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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:56 pm 
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Nice solid example you've found there Mark.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 am 
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It is, Its solid as a rock. It has had one pretty serious restoration / repair session where the horrid longitudinal triangle has been sorted well, the front and back panel are original but have had a skim of filler to make them look flatter than they are. Other than that it's about right as rain.

Since I have had it, I have put it back to standard spec & removed a lot of the odd bits (weird indicators etc.) that are visible in the previous pictures. At the moment it is probably the car that is getting most use. Adam was out in York in it a couple of weeks ago when he got a blip of blues & two's from a Police car behind him. they pulled up along side, wound the passenger window down & said "You are Mad" then drove off. It was about 10.30 at night, pitch black & minus 2 at the time, so they did have a good argument :lol:

I was originally after a 10" South African or Rhodesian one, but couldn't find a decent one. I am however really chuffed with my Aussie little wheeler which is incredibly rare in the UK.

This was my previous Moke.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:51 am 
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The 10 inch Aussie mokes are rare in Aus as well. I’m fortunate to own one that has been restored with all the original spot welds reinstated and no filler used so it looks like a lady with child baring stretch marks


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:11 am 
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mk1 wrote:
but have had a skim of filler to make them look flatter than they are.


They did what ???? Isn't that part of the appeal of a Moke, all the spot welds and bows in the 'flat' panels??

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Adam was out in York in it a couple of weeks ago when he got a blip of blues & two's from a Police car behind him. they pulled up along side, wound the passenger window down & said "You are Mad" then drove off. It was about 10.30 at night, pitch black & minus 2 at the time, so they did have a good argument :lol:


:lol: though, not really 'unusual' sort of story for riding in a Moke. Twice now I've gone through mobile radar speed traps, with other cars and over the limit, while they were flagged in, the first time I was waved on and the last time (a couple of months ago) I just got the 'Thumbs up', a smile and a wave,,,,,,

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I am however really chuffed with my Aussie little wheeler which is incredibly rare in the UK.


You should be Mark, given it's age and as mini129 has said, very rare in these parts too.

My good friend Dave Rosenthal restored a CKD UK / Australasianised example a few years back, but he wasn't in a position to keep it. I think there were something like only 6 of these.

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This was my previous Moke.


Very very nice. Bit of a sleeper and a rare car with even rarer accessories !!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:11 pm 
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The red one is definite stunner Mark.

What is the difference with UK 10" Mokes, and which years were they made?

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mk1 wrote:
At the moment it is probably the car that is getting most use.


Glad to hear it!

The white one was lovely though.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:20 pm 
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There are very few differences between the 10" Aussie Mokes & their British counterparts as most of them came off the same presses. The dash is different & the Aussie one has a little parcel shelf. The hoods & hood irons are different, but that is about it.

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Bet it was an interesting drive with the Alexander Cross flow head on it?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:03 pm 
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As I am sure Rich will vouch. It was TO FAST BY FAR.

I clocked it on the M1 doing well over 100, you had to hold the screen in place with one hand while you steered with the other.

I loved it :)

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:o :o :lol: :lol:


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