67 Morris Moke

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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Sat Aug 27, 2016 20:25

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Slowly getting back together! The fan/spacer was a real pain to get back on, really don't want to do this job again anytime soon!!
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Wed Aug 31, 2016 21:00

More progress today!

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The outer exhaust studs are damaged, so I'll need to order those! Had my 1st go at setting the valve clearances too, hopefully I got it right!
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Sat Sep 24, 2016 21:51

Finally managed to get her back together and alive just in time for a show tomorrow! Biggest problem I had was getting her to actually start again, I couldn't figure it out or a while! Thanks to the wonders of Facebook I was able to establish that I messed the valve clearances up. After having another shot at setting them she fired up really quickly and seems much happier than before.

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I've swapped the alloy rocker cover as it really didn't suit the car, although this one is a bit tatty! Think I'll try get hold of one in good condition over winter.

Final good news for the Moke, I've just ordered her a new Club grill badge as a present!
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Sun Dec 18, 2016 21:40

I've not touched the Moke since I last drove her in October, choosing to stay inside working on cleaning up & painting the rear subframe & heater for my Pick-Up which is currently away having it's body work sorted! However today I decided the Moke & Austin needed some love sending their way, I've changed the oil on my Austin and started to look at how I'm going to fit the oil pressure/watertemperature gauge I've got for the Moke. It seemed a sensible precaution after my overheating woes this summer and a desire to get the Moke to a few runs/meets further afield!

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I think I'll find a way to hang it off the bottom of the binnacle so it's easy to remove and go back to standard. This is also going to give me a chance to investigate why my speedo has stoped working!

On a more positive note, I got my grill badge fitted!

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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by pbraun » Tue Dec 20, 2016 15:39

Looking good!
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Mon Feb 20, 2017 20:01

The Moke has been taking a back seat until yesterday, as my focus has been on getting the subframes for my Pick-Up sorted. Last summer I had some issues with overheating, so one thing I wanted to sort was a temperature gauge to help me keep an eye on this. Although the she stopped boiling over after a good clean out of the block and new water pump she's still losing a bit of water every time I drive her, does anyone have any idea what's causing this?

I wasn't sure how I was going to mount the pod, however as a temporary measure I've used a couple of the springs that hold the seat base/backs in place to hang it under the instrument cluster. It seems to hang there quite well and is nicely viable from the driers seat. The gauge is now wired in, only the wire for the bulb needs sorting and the oil pressure gauge needs connecting on the engine end.

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Some rubber mats also arrived in order to replace the terrible door mats that had been looking after the front foot wells since I first bought the car. I'm looking forward to summer now and just wish it would hurry up and arrive! The National in Yorkshire isn't too far from me, think I'm going to get myself booked on there.

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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Wed Feb 22, 2017 15:30

The motivation for working on the Moke is flowing at the moment, 2nd time in under a week I've spent time on it! The MOT expired in November and she's needed an oil change since then too, so today I decided to get going. She's up on axle stands so I can check over all the rubber and the oil is drained.

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I'm also thinking I'll change the shocks while I've got her up on stands, I've got a set of Sprax adjustable rear shocks ones waiting around for another car (however progress is currently non existent on that one), so I'll get some fronts ordered and fit the set.

I ran out of time so currently haven't got filled the oil back up yet. I'm also fitting an oil pressure gauge (see previous post), does it matter if she's filled up with oil or not when I do this? I'm missing one part of the fitting it for it.

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Nice can of oil sat waiting to go in the car... it is infuriating the stuff is produced about 10 minutes away however I have to get it online as they don't seem to sell any directly from the factory.

With any luck I'll finish the oil change on Friday and she will be MOT ready very soon.
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Feb 22, 2017 18:22

It doesn't matter if the engine is full of oil or not when you fit the gauge. There's no oil up there when the engines not running
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Wed Feb 22, 2017 19:31

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:It doesn't matter if the engine is full of oil or not when you fit the gauge. There's no oil up there when the engines not running
Thanks, I've a little time tomorrow so I'll get filled up!
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Sun Mar 05, 2017 21:32

Work has continued to progress with the Moke. The shocks have now been changed for a set of Spax adjustable ones, the oil pressure gauge is plumbed in, gear leaver gaiter has been changed and all the rubbers checked over underneath for her MOT. I just need to grease everything up, get the wheels back on and she's MOT ready I hope.

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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Wed Apr 19, 2017 17:04

Sadly failed her MOT today, most infuriating is it was the rear lights that didn't work. They did last week! Hopefully a simple fix.
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by Doug G » Sat Apr 22, 2017 20:47

That reminds me mine is due for testing next month. :(

I much check the indicators etc. :D
Having a moking good time!
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