ID this petrol tank

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ID this petrol tank

Postby Mikedearing » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:51 pm

dont know whether this is the correct place - recently purchased of ebay.. its large and fits a mid 50s twin but it has a sprung saddle cut out with a plate that screws to it and the knee pads have a flair in wards - badge screw holes are maybe 2 inches apart
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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby Mikedearing » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:53 pm

I can post other photos as well - ill use it on a bike but Im curious - its big..

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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby Mikedearing » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:54 pm

cou;d it be an A10 tank with an AJS knee pad on it?

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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby ksj » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:30 am

NEED A LOOK AT THE FASTENING HOLES

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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby G15 Roy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:20 pm

My best guess is 1953 AJS one year only.
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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby ray.woolford » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:05 pm

I agree with Roy got one just like it, painting it now.

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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby alanengineer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:17 pm

What are the givaways that make it a 1953 AJS tank

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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby Rob Harknett » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:43 pm

If sales cat pictures are compared, it appears a bigger tank was fitted on the 500 twin when that was first introduced.

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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby Mikedearing » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:25 pm

ah.. interesting -its enormous - youd think it for a prewar v twin.. cant seem to upload anymore pics.. the fuel tap bosses are semi spherical and the tanke bolt holes like up with my 55nnn frame (the one with the odd ovoid polo airbox thingy on the seat tube

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Re: ID this petrol tank

Postby Mikedearing » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:29 pm

also the petrol cap is slightly offset to the right hand side by about an 1 1/4 inch - it looks like the 1955 model 20 tank in terms of bulk and flair out from the knee rubbers (almost enfield like) but the chrome ones Ive seen have the petrol cap dead centre... ho hum...

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