The left hand Engine Steady for the '71 to '73 Export Moke is different from all other models to make way for the fitting of the Master cylinders on the left. This article shows how to modify, shorten, a standard the engine steady to suit a mismatch of the engine and firewall brackets.
A problem which is showing up a little more often nowadays is the ovaling of the hole in the rear subframe mount of the trailing arm. The fix might just work as the prevention and this article explains how.
A slightly different rear brake pipe modification for the Moke is to reroute the pipe from the wheel cylinder to the end of the short brake hose to shorten its overall length and provide less problem areas.
Mokes left the factory wearing Winter Tread style tyres that were probably practical for the agricultural market but a pretty poor choice for the bitumen. For some people though it is a look they want to re-create on their Moke, an aggressive chunky tyre type look while for other owners looking to go bush, the diminishing range of 13" passenger tyres just aren't really suitable and new Winter Treads tyres aren't available. The only choice, read more expensive, available is the small range of competition rally tyres and in this article I attempt to identify what is available.
A modification to the rear subframe of the Moke to protect the tyre from damage, getting a gapping hole torn in it, from a failed trailing arm pin.The modification appears to have come originally come from a memebr of the Moke Owners Association. This article originally appeared on The Moke Forum posted by Smoken.
International Moke Day is about getting out and about in your Moke, preferably with other Moke owners, on Sunday the 28th and sharing your photos and stories with Moke owners from around the world at the end of the day. International Moke Day is held on the last Sunday of the September each year and is open to anyone with a Moke who wants to participate. Whether you are apart of a group of Mokes or its just you and your Moke, everyone can be a part of International Moke Day and feel just that little bit special because you have a Moke and other people don't.
Do you need an excuse to visit Tasmania? Do you need an excuse to visit Tasmania in a Moke? Well look no further as you mark out early march 2015 in your calendar for your much needed Moke trip to the Apple Isle. With three days of Moke 'in things to do around Hobart on the Labor day long weekend, with the preceding week traveling in a group across the top and down the west side of Australia's floating apple orchard and then if you haven't had enough you can stick around for more traveling afterwards, what more could you ask for? Well yes the wife might stay at home, but don't let that deter you if she doesn't. Details are just starting to take shape however you can keep up to date on the website.
It is on again over the last weekend in October, the 2014 Tamwortth Moke Roundup to be held where else but Tamworth, NSW, home of some little music festival and a big golden geetar. To be hosted by the guys that put the Hoe in to hoedown, locals Steve and Greg, who will be accompanied by the usual crowd of suspects for the event along with some new cowpokes who have yet to experience the occasion that really put Tamworth on the map. For the latest information straight from the paddock go to www.mokeroundup.com.au
Although sometimes I do wonder about the effort of organising things like International Moke Day, there are moments that just spur me on like this contact I received just before IMD 2013.
My father Jack Daniels was heavily involved in the creation of the Moke.
He would be immensely proud that you are commerating it in such an
auspicious way. Best wishes to all you Moke enthusiasts.
Tina M........ (nee Daniels)
The BMC Experience is out now and has a few items of interest to Moke people, the obvious being the journalistic masterpiece written by yours truly reporting on MokeFest 2013 is supported by a 5 page article on the early prototypes and development of the Moke in the UK leading up when production moved to Australia. There are a couple of other images of Mokes in the competition and club news pages, however you can whet your appetite with the first page or so of the featured article by going to The BMC Experience website.