Matchless G3L 1941

Information relating to the Matchless G3 or AJS Model 16 350cc Heavyweight
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Re: Matchless G3L 1941

Postby Group Leader » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:22 pm

From a purely logical perspective;

It would make far more sense for the engine stamping to refer to an engine feature rather than a handlebar / bike feature, particularly if there were variations around I would have thought!

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Re: Matchless G3L 1941

Postby les ward » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:16 pm

Not my book, but I think printed about 47/48 and covering bikes from 1933, as far as remember.

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Re: Matchless G3L 1941

Postby Rob Harknett » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:50 pm

les ward wrote:Not my book, but I think printed about 47/48 and covering bikes from 1933, as far as remember.

I think 3rd addition Les 1948. From 1933 but they focus more on the date of publication era. apart from some very old artwork.
They do not seem to cover WD machines, which do have an AMC workshop manual. All era's have Instruction and parts list books. WD era has these books for every WW2. WD contract.
Discussing what engine these engine stamping's mean has been discussed many times. Like opening a can of worms. There are always differences of opinions. Perhaps F Neil's opinion may also be questionable. I guess many of the differences may no longer been found on the bikes, the different non std parts now replaced with std parts. So this topic is really about what the individual wants to believe in.

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