Author Topic: 67 MK-II Moke  (Read 7673 times)

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #200 on: June 30, 2017, 02:06:56 PM »
Progress!

I now have the flywheel housing and flywheel back on.  Pictures below.

I also got up at 3:00 am to call and find out the status on the new body shell.  They are scheduled to resume work on it next week and anticipate another 2 to 3 weeks to complete (barring any more interruptions).  So the sad news is I am likely to not get it before the middle of August.








Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #201 on: July 02, 2017, 01:52:44 PM »
A bit more progress again today:

- new throw out bearing and plunger installed
- new clutch arm and clevis pin installed
- new motor mount installed
- 'wok' cover back on the flywheel housing

I left the arm stop adjusted in quite a bit to leave the arm loose for now.   Next will be to do a final head torque, final valve adjustment and adjust the clutch arm.  Then put the starter back on, the thermostat in place and the valve cover on.




Online 94touring

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #202 on: July 02, 2017, 02:01:48 PM »
Looking good  4.gif

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #203 on: July 04, 2017, 08:01:07 PM »
No picture, but a little more progress:

Got the clutch arm stop and plunger stop nuts adjusted, the head torqued one more time and the valves adjusted.  Also mounted the starter and clutch slave cylinder.  I still need to attach the new hydraulic line (going with one of the one-piece braided lines from the master direct to the slave).

I also decided to convert to an alternator in the overall effort, so ordered one from Mini Spares with some other bits.

Does anyone have an old, used and unwanted (can be non-working) voltage regulator box?

I want to cannibalize it for the connections to make a jumper block for the conversion.  My new wiring harness is for the generator setup and will need a jumper block made.  I've made one from an old regulator before as that makes a nice clean arrangement.


Offline MiniDave

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #204 on: July 04, 2017, 08:10:12 PM »
I'll bet Dan has one on the 66 Cooper S
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline tmsmini

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #205 on: July 05, 2017, 11:02:42 AM »
I may have one that has already had the internal modification. I am not sure what shape it is in, as i just put it in a bin when removing the old harness.
I will pull it out today.
Terry

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #206 on: July 05, 2017, 11:34:28 AM »
Thanks Terry.  Let me know what you find.

The last time I did such a modification, I cut off the connector block from the rest of a non-working regulator box and soldered heavy jumpers between the appropriate terminals and then epoxied the back to seal it and prevent accidental shorts.  Then I could connect the harness wires in their original order on the block.

I am looking to do much the same again.


Offline tmsmini

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #207 on: July 05, 2017, 05:38:22 PM »
It is in pretty bad shape with multiple cracks.

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #208 on: July 05, 2017, 05:45:04 PM »
Terry,

If the jumper wires installed to the back are correct and secure, then it will work fine as I intend to "chop" it down to just that portion and fabricate a cover.

PM me with what you would like for it and an address for sending payment.  I'll provide an address for sending it to.

Cheers,
Michael Playle


Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #209 on: July 16, 2017, 02:17:04 PM »
A bit more done on the 998 engine to make it a bit more complete.




Offline MiniDave

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #210 on: July 16, 2017, 02:30:21 PM »
I know you weren't planning to, but I really think you should pop this into your current Moke  and put some miles on it to get it sorted, before you start the marathon job of building up the new body - plus the new shell will be in paint for at least a couple of months, in the meantime you can be enjoying your current one....whadya think?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #211 on: July 16, 2017, 03:30:11 PM »
It has been tempting, but the more I got under the Moke in its current body, the less confident I have become in its structural integrity.

The tail mounts of the front subframe are "secured" with only one of the two bolts (per tail) and those are into remnants of the original floors that do have current floor patches welded to them.

The one front mount of the rear subframe behind the fuel tank (left side) is bolted to a free-hanging remnant of the heel board.  Much of the piece it is supposed to bolt to has rotted away on that side and not been patched to anything.

I have not deeply checked the right side front mount of the rear subframe.

I have been told by a friend following me as I drove it between apartments that it appears to have significant "crabbing" as it goes down the road.  To me it has the feel of body flex as it is driven.

If I did put the 998 into the current body, I would also want to put in the replacement wiring harness - only to have to take it all back out to put in the new body.

Since work has supposedly resumed on the new shell, I have been considering going ahead and beginning to disassemble the current one to refresh/refurbish the subframes.  However, I have been keeping the current shell drivable in order to be able to take it to a couple local paint places for quotes once I know the new shell is on its way to me.


Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #212 on: July 16, 2017, 03:52:08 PM »
Here are some annotated pictures of the tails of the front subframe.  I don't have a picture of the heel board from when I had the fuel tank bottom protector plate removed.

I know I should have gotten onto Big-Al about this a while back when I first discovered how bad it really is, but I didn't.  I resolved to make it a project to make it right which led to ordering the new shell.  As many such projects, the scope has grown quite a bit.






Offline MiniDave

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #213 on: July 16, 2017, 04:23:53 PM »
Ok, I had forgotten how bad it was......good idea tho to have it available to drive to paint shops for a quote - if you feel safe driving it! Maybe get some welding practice in putting some patches in so things can be bolted up, even if only temporarily. I'll be curious to hear what they say for cost to do the whole shell.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: 67 MK-II Moke
« Reply #214 on: July 16, 2017, 04:57:43 PM »
I feel safe enough for occasional short drives and hitting up a couple places for quotes.  Just not trusting enough for significant driving.

Those gaps highlighted in the pictures are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch.  If I could get the bolts out of the subframe, I could probably fab up a spacer block to bolt through for the issues on the tails of the front subframe.  Not sure about the rear subframe mount issues.