A VMCC member looking for info

Information relating to Matchless and AJS Models built prior to 1939
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A VMCC member looking for info

Postby NORMAN NIPPY » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:30 am

A Matchless H8 500cc, needs a new crankshaft made, is there a factory drawing showing the shaft and bearing sizes to make a new one
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Re: A VMCC member looking for info

Postby Rob Harknett » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:00 pm

NORMAN NIPPY wrote:A Matchless H8 500cc, needs a new crankshaft made, is there a factory drawing showing the shaft and bearing sizes to make a new one
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That would be a Wolverhampton AJS. I am sure the club has no Wolverhampton factory drawings at all. However there may be a drawing available that is a new drawing, perhaps of the type that would programme a CNC machine to make the part. 100's of drawings were made by one of the prewar e group members. A have some of those drawing, but not one for an H8 crank shaft. If the person contacts me I can point the person in the direction where help may be found. prewar@jampot.com

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Postby NORMAN NIPPY » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:28 pm

Thankyou for your answer, if you a VMCC member John is on the front page this issue
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Postby Rob Harknett » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:34 pm

NORMAN NIPPY wrote:Thankyou for your answer, if you a VMCC member John is on the front page this issue
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Now I am getting confused.
What bike is this Matchless H8? I thought Matchless was a typo and the bike was an AJS H8 ( 1927 500 OHV ) There was no Matchless H8. Matchless only had an H and H/2 they were not 500's they were V twins. Is the bike in question that seen on Dec. VMCC mag front cover. Ridden by John Shaw. This is a 1929 AJS 350 OHC model M7. Really need to confirm what the bike is, before trying the find a crank shaft

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Re: A VMCC member looking for info

Postby clive » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:11 am

How about using the VMCC site for this discussion? Make more sense.
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Re: A VMCC member looking for info

Postby Rob Harknett » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:48 am

It has been confirmed, my hunch was correct, the bike in question is in fact an AJS H8 not Matchless H8 as it first states. So now trying to put the person on the road that may lead to help making or find the part required. A lot of prewar parts do get made, you just need to know what at the time to get a part made. Latest parts now made are quite a few in fact, like 1920's valve and clutch springs.

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Re: A VMCC member looking for info

Postby NORMAN NIPPY » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:18 am

The bike on the cover is not the bike,
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Re: A VMCC member looking for info

Postby Greybeard » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:40 pm

No, not four candles. Fork 'andles, 'andles for forks. :roll:

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Re: A VMCC member looking for info

Postby NORMAN NIPPY » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:26 am

Myself and other forum members could be puzzled by your answer, what is that got to do with the question asked?
The forum is there to help members not to post daft answers

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Re: A VMCC member looking for info

Postby Rob Harknett » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:40 pm

Still no reaction to what help was given.

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