English Moke wiring loom

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English Moke wiring loom

Post by Mini Power » Sun Jan 01, 2012 16:45

Where can I buy a wiring loom for our english moke? How many different options are there?

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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by grantourer » Sun Jan 01, 2012 17:46

Hi. Minipower. I have bought various looms off of Autosparks over the years. 7 or 8 I think, never had a problem, and they are easy to talk to. Thinking about it, one of the looms was for a 1968 Moke

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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by Gijzzy » Sun Jan 01, 2012 19:30

This is one:
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And for a MK I:
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Difference: wiper control, alternator/dynamo and high beam switch.

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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by Robin Jones » Sun Jan 01, 2012 21:53

I've been very pleased with both wiring harness's purchased from Autosparks. Think about any extras in advance and, they'll be happy to accomodate you. I bought one for a '59 Mini that had been modified quite a bit with the instruments in front of the driver. I asked them to extend the speedometer area by 12 inches & add wires for a temp gauge & tachometer. It worked perfectly.
I still found it handy to have a supply of various colored wire, bullet and blade connectors and the proper crimping tools for both.
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Jan 02, 2012 14:15

My solution,Robin, was to save the wiring loms out of any BMC/BL car I scrapped over the years thereby ensuring I have a ready supply of various wiring colours.
I call it my rats nest these days :o
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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by Robin Jones » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:08

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:My solution,Robin, was to save the wiring loms out of any BMC/BL car I scrapped over the years thereby ensuring I have a ready supply of various wiring colours.
I call it my rats nest these days :o
Oh, I have a pretty good supply of wires.... some even have the properly crimped connector at one end...
The loom I yanked out of my '59 was a brand new AutoSparks unit "modified" by the DPO*. He decided it would be a good idea to extend the harness by splicing in new wires with ScotchLock connectors... Oh, and to make things even more interesting, the only wire he used was brown lampcord. :roll:

*DPO=Dumb Previous Owner.... Sooner or later we all become one....
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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by Tim » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:44

Why do people do that sort of thing? My current Moke had its wiring loom patched together with all sorts of bits and pieces, then all the wires were painted black. Whenever I have to trace a fault I have to start off with a rag dipped in paint thinners to try to clean the wires enough to see what colour they were. On my previous car (a Mini Van) some rabbit had rewired it with transparent speaker wire throughout. The wires are those colours for a reason!

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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:03

On early Mokes as I found out, there are very few wires.... I started with a shhet of plywood and a Mini loom and prceeded to pull out about 60% of the wiring before I'd done
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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by Tim » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:56

Is it really that many? The only missing things that I can think of are the interior light and possibly the heater motor. They should have just about everything else that an early Mini had, shouldn't they? Not that thats very much.

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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Jan 04, 2012 22:11

Heated rear 'screen. Hazard warning lights. Water temp gauge. Rear fog light. Reversing lights. Windscreen washer motor. Radio/cassette plus speakers. And several of the two speed wiper motor wires.

I used a recent(er) loom 'cos I wanted some decent wires although I kept away from one of the newer looms I've got as that would have added
Brake test switch/light. Dim dip lighting. Ballasted ignition and front spot/fog lights. :roll:
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Post by Tim » Wed Jan 04, 2012 23:08

Aah I see. I've never owned a Mini with any of those things. I did have one with a radio once, but I took it out.

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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by grantourer » Wed Jan 04, 2012 23:08

Nigel, you would have had one very sophisticated Moke!!
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1989 Portuguese Moke
1992 VW T3 Multivan LLE No 2113

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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Jan 05, 2012 19:22

:lol: sophisticated maybe...... but I thought the heated rear screen might be a step too far
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Jan 05, 2012 19:23

And as for DimDip headlights...............Standard ones are dim enough for me
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Re: English Moke wiring loom

Post by Tim » Thu Jan 05, 2012 21:12

Indeed, I uprated mine with quartz halogen replacements and relays. Its particularly satisfying when an oncoming car flashes me because they think they are on high beam, and I flick them up in reply. :lol:

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