Author Topic: 67 MK-II Moke  (Read 59924 times)

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #325 on: November 25, 2017, 12:01:40 PM »
The current efforts:

Laying out the new bits for rebuilding the front suspension.



Sorting the new wiring harness in comparison to the old harness.



Edit:
Not shown are the rear sub-harness for the fuel pump and tail lights and the work on the sub-harness for the new electronic speedometer.

« Last Edit: November 25, 2017, 12:08:58 PM by MPlayle »

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #326 on: November 26, 2017, 07:28:52 PM »
Got the main harness and speedometer harness all done today.  Even put them into the gauge pod.  I just have the wiper switch and its sub-harness to sort and the new oil pressure and water temperature gauges to install for finishing that as a "sub-assembly" ready for the new body when it is ready.




Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #327 on: November 27, 2017, 05:51:36 PM »
A bit more "electrical" progress today.  I got the gauge pod basically finished up - wiper switch wired and installed, extra gauges added and their lights wired in, and a power port attached (for phone charger and GPS).



Also did test fitting and filing of the electronic speed sensor for fitting it to the transmission (no picture) and installed one front suspension upper arm.




Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #328 on: November 29, 2017, 05:43:08 PM »
Some more progress today.

Got the steering rack refurbished - removed the old boots, greased the knuckles, installed new boots and clamps, cleaned the threads of both ends, and installed new steering knuckle ends (pivot pins).



Also worked on the front suspension - got the other side upper arm installed and the full hub assembly for the first side installed.






Online BruceK

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #329 on: November 29, 2017, 06:03:59 PM »
Great progress.  Iím sure itís going to be a real pleasure to put all these clean shiney pieces on a freshly painted body shell.   

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2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #330 on: November 29, 2017, 06:57:31 PM »
I sure hope so.

One thing that will be a challenge is putting the engine and front subframe into the car as a single assembly from the bottom up (factory style).  The tail of the magic wand shifter was a pain in the ass to get out pulling just the engine from the top.  I'm hoping going bottom up as a complete assembly will be a bit easier.


Offline 94touring

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #331 on: November 29, 2017, 07:05:18 PM »
You need to borrow my gantry crane for that!  Or get 4 strong guys to grab each corner.

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #332 on: November 29, 2017, 08:13:31 PM »
It will probably turn out to be a combination of two guys and an engine hoist with several ratchet straps.  A real "circus" in the making.


Offline jedduh01

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #333 on: November 30, 2017, 02:07:02 PM »
Dropping the body on is a great way to go!   ends up surprisingly Easy!


Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #334 on: November 30, 2017, 02:36:41 PM »
Jedduh01,

Thank you VERY much for the visual of the process!  I had not thought to mount the front bumper and use it as the lift point for the hoist.


Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #335 on: January 24, 2018, 01:26:34 PM »
Not much progress to report.  The body has been in the shop for the "roll bar"/top support, new top and painting since late November.  They did not get it into the work schedule until this month.

The top support has been made (similar to the one for the Portuguese Mokes) and is off to be powder coated as of Monday.  The top and paint got delayed for different reasons: upholstery guy has been out with the flu, their good paint guy left to become a ski-lift operator back at the end of November, the replacement guy was not working out and got let go last week (before the Moke came due for painting) and they have not yet got another replacement painter.

I did try cleaning up the awful "gold" paint from the brake master cylinder only to discover a pin-hole leak in the bottom of the reservoir.  I went ahead and ordered new master cylinders for both the brakes and clutch.  I went with the plastic reservoir ones for cost savings.  I'll do another thread for reference on bleeding those.


Offline 94touring

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #336 on: January 24, 2018, 01:55:21 PM »
Time and money on a project always seems to take longer and cost more than expected.

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #337 on: January 24, 2018, 02:43:03 PM »
Dan,

I went into this one fully prepared for the "time & money" aspect.  I had built up and set aside a significant fund for this project and I have not yet used it up.  The "out of my control" delays can be frustrating, but I have also expected to run into plenty of them and am not on a specific time schedule.

It is all the finding little things as I try to refurbish original parts for reuse. 

Until I cleaned up the master cylinders, the pin-hole leaks were clogged with gunk/paint/debris and went unnoticed.

Since I am making a number of "upgrades" from original, I saw no reason to spend nearly double for the replacement metal can masters over the plastic reservoir ones.


Offline 94touring

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #338 on: January 24, 2018, 03:43:49 PM »
Good! I will say anything hydraulic related I don't bother trying to refurb. New masters, wheel cylinders, and all rubber gets replaced.  Because if it's not a pin hole leak now it will be one 3 months from now or seals that won't hold pressure.  Then you're right back upside down trying to fit the pins on the pedals. 

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #339 on: January 24, 2018, 07:15:28 PM »
The brake system is now going to be entirely new from the pedal clevis pin onward (clevis pin, master cylinder, lines, connectors, new disk assemblies in front, to new everything in the rear).




Online BruceK

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #340 on: January 24, 2018, 07:28:00 PM »
The brake system is now going to be entirely new from the pedal clevis pin onward (clevis pin, master cylinder, lines, connectors, new disk assemblies in front, to new everything in the rear).

Sounds perfect for a car with brand new almost everything else.
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2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline tennmoke

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #341 on: January 26, 2018, 11:55:31 AM »
This was my procedure to lower my shell onto the front subframe assembly.  Worked well.  Used eye bolts in the rear shock towers and front master cylinder holes.  Hopes this helps.  Mark

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #342 on: January 26, 2018, 12:49:45 PM »
TennMoke,

That is the approach I had been trying to figure out, but had not yet gotten sorted.


Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #343 on: February 04, 2018, 02:30:08 PM »
Update on the shop's work on the Moke: it is looking like I may get it back the end of this coming week.  They were working on the top this past Thursday and Friday.


Offline MiniDave

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #344 on: February 04, 2018, 02:31:35 PM »
You have to be getting excited to get it back and start the assembly process!
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Online BruceK

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #345 on: February 04, 2018, 02:41:36 PM »
 My daughter reports that itís 80į today in San Antonio.  (!).  So if that keeps up youíll have some pretty nice weather for the build.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #346 on: February 24, 2018, 04:45:55 PM »
It is finally all done at the shop.  I am scheduled to pick it up and bring home on Monday.  Then the "fun" of re-assembly begins.


Offline 94touring

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #347 on: February 24, 2018, 04:50:06 PM »
Exciting!

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #348 on: February 26, 2018, 04:20:33 PM »
Pictures of the painted shell and "roll bar" after bringing it home.  The "roll bar" acts as the support for the new top similar to the Portuguese and Cagiva Mokes.










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Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #349 on: February 26, 2018, 05:06:35 PM »
Nice rollbar setup. Custom or available somewhere? I just started looking to see what's out there for one.