A modification to the rear suspension of the Moke that raises not just the ride height but alsothe suspension travel and reduces the risk of snapped trailing arm pins. The modification using Jacking Rings appears to have come originally come from Robin Booth, a life memebr of the Moke Owners Association. This article originally appeared on The Moke Forum posted by Smoken.
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.
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 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.
From the factory, Mokes were fitted with a Lucas inertia starter. While they are generally pretty reliable, there are much better starters available these days. The best one to fit is from a Holden Gemini, and it is quite easy to do.
It is not often that something new is published about Mokes so doing a Book review is somewhat of a novelty when it comes to Mokes. There is however there is a new book available from the Mini Moke Club in the UK, or perhaps the less than United Kingdom, that is worth a read for most people interested in Mokes. Called "Moke The History" it covers the entire life of the Moke from prototypes to the last of production in the 90's and is around 200 pages or so long, with 45 pages just on the period of production in Australia.
International Moke Day is only a month away, time to make the effort and get your Moke on the road and ready for summer fun. No better way to start it off than with a run and fun day with other mokers.
The plan is on Sunday 28th September to meet at 9.30am at Stratco Gepps Cross carpark on Pt Wakefield Road. After a catch up chat we will head nth on Pt Wakefield Road to the Northern Expressway and on to the Barossa. We will make three planned stops at the Seppeltsfield Winery, Chateau Tanunda and Jacobs Creek. The choice will be yours to spend the approximately ½ hr stops to taste and purchase goods or just chat with the other Mokers and admire the surrounds. Hopefully some great Photo opportunities.
After Jacobs creek we will make our way to the Barossa Goldfields at Cockatoo Valley where we can enjoy Lunch. After Lunch a quick SA Moke Club general meeting will be held and then the rest of the day you are free to enjoy the offerings at the Goldfields or make your own plans. Don’t forget the kids as it looks like an interesting place.
What to bring:- Your Moke, Lunch, BBQ , Drinks, Chairs. The Goldfields do make a lovely Damper..
The following Link has more details about the Goldfields.
The following Link is a google map of the planned route.
It would be really good to get 31+ Mokes at this event, look forward to seeing you on the day.
Your new committee has organized a feast of events for the upcoming year. To start with the international mini moke day will be celebrated with a drive organized on September 28th Sunday. Assembly point will at Kimbulawela junction walking trail car park at the end of the Japan Ceylon friendship road at 3.30pm. The drive will end at Meepa with light refreshments.
All Mini Mokes & Minis are invited to be a part of this drive. For further details & confirmation of participation please contact your Moke Day Drive coordinators; Dirk - 0773222243 or Senaka - 0777566545. Mighty Minis of Sri Lanka Website
International Moke Day for Melbourne will start off with a Brunch on the banks of the Yarra River at the BBQ's opposite the Botanical Gardens between Swan St Bridge and Morell Bridge. Starting around 9:30-10'ish to have a chat and gawk at the Mokes and cook up a some bits of pig and chooky, and if you let me know you are coming along I might even put some on for you. Once we are fed and ready there are couple of idea for a bit of drive to celebrate IMD 2014.
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.