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Author Topic: 1955 AJS model 20b...before and after  (Read 333 times)

Offline goldy

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1955 AJS model 20b...before and after
« on: May 09, 2018, 16:55:32 »
   Just I thought I'd share a few before and after shots of my latest horror show. I have rebuilt, rejuvenated and restored dozens of Brit bikes over the years, but this one was the most downright bloody, worn-right-to-hell-out pile of parts I have ever assembled into a motorcycle....$$$$! Currently working out some bugs in the ignition system, but it is officially on the road and seems like it is going to be a real sweetheart of a motorbike!
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha

Online Brodie

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Re: 1955 AJS model 20b...before and after
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 19:32:25 »
Very nice. It is a wonderful thing to see a bike built from a pile of parts into a functioning form.
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

Offline goldy

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Re: 1955 AJS model 20b...before and after
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 18:16:04 »
Thanks Brodie, I'm keeping an eye on your latest project as well!
Little update on the AJS...Turned out my magneto was failing after heating up. Rather than have it rebuilt ($$$$) I opted to fit a distributor with coil ignition...something I had been keeping on hand for years, just waiting for an excuse to make use of it. I've retorqued the heads four times now, the first time I had lost a lot of torque from the head nuts, but the last couple of times I got only very little...must be settled in by now. Getting back to the ignition system; what a difference! The bike runs perfectly now and no more fiddling around with mechanical timing advance! :)
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha