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Author Topic: Jay Lenno on a 61 Flex Starliner repower  (Read 4331 times)
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« on: February 04, 2008, 09:23:40 PM »

Hi Guy's,

You gotta watch this video. DD 6V92 400+hp for a flex.  Very Cool!  Jay even drives it in the last one...
This is Jay's mechanic's bus, Bernard.

Part 1
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=187723
part 2
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=187745
Part 3
http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=187744

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 10:05:06 PM »

Amazing what a pumped up (by Detroit) 425hp @1350lb/ft torque 6V-92TA with a huge radiator will do (or better put-what money will buy). Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 05:34:59 AM »

Is the 92 a 2 or 4 stroke?
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 05:36:29 AM »

That Flx seems to be a different kind of project for Leno. Usually, he does authentic restoration on vehicles. I don't think he pushed up the steam pressure on his steamer Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 06:55:38 AM »

Is the 92 a 2 or 4 stroke?
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It's a 2 stroke.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 07:09:03 AM »



   Now jay is trying to be like "huggy Bear". Hope he can get a BIG radiator in a flex. but the power is great

just don't like buying new heads every year.

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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 07:33:15 AM »

Writers strike, that's a rerun and I'm sure the engine was probably given to them.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 08:55:25 AM »

Got a big kick out of Bernard's comment in clip #3 when Jay's trying to open the window to get some "air conditioning".

Bernard replys that he thinks "the warranty's expired on that one."

Great comeback line!

Isn't it nice what $$ can do?

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 10:40:51 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2008, 01:56:25 PM »

Wonder how he got the driveline to work out.  Didn't have much of a driveshaft length to start with.  Guess now I will read the other posts.  One cool lookin' Flexie...brings back great old memories...Yosemite National Park...1970 & 1971.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2008, 06:07:29 PM »

From the looks of the "interior", I don't think this one is for Jay's use.  My guess, his mechanics will travel in this to the many, many, many shows and auctions that Jay and his posse attend.

That's a cool ride though!
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2008, 11:39:07 PM »

that FLX has nothing to do with Lenno other than belonging to his mechanic Bernard, who's built it to pull a car trailer transporting his race car to the tracks ... also it's not really a Starliner, which has a short eyebrow window half way back like this, it's actually a Visicoach

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2008, 06:55:41 AM »

also it's not really a Starliner, which has a short eyebrow window half way back like this, it's actually a Visicoach

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It appears that in the 60's, Flx changed that.

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2008, 09:19:58 AM »

As I understand it Flxible made 248 Starliners.  However they did not keep records on how many got the 'eyebrows'.  Some folks think about 40 of them with the 'eyebrows'.
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2008, 10:40:51 AM »

well, wouldn't be the first time I'm wrong, I guess the 'torsilastic' suspension was the model identifier .... but credit for "Lenno's" bus still needs to go to Bernard, although I suppose the money came from paychecks Lenno signed  Wink

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2008, 12:09:32 PM »

Correct, the Eyebrow windows were only on the first starliners produced.  the remainder had an entirely higher profile the length of the roof
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