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Shaun78

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Rocker cover
« on: March 14, 2021, 08:31:22 PM »
Hi, I have a 1978 Australian moke I am restoring the engine is a 998 but fairly sure it's not the original 998 as it doesn't have the emmision system I think leyland were using in Australia,also the rocker cover doesn't have the Australian mowog stamp on it,so it's not a problem its had an engine change,I was just wondering do these rocker covers with the stamp on come up for sale often or do any mini places in Australia have any old stock of them.

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Re: Rocker cover
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 02:32:33 PM »
By 1978 Leyland was importing the engines from the UK, so the rocker cover wouldn't have had a map of Australia on it. It would have been plain, without the big oil seperator bulge, with just a curved pipe coming out approximately facing toward where the radiator overflow is mounted.

The emission systems have usually been removed, I've only ever seen one fully intact one. The head will usually have some kind of blanking plugs across the front near the sparkplugs which shows where the air injection was.

An Australian one shouldn't be too hard to find, every engine had one.

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Tim
1951 Morris Commercial J Type Van
1955 BSA C11G
1961 Morris Mini Traveller
1969 Triumph TR6R
1977 Leyland Moke Californian

Driving a Moke with a hardtop is like having a shower in a raincoat.