It's been 17 years since this 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu last cruised the streets. Let's find out if our favourite one-liner comedian mechanic from Vice Grip Garage can get it running again.
If you're a regular to our site, you'll know how much we enjoy YouTuber, Derek, from Vice Grip Garage. This mechanic from Minnesota loves bringing old vehicles back to life, wrenching on classics like nobody's business.
He often states that every car has a story to tell, and if he can breathe new life into these once-forgotten beauties, then that's what he'll do. In quite a short time, he's grown his YouTube channel to over 330,000 followers with his wife, Jessica, who also knows her way around these cars.
In this episode, he takes on a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu that's been standing for 17 years. The 307 small block, mated to a 2-speed Powerglide transmission, takes a bit of problem-solving to get going. Next, it's just checking out all the other mechanicals and fixing if necessary to get it running. Then it's off to meet the previous owner for the last time to get some history on it, before a 500 mile road trip.
What makes this channel so interesting is the modest manner in which he makes his way through each problem, resolving issues with some of the best one-liners in the dry humour business. In fact, his wit is as hilarious as his wrenching is marvellous.
Vice Grip Garage is one of the top channels to watch if you're keen to learn about wrenching on a classic car, and you'll learn some terrific one-liners to drop in your own garage. I mean, who would laugh at, “If it sounds like a b&e in progress, we gotta shut her down,” as he starts her up for the first time!
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