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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #495 on: September 18, 2018, 10:21:03 AM »
After bleeding Clutch and Brakes and doing grease job all round, all looking good on MM.
Perfect timing for a run on some of our Adelaide Hills fire tracks through Morialta Conservation Park courtesy of one of the SA Moke Club members special privileges. It was planned for the IMD event but had to be bought forward so it was the Unofficial SA IMD 2018 run...





My travelling partner Alfie enjoyed the day.
9 mokes got out and about for a fantastic day touring.
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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #496 on: September 18, 2018, 01:26:51 PM »
Looks like a beaut run through the hills Pete 😎
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« Reply #497 on: September 18, 2018, 07:44:01 PM »
Some great views there Pete.

Always good to find some tracks that not many others get to do  8)

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« Reply #498 on: September 18, 2018, 08:13:10 PM »
Hi,

with all those hardtops it could have been a Mini outing. :)

Is that a public road you are on or an access track that Colin likes to find?

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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #499 on: September 20, 2018, 04:50:42 PM »
Yep plenty of Hard tops, and yes a restricted Fire access track only.
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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #500 on: January 11, 2019, 10:11:51 AM »
Mighty Moke received a Christmas pressie as well and had some new rubber, and balls and cups fitted to the rear.
Nice and bouncy now.

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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #501 on: January 11, 2019, 10:32:39 AM »
Fun  ;)
Did you need to compress the cone to fit the jacking ring?
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« Reply #502 on: January 11, 2019, 11:36:41 AM »
Yes HP you can see the ends of my homemade compression tool in the background. When I fitted the old donuts 10+yr ago I did with out the compression tool. I must have been a whole lot stronger back then  :P And I have not removed the bump stops, cant bring myself to cut stuff off, though the little plugs wont be refitted.
I think HiLos just for the sake of easy fitting might be the best way to go. Cant imagine trying to replace a Trailing arm pin on the road with out the compression tool. I replaced the Balls and Cups but the old ones are still in as new condition so a good set of spares. I also noticed that I had a small washer on the old Balls shaft so I refitted them on the new, must give you at least an extra 7mm lift  :o.
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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #503 on: January 17, 2019, 10:22:56 AM »
Picked up some Penrite HPR30 for the next oil change on Mighty Moke. Bit more expensive than the Valvoline  :o
Seems to tick all the boxes so hopefully will be the new regular replacement.
HPR 30 is a premium high performance Mineral, SAE 20W-60, non-friction modified engine oil. It features a DOUBLE LAYER of engine wear protection with FULL ZINC (approx. 1600 PPM levels) and Penrites advanced EXTRA TEN technology. Protects against corrosion, oil oxidation and sludge under all operating conditions.

HPR 30 is recommended for use in vehicles where SAE 20W-40, SAE 30 or 20W-50 were originally recommended by the manufacturer.
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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #504 on: January 18, 2019, 09:15:26 PM »
You wont go wrong with the Penrite HPR 30 Pete  ;)
Penrite also have the Classic range that have even more Zinc that is good for our engines (more our gear box's). Ive been using it for the last couple of years and keep an eye out for when Repco or the like have them on special ( which isnt often enough  ::)).
I try and keep a stash of at least 3 x HPR 30 put aside (they come up on special more often) for traveling or when I need to do a service and dont have the Classic on hand. I think its great oil.

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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #505 on: January 24, 2019, 11:28:56 AM »
Had another top run with the SA Moke Club on the weekend, a trip up the Freeway to Harndorf, Verdun, Woodside, Harrogate and then dirt roads to Mannum down the Eastern face of the Adelaide hills which are very dry at present.

Did a fuel economy check and was very happy with the combined Country and 3 days of city commuting of 290kms for return of 6.75L/100km.
Generally straight city commuting I'm around 9.5L/100km.


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« Reply #506 on: January 25, 2019, 07:04:09 PM »
Sounds like a fun drive. I'll have to get in touch with the moke club and join in the next run. My moke is stuck in the back yard at present intil some paving is finished. Hopefully next week.

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« Reply #507 on: January 29, 2019, 10:23:31 AM »
Good luck with the Paving, look forward to meeting you.
There are a few members taking their cars to All British Day Sunday February 10th 2019.
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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #508 on: February 14, 2019, 09:36:42 AM »
Couple of big weeks doing some long awaited jobs on MM.
Couple of the globe holders in the Speedo were loose and intermittent in operation, coupled with a dust build up behind the glass. So time for a dismantle and clean up.


 Local company Gauge works supplied some new globe holders so I replaced them all and also got a new chrome bezel to tidy it up.



Came up pretty well IMO.

I then made a start on replacing the Steering Shaft, which has turned out to be far more difficult than it should off... TBC
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Re: Mighty Moke - On the Road again!!!
« Reply #509 on: March 19, 2019, 01:14:31 PM »
Finally finished refitting the Steering shaft a couple of weeks back.
First replacement was the wrong length.
2nd replacement the bottom end where the felt bush fits was just the cast finish and not machined. After getting it machined it was then found that the keyway for the steering lock was in the wrong orientation. Finally all sorted and fitted.
But now I have discovered that the High Beam Flash doesn't work as the switch(arm) fouls with the steering shroud. Hopefully just a matter of pushing the switch assembly down a little further.
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