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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2009, 06:39:08 PM »
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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2009, 06:58:55 PM »
g'day mirb,
               Its called a knuckle joint or ball foot and cup.
you need to compress the donut and remove the trumpet.
The ball foot is pushed into the bottom of the trumpet. It
usually come out with a few taps with a rod down the centre.
But some times they are corroded in and require a bit more
effort. I've all ways found the plastic cup hard to get out.
Some people put some metho in them and burn them so
they are soft and come out easier. All in all not a big job
just a bit awkward
 
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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2009, 08:50:24 PM »
Does that mean i need one of those donut compressor tools? Seeing as it looks like i need to remove the trumpets, should i replace them with hilos whilst its all pulled apart?

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2009, 12:27:40 PM »
Yep, you can make a donut compressor with some threaded rod, some nuts and big washers,
I think there are instructions in a previous topic somewhere.
If you can I would fit 'good' new donuts first then the Hi-Lo's as an option, if you want to lower the moke then you will
need to fit Hi-Lo's in the rear as well. Maybe you could swap the rear donuts to the front and visa-versa as they are less
likely to be sagged as the moke rear weighs about 100kg (guess)
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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2009, 12:39:01 PM »
There's a picture of a set Maddog made up here:

http://www.moke.com.au/Forum/index.php?topic=3695.60

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2009, 10:27:54 PM »
Slight problem, i dont have a welder. I think it will be cheaper to buy a tool than buy a welder :)

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2009, 01:03:25 PM »
you probably don't need a welder if you can find the right all thread from Blackwoods or a nut and bolt place.
or get someone to cut some thread on a piece of round bar.
I have part of a compressor some where but the thread I welded on broke off >:(

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2009, 05:38:09 PM »
So i decided to bite the bullet and buy a donut compressing tool. Its arrived but i now have no idea how to put it together/use it :( Does anyone have any photos of how this thing works?

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2009, 08:16:04 PM »
Can you post a photo of the bits you have Mirboo,

Most probably you screw the threaded bit down into the donut through the hole in the horizontal bit of the firewall
then fit a big washer over threaded bit to cover the hole, fit spacer over threaded bit, another washer, screw on nut
and keep screwing, this will compress the donut, so look under the car and make sure you're not winding it up more than you need to.

good luck.

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess - continues
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2009, 07:36:09 PM »
Hi all,

Finally got around to working on the moke after a few weeks off. Worked out how to use the donut compressor but am having trouble getting the knuckle joint out. At the moment it looks like this:



How do i actually get the knuckle joint out? Do i need to compress the donut anymore because its getting quite hard to do so?

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2009, 08:57:09 PM »
Moe here, its been a while since I've had to do that but I think you either need to take out the top
suspension arm or try and seperate the cone from the donut or try and get the ball out of the cone.
maybe spray some WD40 up between the cone/donut join and see if you can get that apart
 
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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2009, 09:03:18 PM »
G'day,
       if the knuckle is going to be replaced cut it off
with an angle grinder. then when its all out you can
knock the knuckle shaft out from inside the cone 

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2009, 08:37:27 PM »
The cone feels pretty well stuck to the donut, i tried to wiggle it a little and it wont budge at all. Is this right?

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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2009, 08:49:15 PM »
Yes, that's fairly normal. Obviously they do come apart - just depends how stuck it is! Are you just replacing the knuckle joint, or the donuts as well?


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Re: Mirboo Mokes mess
« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2009, 09:05:17 PM »
Just the knuckle joints, so i really dont want to damage the donuts. Could i cut the knuckle joints, then release the donut compressor and knock the bottom of the knuckle joint out from through the cone whilst its all together? Thats if the cone doesnt want to come apart from the donut

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James

 

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