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1953 Packard Cavalier barn find sitting 25 years. Will it start?!

1953 Packard Cavalier barn find sitting 25 years. Will it start?!
welcome back the old two-stroker youtube channel my name's wayne and today we dragged home more junk so uh let's go for a ride and see what we got eh so you

will

have remembered if you watch this channel much that we got to go through got a chance to go through that huge collector car uh

barn

find

warehouse slash thing over in new york mills and um i told you i was it was going to be an expensive day and it was we dragged home a couple uh but the subject of today's video what we're gonna do here is i bought this sweet little 53

packard

cavalier

out of there and it's like the most complete like all original perfect little car in the place and so i had to have it like it is just a time capsule um it's got a little funky scent to it it's been

sitting

in that

barn

since uh 96 i believe it is an original california car this thing is immaculate rust wise there is none like let's get the light on i'll show you underneath here i've never seen anything like it it is like a brand new car and it might not be the most desirable of all the

packard

s produced but boy is it freaking clean so have a look around it here it's got the sweet drop visor i tell you what that thing made it for me like in between that and like the vent shades like just look at the look on this thing guys i don't know i'm not even a

packard

guy still got california tags on it i'm not even a packer guy and i freaking loved it i was like dude i gotta bring that...
1953 packard cavalier barn find sitting 25 years will it start
thing home it's just got the look so looks like somebody robbed the antenna it was probably a power antenna or something like that and they took it like look at how rust free and straight this car is we're gonna buff this out and see what we got cause this is gonna look so cool it's like perfectly patinaed so a little bit on the inside here we got crank windows it's just it's got power steering i believe um it's an automatic which when i looked at it i thought it was a stick because i didn't really look closely when we did that tour you guys could tell i was just kind of glancing over stuff i never expected to come home with anything um but you know here we are so my major dilemma with this car is the ignition switch is gone and i don't have one for it it don't have a bezel or nothing like somebody just robbed the whole thing oh let's see what we got i haven't even looked at this under here yet so it don't look like there's a ton of wires there to make make happening a couple two three four see if we can't figure out how to hotwire it um boys let's see sun visors headliners all there it's got a couple marks and like the visors and stuff but like you should feel this material it's like leather it's sold it's so i mean how old is this thing at this point i don't know i can't even do the math right now almost 60

years

old it's got to be 58

years

old it's unbelievable um i didn't get...
1953 packard cavalier barn find sitting 25 years will it start
keys with it just that key that's in the glove box and that thing don't do nothing for anything else oh window does work back here oh when the vent window opens that's pretty cool that's really cool i've never had a

packard

guys well until the other day does this fold down yeah i think it does oh yeah look like must be some kid had it in california and tried to put speakers in it that's pretty wild freaking ashtray lighter very cool oh i'm itching to get into this trunk fellas this is a door shot there's a little bit of a view from the back you see still it was staggered last in 96 california um and it's been inside that guy's

barn

ever since then i have to get a tail light for it but for the most part it's all here i do have the other two hubcaps are inside the car but like look at her huh it's just like the coolest freaking thing that one's a little stiff we'll have to lube that but it at least isn't off the track or nothing wow it's just so freaking cool i i can't get over this so this key like acts like it goes in there and i lubed it yesterday but it i can't get that to do anything so i'm not really sure what the deal is there this looks like a little lasher no way what is that three cent stand five cent stamp what are these from christmas sick i must say help children boy if that isn't situationally appropriate for me huh god i'm an idiot so man that visor's just gangster good...
1953 packard cavalier barn find sitting 25 years will it start
release down here and then one little lever maybe come on oh girl oh so here's my dilemma with this thing i didn't notice so yesterday it's missing a hood spring and that one don't look great so i gotta like hold the hood but look at how freaking untouched this thing is for the most part they look like somebody might i don't know if that's the right carb for that the hat fits though so maybe it is hell i don't know um what do we got for a battery i believe these are six volt cars oh so i'm not real sure look at the freaking power steering i can't believe it has power steering it's so nice um i checked the oil there is oil in it or at least something that resembles oil but there's no cooling in it um that's really as far as i got it looks like it's been dry for some time so i guess we'll have to investigate that but the wiring is not great but at least it's there uh god i wish i would stay open i should have brought a freaking trunk stick um i really need to know if this is a friggin 8 volt what's 8 volt battery what does that even mean oh no i mean such a thing oops 8-2 i don't know what that means but it's got to be a volt oh gosh what's heavy boys ah maybe can we tell by the jenny i thought that this eightfold a coil says eight volt on it this thing's probably going to crush me i can't tell if that's a six or eight ouch um i don't know what that says can you guys read it so anyway...
project for today is to get a battery and uh see what we got here um this thing is killing me hang on let me get something for this hood because that's gonna it's gonna kill somebody namely me look how freaking low they are boys they just did a loop over hopefully they come back around nope man they come by real low like god i feel like i could have freaking touched a plane oh there's another one busy today freaking air traffic control man i have to friggin get a tower or something sick anyway back to what i was yabbering about what i did here was the old parts car over there this one has wood springs that one had hood springs but the hood hinges weren't even hooked up to the hood so it was a no-brainer i took the springs off this thing works mint now um the one that was on here was wrong it wasn't right for the car believe it or not these hinges are identical to the ones on the 56. uh so that's pretty cool so now we just got to continue figuring out whether it's six volt or 12 volt i've never heard of eight volt before i don't really know what that means oh i just noticed something i know where the coolant went right there can you see that i noticed it because i was looking down at the block and look what's laying right here pop must have came right out of there i wonder if it's correct hopefully not let's uh let's see if there's any more water in it it shouldn't be but this is looks like somebody put a training...
cooler on that i doubt that's factory um what was i doing there's a radiator drain but hopefully let's get pliers little baby give me a hard time there we go oh yeah freaking know it people are idiots i don't think there's enough in there to hurt anything but that's because that freeze plop freeze plug it already popped out hopefully hopefully a block ain't cracked it doesn't look good though i don't see anything worrisome in there i guess we'll see we'll put some we'll put this freeze plug back in it and pound it back in at least it's right here but uh yeah this guy was kind of a bobo like the problem was with with a lot of these cars anything uh anything that had water in it so this the building that i pulled out from was climate controlled for like ever and then two

years

ago they pulled the power and they pulled the gas from the building because the floor was so rotted and as you could see when we walked in they just let the roof go which i mean the whole thing makes no sense to me why would you collect all these cars preserve them and then not fix the building they're in like it's the dumbest thing ever anyway um they disconnected the gas which is the heat because there was a well there's a big gas main right under the floor in a spot in the back of the building where the floor was letting go and there's cars on top of it so they instead of they were worried about a car going through the gas line and...
probably blowing the whole neighborhood up so they unplugged this idiot so they unplugged the or they did they disconnected the gas to the building and from the roof leaking so bad also the basement was so wet all the electrical panels were underwater so why you would ever let this kind of stuff go is beyond me but anyway we're gonna have to this is california car california you could totally get away with running water in the cooling system it doesn't hurt anything i mean other than like being rusty there's no conditioners in it or anything like that it'll never freeze like you're not gonna hurt the car doing that um so i'm sure it was fine when we parked it in there and then the bobos let the damn everything freeze so that's okay i think we're all right i'm not worried

find

out here in a minute what we'll do is uh we'll hammer that uh what we call it on there um hammer a freeze plug in and i think before we go putting corn in it maybe maybe we'll drag it down to the shop and vacuum test the cooling system or something like that i don't know what we're gonna do yet yeah somebody put that cooler on there and they must i wonder if there was one in the radiator or something there's this lights lined for it i don't know what they look like on these factory you know but we still get water out of that no there ain't no water left in it really i don't think i'll bring the torch out and just freaking heat it...
up make sure so what i'm gonna do is i'm gonna go to the store get a 12 volt or a six volt battery and dump it in here and then this the weird part is does this turn i thought it did yeah it turns over no problem so i don't think it's hurt i don't think it's hurt so yeah i'll get that and then i'll bring you guys back and we'll go from there and see what we're gonna do all right fellas well there's a fleece plug back in uh what i used was a little loctite 515 what do you guys use for something like this that's what i had on hand so that's what it got um put down in the comments what you would use on something like this i'd love to hear it so we're gonna let that set a minute and then i got a bunch of nice warm water you can see it's melting the ice out of the back of my side-by-side here so we

will

uh fill up the radiator and you know the rest of it and see if it holds or if we got a leak anywhere else that we need to worry about um yeah let's take a look take a look at the oil over here oil and the oil is right to the full mark and it looks good so i'm not real concerned i just want to make sure that wow seven quarts that's decent i don't know what this freaking thing um yeah same spot so what we're going to do is i want to make sure that i want to make sure that the water doesn't end up in the friggin basement i don't see anything so what we got down here that is from freezing but...
the good news is i don't see nothing else anywhere looks good even that freeze plug that popped out ain't leaking literally nothing else she's like right topped up now so the only thing that's getting me here is like this radiator is warm nice and warm the block is still cold and i would have thought it would have got a little bit warmer um but the reason i went with hot water is the idea was to as it fills everything and warms it to gets it warm if there's any cracks in anything like the block or anything like that we would see it right away because it would expand so i'm gonna let this sit a little bit it's not really it's not below freezing out here so i'm not real worried about that um so what i'm gonna do is you don't need to just sit here with me for seven hours i'm just gonna keep topping that off until that one jug of water is gone and then i'm gonna call it and uh if it don't got water in the pan or water externally out of the block by then i'm gonna call it a a wind and i'll probably just drain it out uh because it doesn't do me any good the way it is maybe what we'll do is get that radiator soldered quick and new operator hose and then put it back together and go from there ah i have suspicion fellas you got us a leaker water pump that's okay no big deal i had a hunch that was going to happen no freaking way that would what would have been good not

sitting

as long as it has been and not...
with just water in it like that i'm sure the seal surface is all pitted and shitty so that's whatever good news is i don't see anything else like crazy but i'm going to continue to let it set oh i told the old we towed the old unit here into the friggin shop and i just i've got a battery for it i couldn't friggin wait any longer so we got all scotty giving her hell we did a little bit on the fender here and it's like night and day like you could see your friggin reflection so i got high hopes for the door you pull the trigger back out it's like jumping no you want that rag oh my god am i wiping sure oh yeah dude that's gonna be great dude it's gonna like look like something you know it's gonna look like hank dodo that is sick though hell yeah jumper i realize this isn't my usual style usually i like to get them running first but i couldn't help myself i knew this thing was gonna be cool so i'm like all pumped up plus i've been drinking beers all day greg you know what i should do is i should go we should air up that pink one and just drop it off of your house that's a good idea actually i think we'll do that next oh yeah dude this freaking thing is going to be night and day looking at the front rear door dude i think this patina is going to look sick buffed out actually like ghosted right here it looks awesome look at that freaking door boys can you see that yeah you can that's like right day...
different oh the freaking engine crane is like super reflective in this thing look at her dude i freaking love this little car worth the off at least right dude all right i had to show you guys that because i couldn't sit still so all right so we're back out here with everybody's favorite 53 and um got a tip from a packer guy today who was like dude that friggin glove box comes out of the dashboard like a drawer it doesn't doesn't like flip open like we're typically used to in a car i was like oh sweet so he's like take the bolts out of the tracks and then you should be able to wiggle it out if the key won't open it and and you should be able to wiggle it out of there so that's what i did got the glove box open some og dmv paperwork from friggin camifornia look at this thing dude 53 96. huh sick then i found this thing i don't know what that means maybe somebody put a in it nobody knows it's exotic i don't know maybe one of you guys can tell me if this goes to that clock in the dash or if this is like for something else but it kind of seems like it's for this when i found the boot to the coil wire i was looking for this uh this thing looks like it goes the radio but it looks like somebody's already or the i'm sorry the heater but it looks like somebody already replaced that this looks like it's to a wiper arm i think which i'll have to investigate because i'm pretty sure it has both and that's it...
then there's like miscellaneous pieces of cloth in here i don't know if these are like ripped off somewhere the the hood the hood emblem is in there which i was pretty pumped about that because it looks kind of janky without it where does it even go oh it goes on the grill you know i see now so three of the tabs our prongs are broken off which is kind of explains why i wonder if i can solder like pieces of wire onto that to use those prongs and then just figure out a way to clip them on there but that would look way better i think oh yeah look how fancy it is so oh yeah i think this one's loose even we're gonna put this back where we found it before we run it then there's like i don't know what this is maybe somebody's dentures mints who knows let's have a friggin look here huh oh boys it is windier than a frig out nothing there's a fuse in there and like a clip for a screw we'll put them back i think we're going to lose power here shortly so that's it sounds like well if the key works in the glove box probably works in the trunk right so i sprayed the out of the trunk with free all and it didn't do nothing didn't do nothing and i just kept freaking jiggling and like moving the key around and lo and behold she cracked right open but this is exactly how i haven't touched anything in here yet i don't know what these even are they're probably not to this car though look how freaking clean this thing is boys i...
love this car i don't know why but i do so now we got a working truck which is friggin mint look at her she just works now yeah probably spray that huh give her a little spritz i think you're probably right oh it's got the optional trunk light boys freaking rights yes that was an option back then somebody had some janky like six by nines and in it probably because the radios i don't know how they did that though because it's positive ground oh dude it just shot so nice now and that latch just needs a little bit of love still they're not the latch but the lock and the key is like you got to get it just right fellas all right fellas welcome back we're uh still mess with us i just got back from doing some hauling so uh here's what i did i took the air cleaner assembly out we disconnected the oil pressure sender and hooked up our trusty gauge um i did crank it over a little bit but i didn't it's cranks damn slow on six bolts it i didn't really get much oil pressure so well i didn't get any um but i'm not worried about it with it

sitting

this long so what we're going to do is throw a little bit of fire juice down its throat hole and i've got ignition direct to battery here and then we're going to take this doodly doo here and go to the

start

er solenoid right off the battery because we're still missing our ignition switch um and it's not gonna be here for a few weeks but i want to see if this thing runs um so i...
can get it outside and get more stuff in here because there's lots more to go through so let's um let me put you guys on a stand get you a good view and go from there all right let's see what if anything this does oh you know what we should check to make sure the car's not in gear he's got a goofy train yeah we're in the mark all right these don't go park reverse neutral drive they go park neutral drive low and then reverse they're like weird all right now we got one it's not any less janky or anything but no cheech not 100 sure we're even getting any sparks so it's kind of tough when don't spin over very quick and of course as we learned from the cadillac i don't own a spark tester nor did i buy one because that'd be like we are getting oil pressure in the gauge now but i got no uh boom boom do this let's see if we get any kind of voltage at the coil we should but there's six volts there so let's do this let's go go across go across the terminals here while we crank if i can and uh you know what let me hook up my

start

er button that would be even easier so what i'm looking for is to see if if that blinks and shows voltage then we know we're getting the points are making good contact down in the coil that's what we're looking for all right now yeah i'm not getting anything all right so what we're going to have to do i have to clean the points i know my coil is good because i...
tested it off camera um primary and secondary windings so i'm not worried about any of that man this is like really tight in here uh let me see if i can get you guys in more unclipped here hmm oh yeah smoothing the points let's uh let me get something clean them quick i don't know i hope you guys can see that because i really tried to do a good job of getting me something to work with here oh let's see what we got here that's closed so it should it should be making contact and it's not hmm a brilliant set of points unless we can get them cleaned up enough to where they'll just go unless they're just not touching but they sure look like they're touching we got some sandpaper why are you no cheech uh let me get sandpaper let me try that nothing so let's print that it ought to be freaking ripping by now nothing it's got to be the worst set of points on the face of the planet fellas what the frick i put the sandpaper i'm gonna bring you back i'm gonna pull these points out of here all right update get the points out fellas look at the freaking shmoo in focus i don't know if you can tell but there ain't no freaking way they're gonna make contact like that so uh i'm gonna have to freaking file them down it's probably gonna take me 20 minutes so i'll be back i still don't think we're getting any sparky spark the ignition is for sure doing something though so yeah because the coral wants to do...
something hmm that's a mystery all right fellas well there's a couple things these things need to run fuel spark and uh compression right so what we're doing is giving her the old hood rat compression test and uh how you do that is put your battery thing on pull you a plug out give her a whirl pops your finger off like that you got enough compression to run so that one's good first two were good that's number three of course i'm gonna go down the line just to make sure but i'm not seeing anything crazy here i think what's actually happening is somehow some way we ain't getting no fuel look at how dry that plug is can you guys see that look at that it's pretty freaking dry but it looks beautiful i mean like when it ran it ran you know but they all ran when they were last parked am i right put uh i'll tell you what why don't you guys put in the comments like the last car you bought that was advertised as running last time it ran and uh we'll share some experiences on that because i bet you got a good one i'm gonna continue on here and i'll bring you back when i got something all right so while we're talking about spark i forgot to mention this and like pulling spark plugs and if you guys got these plugs like this one you see how the top is removable watch this get right in there yeah get closer now see it's loose and it just unscrews boys let me tell you that

will

dick you over that

will

a cause no spark or it...

will

cause erratic spark it's gotten me before mostly on sleds i notice it because those are usually the ones that take them kind of plugs um but just so be aware like if you buy a set of plugs they're not going to be tight they're never tight from the factory so put a freaking plier on them and tighten them down save yourself the headache you're welcome fellas well the only thing i found everything had the identical compression as far as the uh phalange test goes the only thing i did

find

was every one of those spark plug things was loose um so i hooked the ignition back up and cranked it and it popped out of the car so i don't know what do you think what are the chances i guess we'll see right who knows nobody knows it's exotic balls ah aah ah no do we have any fuel up here absolutely none which you know nobody's really surprised at that holy i can't believe that fired up let's give her a little more cheat shall we so how about that fellas exactly what i told you the freaking spark plug tops are exactly what was causing it not to run that is wild i wonder if somebody put plugs on it and it never ran since let's see if it goes open appeared to have vibrated the doodle we do off of the what do we do work with me now i'll get this over here but without the trick is to do this without getting it caught in the fan is you know ideally what you want ideally doesn't always work out that way but don't be scared sick um so ...
dude it's got plenty of oil pressure looks like from what i can tell over there it's like hardly even smoking fellas i wonder if i can get that choke to stay open filthy i feel a lot better if it stayed open at least most of the way runs like a freaking top fellas see well we can't really do anything about getting it ready to get it getting it to idle until we get it to pull fuel from the tank which it's not doing um i still got absolutely bingo for fuel up at the carburetor um see no cheech at all but we know it runs like we know the motor is healthy let me plug the battery uh boy i'm like freaking pumped at that runs pretty good considering i'd love to get it we i mean we haven't i i messed with them points we didn't set the points correctly or nothing oh my god dude if you could smell this garage right now whatever it's burning is not fuel oh it smells terrible but the cloud like i'm really not mad at it it uh it freaking really wasn't smoking terrible at all oh sick boys i'm freaking pumped oh man these cars were a freaking gamble i tell you what and uh i ain't mad at this one so the reason why i don't really want to run it anymore uh and like try to get it to pull fuel is there's absolutely nothing in the radiator we've got to pull the radiator out and solder the crack in it as well as fix the water pump because as fast as you put water in it it comes out of the water pump which we saw uh when we were...
investigating the freeze plug deal so cheers fellas have a beer here boys well i went ahead and got the chill pump off look at the freaking size of her eye the frick is the purpose of that dude i don't know what that is but it's not gasoline you ought to smell it wow oh god boys i wish you could be here to smell that whoo wow yeah so if any of yous guys can tell me the purpose of this that would be great because i've never seen anything like that before i don't i'm not gonna lie to you i don't really understand it i don't know where it goes i don't know what it could be for there was like two hard lines it's like rubber boots that went there but then they just kind of disappear i don't know where they went oh unless it's is it vacuum are they trying to pull vacuum off of that thing because they don't pull vacuum off the engine is that a thing is that a real thing guys no freaking way nobody's nobody does like that holy it is that line i'm wiggling was what went to the fuel pump and it comes up here to the freaking wiper motor which on these cars is vacuum glue that's silly yes sir it sure does you see it down there man this thing is just gets goofier and goofier the 50s boys wild oh boys i'll put her up on the left oh i wanted to get a look at her i think the radiator split right there no big deal just a solder joint i think anyway focus squirrel look at this thing boys look at this thing holy we just do not get...
cars like this up here in new york and to

find

this in new york is why what the frig look at that thing anyways to

find

this in new york is like just it's just not real life fellas it's really not this is like it's just just not real life i'm like beside myself i cannot believe this look at this thing it's like new under here how is that possible holy fellas what's that is that the feed we're going to pull that make sure there's no schmoo in there it probably is um so i was looking at it i stuck a hose down in through the filler look like somebody's already put a tank in this so i stuck a hose down in here and it came up totally dry so that's good um but we're still gonna pull this and uh they must have had a leak here and uh make sure that whatever's in there is uh not terrible wow this thing is immaculate are you guys friggin seeing this i am so excited about this

find

me a 50s car with like in new york or anywhere in the northeast that looks like this oh we need a u-joint looks like see that i don't think it makes enough horsepower to break it um wow this thing is wildly clean i just i can't honestly boys i freaking can't wow so is that really fuel feed it's gotta be that's the only line coming off of my tank that is bizarre man i would have thought that was a vent line especially considering the fuel feed is on the other side of the car like the the carburetor you know so it comes up through here up...
through here where do we go we go here into the engine bay there it looks like it goes well that's gotta be a freaking brake line or something that doesn't make any sense dude is that really that close to the fuel tank how was that what the where does it go oh yeah she needs brake work we'll talk about that later um it's not here for that at the moment where does that go what's up there uh-huh and then it goes over but i don't see i don't know what that was ah follows the frame rail up up it's got to like come over yeah this is it here okay so it comes over like that perfect all right well we can fix that ain't no thing what i wanted to do fellas was make sure there was no rubber in this line that's why the car is up in the air i didn't want to

start

sucking fuel and have a rubber hose burst and then friggin almost burned the shock down a little bit more cautious about fire now that we almost burned the cadillac to the ground all right so wow is that clean freaking pumped anyways i'm gonna go back to doing what i was doing well boys i freaked out there was indeed a leak here because there is indeed a leak here again well like gi joe says knowing is half the battle it's like looks like 30 seconds pulls tank out so i think what we're going to do is dump the tank and just bring it to a radiator shop have it cleaned and have them weld that done and done what a sweet car anyway i got a whole bunch of work to do um now that...
i ruined the freaking fuel tank so that's gonna do it for this video uh thanks for watching and uh hope you guys enjoyed the rescue of this freaking thing i have really enjoyed it this has been awesome it's one of my best saves i think really pumped about it i hope you guys are as pumped as i am uh stay tuned because we got a bunch more junk that we bought from this auction um so see what we can do with each one of them but uh yeah thanks for watching see in the next one boys