Author Topic: Jump starting the moke - where to put the jumper cables  (Read 140 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

mellowyellow

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *

  • 824
  • Location: Sydney
Jump starting the moke - where to put the jumper cables
« on: October 19, 2019, 10:03:15 AM »
At present the moke is not used much and although I sometimes remember to put it on trickle charge, that is not always the case. I can clutch start no probs, but the drive into the garage slopes, so the moke is trapped down slope from a suitable hill. I have watched the NRMA connect the jumper cables to locations in the engine bay, but not paid much attention to where.
So what do I connect to in the engine bay, or will the normal attachment to the battery terminals suffice.  :-\
1980 Moke Californian 1275 - The minibeast

Yellow Mokes Rule!

Terry

  • Custodian
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • ***
  • Serial Moke Offender

  • 15427
  • Location: Melbourne
Re: Jump starting the moke - where to put the jumper cables
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 08:19:05 PM »
HI,

I put the red cable on the big terminal on the solenoid where the battery cable connects and the black lead to the earth strap or a head bolt.

Terry
I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.


Cujo. 1999 - 2016

mellowyellow

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *

  • 824
  • Location: Sydney
Re: Jump starting the moke - where to put the jumper cables
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 08:48:27 PM »
Thanks Terry.
I finally got it running later this afternoon without a jump start. Will see how we go in the morning. I think a run somewhere is in order.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 20, 2019, 02:51:59 PM by mellowyellow »
1980 Moke Californian 1275 - The minibeast

Yellow Mokes Rule!

Halfpint

  • Forum Support Group
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • ***
  • MOKE Pilot

  • 4145
  • Personal Text
    It's not where you go, it's how you get there !
  • Location: N/E Vic. Australia
Re: Jump starting the moke - where to put the jumper cables
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 09:48:50 PM »
It’s always ‘In Order’ Mellow one  :)
At least once a week go for a drive in the Moke  ;D
Simples  ;)
Specially since you have such a nice Moke.
HP
The happiest of people don't always have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.

mellowyellow

  • Standard
  • Registered Member

  • Offline
  • *

  • 824
  • Location: Sydney
Re: Jump starting the moke - where to put the jumper cables
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 02:56:04 PM »
It’s always ‘In Order’ Mellow one  :)
At least once a week go for a drive in the Moke  ;D
Simples  ;)
Specially since you have such a nice Moke.
HP
You're right HP and thanks for the compliment.
Short run to the servo to top up and get mower fuel. Smile on my dial and a also on a few passers by. Plus the obligatory, "I remember a mate having a moke"  :)
I think I know which car I will be driving to work this week...
1980 Moke Californian 1275 - The minibeast

Yellow Mokes Rule!