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Mystery Head

Postby Dave.Thomas » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:56 pm

Hi, can anyone shed any light on this head for a friend of mine? I thought it a little Ariel-ish but I have no knowledge of pre-war stuff
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Postby steve.clarke » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:04 pm

I would say that is an AJS Matchless G2 (I think) 250/350 head although it,s a long time since I had one.
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Re: Mystery Head

Postby adrie.degraaff » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:12 pm

Yes Matchless 1960-62, useless machine.

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Postby steve.clarke » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:21 pm

We'll not totally useless Adrie mine looked great all chrome and would blow up without the slightest provocation,and pushing it for miles certainly improved my health. :D
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Postby Dave.Thomas » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:11 pm

Well that didn't take long! Thanks chaps

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Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:47 pm

I liked mine! First classic bike!
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Postby nevhunter » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:48 am

Post 52 AMC alright . Notice how much of the possible fin area is covered by the rockercover. The hairpin valve springs were a common feature. Strangely the AMC factory was completely retooled post war and was considered to be capable of very good quality of manufacture. Of course the other aspect is DESIGN of the product. which was often somewhat uninspiring.
AJS made some incredible models V4 ,Porcupine, supercharged Vee twin The OHC models from 1928 to the 7R and the fastest Norton models had AMC twin engines fitted right at the end. Their military model (G3L?) was the only Brit war bike with tele's and was a bit of a favourite with the riders. So the story goes.... Nev

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Re: Mystery Head

Postby adrie.degraaff » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:32 am

In the Netherlands theire all thrown in the bin, making them rare now.


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