Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBe8KWTM3qQ
For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U
For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here: http://s1059.photobucket.com/albums/t424/craigmca/Old%20Henry/?albumview=slideshow
Here's a recent one driving in the snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VONZdWVH6A4
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99523
Bryce Canyon in February 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97822
Milford, Utah in December 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=93137
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=89080
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83966
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72864
Death Valley in February 2012: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62705
Pike's Peak in July 2011: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19141
Route 66 in April 2010: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57511
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!
1,4 Million KM Mercedes 300D Sat 7 Years
Was put away in 2003 because of rust and the engine was worn, it didn't start in the winters and it smoked real bad. It sat for 7 years another place, so it was moved to this place, but not started because we used a truck. Over the 7 years we lost the key for it, so I had to redneck wire the glowplugs and starter.
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1927 REO Truck - Slide Pack
I'm working on an old 1927 REO truck that has been left open to the weather for many years and as a result is in a fairly poor state. However it is not past the point where it cannot be restored, so join me on a journey to see if I can get it back on the road.
1978 Peterbilt 359 started up after 8 years of sitting
My old Peterbilt had been sitting for 8 years. We thought we had better fire it up before any more time went by, so we primed the fuel lines with fuel and rounded up four old car batteries, gave the glow plugs 20 seconds to warm things up - - - and she fired right up - - this is Part 1 - - first firing after 8 years. It is a Cat 3406-A engine
Waking up a 1949 Lanz Bulldog
The Lanz Bulldog in museum De Locht, Melderslo, Netherlands. Start the engine after a sleep of more than 20 years! Watch my other video if you need a smoother engine!
1867 Otto Langen Serial Number 1 Startup, Run & Shutdown
The very first one - A longer video here of the 1867 Serial Number 1 engine being started at the Technikum in May of 2008
Fuel is by synthetic town gas, a mixture of H2, Methane and CO. It is nothing short of amazing that it still exists and is believed to be the earliest operating internal combustion in the world. This rare moment was filmed by myself at Deutz and has been posted here with their permission.
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We drag 3 model A fords out of a barn in Ga