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Well someone had to start an Episode 18 thread!  furious



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Lots of it...

I can imagine Nik, Rick and Rex doing the wiring next. It involves lots of fixings and a few holes in bodywork, so has to be done before painting. It also puts off building the engine, which seems to be part of the plan

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Even though we never see every nook in the workshop doesn't mean the "lump" is in it. The actual engine and box can be in Nik's kitchen! He is probably using pistons as cups and rods as forks. The oil pan that doesn't have a huge chunk missing is a salad bowl. List IMO: (not in perfect order) Requires fabrication: Battery placement Exhaust/turbo finishing Wheel arch final While in paint: Refurbishing subframes/suspension After paint: Wiring Exterior trim Interior everything Tunes

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But why put the windscreen in??? confuse

I'm intrigued

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Perhaps testing the defroster vent(s) efficiency?

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You would need to have boiling water feeding to the heater element, and a freezing screen. Not that easy to arrange simultaneously. But I suppose Nick could create a full test rig....

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I was thinking more like a smoke test to visualize air distribution on the screen. Maybe UV-smoke oil in an induction system smoke tester and a black light in the dark. Just to be sure it reaches the useful parts of the windscreen.

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I'm sure they would have mocked something up in CAD before TIGing up the whole system to assess HVAC flow.

Wiper linkage is in (that's not to say Nick wouldn't redesign it for fun!) so cant see anything to do there

HUD?

Frenched in obsolete tax disc holder?

Auto-lights / auto-wipers rear view mirror sensors and associated wiring?

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I was thinking not about faults in the case itself but about the possible need for fins inside the diffusers to allow for more even distribution across the screen.

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That could be done during the final build, just by test / remove / modify the diffusers, such as by fitting fins in the outlet area to redirect the flow

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perhaps Fins on the rear wings????

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Like two big vertical rudders? Might work, doesn't violate the "no changes to the body to make it fit" rule, so it could fly! "If it's not 10 feet long it's not a Mini" I don't recall Nik mentioning a height restriction!



-- Edited by GrayRaceCat on Friday 15th of June 2018 08:46:37 PM



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thinking more like '59 Cadillac Wahahahaha!!!


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gben, Exactly! Like two big vertical rudders!

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I keep coming back to why the screen is in. The only thing that makes sense to me is that it has to be an improvement to both the standard mini wipers and the washers. Think about it, the guys have just spent a ridiculous amount of time sorting the heater and adding aircon so improving the wiper operation must be on the list of upgrades and this is the best time to do it.


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Any teasers yet? I know it's been nowhere near 6 months since the last episode... but still... I can dream/hope right?!?

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+The Chief Smeg, I think you are on to something here, with the HVAC they can now see through the inside of the screen, why not update the wipers to see through the outside too!

 

+bobbenoster There is ALWAYS hope.



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It seems along time since the last installment, I'm thinking with all the outside distractions (British GP,Goodwood, all the Customer cars, Racing Season,etc) Binky has been relegated to the back shed and left to collect dust until after Holiday and closer to Autumn. Will we see a new installment after School resumes?????


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According to https://twitter.com/badobsessionmsp/status/1022441141382393864 Episode 18 is about a dozen packets of chocolate hobnobs away 



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Whose 12 packets of chocolate hobnobs? That seems important

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According to https://twitter.com/badobsessionmsp/status/1022441141382393864 Episode 18 is about a dozen packets of chocolate hobnobs away 


 
The word "perhaps" (as mentioned on Twitter) gives the boys a bit of leeway so don't hold your breath. It comes when it comes. Patience is a virtue and all that.



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The wipers on a mini were not always what you would call good, I’m wondering if the boys are going to go for an upgrade of some description (what am I saying, of course they are going for an upgrade)! The washers and wipers will have some serious work in the next episode I reckon



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In my experience, Mini wipers are multi speed. Off or 'on', but 'on' might mean slow or staggering. or still off

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what about a automatic rainx dispenser

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Now you need to be careful making remarks like that, you know what Nick is like, they may just install one now!

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Kiwi Paul wrote:

In my experience, Mini wipers are multi speed. Off or 'on', but 'on' might mean slow or staggering. or still off


 S******, all that the original “ON” position meant was “Possibly”



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they could always go back to basics , a bits of string tied to the wiper arms one end to each side of the screen ,no electrickery involved


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If you want to encourage a nut... He can completely do away with everything there. For power a servo motor like the ones used in high end diy cnc. Controlled by arduino.

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Wonder which parts bin they'll raid for wiper and washer bits? - IF that the direction they go in?!?



BTW is everyone up to speed on Mr Murray's Mk1 Escort while we're waiting?
 

https://www.youtube.com/user/retropowercars/videos

 

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BTW is everyone up to speed on Mr Murray's Mk1 Escort while we're waiting?

 
Most certainly. Very interesting build, this. biggrin



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Suspect this barber might be related to nick... youtu.be/ZjMO3PVCjvU



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I bet I could eat 12 packs of chocolate hobnobs by.... oh... let's say... August!

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its out

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Episode 18 came as a bit of a surprise. I for one sure didn't see that coming! Cheers boys, much appreciated.

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Oh is it August already!

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Am I the only person that spotted the error on the whiteboard ?

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OH NO! Did Nick use a permanent marker???

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Wow, only 2 1/2 months since the last episode. This is getting, um, hasty

If it's an issue of 28.75mm or 28.57mm, a little maths is in order....

0.75-0.57 = 0.18mm.
1mm = 0.040",

So 0.18 x 0.040" = 0.0072"

In other words the error in the maths is seven thousandths of an inch. Not a lot to worry about.

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I did spot that, but wasn’t worried as soon as it was pointed out that everything was not going to be flat and square. I REALLY did not see the rear wiper coming though.

And we have the answer to where the battery is going and it looks like 19 is going to be wiring! Do you think we are going to have an automatic light solution?

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Did anyone who spotted the error actually work out what 28.57 squared is?

=816.24

mathS

Oh yea of little faith!

It's almost like they know what they're doing!

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I Lol'd at the shout out to Skid Factory and their Barra powered Bedford van project

and marveled at the detailed layout/ wiring into getting the stalk and rain sensor working properly. 

 

 

Edit: speaking of youtube shout-outs, How about a Fun Facts with Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln? 

 

 Or bring back Edd as Mrs. Jeff, if Rex can't be located.



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