Matchless engine help

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Mattja2k7
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Matchless engine help

Unread post by Mattja2k7 » Sun May 04, 2014 4:04 pm

Hi all, I'm new here to not sure whether this is the right section but here goes...

We live on a farm and have recently moved, when we went through all the sheds we found a matchless g9 engine. I believe it's 500cc. Could anyone shed some light on whether it's worth anything or not. Even some information about it would be cool. I have attached a picture of it below.

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Thanks in advance.

Matt.

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johnr
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Re: Matchless engine help

Unread post by johnr » Sun May 04, 2014 11:08 pm

yes, it has got some value, its a pre unit engine, meaning it would have had a seperate gearbox. even if its seized solid, it will still have value. give it a good soaking in wd40 or even diesel oilm to free off any seized bolts have you checked to see if it turns over, long shot, but worth a go. as for value, mmmm, not sure, im sure its got to be worth at a guess 2 0r 3 hundred quid at least.

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Re: Matchless engine help

Unread post by triumph5ta » Wed May 14, 2014 4:06 pm

G9 was made up to 1958 so its fairly rare. I agree with with JohnR 200 quid if its OK. If its a mass of rust inside then its worth less.
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Theres probably someone out there with a G9 who would love that.

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Re: Matchless engine help

Unread post by Hunter » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:33 pm

I have the AJS variant, the model 20. Engines are not in short supply, as are parts. An engine like yours would be worth about £250 to the right person. Not the easiest to work on, but not the worst either.

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