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June 3rd, 2018, 8:01 pm #11

In another thread, Lord [Redacted]  joked about finishing a project "before Project Binky" ends. And that made me think... Okay, how long until PB does end?

The whole project has now been running some four years, with episodes coming out roughly once every two to six months.  They've made a huge amount of progress- it's still "the best thing on television" for me 😁 - but there's still a huge amount to go.

There's the big obvious stuff like at some point the entire car has to be completely dismantled, the body painted, and everything carefully reassembled. The interior needs to be done- door panels, a headliner, carpets, etc. The rear seat needs to be sorted.

I'd wager that at some point the original Celica engine will get rebuilt- the current one runs, and I'd imagine they'll get the car started and running with it as-is, but I have no doubt that while the car's apart for the paint, they'll also be refreshing the engine.

They still have to mount and plumb the turbo and charge cooler, build or modify a grille, and wire the whole damn car! 😁 I can see that last one taking a long time- I know, I've done it, and I didn't even have to worry about electric locks, an EFI/engine-management computer, or things like electric fuel pumps. Hell, I don't even know where they can possibly mount the battery. (Which I suspect will wind up being a compact AGM type stuffed somewhere.)

They still have to pull molds from the wheel arch flares and cast up the proper pieces, the rear and side glass needs to be installed... did they ever get a wiper motor installed?

Personally? My guess is a minimum of... three more years, at the most optimistic. Possibly closer to five to be more realistic. 😋

And I don't say that in anything like a negative manner- I see it as knowing my favorite TV show has been renewed for at least three to five more seasons! 😁

Doc.
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June 4th, 2018, 8:50 pm #12

How do you pronounce "Celica"?  

The Project Binky guys say sa-Lee-ka.  But here in California, we pronounce it Sell-ah-ka.  It took me a little while to realize it was the same car.   

I don't think any Celica in around here came in 4WD, but the Supra may have.
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June 5th, 2018, 2:48 am #13

Why did they start with the old car if they throw away 95% of it?  Because it has a VIN assigned, a Title and Registration, and all the paperwork that goes along with that makes getting a new set of plates when they're all done a Lot Easier than starting from scratch.
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June 5th, 2018, 8:40 am #14

jr9999 wrote: How do you pronounce "Celica"?  

The Project Binky guys say sa-Lee-ka.  But here in California, we pronounce it Sell-ah-ka.  It took me a little while to realize it was the same car.   

I don't think any Celica in around here came in 4WD, but the Supra may have.
I've always said Sell-ah-ka, but I knew what car they meant when they showed a picture (at the beginning) because a friend had one.
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June 5th, 2018, 3:33 pm #15

Here in Indiana, I've always heard it pronounced "SELL-ick-uh."
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June 6th, 2018, 11:34 am #16

So I stayed up way too late binging on Binky.  Y'all've got me hooked. Thanks. 😛

My prediction:  when they finally get to painting it (if they haven't already - I'm only up to episode 16), it's gonna be white.  They've made enough Pratchett references that I suspect they've named the car after Death's horse, and plan to paint it to match.

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June 6th, 2018, 5:53 pm #17

"Binky" is very much a Discworld reference- the BOM guys have mentioned it a couple of times in the video comments.

And no, they're still a pretty long ways from painting it, I think. Paint, I'd wager, will come after things like wiring, getting the engine running, plumbing the turbocharger, interior upholstery, etc. Heck, they still need to mold those fender flares properly. 🙂

But yeah, white, likely with an old-Mini racing stripe, would b a good guess for paint.

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June 6th, 2018, 7:55 pm #18

Sell-eek-ah is the one i always go to, not sure if this is a universal thing in The Netherlands, but it is the one i go to
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June 6th, 2018, 10:41 pm #19

DannyBeans wrote: Here in Indiana, I've always heard it pronounced "SELL-ick-uh."
Same in Ohio and western New York.

What's weird is hearing Mazda ads here and in Canada. You'd think the commercials would pronounce it "right," right? Nope In the U.S. they pronounce it "MAHZ-da," but in Canada they pronounce it "MAZ-da."
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June 7th, 2018, 11:38 am #20

DocsMachine wrote: And no, they're still a pretty long ways from painting it, I think. Paint, I'd wager, will come after things like wiring, getting the engine running, plumbing the turbocharger, interior upholstery, etc. Heck, they still need to mold those fender flares properly. 🙂

But yeah, white, likely with an old-Mini racing stripe, would b a good guess for paint.

Doc.
I dunno - it seems like it would be totally in-character for one of them to say "now, we should do X, Y, and Z before we even start to think about painting," followed by a cut to the other happily spraying away. 🙂 (You're right, though.)

And as an addendum to the color scheme, it'd be cool if the racing stripe was electric blue to match the original Binky's outline.
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