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Noticed last night, that episode 23 has been released, & watched it over breakfast this morning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG1p336CZH0 

This has got to be the most over engineered car I have ever come across.  I'd hate to see  what would happen, if they stack it, on its initial run, after it is completely finished.  It would start a whole new series, i guess.  The Blinky Project Repair.  That would take another 4 years.

 I only keep watching it, because I want to see how they get the engine to function, in such a small space, with ancillaries, some of which they haven't decided upon yet, like the "turbo"  !  Please . . . . . . .  lets get to the engine.

Talking about engines, I read at the weekend, that there is a market in the USA, of wrecked Teslas, where there is a waiting list for Tesla electric motors etc. to use in car conversions.  A few specialist electric car conversion companies have started up, & the only thing slowing them, is not enough wrecked Teslas.  Apparently, most small to medium cars can be converted professionally, for about USD 30-40K, plus engine.  I saw one Tesla engine selling on line for USD 11,900.

Imagine one of those in a KE Rolla ! ! ! !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KSt_Y4gZgM

There are some good utube videos of cars with Tesla engines, doing drag time passes of < 10 sec.

Cheers Banjo

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Watched the latest episode of Project Binky last night, which is Episode 29.  Thought I was going to see the shell return from the spray painters, all shiny & new, only to find, that those guys had found something else to completely pull apart, & refurbish.  I really wish, they would get this project finished.  It's a bit like watching grass grow !  I shouldn't complain though, as many of us have pet projects, that go on for years.

Cheers Banjo

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Noticed that Project Binky episode 31 is now out.  Thought, WOW !  We are finally going to get to see the engine installed & fired up.

In true Binky style, we still haven't got the Celica motor into the Mini yet.  Looking at the size of it, with turbo & everything, I can't really see how it is all going to fit under the bonnet.

Maybe they are going to fire it up in the Christmas episode, to provide us with a present ?  ( I didn't suggest what year )

Cheers Banjo

 

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I notice Episode 32 of Project Binky is out !

They still haven't got the Toyota motor in the Mini as yet !

All I want to hear, is it start up for the first time !

Looks like we'll still have to wait a while; . . . . . . . . apparently, in the next Episode 33, they are going to paint the Mini's body. 

And I thought my long term projects were slow.

At the rate these guys are going, by the time the car is finished, the pair of them will be in a nursing home, & Project Binky, will be straight off to an auto museum somewhere in the UK.

At least with OverHaulin on Channel 9 atm, you see a whole car get completely rebuilt in a week, from the chassis up, in a 30 minute episode.

P.S.  They'll probably just get it finished, then decide to go electric, & start all over again.

Cheers Banjo

 

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