New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by janz » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:35

Prime the pump.... just figurative really - I meant the "bup, bup, bup.... bup.... from the fuel pump :D As soon as engine is turning over I get oil pressure.

Now, not being rude....but you don't look like a little guy - and before you take umbrage.... neither am I (all of 280 + of your finest US lbs) :lol: I can get over 55 Mph out of mine - admitedly when there's 2 of us and were going uphill, I do sometimes worry about not having synchro to change down into 1st :shock: but on the whole, mine seems quite happy sitting at 60 - the gearing (original) is quite long though, so it doesn't feel like it's being punished. Starting - hot or cold... no problems. Only issue is I can't find the correct pressure rated long neck rad cap for what I believe to be the original radiator 8)
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by Doug G » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:19

My Mini Moke seems to be happiest at +/- 40mph* in 4th gear with accelerator 1/16 to 1/8 depressed, . . . on a levelish road.

There are a lot less rattles etc and the engine hums along quite nicely..


* Mind you I have larger tires so it is probably going a few % faster than that.
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by Robin Jones » Tue Aug 06, 2013 18:40

On my 850cc little wheel proper English Moke, the "sweet spot" is about 50-55mph indicated... The speedometer is a bit optimistic though. :roll: Probably closer to 45-50mph actual.
I have had her up to an indicated 75mph. :o The shaking from the windscreen at that speed tends to make your right foot lighter.... :roll:
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by Wally2 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 18:44

On my 850cc little wheel proper English, I prefer keeping it around the 50 mark (46 ish on the SatNav), any faster and the wind is just too much! Mind you at this speed on dual carriageways getting past by 4 x 4's towing caravans and large lorries does make one vere off at the next exit!
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by clm » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:05

I agree, this little 850 seems to like around the 45 mark, but due to american drivers I have to maintain 55+ or have some lage truck up my tail pipe, even then they all seem to want to go 65+ on the 55mph roads. *shrug* At least they can't complain when I do the speed limit.

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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by Robin Jones » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:25

Chris,
Believe me, they will complain anyhow.
On more than one occasion, I've turned out of my drive and accelerated to 50mph in a 40mph zone... Only finding someone passing me up and crossing a double yellow line to boot. :shock: :roll:
You can almost imagine the little gears winding around in their head.... "Well, this little golf cart shouldn't be on the road so I'll just pass it up...."
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:52

Surely the answer would be to keep to the back roads... After all, you can do 50 regardless of the bends, then it'll be you glued to their exhaust pipe as their barges dither round the next curve :D
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by clm » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:00

I tried... but there is no way to get from point a to the club meeting on backroads due to the rivers and streams :p

It is pretty much 55 unless I don't want to leave town... Sometimes I wish I lived in a bigger town :)

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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by janz » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:39

Between 40 and 50 is nicest for all the reasons stated above.... 60 Mph is 'only to get there' and is quite a battle at times - mine will happily do it though, but it's not 'Mokin at its finest' agreed. The windscreen buffeting is an interesting subject though. I have Aussie style side screens on FUD Moke and the screen feels like it's about to be ripped off at above 50.... also when it rains, the turbulence drags more rain onto the inside of the screen that outside :roll: My 64 Moke is as standard and basic as it gets, the screen is affected a lot less and no rain on inside of screen unless stationary in horizontal rain of course :lol:
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by Wally2 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 13:37

Just been out for a spin on the local dual carriageway and tried to get Wee Moke up to 60 ish, it did manage it but I wouldnt like to do it for long! Must remember that anything inside the Moke needs to be bolted or at least strapped down or it will be away with the wind. I actually got to 65 on the clock which I assume is nearer 60 actual and it was down hill and I was still passed by lorries and caravans!
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by clm » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:38

Nice going! Nothing is happening here as I am waiting for engine bearings... I dug out the old rc car collection though lol

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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by mokegrl » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:08

Hey Chris- I am beyond delighted to see what you've done with the dear wee little beast!! I've had the great pleasure of decorating and driving the Spank-Moke in a few different Lemons Races, over the years. I had mixed feelings about some of the hacking we did on it. Looks like you are the perfect next owner, and Winning the James Bondo award should be just the beginning! Congrats on your aquisition.


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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by clm » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:51

This moke is not the Lemons moke... it was worse :)

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1961 Morris Traveller - Bent but repairable
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Re: New Moke Owner 1965 UK Little Wheeler in Oregon

Post by pbraun » Wed Jun 01, 2016 19:05

So, Chris, What is going on with your Moke? Looks like last post was 3 years ago??????
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