Project Binky - the decades long build inches forward

Started by BruceK, April 24, 2021, 03:12:06 PM

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BruceK

This historic project, which began back in the late 1980s, ;D  has a new episode.   

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

Wow, that went faster than I thought it would.....but I guess with enough planning ahead and YEARS of work, it all goes together nicely!   77.gif
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Together quickly?   Editing magic I tell you!   ;D
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Well, several videos showing the final build progress on Binky were lost due to the forum "gap" issue. 


But, let's jump ahead to the present and look at Binky actually RUNNING !!!

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

A few steps forward and several back again, and now they're only about 18 months behind where they thought they'd be three years ago!    ;D

Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

LarryLebel

The videos may be behind but Binky is actually finished and has been seen at at least one event.

MiniDave

It wasn't finished in that event, it barely ran and there were no door panels installed among other things.....

But I know they're way ahead of what we're seeing at this point. I still haven't quite figured out how that clutch pedal arrangement works yet....
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

MiniDave

#7
Well here we are almost a year later and guess what? It's STILL not done!!!   ::)

So they took it back to Weston Park, same as last year and still no door panels, and frankly it runs like shit....

See for yourselves.....lots of blue smoke that I'm hopeful is just related to the tune - or lack of it.

Nick's a little weak on his trailer loading skills too!  ;D

Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Nick just needs to make a custom bracket to get Binky loaded.  ;D
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

The car looks like it's going to go like stink once it's done tho.....
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

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