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!
Vauxhall 10 - First start in 41 years
I'm afraid this is now for sale. Have a look at eBay and you will see -
have a bid if you would like to own it. I'm afraid I just don't have time
to do the work (and won't be hppy with a rough job if I rushed it) so it
will have to go. See http://www.abs-zero.com (click through to 'the old
site') and also the listing on eBay at
9pm on Wed 24th July 2013).
Thank you to everyone who has looked at this and taken the time to write a
nice comment - they really have been appreciated. :-)
I still own the other Vauxhall 10 and will keep that a while longer as it's
already part restored. If anyone wants to see it, I'll make a similar
video and upload it. My plan to have two Vx10 cars restored to pass on to
my two boys will have to wait a while... :-)
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!
Al Capone's Armored Cadillac
This is a short film I made in 2009 for Bonhams & Butterfields to highlight
a very special car going up for auction. This is the only car that's been
proven to have been owned by Al Capone!
The song is "Diga Diga Doo" by The Mills Brothers, recorded in 1932.
We drag 3 model A fords out of a barn in Ga
1936 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine Bullet Proof Barn Find! Time Capsule so cool! Gangster?
Far from a Mustang but way
too cool not to post. 1936 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine Bullet
Proof Barn Find! Time Capsule soo cool!
Series 60. 452-cid, 185-hp OHV V-16 engine, three-speed manual transmission
Special build limo with inch thick glass and carefully drilled gun ports in
front, side and back windows
In deteriorated condition and ready for a complete full restoration
Chassis no. 5100136
Body Style 6075
Body no. 356
Series 60. 452-cid, 185-hp OHV V-16 engine, three-speed manual
transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with
semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel vacuum-assisted mechanical drum
brakes. Wheelbase: 154-inches.
At first glance, this car looks like an armored limousine, with inch-thick
glass and carefully-drilled gun ports. On closer examination, however, it
gets more and more curious.
The Cadillac build records call it "Fltwd Limo," body style 6275, number
356, and indicate it was ordered by the Chicago branch on February 21,
1935. Painted Thessalon Green, it had black leather in the front
compartment and Wiese brown vogue weave broadcloth in the rear. Fitted with
six wire wheels, two of them in fender wells, it had a radio in the rear
compartment and a flexible steering wheel. There is a further notation
about "Special Fleetwood Body Order 310," the details of which are lost to
The online Cadillac Data Base, a meticulous compilation by historian Yann
Saunders, gives production figures for Style 6275 as nine in 1934 and just
seven in 1935, exclusive of those given suffixes as sedans, formal
limousines or limousines with increased headroom. The bodies were the same
as the flat-windshield limousine Style 6075, whose Fisher body tags they
285 Ton Oversize Load Putting A Flat Spot In The Roosevelt Lake Bridge
It was just after 7am. on August 16th, 2011, when this 285 ton anode made
it's way over the Roosevelt Lake Bridge on Arizona Highway 188. This anode
was on the final leg of it's long slow journey from Salt Lake City to the
Freeport-McMoRan copper and gold mine in Miami, Arizona. It was reported
that the anode weighed 285 tons and it's tranport rig stretched 225 feet.
Proof that this was a heavy load can be seen as the load progresses across
the bridge. Watch the concrete walls and the fencing on them and you will
see their upward arch flatten out as the load crosses!
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
Original Barn find 1968 GT500 Shelby
This car is completely original down to the tires! This one of a kind find
has never been washed since resurfacing from an undisclosed location in
Georgia. This Shelby is a true barn find and yes, it does start and is
driven on and off it's enclosed trailer to various car shows. The seats
have been changed back to the original ones that came in the car along with
all the SHELBY letters that are missing. The car is a rare automatic.
The Barn Finders (The Forgotten 50s)
This is the first series of a spin off of rotting calgarian iron from my
other channel (badgerbuddy). its called the barn finders. today featuring
great cars of the 1950s such as a 55 bel air, 51 ford, 58 Biscayenne, 59
parisienne, and two 59 impalas. this episode was filmed in and near
calgary alberta by ryan sardachuk. enjoy