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Title: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom on January 03, 2018, 12:12:48 pm
it will be interesting to watch this one develop, only 2 videos so far

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSiG7oNXC6w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSiG7oNXC6w)
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: brian on January 03, 2018, 12:29:34 pm
Interesting
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: RobClubley on January 03, 2018, 01:26:21 pm
Love it.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: brian 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?)
One of those that I wish I still had
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Worms 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!
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: schattenblau on January 03, 2018, 09:57:53 pm
would love one of those

or an alfaholics 105gtv

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Gordo 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.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom 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
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Pristle 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.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: le mans on January 04, 2018, 01:57:59 pm
Very enjoyable, I could happily spend a few hours watching that.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom 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 (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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRYKctWGKRs)
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom on January 22, 2018, 10:39:37 am
vid 3 up now, haven't watched it yet
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: The Red Warrior on January 22, 2018, 05:54:24 pm
vid 3 up now, haven't watched it yet

Cheers 🍻
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Audi do on January 31, 2018, 10:31:19 am
I too have been watching, much impressed with some of their other builds in the background.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Gordo on February 19, 2018, 11:16:15 am
New one up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlRyNsCpM8c
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: RS ZWEI on March 05, 2018, 03:52:14 pm
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.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom on March 19, 2018, 10:07:33 am
ep 4 up now, visit to Cosworth
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Gordo on March 20, 2018, 10:52:01 pm
Actually, that was #5, watched it last night  8)

ATM, I have 3 KBA Cosworth engines, so a bit biased towards that engine company.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom on March 21, 2018, 08:06:33 am
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
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: RS ZWEI on March 21, 2018, 08:47:53 am
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?
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Gordo on March 21, 2018, 08:08:41 pm
Nothing at the moment, health and finances a bit poorly of late  :( , but do have plans  8).

BTW, that was the designation for the engines they developed for Vauxhall, the (c)20XE, which was rather successful in the BTCC and WTCC Championships.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom on March 21, 2018, 08:41:18 pm
is that the 16v slant 4 that was used in the Jensen Healey?
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: brian on March 21, 2018, 08:58:41 pm
is that the 16v slant 4 that was used in the Jensen Healey?

That was the Lotus engine, undeveloped at that point and paved the way for Jensens' demise; later used in the Lotus Elite (1974 edition)
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: RS ZWEI on March 22, 2018, 10:38:36 am
Nothing at the moment, health and finances a bit poorly of late  :( , but do have plans  8).

BTW, that was the designation for the engines they developed for Vauxhall, the (c)20XE, which was rather successful in the BTCC and WTCC Championships.

I thought that might have ben the case. As you may have known Ive owned 4 C20XE cars.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Gordo on March 23, 2018, 01:35:29 am
I didn't - I do know Chad has had a couple, though.
Did you do much by way of modifications?
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: RS ZWEI on March 23, 2018, 09:31:14 am
I didn't - I do know Chad has had a couple, though.
Did you do much by way of modifications?

Na, Chad purchased my Calibra, I think you knew the person who purchased my Mk2 Astra GTE 16V and Ive had 2 Vectra 2000 GSI's.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Gordo on March 23, 2018, 03:59:13 pm
South African chap, panel beater, he turbo'ed it, if it's the same chap - Samir?
Chad sold the calibra to his father, don't know what happened after.
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom on April 30, 2018, 09:30:59 am
ep6 up now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtDZHiGIBA8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtDZHiGIBA8)
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: Gordo on June 24, 2018, 04:29:18 pm
New one up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJJrDqlp968
Title: Re: Gordon Murray's Escort, slighty more planned approach than project Binky
Post by: the phantom on June 26, 2018, 02:54:34 am
looking forward to the next one, prepaint assembly and test fit, should get a good idea of the final car