AJS 1926 Model G 6 349 cc OHV single frame & engine & gearbox # G 77614
The 350 cc AJS OHV machines from the twenties get their nickname “Big Port” from the enormous size of the exhaust port and pipe.
Between 1920 and 1922 AJS is very successful in racing with 350cc ohv machines but their catalogued models then are all side valve machines.
For the 1923 season the ohv concept is first used for a customer model; its official name is the “2 ¾ hp three speed Overhead valve T.T. model”, but unofficially it immediately becomes the “Big Port” Ajay.
From 1925 on letter prefixes are used in the numbering system: E=1925, G=1926, H=1927 K= 1928.
The catalogue informs us that “with the exception of minor modifications, the 3.49 hp and 7.99 hp models remain practically unaltered for 1926”. Good news for prospective buyers is that the manufacturing facilities of the company have been greatly increased.
This results in a reduction of production costs and consequently lower prices.
This well- restored and practical vintage sports machine is very complete in its specifications: acetylene lighting system, Lucas racing magneto, hand operated klaxon, Bonniksen 100mph speedo, André steering damper and last but not least a tyre pump.