Fluff Brown / AJS Motorcycles / 1975
David Wells will make his first public appearance for the reformed AJS Team at Tweseldown on Sunday.
Wells joins Adrian Yallop on his 250cc machine for AJS of Andover, the new concern run by former factory development ace, Fluff Brown.
Unveiling the FB Special at the show this week, Fluff says that he hopes to have the 410cc bikes ready soon, and that he is looking for, an up and coming, junior to supplement the line-up, now that test-rider John Foot has graduated out of the class.
The machines, based on the Stormer range, have transistorised ignition, and are the first production bikes to be fitted with the new lightweight 34mm Amal carb. The engine has a seven-port cylinder.
AJS of Andover now have the sole rights to the name of the old marque, and to manufacture and supply of spares for the moto cross machines already sold, a substantial number, bearing in mind AJS sold over 200 bikes in 1974 alone.
AJS 410 Stormer / 1972
Now in quantity production, the 410cc Stormer pairs with the 250cc Stormers to form the Andover factory’s range of moto-cross machines for 1972.
Superseding the previous 370cc production Stormer, the new model is an updated version of the limited batch of special four-tens built as an addition to the standard range last year.
Modifications to the 1972 model include a USA-pattern forged piston, said to increase reliability. The circlip retaining the clutch on the gear box main shaft now locates in a deeper groove, and with stronger gear-selector mechnism, is claimed to increase transmission reliability.
In order to cope with the engine’s increased torque, the rear sprocket is now retained by 10 bolts instead of five, and at the request of American customers, an engine cutout button has been fitted.
Tomaselli light-alloy front brake and clutch levers, nylon-lined control cables and a reshaped, more comfortable seat are included in the latest specification.
The 250cc Stormer remains virtually unchanged for the coming year. Both models will have bolt-on silencers included in the kits for sale in Britain.
AJS 410 Stormer Rebuild / 2020