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#1 Moke Spider

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 06:39 AM

I think I made a passing comment in another thread somewhere that I was off to a Meeting with my 'local' Moke Club, the South Australian Moke Club (SAMC), for an outing and a formal Club Meeting.

 

The trip all up for me was a little broken up due to that dreaded four letter word - work.

 

I went over to SA on the 13th October, attended the Munn Run up through the Adelaide Hills on the 16th then had to fly home for work that evening.

 

I finally got a window on the 25th November to go back, finish (or try to!) some un-finished Moke business, then start my trip home, only for the return trip, A good mate, Garry came and joined me, picking him up from Adelaide Airport on the 30th October. We had a leisurely, though hot (36 - 40 degrees) trip back home.

 

I'm not that great at writing up the running commentary, so for the most part here, I'll let the photos do the talking.

 

Just on Sun-up on the first day out, along the boring Hume Highway, sitting easy, on Cruise Control

 

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That's the turn off we want!

 

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Some of the country side just West of Wagga Wagga - looking on the green side here

 

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But after a few hours, out on the Hay Plain, things change (this is farming country)

 

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I even need to go through Hell to go to my Car Club meets !!

 

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(Pattersons Station out on the Hay Plain)

 

 

Pulling in to the Border Township of Tooleybuc, on the mighty Murray River for the evening

 

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Day 1 - 903 km out of the way, only 478 to go,,,,,

 

 

Day 2 and on to Adelaide

 

Crossing the Border out of Mexico

 

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A stop at Pinnaroo for Breakfast

 

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Best Bakery in the Mallee

 

 

Caught up with some very long time friends, down at Goolwa, the Mouth of the Murray River

 

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Greg, our club's founding Member

 

 

a few days later, meeting up with some of our Club Members for the annual (but possibly last?) Munn Run

 

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Up in to some of the Hills around Adelaide

 

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We even had the Staff Car to open Gates for us

 

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Hi Jack and Miranda!!

 

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You take good care of that car you bastard!

 

 

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Getting in to some billy goat country here!

 

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Part 2 to come,,,,



#2 Moke Spider

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 07:29 AM

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Morning tea break and a chance for a natter,,,

 

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Almost over for another year :(

 

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Then, down to some Club Business

 

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some of us do also own Minis

 

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Our Munn Run Route

 

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Just nice for a Morning's outing. Many thanks to Doug for taking the time to arrange and run this as well as all our Members who took part.

 

 

Stay tuned, it's not over yet!

 

 

Fast Forward 6 or so weeks - Picked my mate Garry up from the Airport and then got out of Dodge (as they say).

 

Up on the Murray River, between Murray Bridge and Loxton

 

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The Woolshed Brewery, Wilkadene, South Australia

 

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Part 3 to come (might be a few days on that)



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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:53 AM

There's some mighty fine sights down in lil ol' Australia.  Great pics in there Chris.

 

I hope you acknowledged Murphy's Island as you went past! 



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Posted 06 November 2018 - 10:32 PM

What great tracks to drive the Mokes on, looks like top fun.

Cheers

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 08:01 PM

what's that on the front wing



#6 Moke Spider

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:57 AM

Cheers guys

 

There's some mighty fine sights down in lil ol' Australia.  Great pics in there Chris.

 

I hope you acknowledged Murphy's Island as you went past! 

 

Well, there you go. I didn't look for that previously, but I do go that way 'often' so I'll be sure to check it out next time.

 

 

What great tracks to drive the Mokes on, looks like top fun.

Cheers

HP

 

You'll have to come on the next one (if there is a next one?)

 

 

what's that on the front wing

 

Air Filter ;D

 

This one is a Donaldson Cyclopak.

 

While not really necessary for a run like this, many of the Outback tracks we travel are really dusty (mega dusty) and the dust is very fine. The stock Air Filters are no where near up to the task of decent filtration. On many early Moke Club Trips, lots of engines got 'dusted' as we say, being followed home with that ominous blue smoke or with a few, the plugs would give out from the sand in the engine turning to glass over the plug gap. A large part of engine and gearbox preparation for these cars is attention to detail to seal them from the dust. The Air Filter is one part of that.

 

This might give some hint in regards to the dust

 

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 09:49 PM

Cheers guys
 

There's some mighty fine sights down in lil ol' Australia.  Great pics in there Chris.
 
I hope you acknowledged Murphy's Island as you went past!

 
Well, there you go. I didn't look for that previously, but I do go that way 'often' so I'll be sure to check it out next time.
 
 

What great tracks to drive the Mokes on, looks like top fun.
Cheers
HP

 
You'll have to come on the next one (if there is a next one?)
 
 

what's that on the front wing

 
Air Filter ;D
 
This one is a Donaldson Cyclopak.
 
While not really necessary for a run like this, many of the Outback tracks we travel are really dusty (mega dusty) and the dust is very fine. The stock Air Filters are no where near up to the task of decent filtration. On many early Moke Club Trips, lots of engines got 'dusted' as we say, being followed home with that ominous blue smoke or with a few, the plugs would give out from the sand in the engine turning to glass over the plug gap. A large part of engine and gearbox preparation for these cars is attention to detail to seal them from the dust. The Air Filter is one part of that.
 
This might give some hint in regards to the dust
 
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I want one

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 01:08 PM

You are mad! Cheers for posting.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:31 AM

 

 
This one is a Donaldson Cyclopak.
 

 

 I want one

 

 

You can get them in the UK, look up 'Donaldson Agent'. They are made in the US and IMO, are 'Top Shelf' gear for dusty conditions. If you look at just about any half decent Excavation Machinery, Dump Trucks and any sort of machinery that operates in dusty conditions, they'll mostly have a Donaldson on them.

 

The one on mine has done just on 40 000 km, with a good number of those in dusty conditions. I've checked the element twice since fitting it. While there's sure signs of where it's been, it hasn't needed washing just yet.

 

You are mad! Cheers for posting.

 

Oh, is that what it is !!

Yes, I guess that helps :D



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Posted 27 December 2018 - 08:39 AM

Picking this up where I left off - sorry for leaving everyone ' hanging!! '

 

Back at the Woolshed Brewery - Cheers Garry

 

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and out in the car park, another classic

 

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Picking up the Murray River again, an old Paddle Steamer

 

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Crossing another State Border

 

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Garry putting in some Wheel Work

 

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his first time behind the wheel of a Moke - almost looks like he's enjoying it :shades:

 

 

There's just so much to see

 

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Yet another Border Crossing,,,,,,,

 

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Which way Garry?

 

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OK, got it now :D

 

Jerilderie and Ned Kelly Country

 

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Ned Kelly is (was?) probably our most famous Bush Ranger

 

 

Border Town of Echua

 

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The wharf that played a very important part in the early days of the Australian Ecconomy

 

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(predominantly) Wool was unloaded here, then sent by Train to Melbourne to be shipped all over the world (even to the UK) from around the mid 1800's to the early 1900's.

 

A chance meeting with Barry Luff

 

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Top Bloke, after bumping in to him just off the main street of Gundagai (pronounced Gun-dag-eye), he ducked off home to get his photo albums,,, quite an enjoyable afternoon,,,,

 

His family's business was the inventor of the Moke Pick-up, here's a photo of one of the prototypes

 

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It was from this car that Leyland (Australia) went on to offer this as a model in the Moke line up.

Next day, we were home before midday. The end of another (short) adventure.

 

Thanks for coming along Garry - enjoyable meandering slow boat home over 4 days,,,,

 

Time to start thinking about the next,,,,,,



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Posted 27 December 2018 - 05:38 PM

And this was our return route

 

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 06:31 PM

 

Time to start thinking about the next,,,,,,

 

Maybe not the last one then ;D






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