AJS Model 8 Artofwheels’s Classic Car, Motorcycle Art Blog

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AJS Model 16 350 MS

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AJS Model 8 Motorcycle 1960

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In 1960 the AJS Model 8 appeared as a 350cc single. It featured a scaled up engine with a 20mm longer stroke, not simply a bored-out 250, having the same dimensions as the discontinued “heavyweight” 350 Model 16CS scrambler  of the previous year. The Model 8′s engine differed from the 250 in having a compression of 6:9:1, an exhaust-valve lifter on the exhaust rocker, and ingenious flat-faced cast-iron flywheels.

This scaled-up 250 was similar to BSA’s enlarged C15 250, the B40 350, and was an attempt to deal with the criticism of the “heavyweight” Model 16 as a plodding, over laden, scaled down 500.

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AJS Motorcycles Model 16C, 18CS, 20, 7R, 8, 16MS,

AJS Motorcycles – Models 16C 20 8 18CS 7R 16MS

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AJS Model 16MS

The basis of the AJS Model 16 MS was a long-stroke single overhead valve engine of 1935, the same as used in the wartime Matchless GL3. The orthodox but very tough push rod engine featured dry sump lubrication with an external oil tank. Flywheels were cast iron but were lightened for 1954.

AJS Model 16 350 MS

An all-alloy version of the engine appeared for competition models in 1950 with an alloy head for roadsters following in 1951. Further improvements to the model were made and despite the presence of the AMC “lightweight” single by 1960, sales of the old G3/Model 16 had actually increased by 1961 giving evidence of the loyalty to the long stroke formula.

AJS Model 8

AJS Model 7R

AJS Model 20

AJS Model 18CS

The basis of the AJS Model 18 500cc was a long-stroke single ohv engine from 1953, one of whose manifestations had been the Matchless G3L used by the British Army in WW2. The 18CS was produced between 1950 and 1964. Comprising of an all-alloy engine in a sprung frame, it was aimed more at scrambles use than trails. A feature when introduced were the “fat” rear suspension units that immediately became known as “jampots”.

They were an improvement over the slimmer versions as the internal pressure was lower but was still prone to variable damping as the temperature changed.

AJS Model 16 350 MS

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