April 1969 Australian Moke advice

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mab01uk
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April 1969 Australian Moke advice

Post by mab01uk » Wed Sep 06, 2017 22:10

My brother is about to restore this April 1969 Australian Mike imported to the UK from South Africa. He would welcome any thoughts on whether he should he restore it as an original Aussie Moke or make it look as near possible to an English Moke replica which was his original idea when he first purchased it, before later researching its full history and early registration year (for an Aussie Moke).

Also what is the cylinderical object on the bulkhead below the fuse box?

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Tim
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Re: April 1969 Australian Moke advice

Post by Tim » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:08

Why make it the same as all the other mokes in the UK? Definitely put it back to Aussie spec. That's just my opinion.

The cylinder looks a bit like a fuel pump. Neither it or the fusebox are correct.

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Re: April 1969 Australian Moke advice

Post by Drake » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:17

I have to agree and would be nice to see it in original spec. Good luck and keep us posted on the rebuild and what you decide.

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Re: April 1969 Australian Moke advice

Post by Jersey Moke » Sun Sep 10, 2017 19:41

I have to agree to keep it Australian. I am wondering if the cylinder thing is something to do with the windscreen washers. I can sort of remember my dad's Moke having something like this connected to the washer system.

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Re: April 1969 Australian Moke advice

Post by woodypup59 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54

As said, the cylinder looks like a high pressure fuel pump for fuel injection because of the banjo fitting at the RH end.

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Re: April 1969 Australian Moke advice

Post by Dean » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:08

Looks like an old fuel filter to me and someone's re-routed the pipework with a new filter, leaving the old parts in place.
Leave it as Aussie but lose that bar work.
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Re: April 1969 Australian Moke advice

Post by mab01uk » Sun Sep 17, 2017 22:28

Thanks for all the helpful comments, I will keep you posted on restoration progress due to start soon and yes the 'bar work' is going!

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