1949 front wheel spacer?

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1949 front wheel spacer?

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I have a 1949 WD G3L. The front wheel opposite side to brake looks like it should have a felt grease seal inside the bearing lock nut with a pressed steel dust cap over it. Am I right? Then it looks as if there should be a spacer between this and the fork leg, or is the spindle just held in place by the clamps? Thanks. I'll be at Sheraton Mallet tomorrow looking for bit hopefully. Thanks.
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I'm saying nothing about you going to Sheraton Mallet looking for a bit :rofl:
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Looking for antique chair parts?
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jerry wrote: Fri Nov 03, 2023 3:50 pm I have a 1949 WD G3L. The front wheel opposite side to brake looks like it should have a felt grease seal inside the bearing lock nut with a pressed steel dust cap over it. Am I right?
Ignore those insensitive chaps, Jerry, when it comes to furniture they haven't got a leg to stand on.

;) ;)

Does the illustration and explanation on page 123 in the Workshop Manual help?
It's here:

http://archives.jampot.dk/book/Workshop ... dition.pdf
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jerry wrote: Fri Nov 03, 2023 3:50 pm I have a 1949 WD G3L. The front wheel opposite side to brake looks like it should have a felt grease seal inside the bearing lock nut with a pressed steel dust cap over it. Am I right? Then it looks as if there should be a spacer between this and the fork leg, or is the spindle just held in place by the clamps? Thanks. I'll be at Sheraton Mallet tomorrow looking for bit hopefully. Thanks.
I will keep an eye out at the Shepton Mallet VMCC Autojumble (Bath and West) tomorrow for Matchless/AJS spares. I will be there trying not to buy any more motorcycles.
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Hi Jerry, there is no spacer on that side as the axle is pulled to the brake side by the nut on that side of the axle.

Do you have a parts list, this is a general one https://www.jampot.com/archives%5CAJS%2 ... Manual.pdf but there are lots of others in the club archive.
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Many thanks, all; that's excellent information and very useful diagrams. I've obviously been looking in the wrong place!

If I find any chair legs at Shepton today, hopefully they'll be part of a chair: I'll be needing a sit down😂.
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I almost bought a BSA twin. Other than an AJS for sale there wasn't much to be had. Did see a few engines about for the AJS/Matchless. No sign of the living Legend of Henry-C-S even though they were meant to be filming there today.
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Well I didn't see any chair legs. Got one or two small bits including advance/retard lever🙂 but not so much older stuff there, I thought.
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There us plenty of 80 and 90s bits there.


But I did like this, sadly wouldn't sell it to me.
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Btw did you see Henry?
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