. This is the first start after putting the motor back in post build. I am still pretty bad at editing so please forgive.
Classic cars -- Stock 54 Oldsmobile first start
This darling was a barn find that we bought. It was this car that gave us the idea for starting VintageOzarks.com. We sold it to a wonderful man in Springfield, MO. He said he'd take us cruising the Strip in Springfield some Friday night in the restored 1954 Oldsmobile Super 88. We'll add a video of the restored Olds when we have one.
VW Split Screen Camper Van
Volkswagen 1952 Panel Van with Westfalia Camping Box interior and 1967 T2 Split Screen Westfalia.
Please check out our other VW videos:
My Van - Episode 1
My Van - Episode 2
My Van- Episode 3
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