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The New Project Binkie?

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Anyone a bit bored with Project Binkie, now that uit seems to be winding down?    And not satisfied by Bad Obsession's new 'Snail' project?    Then I have another fix for you - Master Milo!

Milo is a crazy Dutchman - well, a bit crazier than the others.          How crazy?   Does buying a Chinese knock-off copy of a T54 Russian tank, one that was used by Saddam's Iraqui army, captured by the British, brought back to the UK and spent the last twenty years in a field, sound crazy?    Does buying it to restore sound crazy?     Milo is completely crackers.

And if you are not convinced, here is his latest video, of starting the  tank's 39 litre, V-12 diesel engine for the first time after a rebuild.     The scene, inside his workshop, just 4 minutes into the video says it all:

Milo speaks Dutch, with some entertaining subtitles.     He has posted dozens of videos on the project already, too many to watch all in a day, but I'm looking forward to working through them when I have time!!

John

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Pretty crazy indeed to rebuild that rusty relic. Not finding the subtitles (only watched on mobile so far) but their antics are entertaining enough.

Note that all V12 Russian tank engines seem equally...... err....... environmentally hostile if other YouTube vids are any guide.

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Nice work, Adrian, but I found his 'dry American irony' grated after a while.

I think I've linked before to the series of machining videos from "Abom97".  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw3UZn1tcVe7pH3R6C3Gcng

 Adam is a professional machinist (I got the impression that Tony teaches the subject) and doesn't do the 'humor'.   

 

Meanwhile, I'm puzzled about what Master Milo does, to keep Edam on his toast.    He has a large workshop, equipped with big lathes, gas and electric welders, but he also owns a forklift and a Holmatro "Jaws of Life" rescue spreader, and can pop around to their head office  and buy a 50 ton press, just like that!    I'm guessing he's either a farmer or an agricultural engineer.

See this for how he uses his hydraulic tools:

John

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WhooHOO!    Ignore what I said above!   New Binkie episode is coming - next week!   "Lots of little jobs, a couple of not so little jobs, Nik attempts the improbable and Richard makes a bracket. Ralph makes a long awaited return and the kettle gets boiled" they say.     lets hope no wiring.

John

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