model 38/8

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Lester
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model 38/8

Unread post by Lester » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:01 pm

Hello everybody
ive just bought a pile of parts that will eventually be a model 18/8 AJS circa 1938.(rigid rear, girder forks 500 single) The thing is,i know nack all about these bikes, so any info /advice while im at the research stage will be greatly appreciated. although have joined the ajs owners club, and am sure they will be very helpful and supportive, I feel it cant hurt to also tap the collective knowledge available here!
cheers
Lester
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sfb
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Re: model 18/8

Unread post by sfb » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:12 pm

Hello & welcome, Lester!

Good luck with the project.

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Re: model 18/8

Unread post by TomC » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:57 pm

Hi Lester
There is a pre-war AJS & Matchless group on Yahoo. I do not have the link. If you are a member of a Yahoo group go to the group web page and there should be some thing about other groups in the upper right hand corner.
TomC in Ohio

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davebarkshire
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Re: model 18/8

Unread post by davebarkshire » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:34 pm

Hi Lester

I have a 1947 G80 and have wandered along the path of AMC ownership over the past year. I’ve just spent the day thumping around Exmoor and it’s one of those bikes keeps me coming back for more.

Mostly the club is post war centric but because your model is the grandfather of the post war singles there is plenty of crossover. On the AMC club site there are plenty of scanned documents (although not nearly as many as on the Ariel club site) which are very useful… http://www.ajs-matchless.com. Also, the AMC archives (run by Christian Gyde in Denmark) has a load of scanned documents but the location of the site seems to move around and I don’t know where it is at the moment (maybe it has gone?). The yahoo group Ajsmatchless is mostly for post war and the group wd-prewar-ajandmatchless is just for WW2 and older.

For spares, get in touch with http://www.amcclassicspares.com who are the main people for AMC supplies. They’re very helpful and can help with a lot of things. I have scanned brochures for 35,36 and 37 which I can email you if you like dave@barkshire.co.uk 8-)

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Re: model 18/8

Unread post by sfb » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:25 pm

Excellent website Dave! And welcome to the forum :D

Lester
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Re: model 18/8

Unread post by Lester » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:33 am

Can i just make a quick correction, the bikes a 38/8 not a 18( brainfade)
thanks for the replies, i knew it was worth it!
cheers
lester

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