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.
SRT-4 vs. Plymouth Belvedere
Here's a mildly modded `04 SRT-4 Neon going up against a 383-4spd `65
Plymouth Belvedere. I have no idea who these guys are but they've got some
1967 Chrysler Newport First Start After Sitting For 20 Years
I went to check out this car because it was advertised as having a
"valuable 440" which I wanted to rebuild and put in my 73 Challenger. When
I got there I found out it was a 383 2 bbl car in incredible shape with
69990 original miles. It had belonged to his grandfather and was parked in
1990/1991 and never started since, nor was it ever registered in anyone
else's name, so I am technically the second owner. It wasn't what I came
for but I had to take it home.
This is a video diary of getting this great old girl running and will
probably only be enjoyed by true car enthusiasts.
November 28, 2012 Update: I haven't been here in quite a while and at
first I was a bit dismayed that there are so many lonely aholes in our
world and how they tend to flock to the internet. I considered pulling the
video but realized there are many people who enjoyed it and that is who I
posted it for.
To all of those experts who know so much more than the rest of us please
keep your negative comments to yourself.
To those of you who say I should have done more before trying to start, I
- The previous owner had pulled the car out of the field with a tractor and
his buddy "may have" put the car in gear to slow it down. If the rings
were rusted the engine could have been destroyed by that action alone,
there was some resistance when I turned the crank pulley over by hand and I
was surprised it turned over that easily, but with the engine sitting that
long the rings would not be sealing to build up pressure in the cylinders.
Therefore I concluded that there was no rusting/seizing so no risk of
cylinder wall damage, or that the engine was possibly toast due to
- The oil was not milky, still "felt" oily and I only planned on running
the engine 2-3 minutes to get it off the trailer and onto my hoist to do
all the fluids, so I determined it had enough viscosity left to protect it
for a short period of time.
- Even an old fuel filter will stop any major contaminants from reaching
the carb. So why spend a bunch of money, with the steps I took the chance
of me causing any damage at all was miniscule.
For those who were so concerned about our safety, come on. We grew up on a
farm before the days of fuel injection and many farm vehicles do not get
regularly started so this is a very common practice. The risk is MINIMAL
and calculated, note that there is a fire extinguisher at 8:43 in the lower
left corner on the trailer. The jerry can is very full by design, gas
liquid does not ignite but the vapours do, note that when the gas starts to
come out of the spigot that the top of the jerry can is full of gas, not
fumes! I don't believe at any time was my brothers face over the carb,
these big old girls are so big you pretty well have to stand in the engine
compartment to do that. We did our best to slowly feed the engine as
little gas as possible to avoid flooding the engine and possibly causing
her to backfire.
Anyways, I guess I shouldn't feel like I need to defend myself against a
bunch of morons who obviously have nothing better to do with their time
than to creep youtube videos so they can leave moronic comments that allow
them to feel all high and mighty ... but at least it might stop a few from
wasting our time as we try to enjoy videos of common interest.
Thanks to all for the positive comments and feedback.
Mopar 413 Max Wedge engine on test stand
63 413 Mopar big block engine with vintage Edelbrock STR-14 cross ram
intake on the test stand. Going in a 63 Belvedere Max Wedge clone. Complete
car is FOR SALE, $16,500.
American Muscle Car Fails ( Best Of ) ( Pure SOUND )
Some people just don't deserve to drive a muscle car. In the video you will
see burnout fails. crashes and other strange things. funny to see if i may
say so. please comment and rate
Beating on a Dodge 440 big block truck fail
my friends 'smiley truck' taking a friend girl for a drive. i figured it
would do her some good but ended up breaking in an awesome way when it hit
a pothole. well, i guess it was exciting anyway.
The other truck is a 1951 ford f100 on a 1991 dakota frame.
69 Dodge Charger 383 fly-by
after owning it for 10 years my 1969 Dodge Charger is on the road.Still
working the bugs out but listen to that 383 Magnum.It's backed by a 727
Torque Flight automatic and a 3.23 Sure Grip.
1966 CHRYSLER 300 383 FACTORY POSI / Demolition Derby Car
Pick up this gem for 400$. A running 383 good transmission and a factory
posi track. The Car had been sitting for 5 years. All the smoke was from
the trans fluid I dumped down the card to lube stuff up. Yes this is going
to be a Demolition Derby car. It has plenty of rust and the interior is
junk. Music by JT$ I will be pulling the motor and trans and putting them
in my 1974 Fury daily driver.
This was just are breaking in the cam on the run-stand.