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Post by peterbradbury » Sun Jul 09, 2017 20:49

Things get better...

Having stripped the head off today I've discovered a 2nd bolt had snapped. At this point I'm not sure my mechanical skills are capable of getting the remains of both bolts out of the block..

I'll upload a picture when I work out how to use the Gallery here!
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by Halfpint » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:21

Oh no!
To have one bolt break is bad enough, but 2 is just..... well..... I can understand why you would walk away for a bit.
For new bolts, I'd be questioning the supplier.
Did they break below the the block deck level?
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Sun Jul 30, 2017 15:44

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Here are the two offending studs! I got the 1st out with little difficulty, however the 2nd is proving a pain and my stud extractor will not remove it. I'm a little worried that when drilling into it I may have damaged the threads and that's why I can't get it out. It's looking less and less likely that I'll be taking a Moke to the National rally.
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by Tim » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:49

You could consider calling a moble thread repair service. We have a local guy who is really good. Turns up in his van and works a minor miracle.

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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:34

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With time and skills against me the Moke set off on the back of a recovery truck this morning to Little Garage Classics in Halifax, they have been sorting the body work on my Pick-Up, and are going to try and get it turned around in time for me to get to the National Rally in it. Fingers crossed.
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Post by Wally2 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 13:02

Good luck Peter, be great to see you at the National!
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Aug 14, 2017 16:43

Aye, you've got to come now...I'm just putting the Saturday meal order in and your names on it :wink:
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Post by peterbradbury » Mon Aug 14, 2017 17:56

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 16:43
Aye, you've got to come now...I'm just putting the Saturday meal order in and your names on it :wink:
I'll be there, it's just a question now of which classic I'll be in!
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Post by Wally2 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 19:31

Hi Peter,
your picture didn't seem to come out above so here it is!
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Mon Aug 21, 2017 15:01

Good news, my garage has just let me know the Moke is ready. Just need an MOT now and then National Rally here we come!
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Aug 21, 2017 16:56

Woo Hoo 8)
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Fri Sep 01, 2017 21:49

I had a throughly enjoyable time at my 1st National Rally last weekend, despite the the dreaded journey home on the 'Truck of Shame'

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The alternator had been overcharging and had cooked the battery. I suspect this had actually been happening for while, however the short local journeys I normally do, the significantly longer running involved over the weekend let the symptoms show.

Once home I got the old alternator off and battery out, a conversation with the local motor factor saw a new battery and alternator (I did have a spare of the shelf, however the bearing didn't sound too great when spinning it by hand) being ready for me to collect Wednesday morning. I got all this fitted and ready to test, only to discover I'd misplaced the keys when I got home :oops: Still keys have now been found, so test run in the morning.

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The offending items!

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New Alternator fitted, certainly more tricky than I remember on a Mini with a removable grill!
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Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:43

At least you can take the bonnet off.......better than smacking your head on it like with a mini
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:46

Nigel(no top)Sykes wrote:
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At least you can take the bonnet off.......better than smacking your head on it like with a mini
Too right!

Well a successful test drive this morning, up and over Holme Moss so a good 30 or so mile round trip and no issues have presented themselves. She's even kept all of her coolant in, having been losing a little when ever used and boiling plenty over the National weekend. Seems the belt must not quite have been tight enough.
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Re: 67 Morris Moke

Post by peterbradbury » Mon Jul 02, 2018 19:29

Having not updated this at all since September last year, I've been inspired to, by this years wonderful National.

I had a great weekend and the Moke performed well (no big yellow taxi! :D ). On the way home I did develop a rather loud squeaking noise from the engine & the temperature gauge crept up, luckily a handy services was close by so I pulled over for a look. To say the fan belt was loose was an understatement, I'm not actually sure how it stayed on. A quick adjustment of the alternator, time to let it cool for a bit, a drink for me, the coolant was topped up and I was back on my way.

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The only other issue to report is a blow from somewhere around the exhaust manifold. Decision time, the original HS2 carb is fitted but the car has a later 998. I'm tempted by a whole new inlet, exhaust manifold, exhaust and carb.....
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