michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Information relating to the Matchless G3 or AJS Model 16 350cc Heavyweight
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Wed May 16, 2018 8:14 pm

Hi all,

Did a little more on the matchless tonight after work, still only going up the road as it feels horrible to ride!!
ive been reading up a bit on the carb settings as i took the plug out and it was black!! so i went to the mixer screw and it was all the way shut!!
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Wed May 16, 2018 8:29 pm

pic of spark plug!!
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby SPRIDDLER » Thu May 17, 2018 7:10 am

It looks to me that air screw may have been closed up to counteract an air leak (see the staining) between the carb spacer and the cyl head.
What if the Hokey-Cokey is what it's all about?

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Thu May 17, 2018 9:18 pm

thankyou spriddler i will look at that,
cherrs mike

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 pm

i take it that would be a new gasket??

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby Mick D » Fri May 18, 2018 7:25 am

Hi

I'd suggest a full strip and clean of the carb, it will only improve the running and will give you the opportunity to assess the overall condition with a view to future rectification.

You'll need a set of seals / gaskets, club spares sell them and there's a nice break down of the carb on the AMAL website:

http://amalcarb.co.uk/generic-376-monobloc.html

Regards Mick

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Fri May 18, 2018 4:05 pm

thanks mick d thats great,
cheers mike

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