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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration /repair

Postby vn800b » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:28 pm

hi
guys,

yes have ordered a new choke cable,so should be here soon, and will takes some pics when its on, i also need to replace the ht lead to the mag, but i dont know how to get the lead out, has anybody replaced one before ?
thanks mike
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration updated !!

Postby vn800b » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:00 pm

or if anyone knows of a post of here that, shows how to fit a ht lead to the mag?
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration updated !!

Postby clive » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:03 am

If you really need advice on this mine would be...
Replace the cable with copper core HT cable not the modern stuff.
Replace that split plug cap but make sure it is a similar type as the modern ones have a suppression system in them to stop it interfering with the radio and they don't work well with the magneto.
Finally the cable may be held into the plastic cover by a screw accessed from the inside.
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration updated !!

Postby vn800b » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:37 pm

Hi all

Back working on the matchless today, got the new ht lead fitted and new cap, and sorted the mag cover, and she seems to run better!! so thats good.
im going to replace the kickstart shalf as its very rounded, does anybody know if theres and amc gearbox rebuild thread??. as i dont know how to get the bolts out as they are very close to the case?
thanks mike
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration updated !!

Postby Mick D » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:52 pm

Hi

You just need a few Whitworth sockets - I have these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK2676- ... ocket+sets

Hopefully you already have a 3/8" ratchet and a couple of extensions, if not, factor those in too.

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration updated !!

Postby vn800b » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:41 pm

thanks mick!
cheers mike

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration updated !!

Postby dave16mct » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:33 am

This is a very detailed rebuild of an AMC gearbox. It's a Commando but very similar. https://www.oldbritts.com/gearbox_a.html
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration updated !!

Postby vn800b » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:36 pm

thanks dave!!
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Re: michael 1957 g3 oily rag....

Postby vn800b » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi
guys not been on much as been flat out at work, but got some things done on the matchless today, im working on the primary drive at the moment, and was wondering why on the front crankshaft sprocket it does not have the shock absorber thing on it? ive seen pics of other matchless and they have it on!!
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Re: michael 1957 g3 oily rag....

Postby raffles » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:59 pm

Your bike is a later model with the AMC gearbox and clutch the engine shock absorber has become a cushdrive in the clutch centre
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