An alternative subframe bolt protector for your Moke. Copied from an original post on the Mokes Inc. Forum by Pete Power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you look around the Interweb at any number of websites and even published books that quote the number of Mokes built in Australia as 26,142 you may be surprised to find it is at odds with the number 34,704 that is displayed on the brass plaque fitted to the last Moke off the assembly line in 1982. The most likely source for this misinformation comes from a book that unfortunately doesn't provide any information as to where it got is number from but in the context of the book is most likely correct, however it is not the final number.
As part of my contribution to the Moke Owners Associations calendar of events is the annual Bay in a Day keeping as close to the waters of Port Phillip Bay as practical as we head down to Queenscliff this year for a drive in our Mokes. If you have a Moke and you would like to join in and be part of this annual Moke drive you can meet us on Beach Road, Port Melbourne near the entrance to Station Pier at 8:45am on Sunday the 5th of January 2014.
Depending on the weather and who feels like coming along we have had years where 15-20 Mokes have been a part of the day so hopefully we get a good turn out for the first trip of 2014.
I bought my first Moke in about 1976. It is a 1968 model Left Hand Drive. I still have it but it is in a slow process of being repaired.
I recently bought 2 "new" ones, one is a ± 1964 model English Moke, (green one in the photograph), and the other one is a Australian model with 13" wheels, (blue one in the photograph). As you can see the wheels are to small and it needs a lot of work to get it back to what it should be.