1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here:
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:
Here's a recent one driving in the snow:
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013:
Bryce Canyon in February 2013:
Milford, Utah in December 2012:
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012:
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012:
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012:
Death Valley in February 2012:
Pike's Peak in July 2011:
Route 66 in April 2010:
$200 RX7 First Start Up
1984 Mazda RX7 bought for $200 first start up after being parked for 4
years. And yes, it's running on 4 year old gas too (with a little help
from some starter fluid)
Starting the Old Cold Forgotten Buick
Oh boy. At least seven attempts later...it finally started. It ran and
drove pretty good for a free car. The spark plugs came from the white car
(see my other videos). I'll need to get a battery and see if I can fix the
power steering leak.
We drag 3 model A fords out of a barn in Ga
Rare Bugatti Pulled From Lake After 73 Years.
Raw: A rare Bugatti that lay at the bottom of a lake for 73 years is set to
fetch over 80,000 pounds at auction-the price of a brand new luxury motor.
The legendary car was dumped in the water in 1936 by a frustrated Swiss
official because the owner had abandoned it without paying the import tax.
The value of the car was less than the money owed and the customs officer
was compelled to destr More..oy it.
Thus, he drove it over the Italian border to nearby Lake Maggiore - and
pushed it into the deep waters.
The story became part of folklore in the nearby town of Ascona as locals
debated whether the car actually existed.
After 30 years, the truth emerged after a keen diver rediscovered the
Bugatti lying on its side 160 feet down at the bottom of the lake.
Since then, members of the local diving club regularly visited it and last
year decided to raise it and sell it for a local charity.
Surprisingly, there was still air in the tyres and traces of the original
Bugatti blue paint on the bodywork.
It is believed that 20 per cent of the vehicle is salvageable and
collectors and museums are likely to be keen to buy it.
"We've offered a few things in our time in the motoring department, but
nothing like this," the Sun quoted James Knight, of auctioneers Bonhams, as
"Sometimes we get cars that have been hidden in barns for years, but never
have we had one that's spent 70 years at the bottom of a lake," he added.
The proceeds from the car's sell will be donated to the Damiano Tamagni
The Type 22 Bugatti, built in 1925, had four cylinders, a 1.5 litre engine
and reach almost 100mph.
It was a touring two-seater with no roof and was very lightweight.
The sale is on January 23 at the Bonhams Retromobile sale in France.
1967 Chrysler Newport First Start After Sitting For 20 Years
I went to check out this car because it was advertised as having a
"valuable 440" which I wanted to rebuild and put in my 73 Challenger. When
I got there I found out it was a 383 2 bbl car in incredible shape with
69990 original miles. It had belonged to his grandfather and was parked in
1990/1991 and never started since, nor was it ever registered in anyone
else's name, so I am technically the second owner. It wasn't what I came
for but I had to take it home.
This is a video diary of getting this great old girl running and will
probably only be enjoyed by true car enthusiasts.
November 28, 2012 Update: I haven't been here in quite a while and at
first I was a bit dismayed that there are so many lonely aholes in our
world and how they tend to flock to the internet. I considered pulling the
video but realized there are many people who enjoyed it and that is who I
posted it for.
To all of those experts who know so much more than the rest of us please
keep your negative comments to yourself.
To those of you who say I should have done more before trying to start, I
- The previous owner had pulled the car out of the field with a tractor and
his buddy "may have" put the car in gear to slow it down. If the rings
were rusted the engine could have been destroyed by that action alone,
there was some resistance when I turned the crank pulley over by hand and I
was surprised it turned over that easily, but with the engine sitting that
long the rings would not be sealing to build up pressure in the cylinders.
Therefore I concluded that there was no rusting/seizing so no risk of
cylinder wall damage, or that the engine was possibly toast due to
- The oil was not milky, still "felt" oily and I only planned on running
the engine 2-3 minutes to get it off the trailer and onto my hoist to do
all the fluids, so I determined it had enough viscosity left to protect it
for a short period of time.
- Even an old fuel filter will stop any major contaminants from reaching
the carb. So why spend a bunch of money, with the steps I took the chance
of me causing any damage at all was miniscule.
For those who were so concerned about our safety, come on. We grew up on a
farm before the days of fuel injection and many farm vehicles do not get
regularly started so this is a very common practice. The risk is MINIMAL
and calculated, note that there is a fire extinguisher at 8:43 in the lower
left corner on the trailer. The jerry can is very full by design, gas
liquid does not ignite but the vapours do, note that when the gas starts to
come out of the spigot that the top of the jerry can is full of gas, not
fumes! I don't believe at any time was my brothers face over the carb,
these big old girls are so big you pretty well have to stand in the engine
compartment to do that. We did our best to slowly feed the engine as
little gas as possible to avoid flooding the engine and possibly causing
her to backfire.
Anyways, I guess I shouldn't feel like I need to defend myself against a
bunch of morons who obviously have nothing better to do with their time
than to creep youtube videos so they can leave moronic comments that allow
them to feel all high and mighty ... but at least it might stop a few from
wasting our time as we try to enjoy videos of common interest.
Thanks to all for the positive comments and feedback.
'56 White 9000TD: First Start in 18 Years
It took my brother, my dad, and myself the better part of a day to get
everything tuned up and repaired so that we could fire up my 1956 White
9000TD for the first time in 18 years. It only took two sniffs of ether
(one for each start up) to get it running. We ran it for almost an hour
while checking over everything, starting and stopping it to see how it
started on diesel only, to fill the oil system back up, and to check out
the hydraulics (no clutch yet, started it up with the hydraulics in gear).
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.
1959 C1 Corvette Barn Car Unveiled
More of our story on www.vette59.com!
Katharine and her dad "uncover" their Corvette after 25 years of storage in
the barn. This is the first step in getting the car back on the road. The
'vette was purchased by Barry in 1970 from the original owner, and went
into retirement when kids came along. The two are putting her back in
road-ready condition, no NCRS untouchable flatbed riders here.