Hi! Cold War Motors just bought this sweet old Hudson Pacemaker to stop it from being turned into more Camrys. Its not exactly mint, but I just love the patina on this original paint car. Maybe we'll try to get it roadworthy and just drive it the way it is. It'll need the interior redone, and the engine is gone, but its fairly solid and complete. I hope you like it!
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.
going to the crusher
time stands still and the chrome still shines........the crusher patiently
1959 buick goes thru the crusher
what a shame. it was a nice running car.i sold it on e bay 3 times for a
thousand dollars.wasted 3 weeks trying to save this classic but we run a
scrap yard not a used car lot...
Abandoned Classic Cars Part 2
Hi, please check out my new youtube account The link is here
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfHx2aVJH-6d6RachGF1fA there will be no
classic cars anymore. Sorry :(
Will it Run? Bonus: Live Sounds of Dead Cars
I had a request for some live engine sounds with no music...This is the
same Dodge 230 c.i. flat head 6 chassis running with 2 different bodies on
it. Actually runs pretty good, considering it's been sitting since the
60's, and is still running its original plugs, wires, cap, etc. Thanks for
checking it out.
Abandoned cars in forgotten junkyard
These pictures were taken in May of 2010 in the Michigan woods. The
junkyard is permanently closed and has posted no trespassing signs all over
the place. I spoke to the person who owns the property and was given
special permission to explore. This site covers 120 acres and is packed
with cars from the 1930's on up. I only had an hour to look and it must be
done on foot. Enjoy the pics, places like this just don't exist anymore.
Truely a rare find. Thanks to my buddy Chris for the tip on this hot spot.
BRING EM BACK TO LIFE Ep. 1 - 10 minute trailer
BRING EM BACK TO LIFE Ep. 1
5 Minute Trailer
Join me, Denny Salvage, as we walk down memory lane in our outdoor museums
of automotive history looking for that "Gold Mine" of a parts car or that
restorable "Gem in the Rough". In every episode we highlight several such
treasures. One of these "Gems" comes back to the shop for an upgrade as we
"Bring 'Em Back to Life".
Death of a Cadillac Hearse
This is just one example of the thousands of cars the federal government
ordered scrap yards to crush through the Cash for Clunker Program of 2009.
Lee Hartung Museum Collection
Lee Hartung's estate will have an auction by Auctions America by RM on Nov.
3-5, 2011 in Glenview, IL. Lee was a legendary collector and the
collection has rare automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, police badges,
toys, clocks...anything you can imagine to collect will be there! This
video shows Joe Bortz talking with the various people who are working on
the dismantling of the collection.
1952-53 Ferrari 212 Ghia Cabriolet Barn Find
Watch in HD!
Not sure if this is the recent barn find that was found in Michigan but it
looks pretty darn close. If someone knows more about this car please
comment. Cant wait to see it restored.