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Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight #570214
11/03/14 4:42 pm
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1958 Matchless G80s petrol / fuel tank needed. I have been using a nice looking fiberglass tank for the last four years and am patching it for the third time.
Would like a metal tank in good condition. There are several on eBay, but would like to avoid eBay if possible.
Thanks
John
Phoenix AZ


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Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #570450
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I have Matchless G80CS tanks, completely restored by Ross Thompson, ready to go on the bike. Original not repop. $1250. Bill

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: ATEN] #570530
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Hi ATEN,
Afraid that's a bit out of my price range. Hoping to keep within a budget of under $500.
John


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Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #570575
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Which tank is it ? Post a pic or two and I'll keep an eye out.


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #570692
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unable to post pics, no Photobucket account. PM me your email address and I will send you the pics I took.
John


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Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #570739
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John,

If you click on my name, you will see "view profile", click on that and you will see my e-mail address.

ATEN sent me a few pics of one which I'll post up as well.



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unable to post pics, no Photobucket account. PM me your email address and I will send you the pics I took.
John


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1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #570742
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ATEN's tank.....G80CS







Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #570819
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Hi ATEN, that is the tank I"m looking for. But I still can"t afford it.
John


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Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #570856
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I understand, I looked for 4 years to find mine! If you add up purchasing a used original tank, having it restored, and the paint you come up with my price. I am just trying to recover my investment. Bill

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #570879
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With Ross Thompson's work you can bet there is no bondo or filler in that tank.


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Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #571550
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I sold one tank, have one left to sell. The same identical tank. Bill

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #571623
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The tank in the above pictures is for a pre-1956 frame & doesn't fit later. 1956-59 competition tanks had the same shape but had tubular mounts forward to take the studs with expanding rubber isolators. The rear mounts were two tabs protruding down, drilled to fit a stud. The frame for these years have a reinforced horizontal hole with recesses on the side to fit stepped rubber isolators. Steel & aluminum tanks were supplied.

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: Don M.] #572288
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I have re-sealed the fiberglass tank and will continue to use it until it fails again.
I am a member of the AJS / Matchless club (Jampot.com). Using their bike dating service I have verified the the bike is an all original Bitsa. The frame number does not match the records for single downtube farmes. The number is from a twin downtube frame. It's a Matchless engine in an unknown frame with AJS logos all over it.
Of course I'm disappointed but the bike is a great rider and a lot of fun, it just isn't worth spending much money on a nice fuel tank.
So at least for the time being I am no longer looking for a fuel tank.
Sorry I wasted your time, I'm a bit embarrassed.
John
Phoenix


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Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #572309
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No worries here. I think most of us have had similar in some form or fashion happen to us at one time or another in this hobby !


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: Matchless/AJS Fuel tank wanted: 1958 heavyweight [Re: TheRC30Guy] #607124
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I have a tank for single downtube AJS/M frame. It looks OK, but I'm pretty sure it has some filler in it. If you still need one.


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