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Whatsit? #796155 01/21/20 12:43 am
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Any of you fine folks know what model these are for? 31 mm in diameter and slightly convex.

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Re: Whatsit? [Re: Cyborg] #796170 01/21/20 3:29 am
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I think it might be off a Matchless G9 ,
They have a small badge that looks similar to yours on the drive side crank case ..
You can seen it in this video at 0:52 sec


Also back in the 70's I had a 250 Matchless single that had a similar small "M" logo on the primary cover but I can't really remember if it was just stuck on or actually cast into the aluminium ?

Re: Whatsit? [Re: Cyborg] #796171 01/21/20 3:38 am
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Indeed, Matchless (and Ajays) had a bit of a penchant for sticking round badges on things about then.
Although I wouldn't swear that the G80 badges were quite that big.

You don't see them fitted all that often though - either they fell off, or they are at home proudly displayed in the cupboard ?
Or are in other 'collectors' hands...

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Re: Whatsit? [Re: Cyborg] #796175 01/21/20 4:22 am
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Just surfing around on utube and looking at random Matchless videos it
appears that quite a few different models has those badges fitted ,
Here's a G45 that's also sporting the empty cast in ring as Rohan pointed out .

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The winged M tank badge was introduced on the 1938 range and the small round winged M tank badge on the 1952 range. Various engines had an embossed version of the round badge on the outer timing case from 1938 on.

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Thank you gentlemen, much appreciated. I had previously searched for images, but never found anything close. With the help of your feedback I did another search on eBay and there is an expired listing for one. It was described as an engine badge and seller notes it is approximately 31 mm in diameter. Now I just need a Matchless to mount it on.


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