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Post by Weske » Sun Feb 02, 2014 14:25

We are very happy with our yellow Portuguese Moke, it is very good for long travels. Comfortable.
Now we have company in the garage. Today we have buy a other Moke, a Aussie 1966.
Here some photos:

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Daniel » Sun Feb 02, 2014 15:53

Congratulations!
Looks very good. Hope to see you and Anja with both Mokes at Moke50! :roll:

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Wally2 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 16:03

Hi Wesley,
you must have a big garage! (bigger than mine anyway).
Looks good, does it need much work? You have got until end of July!
Let us have some details i.e. engine size? original engine? Where did you find it?

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Weske » Sun Feb 02, 2014 17:04

Hi,

of course some work to do ...
The engine number is 28G 270,
But we put a 1000cc inside the Moke, that is good for longer travel to UK.
History of the Moke. A Belgian guy has buy this long time ago, he take the Moke to Africa (Congo) in the '70 '80.
When he was back in Belgium begin the '90 he did the Moke to a garage in Belgium for restoration . But the guy of the garage never start the restoration because the guy no advance paid. The Moke ended more then 15 year in the garage. That was the first time, i think 10 years ago, i see this Moke. The mechanic heard nothing from the owner, but he can not sale the Moke because it was not his.
4 years ago the guy dies. The family came to pick up the Moke. They have a big Porsche and exclusive car garage. The moke landed there in a corner of the garage. After a long story we bought the Moke this week 8)

The painting is not so good, but ok, we keep it like it is now. Maybe next winter repainting.
The exhaust is very bad, so we put a new one.
Mud flaps are orange, we look for original mud flaps Aussie Moke
A other steering wheel, something older.
The seats we must look to restore. New braid i think.

That is the first impression.

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Weske » Sun Feb 02, 2014 17:43

i can get my hood down :evil:
i think it is a wrong rear hoop stick

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there isn't a nod in ?

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Wally2 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 17:50

Hi Wesley,
Just take the roof off and keep this Moke as the summer one!
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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by grantourer » Sun Feb 02, 2014 18:16

Hi Wesley. Looks good, you need an English rear hood bow. I thought you where after an Aussie Big Wheeler? Can I have it for the Moke50 Stand? we need an Aussie Little Wheeler.
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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Daniel » Sun Feb 02, 2014 19:15

Hi Wesley,

is it originally a little wheeler? I have in mind they hadn´t the wider and longer wheel arches. Does it also have the longer radius arms?
Regarding the hood bows. I have a bow which is rusty in the upper part but which can be replaced with a new piece of metal. But I think it is the later type with the bent lower part. I will take a picture within the next few days and send it to you.

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by spider » Sun Feb 02, 2014 19:55

Giday,

Lovely clean looking Moke there for sure.

I think you might actually find that it's a 68 or later model though as it has clearly been put together for the big wheels.

Great original floor still in it, you don't find too many at all like that!

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Weske » Sun Feb 02, 2014 21:13

is it originally a little wheeler ? i don't know.

i found this under the bonnet.
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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Weske » Sun Feb 02, 2014 21:16

grantourer wrote: I thought you where after an Aussie Big Wheeler?
yes i know ...
but this Moke came on our way .. we could not leave the moke because the condition so we bought this.
we'll see later.

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Tim » Sun Feb 02, 2014 22:56

That looks good, you can never have too many Mokes!

As Spider says, it is a 'big wheeler', it just has small wheels. You should be able to re-fit 13" wheels if the original rear trailing arms are still present.

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Weske » Mon Feb 03, 2014 17:29

ok, thank guys !
I think i let the Moke on 10".
What kind of seats are original for the backseats ?

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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Mon Feb 03, 2014 19:29

I've seen them with seats like your front ones and I've seen them with bench seats like your back one :? Perhaps one of our experts could help?
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Re: Aussie 1966

Post by Weske » Mon Feb 03, 2014 20:06

what is the paint number of the color ?
I know (thanks Jan) the name, Home on Th'Orange

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