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c1920 AJS Model D Project

June 30, 2014

Adi recently sent a comment via one of the articles asking for info about an AJS motor that he found.  He then went back to the barn, as the owner had mentioned that the frame was still around somewhere! And it was there and Brampton forks too!  Alas they have been buried in the soil for quite some time.  But Adi is motivated and has begun the restoration.  He writes to ask if any of the OcchioLungo readers may have c1920 AJS parts for sale or trade, as the the decades underground have not been kind to the good work of the Stevens brothers.  All the sheetmetal has disappeared, and he could also use some other bits like carb and a correct magneto, etc.  Note the special saddle tank that covers the frame top tube!  A few marques used them before they became ubiquitous in the late 1920s. 

I’ve already pointed him towards the Yahoo group for PreWar Ajays, and of course told him to chat with Jake Robbins regarding those forks.  If you can help, email Adi here: ron.adi9 AT (replace AT with @).  Comments via the link at the bottom of this page are also welcome.



The motor looks pretty good, but the AMAC carb is missing a few things and the magdyno is from a later model:

The frame and forks have seen better days.20140404_175853




Here is what it should look like after the restoration:Capture2

Most of the parts shown in on this page are needed.Capture4

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jim Abbott, Tucson, AZ permalink
    June 30, 2014 7:53 pm

    Pete: That frame doesn’t look much worse than your box of rust Veloce did once. Jim A.
    See you in UTAH! HAH!

  2. September 25, 2014 8:24 pm

    Omg. Buried bikes are the coolest. Recent digs include a circa 1914 Henderson long frame chassis from a Colton California dairy farm, an Indian Powerplus in Colorado, and the American Pickers Powerplus/s? Did he score two or just one? Leave the rust? How to get my Excelsior nice and dirty? Whoever rides with the most rust wins. Thanks and best wishes, Paul Venne

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