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Ed Bolian of Vinwiki finds a moldy Ford GT that was sitting for 15 years

Started by deathsled, July 09, 2024, 08:44:59 PM

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I never understood the surrounding of a car with detritus and piling up cardboard, newspapers and buckets over the bodywork.  The thing sounded ghastly on startup.  I wonder what efforts they made to drain the gas tank and prime the engine beforehand.  Seemingly none.
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I must have missed the part where they checked oil and coolant levels and condition.

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Quote from: deathsled on July 09, 2024, 08:44:59 PM

I never understood the surrounding of a car with detritus and piling up cardboard, newspapers and buckets over the bodywork.  The thing sounded ghastly on startup.  I wonder what efforts they made to drain the gas tank and prime the engine beforehand.  Seemingly none.

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Quote from: pbf777 on July 10, 2024, 11:14:14 AMLook, when the full-body hazmat suits came out I couldn't watch anymore!   ::)

    Scott.

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Quote from: DavidGT40 on July 10, 2024, 01:09:36 PMLooks a little set up to me.

Comonman staged ?????


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The engine timbre sounded too awful to be staged.  Staged unlikely but one never can be sure these days.  Entertaining for me regardless.
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There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
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Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Quote from: pbf777 on July 10, 2024, 11:14:14 AM.... when the full-body hazmat suits came out

Runs bad and has mold - how long did it sit at the bottom of the lake?
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Quote from: pbf777 on July 10, 2024, 11:14:14 AMLook, when the full-body hazmat suits came out I couldn't watch anymore!   ::)

    Scott.
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Below is what I posted over on the FGT site. (And yeah, that trip into Home Depot sure looked like an advertising payoff. Doesn't everyone know what a Home Depot looks like? Did they really need to spend the time on that?)

I don't know who these guys are (I'm happily old and out of touch with "influencers") but Mr Green Shoes & his buddy dressed-up in "Hazmat gear" and then stood around the car breathing in all of its flora before putting on their masks.

To me, finding an 18-year-old car in a garage that's really not as messy as a lot of them, doesn't really qualify as a "barn find". It's more likely the result of someone dying and the property (and GT) sitting idle for a bunch of years in a humid environment.

That guess made...what's the full story, YouTube guys? Would be interesting to know how that GT got there, whose house it is, and how many miles are on the car. Like, check the CarFax and let us know...was it a one-owner car? Where was it originally sold? The last time it was registered?

I realize that TV guys (I worked in that industry for a long time) occasionally have to gin-up excitement, for the benefit of the drooling viewers, but to start the engine (without checking any fluids, or flushing out the old gasoline) is a VERY BAD IDEA.

Then, to rev it while it sounds like it's in limp-home mode, and try to drive it up that steep driveway is plain ol' stupid.

So, I'm hoping there's more to the story than just what they showed. I haven't searched around for previous, or later-date, videos. So, perhaps they did actually do the right thing with fluids before starting it.

That old battery in the car sure had a lot of juice in it. Hmmmmmm...
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Quote from: Side-Oilers on July 11, 2024, 01:39:33 AM
To me, finding an 18-year-old car in a garage that's really not as messy as a lot of them, doesn't really qualify as a "barn find". It's more likely the result of someone dying and the property (and GT) sitting idle for a bunch of years in a humid environment.

That guess made...what's the full story, YouTube guys? Would be interesting to know how that GT got there, whose house it is, and how many miles are on the car. Like, check the CarFax and let us know...was it a one-owner car? Where was it originally sold? The last time it was registered?

I realize that TV guys (I worked in that industry for a long time) occasionally have to gin-up excitement, for the benefit of the drooling viewers, but to start the engine (without checking any fluids, or flushing out the old gasoline) is a VERY BAD IDEA.

Then, to rev it while it sounds like it's in limp-home mode, and try to drive it up that steep driveway is plain ol' stupid.

So, I'm hoping there's more to the story than just what they showed. I haven't searched around for previous, or later-date, videos. So, perhaps they did actually do the right thing with fluids before starting it.

That old battery in the car sure had a lot of juice in it. Hmmmmmm...


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