Project Binky

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  • Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Not sure those engines fit the “loose weight” brief…

    Never mind the weight, just listen to the music of a V16… 🙂

    Epicyclo – I’m not convinced that an L60 is the way to go, least not if they want a vehicle transporter that can, err, go anywhere!

    The Leyland L60, the Chieftain’s Achilles Heel.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    I wonder what the extra weight of brackets on that thing is going to be 🙂

    they say it’s nearly there…but it’s got to all come apart to get prepped, painted, do something with the interior…and I really hope they do something special with the engine and drivetrain and not put that rusty lump back in…some nice fabricated suspension parts, fancy adjustable suspension, engine strip down and rebuild with some fancy pistons, con rods, cylinder head mods and the like. Will be really disappointed if they do nothing more than give it a jet wash and bolt it back in. Looking forward to the finished article though.

    Klunk
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    they really could do with a cnc plasma cutter.

    neilnevill
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    just get it done already!!!!

    my guess is they may send the engine out to be worked on, or they do the engine and gearbox mods while the car is off for paint.

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    I thought they’d said (very) early on that the engine that’s in there is a scrapper, just for fabrication purposes?

    they really could do with a cnc plasma cutter.

    Noooo…!

    I don’t think Matt Urch’s channel (Urchfab) has been quite as interesting since he got the CNC cutter – Pretty brackets, etc. but a bit dull to just see them appear without any manual dexterity.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Binky! It’s been ages!

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Literally just paused a Skid Factory to watch the new Binky, I guess we know who the dominant crazed modders are…

    z1ppy
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    I shall savour it in a while, retropower have also just dropped another Gordon Murray escort video too

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    That charge cooler. 😀

    Also, hold my beer. LOL.

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    1001 comments on why this’ll never work, go!

    Houns
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    My Latin isn’t great…. Through the nose so something something ?

    I had to fabricate some metal work earlier in the week using stainless steel, a grinder, drill and pop riveter, yes I was humming some funk whilst I did it

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    “Hold my beer”

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    they really do have infinite amounts of patience to keep this going.  Amazing project

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    That kept me going in the wee small hours. Brilliant stuff.

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    Truly insane levels of detail going into this. Really can’t wait to see this finished! (As long as they do a new project)

    neilnevill
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    I’m getting bored of it now. Completely respect the detail and effort going into the work, but the episodes are a lot less captivating lately. The wiring ones were tedious and the non wiring stuff has been bracket, bracket, bracket. The washer bottle was perhaps a highlight. I think for good viewing the last 4-6 episodes should have been done in 2. As I said though, the work they do is great, I am just at my bracket viewing limit.

    sobriety
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    I’ve not reached my bracket or gusset limit yet, and I even enjoyed the wiring, even if it was a slight promo of their actual work, they gotta make a living too.

    As to other projects, they’ve got the ex-library bus, the rally car and the incredibly rare MG

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’m enjoying the escargo more than binky atm but that’s just the nature of the build, there’s a lot of tidy up happening. But tidyup’s still important, if you want big changes done fast and badly watch cleetus or something.

    Muke
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    Project Binky Q & A

    P-Jay
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    Truly insane levels of detail going into this. Really can’t wait to see this finished! (As long as they do a new project)

    Next project is an MG SV, we’ll they’ve got the body/shell.

    It’s not really an MG it was De Tomaso and then a Qvale in the 90s and finally a near broke MG bought the design and stuck the same Ford V8 they put in the 75 for a bit in 2003. Anyway it’s a mongrel of a thing which were made in tiny numbers so it’s going to be really interesting what they make of it.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Can’t believe they’re close to stripping it down for paint. Although I’m guessing it’s still probably another year from being finished 😁

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Had to go back to page 11 of chat, it’s been a while!

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    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Feels like the end is close.

    It’s not.

    Premier Icon richmars
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    Glad I’m not the only one that hates self tappers.

    Underhill
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    One of the best recent episodes imo. Proper lol moments, but also a bit emotional to see it nearly into the last phase.

    Still a couple of years left in it yet though I reckon…

    P-Jay
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    After all these years just seeing the arch extensions in black instead of yellow is a bit of a shock to the system.

    I watched a couple of old ones recently, Ep1 “however many months its takes” 6 years later ha ha. I’ve just been watching Star Wars with my daughter who’s younger than Binky.

    Premier Icon russyh
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    One of my highlights of Christmas Day was watching Binky finally stripped for paint! It’s been a fantastic project, but like others have said I can see it dragging out until at least this time next year

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    They’ve got the engine to do yet, hopefully they won’t just chuck a stock lump in there!

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Engine, suspension refurb and paint, interior upholstery, plus at least 6 months for bodywork prior to painting…

    Then dyno testing, further engine mods, and maybe it’ll be “finished”.

    Premier Icon bigdean
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    Project cars are never finished.
    I’m interested in how they’ll get it registered.
    It will need to be a q plate surely as transmission/ power train changed. Though it is still technically a transverse 4 cylinder.

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    I’m interested in how they’ll get it registered.

    Interested too, but I’m guessing that it still has the identity of the original mini, so will keep the chassis / reg no. It may just need an MOT and off they go.

    Now insurance…

    P-Jay
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    I’d bet a Q plate too, it’s going to be hard to prove originality with a 6 year long build diary proving the original parts of the car are pretty much the roof and B and C-pillar (I think).

    I’m not sure if they’re engine builders, I hope they do as I love watching engine builds, but really and obviously I’ll be proven very wrong, but once the body is back, there’s a vid or two of refreshing or replacing the drive-train and engine and the final build and it’s onto the ‘MG’.

    Like a Human on Mars, I hope to see it finished in my lifetime.

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