First Engine Start FW190
FW190A-8 Werknummer 173056 quickly roared to life Sept. 21, 2009 after 8
1/2 years of restoration work on the four major components of 173056: Tail,
fuselage, wings and engine. Located at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport at PAI
Aero, this restoration is a project of Don and Linda Hansens engineering
company. The engine was started but shut down quickly as a precaution due
to lack of oil pressure indication - found later to be an incorrect
pressure sender. Major Frank Hohmann from Flug-Werk in Gammelsdorf, Germany
worked intently for most of September, as did Don Hansen and crew Rusty
Gautreaux, Danny Trogé and Stephen Hansen to complete engine rigging. This
de-preservation/pre-oiling run was a smoky success, with the 2000HP Ash82T
engine starting instantly on the first try after 30 years in storage. The
first flight is planned for Summer, 2010.
1928 Buick Country Club Coupe 1st Start in 50 Years
My Great Grandfather bought this car in 1929 from the Buick dealer in
Perryman, Md. with only a few hundred miles on it. He paid $900 for it, a
hefty sum considering most new cars at the time were under $400. He was the
last one to hear it run until today. By the way, I could not tell while
looking through the camera if the lights were on or off.
Restoring our 1948 Allis Chalmers C_0001.wmv
This video covers a litte more than a year in time from when we got the C,
fixed the stuck engine, restored it with parts and help from a few tractor
club members and took it to it's first show almost a year to the day later.
We use this tractor regularly and our kids love to drive or ride on it.
This tractor was restored for our youngest daughter Hailey who is driving
it in it's first show.
Music by Kay Kyser, The Woody Woodpecker song. This was a Billboard #1 hit
AC & Allis Chalmers are trademarks of AGCO.
Allis Chalmers B Restoration Time Lapse
Lee J. Sackett restores antique tractors for customers all over the USA.
This is a time lapse video of the painting and assembly of a 1939 Allis
Chalmers model B tractor.
Jordan Allis B Plowing
We are restoring this tractor for our customer, Lyle Jordan. Once we go
through all of the mechanical work, we will sand blast, prime, and paint
all of the parts. Re-assembly is scheduled to occur at the 2011 Gathering
of the Orange in Hutchinson, MN. Visit our website www.leejsackett.com for
more information about us.
Tractors of Paris
A unique collection of rusty old tractors outside Paris, Texas. An
Additional info as of November 2012: Things have changed!! See the new
movie "Tractors of Paris 2012" at http://youtu.be/2vHpM5Yrj6w
1950's Allis-Chalmers promotional film for WD-45 tractors
This is a promotional 16mm. film showing how the tractors are made in the
factory and their special features. The film is entitled "A New High". It
is slightly longer than 10 minutes so the last part will be in a separate