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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Starting a Citroen DS after a 27 year rest...
This car was off the road for 27 years. The engine came from the other DS
(See video "Engine swap...") which was also off the road for about 20
I borrowed the "Sweet" from Dave's Farm (Thanks Dave). I hope he's not
gonna sue me :oD
If you work on cars and you don't know davesfarm, you are missing
For more details about this job: http://makingadsoutof2.blogspot.com/
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!