- Ford Escort Vid Gordon Murray commissioned Resto/Mod
Another interesting episode – suspension bloke was very annoying in the can’t stop talking when he should be listening stakes. I can’t believe that Murray is letting him experiment on this build without seemingly having any experience of designing suspension. I’d want a bit more convincing it was all going to point in the right direction and not fall apart but maybe there’s a bit of an unseen helping hand on that front from GMD?
As for Alfas Have a look at THIS vid *
* contains Chris HarrisPosted 1 year ago
I can’t believe that Murray is letting him experiment on this build without seemingly having any experience of designing suspension.
Ah, he knows his stuff, he’s just a bit nervous. It’s not like designing a production car were you can use your experience and computer models (as shown in Ep1 or 2) to design a prototype and then test it for 2 years. He’s got to design and build it and then see how it performs in the real world. The question over the brace is as much a decision of preference as much of whether it’ll work or not – stiffness v weight, like every performance car ever built.
I’m sure he’s been kept up to speed with it, and if they were doing something he didn’t agree on, they’d been told, he used to work for Ron Dennis, I’m sure he could bend a couple of lads who seem in awe of him to his way of thinking.Posted 1 year agoconvertSubscriber
Just love this kind of stuff – it’s totally bonkers to devote so much time of so many highly skilled people to this kind of thing but I guess if you have the money!!! Whilst I’d hate working on tatty cars for a living doing that would be epic.
Gordon Murray – also responsible for the T.25 and now the electric T.27 electric city car….
Posted 1 year agojamj1974Subscriber
I do like things like this but…
The guy is not the most natural* on camera, so it’s grating a bit now – especially since there’s a lot of screen time and elapsed time going past for the job to be done…
*Totally understandable to be fair – it’s not his profession. Plus, I’d be worse!!!Posted 11 months agoMerakMember
Aaaaaand still no paint. 23 minutes I’ll not get back.
Interested to hear them mentioning Murray’s lack of interest in the last visit. He looked positively unhappy about the whole thing at certain points.
I’d like the next episode to be the end, they are ripping the arse out of it now.Posted 11 months agokerleyMember
Could have been an interesting 60 minute film with some good editing.
Once complete they could always make a 60 minute edit for those with shorter attention spans (although 60 minutes may be too long for me).
I think you need the full length there as well just so you can see the detail, i.e. the work/thought that went into just the dry sumpPosted 11 months ago
I watched the first couple, but got bored with the geekery 🤮
If they do a final programme where Gordon drives off into the distance, then yeah I’ll watch that one.
I am amazed by the engineering capability, the design ethos and the detail… it’s just tooo bloooody loooooonnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggggg.Posted 11 months agoSpeederSubscriber
Love their attention to detail on things like brake line routing and setting up the clip positions and holes before even spraying the thing to ensure it’s as rot proof as possible. They can definitely do my Wolseley when my numbers come up. I might have a replica of this thing as well as I reckon it will be something very special.
Looking forward to seeing it finished and hope they’ll do some kind of road test with it once it’s had a shake down and a little development.Posted 10 months ago2unfit2rideSubscriber
I have previously never got the fascination with you tube, I now fully understand it, I can’t get enough of this series.
It would be truly ace if they done a 5 hour episode of the cost breakdown after they finish it, I’m guessing £120k+ but I bet the cost will never be revealed.
Can’t wait for the next one.Posted 10 months agosomafunkSubscriber
Having restored cars from a bare shell I’m perfectly happy with 22 minutes of explaining sanding and prep work as the average joe on the street has absolutely no idea just how much work goes into achieving a flawless finish, like they say on the program – final paint is easy. A mate has a lotus cortina body shell up our workshop that he has been restoring for the past 2 years, it should be ready for paint by the end of this year (hopefully).Posted 9 months ago
Yep, people just don’t realise how much work goes into a really good paint finish. The vast majority of the general public think that factory paint is a high quality finish, it isn’t compared to what can be done on builds like this. A good restoration takes a long, long time and adding all the complexity that this build has is another level on top too.
At least it’s progressing faster than Project Binky…Posted 9 months ago
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