Ausy guinea pigs ??
When was the last Moke....?
I never twigged on the cams but know they had issues with the fillet radii
Guinea Pigs - definitely !!
Last Moke off our lines was December 81. My first Moke, an October 79 plate (so built around July 79, however, as the engine was fully imported from the UK, it would have rolled off those lines around Feb - March 1979) had an 1275 A+ in it. A mates Moke, only 4 numbers after mine had a pre-A+, so it was right on the change over. His went like the clappers and mine wouldn't pull the skin off a rice custard, drank fuel like no tomorrow too.
The machining on these early A+ Blocks was really awful, nothing was flat, nothing was square. The Cam Profile was the same as mortal 1275 engines, which was also the same as the MKI Cooper S and the 998 Cooper.