RUN AWAY Detroit Diesel! 453-T
DD 453-T runs away! rack gets stuck on valve cover. almost lost some fingers too, it was all i could find. F'ed up new turbo compressor wheel, was only damage thankfully!
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!
Now, my blog is in English, passes and leaves a comment, thank you!
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
8V53T Detroit Diesel first start
Engine is for sale,
Serious inquires only please, listed at this link, you need to be registered to see classifieds (it's free, and a great forum anyhow)
First start in several years, it's a new engine to me and had been sitting a long time before I got it.
It is an 8V53T even though it appears to be only an 8V53.... I removed the turbo for now but it'll go back on soon. You can look forward to a another video as a true 8V53T!
Extreme Engine Failure
This engine was donated to a school's automotive program, had outlived its usefulness, and was scheduled to be sent to the junkyard. By contractual law, it had to be destroyed or re-donated once we were done with it. It could not be sold or parted out. This video was part of a recruiting video hence the music. I'm working on posting the original clip without the music.