You will find some pictures of Matchless G50 front & rear hubs on the following website www.mfcpatterns-castings.co.uk As far as i know both the Matchless G50 and the AJS 7R used the same front & rear hubs, regards, Martin
Hey Brett, they are 7R hubs and the next time I go to the storage I'll get some pictures.
Martin, from what I've learned so far is that the 7R front hub's backing plate is on the left where the Manx was on the right. I think they did that to use the Matchless/AJS brake arm set-up.On thing I'm missing is the small hub covers. I've seen some that are plain and flat and others that have louvers or slots for air scoops. Thanks for the link.
So here's some pics of the hubs. The PO's story was that this was a Manx/Vincent and that the wheels were Manx along with some other goodies, like triple trees, front forks, maybe swingarm. It's a wideline chassie that I believe was off an early twin. I think the front hub is G50/7R as it is on the drive side and it uses the Matchless/AJS brake stay arm. The tank and seat are Dunstall style fiberglass. One question I have is the weld bead on the rear hub. Is that a repair or is that what the factory covered up with the hub plate?
Triumph conical rear hubs have the spokes in the flange on the drive side, not out of the hub. They are also aluminium, not magnesium and wouldn't need (regular !) welding.
The brake plate on this rear hub is also a genuine manx looking item. Just anchored in a somewhat unorthodox way. Since the rear brake anchor point is on the opposite side of the swingarm, which is interesting. Very interesting.