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Title: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 18 July, 2014, 06:50:45 AM
Hi All

Not sure if any of you have seen this on You Tube, but although not Lancia related, it did bring to mind the fabrication skills of some of the folk on here..... (oh and made in a humorous way which adds to it for me anyway)

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=project+binky+-+episode+1

(original link came from one of the guys on the Stratos EC forum)

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: fay66 on 19 July, 2014, 12:24:31 AM
I've just sat and watched the first 3 episodes, Brilliant with a great sense of Humour, but being as it's nearly 1.30am I'm going to bed, but I've book Marked the other 3 episodes to watch later ::)

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 19 July, 2014, 07:05:57 AM

I watched the first - a guilty pleasure - and thought I'd wait to plug the laptop into the TV and subject the kids to it.

I liked his "grinder scarecrow" - he has a rack with four grinders to save having to change disks.  Perhaps Chugga could tell us which four.  Perhaps a 1mm cut, grind, flap sander and a wire brush?  Perhaps a thick and thin cut but not the brush?  Looks like a scarecrow as the rack also holds a full face mask and gloves.  The surprise was that they only looked like these:

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-tools/grinders/angle_grinders/-specificproducttype-4_5__grinders/Performance-Power-600W-Angle-Grinder-Grey-Red-115mm-12389438

Having burnt out my grinder of 20 years the other day (proper flash, flame, smoke - blue bosch bought second hand) I thought a Hitachi would do me (am very happy with a drill I wire brush with for hours and a router they use in HSS) but it only lasted two weeks.  Perhaps unlucky, perhaps they don't make them like they used to.  I went for a DeWalt to replace it.  So far so good - good long flex, slimmer grip, better handle, more robust guard that clips on to remove or move, easier switch, less vibration and the promise that it ducts the dust away from the motor.  The other brag is that the air vent is not just where you'd want to hold it.

David


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: the.cern on 19 July, 2014, 08:04:22 AM
I normally have four 115mm angle grinders on the go, 1mm cut, abrasive polydisc, wire brush and mule skinner. The 225mm angle grinder has a diamond disc for concrete, stone, brick and etc.  Jim, in addition to those on my list, also keeps a flap sander and a different wire brush on his collection. Electric cable trip hazard is one of the big H & S considerations in the workshop!!!

                                   Andy


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 19 July, 2014, 07:19:19 PM

You have all four and what you REALLY wanted was to have had it blasted in the first place...

I must try the mule skinner.

David


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: the.cern on 20 July, 2014, 06:56:33 AM
David, please!! I do not want, or indeed need, to be reminded that I should have had it blasted in the first place .....

Photograph of Jim's angle grinder rack, the brackets hang on Jim's home fabricated folding work bench. This bench is meant for lightweight work only, it is not meant to be a place to 'just put something down while I look at this/ge ta cup of tea or whatever' and which then stays there for a year. Unfortunately the latter scenario is what happens in practice which is why it looks the way it does!!

                                       Andy


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 28 October, 2014, 08:55:36 AM
Next one is now here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0wMIF6EPfY&app=desktop

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 26 December, 2014, 10:44:17 AM
Hi All

Just to keep them all in one place, here is episode 8, thanks for letting us know Brian.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em-subs_digest&v=n_H8bK8o3UM

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: fay66 on 03 August, 2015, 08:14:41 AM
Don't know what happened to Episode 9? looks like I didn't post it, never mind go to
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq2TeRV5Zmc&sns=em

Episode 10 is as Brilliant as ever, and you'll find all the other episodes there as well if you haven't been following it,
Be warned it's very addictive. :o

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 09 August, 2015, 09:37:28 PM

I liked the link above but it wasn't (for me) to Binky.

Yet to watch it as I will be giving it the full wide awake attention it deserves - published 31st July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3DTTL9xRQ0


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: fay66 on 09 August, 2015, 11:05:04 PM

I liked the link above but it wasn't (for me) to Binky.

Yet to watch it as I will be giving it the full wide awake attention it deserves - published 31st July.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3DTTL9xRQ0

Thanks David,
I put the wrong link, the other one is a Lncia Sdvert from alan Cooper.

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 26 April, 2016, 02:01:21 PM
Hi All

Now up to #12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMT9Ykmneiw

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: frankxhv773t on 26 April, 2016, 06:39:36 PM
Thank you Peter. All you ever wanted to know about building a car but were afraid to ask.


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 24 July, 2016, 08:12:34 PM
Hi All

Episode 13 now available...

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


Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: fay66 on 19 April, 2017, 04:43:39 PM
Project Binky episode 15 is now available, the pipework needs to be seen to be believed!
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 20 April, 2017, 11:37:48 AM
Now I have a smartphone I get a reminder - including this one on April 1st

"How to Fix a Porcelain Mug with a TIG Welder"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKWfW-MIRHc

Just noticed some of theirs are over a half million views now...

Someone I've watched a few from - serious guy and serious presentation - is "weldingtipsandtricks".  Look at 4:50 for sectioned and etched examples.

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

...and another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f-HRsTtx0w&t=6s


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 18 October, 2017, 11:49:01 AM
Hi All

Episode 16 is now available, interesting to see how long it takes to make the 'simple' bracket for the steering pump to be mounted....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1nU9IJsoM

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: fay66 on 18 October, 2017, 07:26:47 PM
Hi All

Episode 16 is now available, interesting to see how long it takes to make the 'simple' bracket for the steering pump to be mounted....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1nU9IJsoM

Peter
Yes,    No wonder the project is taking so long, but I wish I'd had their skill sets when I was younger.
Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 19 May, 2018, 01:47:24 PM
They're back - and the heater and aircon unit took 200hrs...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHvBHWBzzB7NyU5tIiEZHBg

Looked back and the first video was August 2013.

On facebook I liked the comment "When I was an apprentice mechanic I got fed up with the prices paint and panel shops charged. So I did an evening course on how to do it myself. Ever since then I have paid the money."


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 14 August, 2018, 12:33:12 PM
Next episode now up, especially for those who want to update their wipers....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4lBvHDMs8&t=815s

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: fay66 on 14 August, 2018, 06:54:12 PM
Great fellas and good engineering!
Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 02 November, 2018, 10:51:06 PM
Hi

Episode 20 now released

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WIyxrvO3dRk&t=217s

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 13 April, 2019, 09:37:28 AM
Hi All

A few new episodes 21, 22 and 23

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z0pNV_FPH10

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SUeytYlxW7c

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

Also there is a new project, car transporter which also looks to be an interesting project......

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6HXSigszx5w

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 10 June, 2019, 07:38:08 PM
Hi All

Next episode of Escargot now available...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jU0bHi-JFiQ

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: fay66 on 10 June, 2019, 08:13:20 PM
Hi All

Next episode of Escargot now available...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jU0bHi-JFiQ

Peter
Peter has project Binky finished? It's not that long ago I watched it and I thought there were still 2 or 3 episodes to run.
Brian
8227
 8)


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: peteracs on 10 June, 2019, 09:12:35 PM
Hi Brian

No, still going however looks like they are trying hard to get it completed as the most recent episodes have come relatively quickly after each other.

Escargot is their car transporter/camper project.

Peter


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 22 February, 2020, 02:34:27 PM

Binky has gone for paint and they're smartening up the running gear.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHvBHWBzzB7NyU5tIiEZHBg


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 22 February, 2020, 02:42:25 PM
With a spot of the man flu I enjoyed a day binge watching this build.  He had a HIGHLY modified E55 (active rear wing, rocker arm suspension in the boot, turbos in the boot to supplement the supercharger...) which went pop, having rebuilt the engine he built a better car to put it in to be cheaper on tyres and brakes and to be easier to work on.  Tube frame, makes his own suspension, cut and shut job on uprights, fits the electrically adjustable steering and gets the peddles going back and forth, pneumatic gear change off his own ecu, fits engine management, strips the supercharger and makes manifolds for "just" turbos.  Does proper sums for crumple zone, "not very good at CFD" so make a wind tunnel to test a model (that's about 45 seconds of the ten hours).  Carbon undertray, having done tests slops the resin on with a paint brush to get it done on time.  

https://www.youtube.com/user/asdfss8215/featured

Here's a summary of what he got done IN ONE YEAR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Li3HNG9_Q

Five years back, I think in Pakistan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqMU3OczjmM

8:30 for the crash and cops.  Am half expecting Clarkeson to be doing the voice over and doing his very sorry face.  Somewhere I think it says only two months for that design and build...

He combines chop-shop confidence with pukka graduate engineer smarts and HUGE energy.  As he didn't get finished before the snows (Canada) he hauled it to California for some track days behind his broken road car (been busy on the racer...) which I worked out is about the distance from here to Istanbul.


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: frankxhv773t on 22 February, 2020, 08:08:41 PM
It's a different world, no tax, no insurance, no type approval but the police let him off after crashing into another vehicle. The self build car C2 is a bit agricultural compared with Project Binky but a good still fascinating. I suspect Colin Chapman would have wanted to "add lightness".


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 22 February, 2020, 11:40:25 PM

Quite different objectives to Binky, but amazing work.  Building the frame without a jig was impressive.  All within a standard double garage... 

There's a Binky interview with them being relatively sensible answering questions.  The design for the heating and ventilation (and aircon!) was the one that got the dark haired one to raise his eyebrows when he saw the "cardboard octopus" or whatever.  That flip front over such a tight packed engine bay, with a normal bonnet as well, with a remote control to flip it and the ability to lift it off.  Bonkers how the spec went up and up. 

I like the effort to make the bulkhead look like a factory pressing.  The flexishaft drive over the top of the engine is the one bit that looks odd vs a production car. 


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: frankxhv773t on 23 February, 2020, 11:35:43 AM
I remain indebted to them for C.A.D.


Title: Re: Project Binky
Post by: DavidLaver on 23 February, 2020, 01:06:14 PM

Lovely.