Rare parts

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Rare parts

Postby OldChuffer » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:55 pm

I'm now well into my restoration of my model 14 - it didnt come with either a gearbox top cover or a left hand side accessory cover (the one that fits over the carb intake). I cant see any for sale anywhere, do i assume these are dead rare? Anyone know where i can get either of these parts?

Any help much appreciated.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby Rob Harknett » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:56 pm

I said to stall holder at the Jampot rally selling parts in the members auto jumble, soon as the rally is over some one will ask for these parts. So far today 2 people have asked for parts I saw at the rally. I am sure I saw some parts on Malcolm Lee's stall you are asking for.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby clanger9 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:21 am

The accessory covers come up on eBay fairly regularly. Gearbox top covers are rare.
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Re: Rare parts

Postby Transfergear » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:50 pm

I'm also looking for said gearbox top cover so spoke to Les at Russell Motors who for info have quite a few Matchless referenced parts. He said they had a box of 500(!) in their stores but these were accidentally scrapped when they relocated these to another premises. :cry: Might be worth getting in touch with them for the toolbox cover though.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby dodger » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:07 am

I got a replica gearbox cover from Steve Surbey at AMC Classic spares, needed a bit of fettling to get it to fit but turned out OK.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby Rangy65 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:34 pm

Hi There i have a pattern with well known supplier of parts. At the moment and i am waiting for a second quote on price for a batch of brand new ones for the club spare scheme.

As usual it does seem to take an age to get someone to manufacture these things - Tinware makers seem to be in short supply to take on low volumes.

I have asked for 25 units initial prices were @£35 cost in raw steel, so bit on top for the supplier and the club. I will also look at the cost of paint/powder coating.

Last time i spoke to Steve at AMC classic spares he had sold out and it wasn't a priority getting some more - I know its a light weight thing.

As soon as i have more news i will let you all know.

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Re: Rare parts

Postby clanger9 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:42 pm

There's a left hand side accessory cover up on eBay now:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ajs-matchles ... SwhktdXSWh
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Re: Rare parts

Postby OldChuffer » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:26 pm

Just missed it but it was a RHS one anyway.
I'll keep on looking.
Thanks everyone for your help, appreciated

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Re: Rare parts

Postby clanger9 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:45 am

Doh, my mistake. I could have sworn it was a LHS one, but it obviously wasn't! Anyway, they do come up every now & again...
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