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The Yellow Sparki moke
« on: June 03, 2009, 10:41:58 PM »
The Sparki Moke as it arrived home



The engine is a 1100 in a sad way - siezed !!!


« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 08:27:43 PM by Sparki Moke »
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Welcome to the forum Sparki.

Looks like a pretty good start for a project Moke. Pity about the seized engine, but I had great fun pulling mine apart a few weeks ago. Hope yours is better than mine was - my block was a write off  :(

I'll be watching to see what ideas you have for yours. Full marks for pics on the first post of your build thread - pics are always good  :)

The people on here are unbelievably helpful and friendly. I'm sure I'd still have two Mokes with weeds growing through them in my back yard without them.

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Welcome Sparky, looks like you have a good condition starting point, except
for the motor of course  :-\ good luck and keep the pic's coming  :)

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Hey Sparky - looking good - many hours of fun and frustration ahead - but well worth the effort! Welcome aboard!
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Looks like a great project!
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Yep - very nice Mr Sparkles. I'm sure the forum is waiting for your progress reports anxiously.

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Yep - very nice Mr Sparkles. I'm sure the forum is waiting for your progress reports anxiously.

Wiz

I think your onto something Wiz!

How about this airbrushed on the bonnet??


Look out TT  ;D

Looks like a good base there Spark Man, maybe throw up a few more interesting facts about your moke when you get a chance
How did you come by it?
Did it come complete?
What are the plans?

Samm

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Samm, that is freaky :o

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Update on the sparki Moke :

Well the moke has been stripped of most of its parts & will be stripped of all of its paint this Year weekend.

Have purchase service manuals - so the engine , subframes will be stripped down & rebuilt over the next couple of Years Weeks.

Head has been removed & the pistons siezed in the bores. :'(

More photos will be posted after this weekend.

Hope to have finished Christmas 2010.  ::)
« Last Edit: July 08, 2009, 10:03:37 AM by Sparki Moke »
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Hi Sparki.
Welcome to the forum. That is a great looking shell you have there so can you tell us what it is like as far as rust etc?
All the best with the rebuild and stay in touch.CHEERS.

PS Dont listen to Samm because I think Tigers would look quite neat all over that moke.

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Hope to have finished 31/8/2009.  ::)

Very brave Sparkley and I wish you all the best with it.

Hope you've got plenty of weekends and evenings cleared between now and then  :D.

Bad luck about your engine - what's the plan?

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Welcome sparki - very nice looking start - look forward to watching it progress. 
cheers
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Update on the sparki Moke :

Well the moke has been stripped of most of its parts & will be stripped of all of its paint this Year weekend.

Have purchase service manuals - so the engine , subframes will be stripped down & rebuilt over the next couple of Years Weeks.

Head has been removed & the pistons siezed in the bores. :'(

More photos will be posted after this weekend.

Hope to have finished 31/8/2009.
  ::)

Nice to have a goal.  I am aiming to have Morton at least going and on the road for IMD on the 27-09-09 but am also looking for alternate options as I realise that will give about 4 or five weekends and about 20 nights.  worth a try to make more time but got try.
Good luck and happy late nighht with yours.


Cheers

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The head removed from the engine shows that water has entered the chambers.



The carby shows that the water entered this way.



Block will be removed from gearbox & both the block & head will be sublet out to be reconditioned.

Carby will be dimantled & sandblasted  - if ok will be rekitted & detailed.

Oil in gearbox is very clean so I hope the gearbox is Ok.
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Stripping the moke today - has rust in the following areas:


:behind MOKE badge above grill - minor - as in photo
:Windscreen mounting left & right - minor as in photo (left side)
:floor right hand front & back along side of floor. - cut and replace
:behind right hand taillight - minor



The colour at this stage is going to be Champion Yellow/ black trim (No Chrome)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2011, 10:32:21 PM by Sparki Moke »
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