English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

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English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Wally2 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:12

Does any one know how many rear reflectors there should be on an English mk1 Moke?
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I seem to only have one on the off side, it has passed the last 3 MOT's like it but having looked at photos on the gallery of other Mokes, they all seem to have a reflector each side.
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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Thu Nov 06, 2014 18:14

There should be two.... There should be a hole to mount one on the nearside..... Get one bought and see if your MOT man notices :lol:
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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Tim » Thu Nov 06, 2014 23:30

Looks like another a fake Californian! :lol:

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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Wally2 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:36

Hi Tim,
That's because it spent 40 years in California, not because it is a Californian model! It is a 'proper' 1965 English but not the right colour! Should be Spruce Green (as it would have been in 1965), but I do prefer it in Old English White!
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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Wally2 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:45

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:There should be two.... There should be a hole to mount one on the nearside..... Get one bought and see if your MOT man notices :lol:
Hi Nigel,
Just checked on the Gov mot site and it does say that there should be two reflectors, so I've been on to our parts man Mr. Peacock for one.
Will be interesting next year to see if the MOT man notices!
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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Fri Nov 07, 2014 18:42

Or half orcs cycle department :shock:
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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Wally2 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 15:02

All reflectors present and accounted for! thanks to Mark P!
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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by pbraun » Wed Jun 01, 2016 19:13

I must be an idiot. Tried several times to get the damn light lenses and chrome trim rings in. Messed up two rubber boots. Now going out with three little plastic tools, one rubber spatula, some wooden chopsticks and drink straws, with a tub of warm water and soap. Think I'll take the drink along also, or maybe not.

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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by Wally2 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 20:11

Hi Peter,
They are a little tricky.
I tend to put the glass light lens in first by putting the bottom in first then running the blade of a small flat screw driver between the glass and the rubber, all the way round until the glass drops in place. Then you try and do the same thing with the chrome ring, as I say a little tricky!

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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by pbraun » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:51

I got the lenses in fine, with soapy water and a shrimp de-veiner.

Now I will look for a small plastic screwdriver with a little short 45° bend at the tip, to use on the chrome trim ring.
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Re: English Moke rear lights (reflectors)

Post by j Beeton » Thu Jun 02, 2016 20:54

Has the same problem when refitting mine, I used a generous smear of Vaseline and a flat well worn screwdriver to slide around lifting the rubber whilst pushing in on the lens or the chrome trim.. A bit fiddly but with lube it works fine ....James, not so good with the photos :D but thank goodness Chris is.... :D

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