In episode 5 of Project Binky, we finally manage to get the front bulkhead finished and make a start on making good the rear end. The quest to build one of the world’s fastest Austin Minis continues.
Project Binky: A Toyota Celica GT-Four engine, gearbox and running gear is being shoe-horned into a 1980 Mini 1000. In episode 4, the Mini finally gets an engine. All the running gear gets installed and there’s a miracle prop-shaft situation. It finally dawns on us that it just might be possible to get the 3SGTE […]
Project Binky: A Toyota Celica GT-Four engine, gearbox and running gear is being shoe-horned into a 1980 Mini 1000. In episode 3, the turbo-charged 3SGTE engine gets put aside as we concentrate on getting the rear suspension and sub-frame mounted in the back of the Mini. Silliness abounds in this monster project.
In the 2nd episode of Project Binky, we start to get down to the nitty gritty of the build. We strip out the front bulkhead, make all new suspension mounting points and drink a lot of tea. We also travel to Goodwood for a cheeky track day. The project to fit all of the running […]
In the first episode of Project Binky, we take a rotten old Austin Mini and strip it down to a bare shell. We then take an angle grinder to it and cut it to pieces. It’s only then that the customised rebuilding process starts. We’re trying to create one of the fastest Minis on the […]
The first installment of Project Binky. Can two basket cases from Shropshire create one serious Mini? We’re attempting to build the fastest Mini on the planet. The plan is to try and shoehorn all the engine and running gear from a Toyota Celica GT4 into a rotten Mini. Can we do this monster engine swap? […]
‘Can you make my Mini go faster?’ we were asked. Of course we can. What we’ll do is stick a Citroen Saxo VTS inside it. Power steering, discs all round, 5 speed ‘box and 120bhp should do it…