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  • Project Binky
  • Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    They’ve got the paint reveal, post-paint prep, installation of the wiring, rear subframe, front subframe and engine, suspension tweaking, interior fitting and engine tuning to go. If it doesn’t go to 40 episodes I’d be surprised! Even with people as experienced as they are there will be a few issues they need to sort out as the final build progresses.

    In a perverse way I don’t want the series to end!

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    “twatting stick adaptor, run up on the lathe”
    🤣🤣🤣

    I can’t wait for the paint reveal – I’m going for a really muted finish, maybe a traditional mini colour, so that they can ‘go under the radar’.

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    We love it. Every time we watch an episode my OH says “if we ever win the lottery, they’re building me a car.”

    Premier Icon bigyan
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    Then they dropped the bomb of the “Safety Turbo” a few episodes ago. Can’t remember which one though but it did cause a stir for a while.

    GTX3582R

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    We love it. Every time we watch an episode my OH says “if we ever win the lottery, they’re building me a car.”

    order it now, buy the time it’s ready you’d have won the lottery 😉

    Premier Icon neilnevill
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    I confess, I’m finding it more and more boring. I can’t not watch though!

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    neilnevill
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    I confess, I’m finding it more and more boring. I can’t not watch though

    So sad.. but this is why 99% of projects fail, ppl get bored of the little details. Personally I love it & cant wait for the next episode whether it’s Binky or escargot (who else would just swap out engines & running gear in a truck)

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Then there’s the MG…

    Plenty of life left in Binky: paint, assembly, interior, suspension setup, rolling road tuning, track testing, road testing, MOT/SVA testing, further modifications…

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Having rebuilt many cars i find it anything but boring as i realise how easy it is to throw a bunch of stuff at a car and declare it finished but to do a renovation and rebuild properly, ie – to a high standard does take an extraordinary amount of time so i’m more than happy to watch a 30 min video on making a bracket/doing wiring etc.

    Premier Icon kayla1
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    Having rebuilt many cars i find it anything but boring as i realise how easy it is to throw a bunch of stuff at a car and declare it finished but to do a renovation and rebuild properly, ie – to a high standard does take an extraordinary amount of time so i’m more than happy to watch a 30 min video on making a bracket/doing wiring etc.

    This, but with motorcycles for me. It’s the little brackety doofers that end up being the time-consuming PITA that make or break a project.

    Premier Icon Muke
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    The wait goes on but meanwhile…

    ” New series “Bargain Racement” will start on Saturday 19th September at 19:00 BST on YouTube. All patrons will receive it on Friday night. This time, the car is already finished and we’ve filmed most of the episodes.
    *We don’t know when the next episode of Binky or Escargot will be, we’re working on it.* “

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    I was soooo hoping for more Binky.

    Premier Icon P-Jay
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    I get the impression the paint shop has let them down / got a backlog.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    It’s not Binky, but it’ll do for now!

    Premier Icon didnthurt
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    My wife had an Aygo, great little car. Would love a shot in ‘race’ one. Really enjoyed that video.

    Premier Icon stumpy01
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    Blimey….about 3yrs worth of Binky progress in one Aygo episode!
    I suppose it would be, as it seems to be a kit of bits.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    I’d expect those lads to knock that car out in a weekend! Seeing as the whole idea behind the series is minimum cost, ie minimum prep required, and the cars are all the same it should easily be possible for a keen amateur to sort a car out in a week. Hell, you could probably smash your car up one race weekend and have a fresh one built for the next if you were able to work a few hours every evening.

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    reluctantjumper
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    I’d expect those lads to knock that car out in a weekend! Seeing as the whole idea behind the series is minimum cost, ie minimum prep required, and the cars are all the same it should easily be possible for a keen amateur to sort a car out in a week.

    Yah, but then there’s some folks that go phew, a restrictive race class, I’ll save tons of time and effort. And then there’s some folks that go full nascar and invest tons of extra time and effort to make sure they build the best car they can within the rules.

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    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Waaay to quick getting 3 episodes done. Looking forward to watching it later.

    Premier Icon oldnick
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    Glad to see the virus hasn’t made its way to Croft pitlane then!

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    about 4 gear changes a lap 😀

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    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    It’s, erm…

    Finished? :O

    What the? A BOM car gets finished?

    Premier Icon didnthurt
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    Want a shot! Loved driving about town in my wife’s Aygo (not so much on the motorway), reminds me of my Fiat Cinquecento Sporting.

    Really fancy getting a basic small sporty (feeling fast rather than actually being fast) car, something like the Twingo Sport or Fiat 500 twin-air.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Really fancy getting a basic small sporty (feeling fast rather than actually being fast) car, something like the Twingo Sport or Fiat 500 twin-air.

    I owned several classic minis back in the day, still the most fun on 4 wheels. 😀

    Premier Icon didnthurt
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    Always wanted a mini but think I’ve left it a bit late now.

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    didnthurt
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    Really fancy getting a basic small sporty (feeling fast rather than actually being fast) car, something like the Twingo Sport or Fiat 500 twin-air.

    Once I get my donor legacy out of the lockup, I’m thinking I might get something cheap to fill the space- didn’t plan to but I’m liking having a whole separate sekrit man cave. And if I do, it’ll totally be a sub-£1k Ford Puma 1.7. I’ve never had a small car, I went motorbike-bike hauler- supersonic bike hauler, these vids have given me the itch.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    Watching that has made me itch for a small underpowered car to thrash, like I had in my youth. The best was a 949cc Citroen AX I had as a stop-gap car during uni, it was bought from a place called Dan’s Bangers in the Valleys to give you an idea of it’s quality! You could basically drive it flat-out everywhere and never get a speeding ticket. I once had some guy come up to me in the pub demanding to know what mods I’d done to it as he couldn’t keep up with me on the local road that was used as a racetrack (A4077 between Gilwern and Crickhowell) in his Saxo VTR. His face was a proper picture when I said it was completely stock apart from some wider tyres – 165/70R13 instead of the 145/70R13’s it came with. I’m no driving god but he was terrible at keeping momentum up through the corners so his power advantage couldn’t make up the difference on the short straights!

    Always wanted a mini but think I’ve left it a bit late now.

    I had one as my first car and stupidly sold it after storing it for 5 years after the engine gave up. Was an ’84 with a genuine 33k on it (was my aunt’s car from new so we had every receipt for it since then) and was completely rust-free. I thought I could buy another in a few years but then the scrappage scheme happened and prices rocketed. I’m trying desperately to keep as much of my redundancy package back as I can so I can buy another one but the prices are rising fast still so I doubt I’ll be able to get one. It’s my biggest regret in life selling that car as my parent’s scrimped and saved to get it me for my 17th birthday.

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    I started to read up on mini modding a few years ago and was aghast at the amount of companies that specialised in making high quality (and high cost) components for a mini. One company even made a custom subframe where you could straight bolt in a superbike engine. Once I started to price up the build is want, the high cost put me off.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    I just want a standard 998 A-Series with Revolite wheels, a decent paint job and a solid interior. 2 years ago suitable cars were available for £2k so the total cost would be about £3.5k all-in. Now you’re looking at £3-4k for a base car!

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    didnthurt
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    One company even made a custom subframe where you could straight bolt in a superbike engine.

    “One company” 🙂 I can think of at least 2 that do it for the OG 1300 Busa engine, a couple that do it for various R1s, a Fireblade one (literally only because car people like saying the word “Fireblade”, not because it makes any sense)… It’s brilliantly demented. There used to be a totally road legal,standard looking car running around Yorkshire looking like your granny might own it, with a 600bhp holeshot racing turbo busa in it, apparently it was quicker 0-60 in reverse because it was the only way it could grip.

    And of course, there’s always putting BMW motorbike heads onto your original Mini engine… Or drop in that S2000 motor you’ve got lying around.

    (me, I always wanted to put my old 2.2 mondeo disel engine into a Focus mk1, but that’s only because I move in mysterious ways. But I gather I could take this here Subaru H6 and stab it into a Fiat 500, or of course there’s always that classic VW bus option…

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Z cars were the original ones to do the rear mounted bike engine in a mini, engine swaps have been part of the scene for years – of course there was the a series 1300cc+ turbo nutter minis, but also the honda VTEC engine minis, rear or front mounted bike engine.

    Z cars even did a twin R1 engine RWD mini, and a turbo hayabusa 1300cc engine one, had a DVD featuring that, they were mental.

    This was mine, 1997 R reg 1.3 MPi Cooper sportspack, with gold 13″ minilite wheels.

    Premier Icon didnthurt
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    All very bonkers. I’d be happy with a modern small petrol turbo engine in one.

    Premier Icon willard
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    In that case sir, may I suggest the following?

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    I’ve been watching the ‘Bargain Racement’ series so far and I’m now oddly into the idea of a C1/107/Aygo as a runabout for me…

    Dunno about racing one, but it does look like an ideal race series for recession struck Britain…

    Premier Icon Muke
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    Here you go I’ve saved you from that Dancing program you were about to watch

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    Ahh, the old grey area of regulations 😀

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