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Wednesday - First Run
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:38:51 PM »

Sacrificing a good lie in, the intrepid early birds rose at 9am for a briefing on the day"s events:










The team headed out for an assault on the 27km dirt track out from Bendemeera Station to Woolbrook then on to the Walcha Road Hotel for lunch.













Your correspondent missed out on the first part of the day as Percy was in post-operative care, but by 11am the steering issue was fixed and we were headed to meet the team at the Walcha Road Hotel:



The highlight of Percy's day was meeting a lady who batted her eyes at him:



Lunch was a leisurely affair, and we meandered back via the Moonbi Lookout:



Early evening and nibbles at Moke Central. By this time Moke My Day and SaharaDust had arrived, as had Woody and several others. Sadly Woody had an engine failure on the way up so he's homeward bound on the back of an NRMA truck at 4.30 tomorrow morning. Bugger.

At the time of writing (10pm) Melbourne Rob has just arrived with his son Elliot and many more arriving over the next two days.

Pip pip!

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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 11:16:44 PM »
Thanks for the pics and story, Homey - well done, and you've set the bar high when it comes to quality reporting!

And didn't the day improve when Percy joined the rest of the group  :)

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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 01:06:52 AM »
Well done Homey.

Dusted off the cap I see to report on this event  ;D

Your certainly noticing the mokes a bit easier these days  :P

Shame about Woody- perhaps an issue that wasn't addressed since Perth?

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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 08:26:18 AM »
Hiya Samm,

Sorry to miss you this time around. I was looking forward to seeing you add to your under-bonnet sticker collection! Will you get down to Tassie next year?

I believe Woody's engine was only rebuilt recently, but there's a chance that he may be able to borrow a Moke and get back here for the weekend.

Cheers,

Homey
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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 06:05:35 PM »
Hi mokers and mokeresses,
             I hope you are still having fun and the weather is kind to you.
I look forward to day 2 Homey. Can you arrange for someone to take
Mokercar for handbreaky in the dirt and say g'day to everyone for me.


               Cheers Biggles

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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 07:46:41 PM »
Looks like your having heaps of fun.  ;D

I have Spotto in go position & ready to take off via the Putty Rd at the crack of dawn. 

Channel 27 right? :D

See you all tomorrow at Moke Central Cheers Mont.  :)
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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 08:08:46 PM »
Good to see things happening looks like fun was hoping to join a convoy tomorrow with Pozza but work has got both of us now pauline should be finished around 6 but her back is  not up to a four hour trip in a moke at night so she has said if we are not towing she is not going will decide tonight
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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2014, 06:47:58 PM »
Hi
Update on the Woody's Moke.
First thing it would not start distributor failed this was brand new. The CSI dissy was electronic with programed advanced curves. we replaced with standard points dissy, started lots of noise.
Head was removed found No 4 Piston hitting head. That is were we are up to do not no what was done today will update when I know more.
I would like to thank all for there support and best wishes.   
Also every one at Moke central for making me welcome from picking me up and taking me back to the Motel at Kootingal.
A special thank you to Smokey (Stewart) and TD0077 (Terry) for there very generous offer of there other Moke for me to drive to Tamworth a very very tempting offer thank you Stewart and Terry for the offer.
Every day it seam that member of this forum are only to willing to give up time, knowledge, parts and also cars to use with out asking for anything in return I only hope I can help other with problems.
To answer Samm's question this is a new engine 1275 rebuilt with new parts except gearbox, starter and alternator also had the front end overhauled outer CV and swivel hubs and bearing replaced with new parts
It looks like the big end bearing nuts may have failed will no when the engine is removed and dismantled Brand new nuts.
 
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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2014, 08:07:05 PM »
g'day woody,
        sorry to hear about your moke.
if there is anything you need pleas yell.
            Biggles

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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2014, 08:29:09 PM »
Thanks Biggles

All repair are covered by the engine builder and will be fixed soon
Thanks all.

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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 05:49:56 PM »
Some extra shots to supplement Homey's fine effort:


A veritable kaleidosMoke  ::) :














One of the very many cattle grids we 'cowered' over  :P :


















Mazy proudly wearing the veneer of having had fun on day one  :) :






It was a fantastic first day of another great Round Up.



  Mazy


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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2014, 06:19:03 PM »
Update Woody's Moke

Bearing failed on No 4 piston
crankshaft damaged needs replacing everything else ok
Back on the road soon
Do not no why bearing failed everything else ok

Woody
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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2014, 06:32:45 PM »
Good news woody pity about Tamworth maybe we can organise a bit of a run soon to test it out shall look forward to hearing your on the road soon
 Terry
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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2014, 03:25:55 PM »
Update Woody's Moke

Bearing failed on No 4 piston
crankshaft damaged needs replacing everything else ok
Back on the road soon
Do not no why bearing failed everything else ok

Woody

That's a real bummer Woody.  Is there a plan to get you running again?
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Re: Wednesday - First Run
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2014, 07:17:38 PM »
Hi Moke2b

Motor will be stripped down and checked
Crankshaft replaced engine balanced
this is all covered by the engine builder so will be off the road for a week or two
This depends on machining that may need to be done.
 
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