1958 Matchless G3

Information relating to the Matchless G3 or AJS Model 16 350cc Heavyweight
Member
User avatar
Posts: 819
Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:22 pm
Location: Florida, USA

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby Expat » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:06 am

Nice job.
Keep shiny side up.

These are my principles, if you don’t like them, I have others. (Groucho Marx)

Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:27 pm
Location: WA USA

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby Dixter » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:49 am

Nicely done George.

As to the frame, a picture is worth... you know the rest. Kindly view this video. The frame is being assembled around the 2 minute 30 second mark. Apologies about the brand.

You will see cast steel lugs that have been machined (drilled, milled, bored, etc) then loosely assembled with tubes, aligned in a fixture, drilled for a locking pin or two, and then brazed in a hearth. Complete assembly may require several trips back to the hearth.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L40MaCjqY5w&t=19s

Ciao, DC
Dick Casey
The RideNut

Member
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:24 pm
Location: York

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby George Kaplan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:21 am

Thanks for the comments guys.

Also thanks for the link Dixter. I have seen a few old films like this before but never this one. No need to apologise abouit the brand, I have a Trump too.

John

Member
Posts: 5796
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 am
Location: WEST SUSSEX UK

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby SPRIDDLER » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:35 am

Your front axle will look something like this. It doesn't have replaceable bearings. The axle is formed with the bearings' inner races integral with the shaft.

100_1597 (640x460).jpg


Pattern front axle assemblies are available from the club in cassette form.

http://www.amoc-parts.com/store/comersu ... duct=22398
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
I poke badgers with spoons.

Member
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:24 pm
Location: York

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby George Kaplan » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:10 pm

Hi Spriddler, thanks for the information and picture. My front axle does look like that:

Image

The existing wheels were caked in old grease which is a good thing because the bearings are in what could be described as OK condition. Medium term I will replace them but for Phase 1 of this (which is just get a complete bike together) they will do.

Out of curiosity has anyone modified the hub/axle to take replacable bearings or isnt it worth the hassle?

John

Member
Posts: 5796
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 am
Location: WEST SUSSEX UK

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby SPRIDDLER » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:39 pm

Hmm, that's odd. I put the pic up since I thought I read that you had found rear axles but no front one and were checking with the PO in case they were in his boxes of BSA parts.

Oh dear. Just found it was supposed to be a reply to JagLite's post ................ :roll: :roll:

Nurse!
I poke badgers with spoons.

Member
User avatar
Posts: 1828
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 1990 12:00 am
Location: LANCASHIRE UK

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby dave16mct » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:10 pm

SHHHHH, no-one noticed!!

Member
Posts: 355
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 1990 12:00 am
Location: NORTHAMPTONSHIRE UK

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby raffles » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:55 pm

George the club can supply a modified front wheel spindle complete with bearings in a cartridge that replaces
the lot
Tony

Member
Posts: 5796
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 am
Location: WEST SUSSEX UK

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby SPRIDDLER » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:14 pm

raffles wrote:George the club can supply a modified front wheel spindle complete with bearings in a cartridge that replaces
the lot
Tony

Bless my soul! So they are! :roll: ;)

SPRIDDLER wrote: Pattern front axle assemblies are available from the club in cassette form.

http://www.amoc-parts.com/store/comersu ... duct=22398



Sometimes I wonder why........ :roll:
;)
I poke badgers with spoons.

Member
Posts: 28
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:42 pm
Location: Poland

Re: 1958 Matchless G3

Postby sztyga20 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:37 pm

I've modified front hub adjusting it for common metric bearings.
Look: https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view ... rtuh1EQOiU
Let me know if link does not working, how it looks you can see in my topic - "Matchless G3LS restoration project"

PreviousNext

Return to G3 / Model 16

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests