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working your mokes age
« on: January 08, 2021, 03:26:49 PM »
Hi all, another newbie to the forum. I am in the process of attempting to get my old Moke running/registered and on the road after a period of over 15 years sitting in the shed. I started to wonder just how old it really is, not having a year of manufacture like newer vehicles.

So a challenge for those interested, the details that I have are,
Model B.M.C. Moke  (australian made Leyland)
Type   YJBAB6R
Serial number 1010
Engine number  9YH/U/H
colour 1/empire Green
GVW 2000lbs.

Any ideas? in the mean time I'm going out to the shed to evict the spiders and make a list of parts to start with.No doubt that I will be back with questions.
Happy Mokeing.

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Re: working your mokes age
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2021, 09:31:55 PM »
Hi Sticky7,
How did the spider evicting go, hope you got rid of the pesky buggers. Are there any red ants (the ones that eat metal) in the moke?

The 6R in your details makes your moke a 1968 model, the serial numbers started at 501 so yours is the 509th produced with
the 6R designation. The big wheeler moke was introduced in around April 68.
the eng number indicates that it originally had a 998cc motor, does it still have the same motor?

Empire Green was a pretty common colour around this time

GVW refers to Gross Vehicle Mass which is the max weight with fuel, passengers, spiders and what ever else you can fit.

Hope that answers a few of your questions but feel free to ask any more

Oh, and we like photos of mokes so if you have any post them please.
1976 Moke 1275cc (Dynky),
1976 Moke(Scarlet) current project,
1974 Moke with Suzuki GTI motor (project), 
1975 Moke rust bucket,
1967 Moke rust bucket

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Re: working your mokes age
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 05:07:42 PM »
The YJBAB6 range of BMC Moke was built between April 1968 and March 1969 during which time approximately 2100 units were manufactured. I have not been able to find any definitive data to support the production rate during this period.
I have detailed this model and all other Moke models in my book "Australian Mini & Moke - 1961 to 1982"
John Sneddon

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Re: working your mokes age
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2021, 08:38:54 PM »
Thanks to both replies,
As far as I know, and I have long lost the paperwork, but I purchased the moke in the late 1980's.
to the best of my knowledge, it is still original except for the 'hard top'. it was used for a runaround
at our servo and caravan park hence the BP green colour. it was purchased with the help of an old friend
in Tenterfield who is an avid Mini man.

It is about to undergo a modest restoration as I would love to have it back on the road again.

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Re: working your mokes age
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2021, 02:55:59 PM »
Good luck with the start-up
Happy Mokin
Regards
Pete

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