EMC 350 cc Sports Split Cylinder
EMC Motorcycles or the Ehrlich Motor Co was a British motorcycle
manufacturer. Based in Isleworth, the business was founded by Joseph
Ehrlich who emigrated to the United Kingdom from Austria in the
1930s. He was a brilliant engineer working for Puch Styner until
escaping to England Pre WW2, Joe Ehrlich made unique two-stroke
motorcycles such as the one I have on offer today . Latterly moving
on to EMC racing motors , One of which being ridden by Mike Hailwood
bringing in top 6 results in GPs in the early 1960,s. He also
developed racing car motors and his last project was an ultra
efficient environmental engine which he was developing on behalf of
the British government . A truly talented man . EMC was founded
after WW2 in 1946 and produced the 350 two stroke until 1952 selling
around 1500 machines world wide. Not a cheap 350 in its day but
very, very well built . The split-single system sends the intake
fuel-air mixture up one bore to the combustion chamber, sweeping the
exhaust gases down the other bore and out of the exposed exhaust
port. The rationale of the split-single two-stroke is that, compared
to a standard two-stroke single, it can give better exhaust
scavenging while minimising the loss of unburnt fresh fuel/air
charge through the exhaust port. As a consequence, a split-single
engine can deliver better economy, and may run better at small
throttle openings . The pilgrim oil pump fed two stoke oil in the
cylinder for lubrication. Transmission was a very robust 4 speed
Burnham gear box which is positive when going through the gears.
You don't see many EMC motorcycles and this example is superb . It
is fitted with a BTH competition magneto and an Amal GP carburetor
so I reckon at some point this example has seen a chequered flag .
Road registered with original registration number being HAC821. V5C
and old V5 supplied . Very well presented and highly detailed . A
very unusual British motor cycle and part of two stroke development
history. It starts easily and gives a very distinctive exhaust note.
Nice on the road and ready to go. Delivery and shipping arranged.