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Matchless G15 Project

Discussion in 'AJS & Matchless' started by dave M, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

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    Looking good.

    I'd like that little 4 cylinder to power a generator/welder/A/C / battery charger (mini power station for the home)

    Set up the carb for natural gas and pipe it right in...
     
  2. BillT

    BillT

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    That little motor looks English.
     
  3. dave M

    dave M

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    It is a motor and transmission unit for a Mini Moke. I built it as a spare for a friend of mine. More progress shots are coming.
     
  4. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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    FYI
    The same all alloy engines used in the Hillman Imp was used inside the UK fire engines to power that vehicle’s water pump :!: :eek:
     
  5. BillT

    BillT

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    The Coventry Climax!

    Sunbeam/Hillman used the little one (SOHC 875cc)

    Many early Lotus cars used the SOHC 1098cc four, and the GP cars used the 1.5 liter V8
     
  6. dave M

    dave M

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    Here are a few more shots, the last two with a Harley Sportster seat just to fill the space.

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  7. Rohan

    Rohan

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    Mini engines weren't all alloy though ? !!
    The Imp was (completely) different.

    Nice progress Dave.
    What is that front wheel though ?
     
  8. dave M

    dave M

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    Thanks Rohan,

    The front wheel is a BSA unit that came with the Featherbed rolling chassis that I bought last year. I put it on there just to facilitate moving the bike around and have since rebuilt an original Norton wheel and fitted a Commando TLS brake backing plate. I actually had the bike fired up today although it didn't run for long due to a sticky float valve but I am very pleased to have progressed so far during this trip.

    I leave the US on Wednesday and dont expect to return until perhaps Easter next year when I should be able to ride the machine.

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