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1973 Australian Moke in the Northeastern US
« on: January 14, 2020, 12:55:52 PM »
I’m a denizen of the mk1 mini forum. And got sent here on a tip.

When my father passed away back in 2014 I inherited the March 7th built 1071S that we had worked on together in Singapore back in the late 90s. 289JOB was the third car pulled off the line that day after the HOP cars. The other cars were sold off by my stepmother and my father’s best friend bought the 1973 Australian Moke that my Dad brought back from his decade plus in SE Asia working for VW.

He’s finally gotten around to getting g it back on the road but is short of some critical parts. I’m not sure what is Australia specific or what could be sourced with UK parts.

We are in need of  master cylinder, starter, carburetor and wiper motor.

Cheers,
Zach

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Re: 1973 Australian Moke in the Northeastern US
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 01:48:51 PM »
Zach, on that list only the wiper motor is Moke specific, all the rest are interchanageable with Mini parts.

Wiper motors are getting hard to find. I'm not sure whether anyone has found a reasonable substitute for the originals which are NLA, so it probably means trying to track down a good secondhand one.

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Re: 1973 Australian Moke in the Northeastern US
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 08:38:20 AM »
Thanks for confirming Tim!

After being deeper into the resto, were actually convinced it is a 1968.

Turns out the loom is shot. Can someone give me a wiring diagram?

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Re: 1973 Australian Moke in the Northeastern US
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2020, 03:19:35 PM »
Hi,

if you post up some pictures of the moke and the body number and any other identity badges we can help you work out exactly what year it is.

There is a change around 1968 for the wiring diagrams mostly around the change from a generator to an alternator but otherwise they are pretty similar and wiring diagrams are generally available in the back of most Mini manuals of the same era.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2020, 03:46:31 PM »
I’ll see what I can get. It is in a garage up in Maine at the moment. A couple of hours north of me here. I was going to dig some parts out my barn tomorrow for my friend. And he was planning on taking them up there once the carbs get here. He can take some then.

One interesting thing is that it has never had tail-lights. Is that common?

Also, my father was not lying all those years the make sat waiting for restoration. The 1275 motor is completely NOS.