New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by janz » Tue Nov 20, 2012 18:55

Isn't that appropriate for the owner of this subject? It looks like it has come off a Willy's Jeep :D
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Wally2 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 16:06

Hi Willie, Hows progress? We need more pictures and a progress report!
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Willie_B » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:04

In the process of building a new house with me acting as the general contractor so time is limited. Between work and the new house and sleep that is pretty much my day for the next 3-4 months.
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by janz » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:37

Confused...... who needs a house when you can have a Moke :shock: ......... :lol: Good luck with the build Willie_B
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Doug G » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:19

Willie_B wrote:In the process of building a new house with me acting as the general contractor so time is limited. Between work and the new house and sleep that is pretty much my day for the next 3-4 months.

Are you having the garage (for the mini moke) built first?
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by GREYHARE » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:44

Interesting & innovative repairs. Did you get the pedals to pivot yet? The pin they pivot on is not available according to Seven. If you need any Mini specific parts contact me. Me & my brother have been racing and working on Minis for decades so we have most parts but not that one. I'm in California.

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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Willie_B » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:38

For the pedal pivot shaft i found a grade 8 bolt that the shank is just a wee bit undersize and it fits great. Just getting the steering column back togeather and close to putting it all back in. Then get it running and stopping.
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Robin Jones » Sun Feb 10, 2013 22:33

Willie,
If I remember, the original pivot shaft has a teardrop shaped end and a small pin that engages a hole in the pedal bracket. I would think that this is to keep the shaft from pivoting and either wearing out the bracket or loosening the nut.
I would either source the proper shaft or figure out some way of "staking" the grade 8 bolt to the bracket.
In the USA, MiniMania shows availability:
http://www.minimania.com/part/2A5880/Sh ... i-Cooper-S
But, I don't know as if I would enjoy paying that price.....
You might want to check with MiniCity up in Rochester, NY or, if you have other parts you're sourcing from England, you should be able to find it there.....
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Willie_B » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:54

I used a nyloc nut so it is not going anywhere. The stake part of the old pin is firmly imbedded in its hole and going nowhere also. No going back now either as I had to enlarge the re-inforced end for the bolt to go through. I guess I could drill a small hoe thru the bolt head and insert a new pin.
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Robin Jones » Fri Feb 15, 2013 21:40

What about a couple of tack welds on the head of the bolt?
Of course, this adds more complexity to disassembly but that's the next guy's problem.... :roll:
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Willie_B » Fri Feb 15, 2013 22:20

I don't see a problem if it rotates some. Maybe evenly share any wear points.
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Re: New Moke owner in Georgia, USA

Post by Robin Jones » Sat Feb 16, 2013 18:29

The only reason I can see for it "rotating" is if the pedal bushing seizes to the shaft.
That would turn out kinda interesting because then, when you push the clutch pedal, you'll apply the brakes and verse -visa. :o
It'll probably work out but I would still toss on a tack weld to make sure....
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