Watch A 1927 Atlas-Imperial Diesel Tug Boat Engine Start Up – So Many Valves, Knobs, and Handles!

Watch A 1927 Atlas-Imperial Diesel Tug Boat Engine Start Up – So Many Valves, Knobs, and Handles!

There’s something about watching massive old engines start up that we cannot get enough of. While this engine is certainly not the largest thing we have ever showed you and some may even argue that it should not be called “massive” we’re sticking to our guns. This is a fun watch because the guy operating this beast has to know everything about it and seemingly he does. There are nuclear power plants with simpler starting procedures than this old 1927 Atlas-Imperial diesel engine.

The video title claims this to be a tug boat engine but we’re not to sure. Unless it was a really small tug, it just does not seem logical that this was an engine that had the power to move both a tug sized vessel and another one at the same time. Then again we could be wrong and Atlas-Imperial engines were known as some of the finest diesels ever made during their era. There are some people who say that they remain some of the finest diesels ever built right to this day. We are not entirely sure what caused the death of the Atlas-Imperial company in the early 1950s but for a couple of decades prior, they were among the world leader in the diesel business.

The engine being fired and running here is a three cylinder piece and it seems as though compressed air is the method being used to spin it over. When you see the work that this guy has to do with valves, handles, pumps, and other stuff to get the engine back in firing mode you’ll be amazed that he can remember it all! Also, it is a little creepy about how much the trailer is rocking and heaving while it gets up to running speed. To his credit the operator stands in there.

Lots of exposed moving parts, great noise and cool history. Yes, this rules.

HOW TO RUST PROOF YOUR TRUCK OR CAR FAST AND CHEAP

HOW TO RUST PROOF YOUR TRUCK OR CAR FAST AND CHEAP

Among the most nagging things that come along with the hobby of working on a car or truck, rust definitely has to be near the top of that list. It’s something that is difficult to prevent and when you have an infestation, it can really spread like wildfire, making things a lot more difficult.

When you just want to get out there and wrench on your vehicle to add go-fast parts to it but also have to deal with all of the rust, it really adds another element into the equation to consider to spend your time and money making sure that it isn’t an issue.RUST PROOF YOUR TRUCK OR CAR

This time, we take the time to check out a video that shows off one man’s method of rustproofing a car or truck in a fast and cheap way that he thinks could be effective.

Now, this is definitely one of the many ways to do it as you should probably look into what other ways are possible before proceeding but if you have an area that’s clean and clear of any rust, doing something like this could potentially be a good way to make sure that you don’t have to deal with that in the future, knocking out that pesky substance that you will probably have to address in the long run, anyway.

Check out the video below to see how this undercoating works and what exactly this individual thinks of how the ideal way to shield yourself from rust might look like.

When it comes down to it, whether or not you end up using this method, looking into some way to protect her vehicle from rust could end up being an incredibly smart decision in the long run that might just put more money in your pocket.

Watch These 10 Awesome Radial Engines And All Of Their Glorious Specs

Watch These 10 Awesome Radial Engines And All Of Their Glorious Specs

Radial engines may have had their day in the sun before turbines came into the picture and kind of took over the world of aviation but we still love them. Even the small ones are pretty big and boy can they make some power. This video looks at 10 of the best radial engines ever built from all over the world and doesn’t just show them, it actually gives the specs and history behind each one. This is not necessarily a grouping of the biggest and most powerful engines but rather some of the most durable, long-lasting, and largest volume ones ever as well.

There’s nothing like the sound that a radial engine makes, especially one that has a centrifugal supercharger on it like some of those that you will see here. The stories of servicing the multi-row engines used in big WWII era planes are pretty amazing. If the starting procedure failed there would be nearly five dozen plugs to change and multiple hours of work to change them. The way the exhaust comes off of the cylinders in the multiple row engines is also amazing and it gives the engine a really neat look as well.

____ If you love engines of the piston type, you will love this video. Bore and stroke, horsepower, applications, history, and more, this has a little something to tickle everyone’s gearhead fancy.

Mechanical Failure Completely Separated The Cab From the Frame of a ’02 Chevrolet Silverado

Mechanical Failure Caused The Cab Completely Separated From the Frame

The body mounts of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup failed after a mechanical failure caused the driver to lose control of the truck. The end result is that photo you see above: the cab completely separated from the frame.

This happened in Pelham, New Hampshire, police responded to a report of a “vehicle rollover,” which, We guess, is sort of applicable in this situation. According to the Pelham Police Department’s press release, the 21 year-old driver “felt the steering wheel begin to shake just prior to losing control.”

Mechanical Failure Completely Separated Chevrolet Silverado

Mechanical Failure Completely Separated Chevrolet Silverado

A crash ensued, and when police arrived the truck’s cab “was completely separated from the frame.” Luckily, the occupant was able to just crawl out of the truck with only minor injuries, which—as the Pelham Police Department’s Facebook page puts it—makes her “very lucky.”

Mechanical Failure Completely Separated Chevrolet Silverado

Classic VW Van Starts Breathing After 31 Years in a field!!

Classic VW Van Starts Breathing After 31 Years in a field!!

These days it is popular to find old and abandoned vehicles in yards and re-live them again. At times, you might be able to find a true GEM, but often the vehicles are in terrible condition and require great work to be turned back to life.

In the following video you are about to see that i.e. the classic VW bus found in a yard. The condition in which they find the bus is terrible, it is rusted all over.

_____ Using a high-compression blower, they blow off all the dust and dirt stuck into the engine. After wiring the bus, it takes multiple attempts to get the engine running, but after awhile they manage to start it. What do you think, will they be able to restore it completely?

FIRE BREATHING 25,000HP! TWIN JET ENGINE ’40 FORD FIRE TRUCK

FIRE BREATHING 25,000HP! TWIN JET ENGINE ’40 FORD FIRE TRUCK 

Mark Smith’s U.S. Fire Force ’40 Ford Fire Truck Twin Rolls Royce Viper Jet Engines 25,000 Combined HP. This thing burns about 4 gallons per second when afterburner is lit. Tube Chassis with 3 main frame rails.

6 Wheel brakes with dual twin piston calipers on each wheel. 3 Air brakes, 2- 16ft ring slot parachutes and 1 emergency 3 panel 12 ft chute.

______ Weighs 7,200lbs. Currently Holds Jet Truck World Record at 407mph and wows the crowd Saturday Night at Cordova 61st Annual World Series of Drag Racing 8-23-14 with a fiery pass of 8.23@195.30mph. Watch it..