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This is a tricky one for me, as it's rather the sum of its component parts - all of which seem to have involved some or other little compromise given the ridiculous space constraints.

At the moment, I'm going with the forward firewall. I could have just have easily said the intercooler or the front strut towers. Or the flip front.

 

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Was gonna say the flip front but which iteration?

So I'll say the flexi-drive for the alternator and air con pump

But as you say Kirk - Sooooooo many!

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Interior blower box is a work of art



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I would say the bit between the number plates are my fav

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For me it is a toss up between flip front and blower, but the moment when the prop shaft just dropped into place was also pretty damn good

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with your front end.  Oversteer is when you hit the wall with your back end. Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall. Torque is how far you move the wall when you hit it!

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Today, I are be mostly preferring the strut brace.

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"FUEL TANK!"

 

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-- Edited by Forsh on Thursday 23rd of September 2021 08:57:12 AM

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Who said flexi-drive?

 

Well that's me shafted! (see what I did there!?!)

 

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-- Edited by Forsh on Tuesday 28th of September 2021 04:21:10 PM

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I wonder which bit of the flexi drive broke? Can't have been the shaft itself as that would have been impossible to fix and the way Rich was describing it didn't sound like any of their machining either. Maybe one of the end bearings?

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We think the inertia of the alternator/AC pump assembly on engine deceleration caused the spiral bound drive shaft to "unwind" and grow. This caught inside the outer and unwound the whole thing. We've created a new outer and added a sprag type clutched bearing.

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Ta.

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Today appreciation goes to a bit that isn't even Binky...

 

Big. Blue. Jig

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Good shout - to which I could only call out attention to the cunning thing that was the tandem scissor jack lifting platform.

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Actually, when you think about it, kudos has to go to the level of planning that has gone into the whole of Binky, things that were made years ago that suddenly made sense!

Richard and Nick are probably wetting themselves laughing now having read about ‘planning’ though

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Understeer is when you hit the wall with your front end.  Oversteer is when you hit the wall with your back end. Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall. Torque is how far you move the wall when you hit it!

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This week, my favourite is either the wheels or the pretend crumple zones (Who are they kidding? Every Mini owner knows their femurs are the collapsible member.)
So, the wheels. It's settled.

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@Kirk - Final iteration alloys or "proof of concept" steelies?

The patented Myford Attached Demon Banding Alloys Simulation Test Arrangement Reliability Demo

Is one of my fave Halloween scary moments

 

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Alloys. The steelies were just, er, mad. :D

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Front brakes. Yum yum.

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Kirk wrote:

Front brakes. Yum yum.


 "Bell"   hehe  biggrin

 

The clutch pedal mechanism is a thing of beauty!

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-- Edited by Forsh on Monday 20th of December 2021 07:57:42 AM

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Agreed on the clutch mechanism. This contraption deserves a dedicated 'Howie Did It' episode. Stunning bit of engineering.

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