Say "hello" to 'Alice'

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Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby Pharisee » Thu May 10, 2018 1:38 pm

My basket case rebuild project is just about completed. In February 2017 I bought a a Jeep load of boxes that purportedly contained most of a 1954 Matchless G3/LS that had been dismantled 30 years ago. A lot of stuff was missing and a lot of what was there was too far gone to be usable but I stuck with it and 'Alice' is the result. She's mostly '54 G3/LS with a smattering of '60 AJS M18 bits thrown in and some Indian tinware added to the mix for good measure. Indicators are a modern addition, of course. Not one for the 'rivet counters' or 'purists', I'm afraid but she was built to be ridden, not stuck in a museum. I now have to apply for an age related registration. Hope you like her.... :)


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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby thornebt » Thu May 10, 2018 1:48 pm

Good job. It's a stunning looking bike! Cheers. Bruce.

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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby les ward » Thu May 10, 2018 2:14 pm

Looks great!

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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby 56G80S » Thu May 10, 2018 2:15 pm

Looks great and sure you'll have fun using Alice. Good to know for riding , keeps the demand for parts going for us all, polishers included.

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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby dave16mct » Thu May 10, 2018 4:00 pm

Well done, you've made a cracking job of it.
Cheers Dave.

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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby bitza » Thu May 10, 2018 4:19 pm

Superb rebuild nice result, similar to my 53 G 9 ,

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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby Johnobirches » Fri May 11, 2018 6:49 am

She's a credit to you. Lovely.

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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby REW » Fri May 11, 2018 8:31 am

Fantastic looking bike with some nice unique cosmetic touches like the cam box, for example. This is a bike I would really like to see in the "flesh". I am sure it rides well too; great job!
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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby Pharisee » Fri May 11, 2018 11:02 am

She fired up for the first time this morning....

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Re: Say "hello" to 'Alice'

Postby Expat » Sun May 13, 2018 7:58 pm

Very nice John :D . As you say, ‘job’s a good ‘un’.

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Keep shiny side up.

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