How to start a 1912 Cadillac

The 1912 Cadillac is the first automobile in the world to include a starter motor. This is the procedure in starting one and driving away.

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Starting a 1911 Chase Touring Car
Taped at the 2009 AACA Hershey car show. The owner kindly agreed to demonstrate starting his 1911 Chase touring car. Just shows how we take car starting for granted today when it wasn't so easy in years gone by! The Case uses a 3-cylinder, 2-cycle, air-cooled engine. The driver places some gasoline in the priming cups, thus giving each cylinder a shot of fuel for starting. He adjusts the fuel/air mixture and turns on the magneto circuit. The rear of the car is jacked up; not sure why, but he said it makes starting easier.





1907 Renault still on the road and going strong
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1909 Cadillac First Drive First Start in 79 Years
This is a follow up to the earlier 1909 Cadillac first start. Bob took his first drive in his 1909 Cadillac Model 30 touring September 1, 2013. He has owned this car for and been working on the restoration on and off for 46 years. The last time this Cadillac drive under its own power was in 1933, 80 years ago. There are still some bugs to work out, but it moves!. Update, this is the first actual drive for Bob's Cadillac. For the original first start of the engine see the other video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4ZUsd-rqIE





1932 Cadillac V12 STARTS
First attempt to start 1932 Cadillac V12 following restoration of valves, valve train and valve silencers.




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