It turns out that there is a series of extremely entertaining videos, centered on a neglected fastback of the 1965 Ford Mustang, which has not been broadcast for 44 years. Yes, 44 years. Get ready for a high-quality tear and a strong history of outsiders.
There is something in the fate of a shredder who is trying to bring back to life a dead machine to which I can not resist. I find myself on the edge of my seat, prompting the mechanic to use his key as a defibrillator to revive the heart of a classic piece of automotive history, anxious to know if there is hope.
It was this uncertainty that made the revival of the JunkyardDigs' 26-year-old Ford F-250 from 1965 such an entertaining activity, and that's what makes YouTuber classic's "Fastback Revival" series fundamentally irresistible:
The first video begins with an introduction to the Texas Mustang, installed since 1975, and an attempt to turn the 289-cubic-inch (or 4.7-liter, modern-day) V8 engine by hand through the crankshaft pulley. The good news is that the engine runs almost all the time, although it stops, because something seems to block the upward movement of a piston.
The problem is the settlement of exhaust manifolds, intake manifolds, valve covers, rockers and pushers, as well as accessories: there is a thick layer of foam on the piston of the cylinder two . But after cleaning this up, the heads and cylinders, the keys start to rise.
The second part is essentially a continuation of the reassembly. Canada-based mechanics working in cold weather are launching a new water pump after handling blocked and even broken bolts. They open a new starter, connect a new fuel pump, install exhaust manifolds, bolt the intake. collector, and overcome this collector with a glorious four-body carburetor.
In the final video, the host creates a fuel line to connect the pump to the carburetor, installs the ignition system, positions itself on a new set of points, installs the radiator and fan, slides the belt Trapezoidal on the pulleys, connects the battery and loosens the distributor to adjust the ignition setting.
With all that done, the world is blessed with a moment of American V8 glory: the 289 lights up and idlers.
The entire video series contains (aside from the scene where someone sprays the starting liquid in a starter motor) then places his hand on the carburetor (I do not recommend it), filled with a lot of heartbreaking goodness and resourceful. Mechanics remove used parts from a car, use a used oil collector, the host builds his own fuel supply joint instead of buying one, and he curves the fuel line himself instead of buying a prefabricated one. In addition, the team couples all intake bolts to specifications and even decides to use carbide studs of the proper size instead of just stacking washers.
It's just a good tear for a fascinating automotive enthusiast. And I dig that.