1919 Buick First start since 1952
This is the first startup of this 1919 buick six roadster that had been sitting in a barn in ohio since 1952. It was parked there with a bad differential. My boss bought it on Ebay and i gently disassembled the engine, cleaned out the 50+ year old oil, freed up the piston rings and put it back together. I had to substitute a newer coil to get a strong spark and had manually filled the float bowl of the carburetor. No fuel pump was hooked up or water in the engine hence the short run time. This is a very cool early overhead valve engine with an aluminum crankcase,cast iron cylinder block, roller tappets, exposed valvetrain, zero gap piston rings, and electric start. This car had about 14,000 miles on the odometer. Enjoy the video! Check out my other video/slide show for engine disassembly pictures.
Vauxhall 10 - First start in 41 years
My new project - I bought this in September 2008 as a barn find - it had been stored in a barn for over 40 years. This is the first time anyone has attempted to run it, note the 6V electrical system being Boosted by a 12V jump pack - OK for short periods if the 6V battery is good.
The fuel system is still unproven at this point, so running was achieved by pouring a small amount of fuel directly down the carburettor - there's no reason why it shouldn't fire up straight away in normal use, but here it presumably starts out flooded. Oh the joys of carburettored engines!
International RC180 Leaves garage
1955 International Harvester RC180 road tractor. Very rare truck. Spent it's working years in the San Jose area. Got parked 5 years ago right across from the Oakland coliseum. When I came across it, I was told it was "running when parked"(haha, famous last words in old truck collecting). The motor was rusted solid and we had to pull the head and the pan; then to beat it like the proverbial rented mule/red headed stepchild,etc until the pistons moved again. And they did/do. Lots more to do; no brakes, leaking oil, etc but nice to save an old truck, an old binder. I'd like to get a shorty step deck trailer to load some of my other old trucks and cruise to a show or two. BD308 for you afficianados.
Starting the Old Cold Forgotten Buick
Oh boy. At least seven attempts later...it finally started. It ran and drove pretty good for a free car. The spark plugs came from the white car (see my other videos). I'll need to get a battery and see if I can fix the power steering leak.
We drag 3 model A fords out of a barn in Ga
Fresh Barn Find 69 GTO 4spd
Another new toy 69 GTO fresh barn find. This is a matching numbers WT 400 4spd GTO that has been off the road since 1982. Copyright 2008 minnesota-muscle.com