- Project Binky
Not sure those engines fit the “loose weight” brief…
Never mind the weight, just listen to the music of a V16… 🙂Posted 1 year ago
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.Posted 1 year agoPosted 1 year ago
Peeep eepPosted 1 year ago
I wonder what the extra weight of brackets on that thing is going to be 🙂Posted 1 year ago
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.Posted 1 year ago
they really could do with a cnc plasma cutter.Posted 1 year ago
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.Posted 1 year ago
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.
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.Posted 1 year agoPosted 1 year ago
Binky! It’s been ages!Posted 10 months ago
Literally just paused a Skid Factory to watch the new Binky, I guess we know who the dominant crazed modders are…Posted 10 months ago
I shall savour it in a while, retropower have also just dropped another Gordon Murray escort video tooPosted 10 months ago
That charge cooler. 😀
Also, hold my beer. LOL.Posted 10 months ago
1001 comments on why this’ll never work, go!Posted 10 months ago
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 itPosted 10 months ago
“Hold my beer”Posted 10 months ago
they really do have infinite amounts of patience to keep this going. Amazing projectPosted 10 months ago
That kept me going in the wee small hours. Brilliant stuff.Posted 10 months ago
Truly insane levels of detail going into this. Really can’t wait to see this finished! (As long as they do a new project)Posted 10 months ago
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.Posted 10 months ago
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 MGPosted 10 months ago
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.Posted 10 months ago
Project Binky Q & APosted 9 months ago
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.Posted 9 months ago
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 😁Posted 9 months ago
Had to go back to page 11 of chat, it’s been a while!Posted 9 months agoPosted 8 months ago
Whoop!Posted 8 months ago
Feels like the end is close.
It’s not.Posted 8 months ago
Glad I’m not the only one that hates self tappers.Posted 8 months agoPosted 7 months ago
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…Posted 7 months ago
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.Posted 7 months ago
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 yearPosted 7 months ago
They’ve got the engine to do yet, hopefully they won’t just chuck a stock lump in there!Posted 7 months ago
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”.Posted 7 months ago
Project cars are never finished.Posted 7 months ago
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.
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…Posted 7 months ago
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.Posted 7 months ago
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