My new mental patient channel on Youtubes is ViceGrip Garage.
I can watch this dude all day.
What he does is find abandoned relics, gets them running, and drives them home. Usually. Although one episode he got beaten by an F-250 that spent way to long rotting.
Why do I like this?
First and foremost, until relatively recently, all I drove were beaters. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up a ride for free or cheap, drove the crap out of it, and sold it for a modest profit. The three best I’ve had were Oldsmobiles with the Rocket motors. A 1972 98 that I paid $200 for, a 1975 delta 88 and a 1973 Cutlass I got for free were the best. I spent less that $100 for water pumps, hoses, and big tune-up, and drove all three until I was sick of them.
The two most recent were a 1994 DeVille, which was the devil’s spawn and a 1983 Chevy van , dubbed the ‘mobile love palace’ that I shouldn’t have given up. I’m in the market now for an older truck, but they are rare and pricey.
But I’ve had more than one like this:
Long ago, My roommate and I bought a 1964 Cadillac Hearse with a frozen motor for $300. We got the motor unstuck and purring, just like in the video here. Sort of tells you how well these motors built out of good old American pig-iron were built.
I love the guy’s style:
- “Will it work I don’t know”.
- “That’s Factreee” – when it’s clearly a kludge.
- “So I did the right thing….” and did the exact opposite.
- “That should be fine probably not” when he sees something destroyed.
Check it out. I’ve watched every one.
Makes me want to score another beater. We’ll see.