This eve Richard MacCoon wrote me a forthcoming mail. He is now 93 years old and is indeed interested in selling the business. He has drawings in Solidworks (I guess that means the 3D models), molds for castings, possibly two raw castings and some parts. Some of it resides with the suppliers and would need to be inspected and collected.
We should now start discussions how to organize a consortium, how many partners there will be, and the capital investment per head. Realistically I think we should look at investments of $35.000 to get the first kits for the twins ready. Purchase of Richards business is additional. The available patterns and models make it possible to launch the kits for AMC singles fairly soon without a big spending. The profit per kit is estimated at $500 at a price target of $2500 per kit.
The kit will include new inner and outer primary covers, a new clutch basket, starter gears, a solenoid operated starter, wires, a starter button and fixings, similar to the CnW kit. The primary drive may be altered to belt drive which will level the path to make a kit for G9/G12/G15/P11, but this will have to be dicussed. The new clutch basket will have a sealed bearing and an improved clutch stack using modern off-the-shelf plates. This will cure the marginal torque capacity of the standard AMC clutch. Furthermore the clutch hub will feature a modern spring system to level engine torque pulses. Springs may be different for singles and twins.
Further discussions should be kept private. Please send me a PM with your e-mail address if you would like to join the consortium with the aim of producing starter kits for AMC singles and twins including hybrids along the lines outlined above. I will then establish direct channels of communication.