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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2020, 05:09:17 AM »
Hi Mission,  Did you bled the master cylinder on the bench before you installed it?

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2020, 05:10:05 AM »
Lol  bleed sounds better!

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2020, 11:03:30 AM »
Do you have the master cylinder with the brake failure switch mounted on the cylinder body?  If so, could it be that the piston/shuttle has moved to the fail position and no longer sending pressure to the rear brakes? Refer to Maddog's articles here  https://www.moke.com.au/in-the-garage/brake-system/95-tandem-master-overhaul and here https://www.moke.com.au/in-the-garage/brake-system/106-brake-fail-switches

I'm no expert on brakes, so just an idea for you to consider

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2020, 09:33:22 PM »
Moke 123

Finally got back to the moke and sorted out the brakes. It seems that I just had to bleed it more to get the air out after replacing a couple of the brake lines. Have also now fitted and electronic dissy - the motor is very smooth. Getting closer to rego inspection.

 

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2020, 07:31:11 PM »
Well, the 79 Californian is finished, the last job is to get the new canopy which will be matching grey. This is what I have to show for 16 months in the shed.








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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2020, 01:19:44 AM »
Well it’s going to look even better than it does now when the new hood gets fitted 😎
And just in time to enjoy driving around in the warmer weather.

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2020, 08:07:27 AM »
That looks excellent, good job.
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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2020, 09:20:15 AM »
Beat us to it, Mission! Looks awesome.

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2020, 10:30:21 AM »
Beat me as well!  Great job.

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 08:57:55 AM »
Thanks gents, I was rocked by the stamp duty (another tax) at rego. The charge is now $3 per hundred of market value - 3% then GST on top of that.  So anyone who buys a moke advertised for $50k ?? will be up for $1500 plus GST on top of rego.

I have only had the moke up to 80kph due to the old canopy getting upset, but all seems well and getting 70 deg c temp but its only 30 deg here at the moment - see what full summer bring.

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2020, 11:04:05 PM »
While waiting for the new canopy booking at the upholsterer, I decided to fit a strong box like an old ships chest to the rear shelf. It is made from an old tractor parts packing crate and it really helps to have a mate who is a cabinet maker with all the fancy saw bench, planners etc.
Update on the finished rebuild, very pleased the radiator sits on 80 deg c with the summer temps starting to arrive and the turn left engine cuts out problem solved by new jet and now have a HIF38 carby to rebuild and fit. Very pleased with the 1100 engines ability to pull top gear.









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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2020, 11:39:05 PM »
That is a pretty cool Box  8),
Is it a dedicated storage box, or does it have some special features  ;)

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2020, 10:05:50 PM »
Halfpint

Its a magic box, you can put a carton of beer ( or three ) in it and its still there when you come back. It also has my jack, wheel brace and a few tools in it. If you go to Cairns everything has to be locked.

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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2020, 10:15:55 PM »
Picked the Moke up this morning from the upholsterers, the new canopy is finished and a great job. It will take a little while for the wrinkles to settle out after being rolled up, but in this heat I don't think it will take long. I thought I would put a few photos in to show the weather up here at the moment with some of you down south having a bit of rain. I think after 19 months of work the Moke is now finished !!






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Re: Rebuilding the Moke in lockdown
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2020, 06:48:13 AM »
Hi,

that looks good, nice colour hood to go with the blue on the Moke.

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