Barn Find Polaris Project – Part 3 – Machining the Head & New Plastics

This is Part 3 in our Polaris Barn Find series. In this video, we show some of the freshly painted parts, test the compression, machine the head, and then show the plastics that will be going on next. If all goes well, we should have the Polaris completely back together for the next video. Then we’ll get to start having some fun with it.

Filmed at Ritter Cycle Racing in St. Jacob, IL


Barn Find Polaris Project – Part Two – Clean up and Tear Down

Just wanted to give you a quick update on the Polaris project. As you can see in the video, we cleaned it up a bit and began tearing it down. We removed the snow plow, took off the plastics, and worked our way down to the engine. Next, we’ll throw on a new head gasket, swap the carb, get the exhaust how we want it, and then install the new plastics. We’re already getting anxious to see how it turns out. We hope you find our little “sleeper” project interesting too. Thanks for watching!

Filmed at Ritter Cycle Racing, in St. Jacob, IL

The background track is “Roads That Burned Our Boots” by Jahzzar ( It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0.

1948 Ford F1 Mud Truck and 1956 Studebaker Sky Hawk Hot Rod

We spend so much time filming cars, that we really haven’t had time to enjoy our own. Today, we decided to get a couple of them out, clean them up, and take them for a spin. We were a little worried that we may run into some issues, because they had been sitting for months without running. Luckily, all they really needed was a good clean up and some fresh gas. The Studebaker still fires up and runs like a new car. The truck still needs a few adjustments, but at least it’s running decent. Thanks for taking a look, we appreciate it!