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 did.
- 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 "transmission/engine braking"
- 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 waits
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".
356 Barn Finds Somewhere in Switzerland
The magazine "Devoted to Stick Shift and Rear-Wheel Drive". Please feel free to visit us and our blog slicing up automotive irreverence at http://motorcarmarket.com.
Cars You Didn't Know Existed
Some Cars you have never seen before!! KEEP READING !!!!!!
yes i know the Veyron is now called the grandsport but it didn't exist when i made the film.
and before you comment on my ability to speak your language (English) please remember that i speak Danish - Swedish - Norweigan - French - German - English and a little Spanish - when you speak 7 languages you have to make some mistakes sometimes. so if i make a little mistake in my spelling please let me know how mature you are by calling me a sucker and my mom is a whore and you have fucked my sister etc. thank you. if you dont like the film comment on what i could have done better instead of calling me a bitch whore asshole etc.
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.
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...
Harris Auto Salvage - Crushing Season 2011 - Part 1
Harris Auto Salvage in Lebanon,TN is crushing again! Here's a video series showing some of the vehicles we scrapped out. Brought to you by Harris Auto Salvage , Imperial Auto Salvage , and yours truely! (ME)
Doc Hudson Hornet shows his real driving
The Hudson Hornet is an automobile that was produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan between 1951 and 1954. The Hornet was also built by American Motors Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin and marketed under the Hudson brand between 1955 and 1957.
The Hornet "dominated stock car racing in the early-1950s, when stock car racers actually raced stock cars."
During 1952, Hornets driven by Marshall Teague, Herb Thomas and Tim Flock won 27 NASCAR races driving for the Hudson team. In AAA racing, Teague drove a stock Hornet that he called the Fabulous Hudson Hornet to 14 wins during the season. This brought the Hornet's season record to 40 wins in 48 events, a winning percentage of 83%.
Overall, Hudson won 27 of the 34 NASCAR Grand National races in 1952, followed by 22 of 37 in 1953, and 17 of 37 in 1954 — "an incredible accomplishment, especially from a car that had some legitimate luxury credentials."
In the 2006 film Cars, Paul Newman provides the voice of a Hornet named Doc Hudson, aka the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, who in the 1950s won three straight "Piston Cups" and set the standing record of 27 wins in a single season (the same number of NASCAR races won by Hornets in the real 1952 season).
Disclaimer: I do not claim any rights to this clip, all rights belong to Pixar Animation Studios and Disney.