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#46 | Posted: 15 Jan 2022 14:21 

Author The Banker

Heading to Le Mans
#47 | Posted: 16 Feb 2022 11:56 
For the yoof who would say TL;DR to the following: "getting there, been a pain but nothing to show us... yet!"

February 2022 Update from Richard & Nik...

After a very long process of trial and error, adaptations (a rotary 4th axis) to the milling machine, a full rebuild of the lathe and dozens of design iterations, we have finally cracked the recipe for Binky's instrument cluster and switch pack; the last of the big hurdles.

The expensive, matching set of Smiths gauges - including a custom made boost gauge - didn't actually match at all, so in a fit of pique, we decided to create our own dials using a mixture of Smiths and Peugeot internals. We embarked on a steep learning curve about the nature of light through plastic, figured out RGBW LED's, got some expert advice on printing with ink on various materials, threw the toys out of the pram on multiple occasions (printer drivers can just FRO) but eventually reckon we've cracked it.

Of course, the irony is that providing it comes off like we intend, you won't notice at first glance. It'll look just like a nice three clock mini dash with the extra three 52mm gauges above the radio. Behind it though will be months of work. We need locking up don't we?

All we need to do now to bring you episode 38 is a boat load more work to bring it all together successfully. Oh, and fit the rest of the interior. But that's all been done for us. Well, most of it has...

In the meantime, our Weston Park Rally Festival video is imminent, our Race of Remembrance video is not far behind and Binky 38 will be hot on its heels.

Author The Banker

Heading to Le Mans
#48 | Posted: 18 Feb 2022 19:07 
Binky-ish...

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