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it will be interesting to watch this one develop, only 2 videos so far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSiG7oNXC6w
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 12:29:34 pm »
Interesting
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 01:26:21 pm »
Love it.
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 04:57:34 pm »
Gordon Murray has always been a huge fan of the Lotus Elan which got a mention in there, and having owned one for about 15 years myself, can only endorse his enthusiasim (spelling?)
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 05:48:38 pm »
Thanks :-) Have binge-watched Project Binky... Now I have this to hopefully fill the long gaps between Binky episodes!

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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 09:57:53 pm »
would love one of those

or an alfaholics 105gtv

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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 01:39:34 am »
Good link, thanks - but a bit unfair to the BOM guys as the Escort is treading common ground but Binky is way out there and is a darned sight more complex project, to put it mildly, and is a spare time project for a just couple of guys in the trade.
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 10:06:32 am »
Good link, thanks - but a bit unfair to the BOM guys as the Escort is treading common ground but Binky is way out there and is a darned sight more complex project, to put it mildly, and is a spare time project for a just couple of guys in the trade.

you're quite right, but it has to be admitted that Binky is certainly not a simple project and there is a lot of make it up as we go to it, I guess the real comparison will come when they make the IRS for the Escort
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 12:09:52 pm »
Escort aside, what a fantastic workshop. Wouldn't I love for them to work on a particular Audi 80 GTE.

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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 01:57:59 pm »
Very enjoyable, I could happily spend a few hours watching that.
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 11:20:08 am »
I've just subscribed to retropower's videos, having seen this Mk2 Golf shell, it's no wonder Gordon Murray chose them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMQ1S5EMQK0

a look around the workshop, HB Viva and Zetec powered Moggy Minor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRYKctWGKRs
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2018, 10:39:37 am »
vid 3 up now, haven't watched it yet
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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 05:54:24 pm »
vid 3 up now, haven't watched it yet

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Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 10:31:19 am »
I too have been watching, much impressed with some of their other builds in the background.

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I met a guy (car painter) with a bit of a car collection. One car he has is a mint 1 owner 2 door Mk1 Escort, a proper 1 lady owner car!
The same guys has a 1 owner 1970's Mitsubishi GTO and 3 Fiat 125 T's plus some others.
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ep 4 up now, visit to Cosworth
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Actually, that was #5, watched it last night  8)

ATM, I have 3 KBA Cosworth engines, so a bit biased towards that engine company.
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Actually, that was #5, watched it last night  8)

ATM, I have 3 KBA Cosworth engines, so a bit biased towards that engine company.

LOL, I was in more haste, less speed mode
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Actually, that was #5, watched it last night  8)

ATM, I have 3 KBA Cosworth engines, so a bit biased towards that engine company.

What are you doing with them?
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