If you’ve missed seeing your buddies and hearing them talk about the terrible left turns their restoration projects are taking: Jay Leno can help. With his latest Restoration Blog, Leno takes you on a tour through his garage and shines a spotlight on the money pit projects his team was working on this past April.
Kicking off the tour, Leno talks about his 1968 Pontiac Firebird project. While most would opt to only restore the most desirable 400-cid-powered cars, Leno is dedicating his time and money to a Firebird Sprint. For those out of the loop with Firebird terms, that means it’s an overhead-cam straight-six-powered Firebird. Leno does explain his car was ordered with every possible performance box checked, which makes it interesting.
It wouldn’t be a Leno video without time spent repairing steam-powered cars. Leno shows off a pair of them. One is a White that his team built the bodywork for, and the other? An engine-out service of his Doble steam car. Leno does a fantastic job explaining how the Doble engine worked. He also explains why it failed. Not surprisingly, it has similar problems to an internal combustion engine.
Leno also had to send his film crew home because of the coronavirus pandemic. That means this installment of Leno’s Restoration Blog not only captures Leno’s projects during their progress, it also could be a cultural touchstone years down the road.
Check out Leno’s Restoration Blog above and spend some time with your digital neighbor and his eccentric car collection.
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