Amante GT gets an engine swap, OH The Problems.

I picked up this Amante GT kit car with a blown engine, in the last video we tore it down and built on good engine out of 2 locked up junks. lets move forward to see if we can get the car to driving status.


  1. liveatvictoria


    9 dagar sedan

    I really enjoy your videos. I haven't watched TV in like 40 years, well movies and sporting events but that is all. So discovering SE-one and folks like you was a Godsend. Thank you so much and please keep up all the interesting content.

  2. Pouyan


    23 dagar sedan

    Perfect! so much information in one video

  3. mark eiler

    mark eiler

    Månad sedan

    Where in the he-- did you get that Allen wrench

  4. Sodham G'morris

    Sodham G'morris

    2 månader sedan

    Yes, the door gap seems to be a symptom of the door glass twisting the unbraced door skin.

  5. Masso1973


    2 månader sedan

    Fun little engine, good job.

  6. Ryan Beyea

    Ryan Beyea

    2 månader sedan

    What's up

  7. Ryan Beyea

    Ryan Beyea

    2 månader sedan


  8. Lary Mayotte

    Lary Mayotte

    2 månader sedan

    It looks like it has hide away headlights?

  9. Fon Hollohan

    Fon Hollohan

    3 månader sedan

    Where do u find these things Mustie what a cool find. " I think I'm going to get a big hammer and a piece of wood." My kind of rebuild. lol Holy crap mustie that thing got 1930's technology, back yard technology at that. lol looks like that baby hasn't had any love or attention since she was built from the get go. 76 that was 9th grade for me. wow. nice find...I would fix that baby up and put some modern tech into her where needed and do a decent job while your at it, and she'll be worth the investment nice find buddy. nice find.

  10. Otto Vandevelde

    Otto Vandevelde

    3 månader sedan

    Does the concept of a ‘North American National Treasure’ resonate well with all viewers of Mustie’s vlogs? I hereby move the motion that we all vote to declare this genuine treasure to be recognised as a worldwide treasure by all mechanically challenged individuals who learned all about the fun of stuffing around with engines. I hereby vote!.......all in favour.......passed with exclamation!

  11. Dave Cooper

    Dave Cooper

    3 månader sedan

    Yep, I would still go with an Alfa 'Boxer' powertrain for a variety of reasons ("Cloverleaf" if you can find one !). Don't know how common they are in the 'States though - very common in Europe. I used to have the aircooled VW unit in my "Supervee" racer. It revved to 8,000 rpm !

  12. Lexion Combine

    Lexion Combine

    4 månader sedan

    Think I would have left the "bumpers" on, and put tennis balls on the ends.

  13. Tyler Watt

    Tyler Watt

    5 månader sedan

    in regards to missing keys: take the tumbler to a locksmith, they'll figure out the cut and make new keys.

  14. christopher cudia

    christopher cudia

    5 månader sedan

    open up the hole

  15. christopher cudia

    christopher cudia

    5 månader sedan

    add a 12 volt fan push air from the outside

  16. christopher cudia

    christopher cudia

    5 månader sedan

    you need more air// to that motor

  17. christopher cudia

    christopher cudia

    5 månader sedan

    its missing

  18. steve charette

    steve charette

    5 månader sedan

    Before measuring the depth of the crank for the pilot bearing, did you pull ba k on the crank? When you pulled the main seal, the crank pushed in quite a bit.

  19. Scottie Johnson

    Scottie Johnson

    5 månader sedan

    "This is either going to go really good, or it's going to suck'" Pretty much how I face every day.

  20. Will Besquared

    Will Besquared

    5 månader sedan

    Safety that’s funny!

  21. Will Besquared

    Will Besquared

    5 månader sedan

    I remember these weird kit cars from the 70s..I thought they were all goners by to see one again

  22. William Whitehead

    William Whitehead

    5 månader sedan

    Where can I buy that hammer you always use that a body shop hammer for bodywork it looks nice.

  23. Dave Chambers

    Dave Chambers

    5 månader sedan

    wow , thats a lot of thrust bearing clearance !

  24. Do Cong Tuan

    Do Cong Tuan

    5 månader sedan

    The internal headlight inexplicably ask because measure curiously shiver underneath a earsplitting paste. kindly, internal tailor

  25. John Walters

    John Walters

    5 månader sedan

    Please please do a rewire job on this car

  26. Joes rust buckets

    Joes rust buckets

    5 månader sedan

    What a great little car, you would have thought it was going to be a nightmare as regards the wiring. 🤙🇮🇪😷☘️☮️

  27. skycom


    5 månader sedan

    Every time I watch a Mustie vid, I end up buying another peice of kit for the workshop.

  28. Katz Fam

    Katz Fam

    5 månader sedan

    if you stick your finger in and you feel wetness it means your doing something right lol

  29. Harry burford

    Harry burford

    5 månader sedan

    hi why is that motor so hard on gas

  30. Ace1564


    5 månader sedan

    Seen this car or simular in a Columbo movie season 1 episode 8 titled short fuse. Enjoy all your videos muskie1 first time commenting.

  31. longshorts3


    5 månader sedan

    The ceiling panel gives this car an aircraft appearance - pretty neat! I think in my '79 GMC build I will consider an arrangement like that to impress the "finished" project with the guys. Some switches, gauges, stereo controls, HF, VHF, UHF, 50W transceiver with antenna mount on the front bumper! With the forest green flat body and black bumpers, it will look pretty cool! A 2" lift kit would do the road clearance very well without missing off the police (doubt they would even notice, what with the other monster trucks in town). Zinc chromate primer always, plus the finish colors will look cool. No "clear coats" needed.

  32. Roger Albert

    Roger Albert

    6 månader sedan

    Why are some trolls so interested in how much money you make on SE-one? To hell with them.

  33. Tom Boyte

    Tom Boyte

    6 månader sedan

    Seems to me it would be easier but more time consuming to pull all those old wires out of that whole chassis and start from scratch just like YOU were building that kit car. Put in all new wire. Start with Important engine control stuff first then lights, horn radio etc. later and one at a time. You might end up getting rid of half the wiring to nowhere that's in there. That wiring harness is like untangling a spider web!

  34. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    6 månader sedan

    O those pilot bearings allways have to be the (center) of attention ! L o L

  35. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    6 månader sedan

    L o L 🤗 those pilot bearings have a mind of their own ! 🎄

  36. AndJustUsForAll


    6 månader sedan

    How do you catch a unique fish? Unique up on it.

  37. castirondude


    6 månader sedan

    34:00 those clicky clack pumps are very unreliable , even when new. Especially if they're not gravity fed. I had one mounted by the side of my fuel tank and when the fuel level dropped below pump level sometimes it would just quit while driving down the highway. Try something like a Carter P4070.

  38. Jörgen Norrman

    Jörgen Norrman

    6 månader sedan

    i just love that 911 porche engine sound .

  39. Jey Lee

    Jey Lee

    6 månader sedan

    that looks exactly like an old Hurst shifter I had in my Bug :D

  40. Ryan Johnson

    Ryan Johnson

    6 månader sedan

    His initial reaction was like, "Oh crap! It actually started!".

  41. Peter Grubb

    Peter Grubb

    6 månader sedan

    Please get this thing on the road? Thx.

  42. David Holliday

    David Holliday

    6 månader sedan

    Awesome it has an Ampex deck. Research Ampex. They were industry leaders in Radio and TV studio equipment.

  43. Durango95


    6 månader sedan

    That's a huge gear shift for a car!

  44. Michael Poulin

    Michael Poulin

    6 månader sedan

    If you ever made a reference to the Mach-5 from Speed Racer I think your right?

  45. Sam Denton

    Sam Denton

    6 månader sedan

    Just out of curiosity: do you own a set of calipers?

  46. MrMoggyman


    6 månader sedan

    Mustie 1 this car is a beauty. Thank goodness you removed those rear bumper bars. What a mess that was, and the rest too. But you can see already that she is a diamond in the rough. I feel sure that when you have completed her that she will be one eye popping car.

  47. Ken White

    Ken White

    6 månader sedan

    If a person wants to can get a low pressure electric fuel pump off of internet for about 15-20$

  48. Ken White

    Ken White

    6 månader sedan

    I love that vintage hust......

  49. TheSuperJank


    6 månader sedan

    if its not too much of a hassle I'd like to see a video over all those electricals. I can do brakes n stuff but even when it's got diagrams I can't figure out electrics. would be cool and helpful to see how you figure it out

  50. Tim Clay

    Tim Clay

    6 månader sedan

    Hey on the tarp on your camper, why don't you ask a camper manufacture like fleet wood for drop off like end of the roll of there rubber stuffing usually they will get rid of it. It would be great for a tarp. And it's super tuff.

  51. Bud Lamy

    Bud Lamy

    6 månader sedan

    Please keep filming this rebuild till its finished.

  52. AcheForWake


    6 månader sedan

    I did notice the curtain on a few videos, was wondering when you would reveal the project ;-) looking forward to it

  53. Red Shogun

    Red Shogun

    6 månader sedan

    Hey, mustie. Would it be possible to make a video explaining in depth how to use and read a multi meter sometime in the future? The way you explain things is just awesome.

  54. Efrem Kiel

    Efrem Kiel

    6 månader sedan

    Cool looking car!

  55. Mark Harris

    Mark Harris

    6 månader sedan

    Those pedals look like harder work than realising my wife's flip pedal is still down, and I’m driving with a left footed accelerator.

  56. S James

    S James

    6 månader sedan

    Do those white bits in front the headlights move with motors to cover the headlights? Maybe one of the switches does that

  57. Eric Vander Mark

    Eric Vander Mark

    6 månader sedan

    Would even be nice to hear you talk about the VW APPLICATION in one of your upcoming video videos. I have 2 of my very best friends that are very interested also...... we are on a mission....... LOL..... thanks again

  58. Eric Vander Mark

    Eric Vander Mark

    6 månader sedan

    I have a question...... but first let me say that I love your channel and I will continue watching as long as you keep posting videos...... Now do you know anything about spitting a VW ENGINE FOR AVIATION USE .... I am planning on building a part 103 aircraft and from what I have seen so far the VW APPLICATION is the most reliable and fuel efficient..... If you know anything about this type of application I would appreciate your input and what if anything you know about this..... thanks for your consideration..... God bless you and your family and God bless America 🇺🇸 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅

  59. Douglas Cole

    Douglas Cole

    6 månader sedan

    I like watching the chasing of wires and all. I learn a lot like that

  60. Jeff Dhority

    Jeff Dhority

    6 månader sedan

    Need some big tires sticking out in the rear mustie one!

  61. Eric jones

    Eric jones

    6 månader sedan

    Why doesn't Musty ever use his LATHE? he could make his own parts.

  62. S James

    S James

    6 månader sedan

    Maybe the original owner realised he couldn't use the accelerator and gave up

  63. Dr. Leonard Hofstadter SAVAGE FAM

    Dr. Leonard Hofstadter SAVAGE FAM

    6 månader sedan

    Looking good mustie1👍👍

  64. T. W.

    T. W.

    6 månader sedan

    Nice looking kit-car. I'm looking forward to the video where you solve the cooling issue. Nice sounding exhaust as well. Remember seeing/hearing similar systems back in the early 80's on VW Beetles.

  65. Fearless Leader

    Fearless Leader

    6 månader sedan

    I didn’t know he picked up James Bond’s old car. Just look at those rear mounted machine guns at 55:54 !!!!!!!

  66. Adam Carpenter

    Adam Carpenter

    6 månader sedan

    Lambo time

  67. Roger Penndorf

    Roger Penndorf

    6 månader sedan

    Another Home Run Thanks

  68. James Schenk

    James Schenk

    6 månader sedan

    Do something different with those hideous bumpers

  69. kenShuttleworth


    6 månader sedan

    Hi Mustie, watching some of your old videos, don't get surgery for your tennis elbow - apply comfrey.

  70. John Clarke

    John Clarke

    6 månader sedan

    As I remember, clockwise opens the lock and counter clockwise locks it. However, I have been using Fobs for so long I have forgotten. However, I think they turned the same direction as the ignition switch, CW to start or open and CCW to turn off or lock.

  71. John Clarke

    John Clarke

    6 månader sedan

    It is not a BMW, otherwise known as a “Bavarian Manure Wagon” by the folks at Mercedes, so it’s doors will probably never line up, perfectly.

  72. John Clarke

    John Clarke

    6 månader sedan

    I always like how you are able to cobble an engine into a working solution. I don’t always quite agree with your methods but I would never complain about your results.

  73. wtbm123


    6 månader sedan


  74. Hertog von Berkshire

    Hertog von Berkshire

    6 månader sedan

    40:22 Rear facing machine guns!! Illegal but handy.

  75. tacoswamper


    6 månader sedan

    That compression gauge at the end 😂

  76. Bill Allen

    Bill Allen

    6 månader sedan

    Sucky suck? You work on engines with that mouth?!

  77. Michael Denton

    Michael Denton

    6 månader sedan

    I would put some decent power into it

  78. Joes rust buckets

    Joes rust buckets

    6 månader sedan

    Congratulations Mustie1on what must be a dream milestone, 500k subscribers, Delighted for you. well done dude. ☮ 🇮🇪 👏

  79. D Butler

    D Butler

    6 månader sedan

    Holy cow what a wiring mess that looks like to me. Glad you can figure out all that stuff. Geese what a great job you are doing on that little car. Fantastic video.

  80. 65bug519


    6 månader sedan

    I happen to have a complete heater kit the same as yours, it has been sitting around a long time but was never used if you are interested.

  81. s Buzz

    s Buzz

    6 månader sedan

    rewire may prove the best long term just sayin

  82. David Coudriet

    David Coudriet

    6 månader sedan

    Love this project!

  83. slugbug55


    6 månader sedan

    Gas heater has a glow plug. My '72 Super Beetle came with one. I remember my uncle having an early 60s bug when I was a kid which also had a gas heater. One Winter's day he started the car and gas heater to warm the car up and went inside for a coffee. When he came out the car was cold. He opened the hood to discover the gas heater had exploded but luckily did not start a fire.

  84. marcijunebug


    6 månader sedan

    What a change it made just pulling off the “bumpers”...I dig it!

  85. joseph l Walls sr

    joseph l Walls sr

    6 månader sedan

    Pretty cool! Engine Roaring!

  86. Vance mac D

    Vance mac D

    6 månader sedan

    I love the look of this kit car. Nice save

  87. Lawrence Engel

    Lawrence Engel

    6 månader sedan

    This is a fun project, going to be sweet seeing each sage of the restoration

  88. Dimitris Andreou

    Dimitris Andreou

    6 månader sedan

    Paint it a reddish orange

  89. Keith A.

    Keith A.

    6 månader sedan

    Many years ago (over 40) I rebuilt a 914 engine in my apartment. After it was done, I borrowed a friends garage for a weekend and swapped engines. My Porsche 914 was a beast!!! That Steering wheel looks like it came out of a 1966 Mustang...... A lot of small differences between the 914 (VW type 4 engine) and the VW type 3 engine....

  90. Jonathan Buck

    Jonathan Buck

    6 månader sedan

    ...pretty wee car Musti

  91. parteibonza


    6 månader sedan

    What an angry little motor haha

  92. charlesmdoc


    6 månader sedan

    good job!!

  93. Give Academy

    Give Academy

    6 månader sedan

    Clever use of a wheel balancer. Hehe :)

  94. Tim Smith

    Tim Smith

    6 månader sedan


  95. judith taylor

    judith taylor

    6 månader sedan

    Thank you mustie my husband like to lie to me buys ride on without my knowledge he watches this channel all the time

  96. Stephen Kamin

    Stephen Kamin

    6 månader sedan

    Mustie1 pushes every button...labels none of them

  97. Stephen Kamin

    Stephen Kamin

    6 månader sedan

    Body kinda reminds me of a Bricklin... but its missing the rear side windows... and the lack of the really long ugly Bricklin nose it makes up for with the really long back end....

  98. Gribbo9999


    6 månader sedan

    Hi Mustie, just to say thanks . I just had a couple of knee replacements two or three weeks ago. I have been viewing my way through your back catalogue during some long slightly uncomfortable nights. Half watching ,half dozing, your soothing voice and pace of video have been just perfect for passing long nights. The new knees are getting better day-by-day by the way. Thanks and keep them coming!

  99. Will Wade

    Will Wade

    6 månader sedan

    I believe your door is warped, try making a metal frame to put around the perimeter of the inside of the opening. If it was me I'd change the switches to the ones that lock in when you press them into the hole.

  100. Jimbo44CC


    6 månader sedan

    Please stay on this one for a while. Want to see it run down the road.