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    it should also work without the springs if the...

    it should also work without the springs if the bearings balls are clean and everything is oiled with lightweight oil. I use that type of kicker mechanism on my 1950 Chief since years without the...
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    forks are the same on 401/402 and 101 Scouts -...

    forks are the same on 401/402 and 101 Scouts - Chiefs have a different fork, but also a completely different front fender. The difference between the 101 and 401/402 frontend is the spring. Scout has...
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    I will be at Kentīs spot every now and then, but...

    I will be at Kentīs spot every now and then, but am mostly running around to see what I can find. Kent can tell you who I am - Florian from Austria - only one on the field I guess :-) Would be good...
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    Hi Steve & people interested in these Chiefs! ...

    Hi Steve & people interested in these Chiefs!

    attached more pictures of what I found in my garage.
    I want to keep the one with the original cover, but the newly nickel plated breaker plate with...
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    Hi Steve, I need to check what I have.

    Hi Steve, I need to check what I have.
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    that is the braker plate - it is either an early...

    that is the braker plate - it is either an early version or misses one part that stabilizes the plate agains the timing cover. Have the other or complete version too, but no pictures on hand at this...
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    a friend of mine made a few of these...

    a friend of mine made a few of these points-covers (the ones which Kent Thompson had for sale) I can check what I still have left in parts for the 1934 battery ignition. One picture shows the correct...
  8. Thread: 1948 WR petcock

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    that is what it looks like on my 46WR. Believe it...

    that is what it looks like on my 46WR. Believe it should look the same on a 1948WR.
  9. Thread: 1946 magneto

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    in 1944 they skipped the oiing holes which are...

    in 1944 they skipped the oiing holes which are closed by the 2 hexagonal bolts on each side. So the one on ebay is an early version......
  10. Hi Gene, Thank you for your immediate reply....

    Hi Gene,

    Thank you for your immediate reply. Sounds interesting, although I would prefer the correct engine with non removable heads. Iīll send you a PM for the details on the 27 engine.

    gsottl
  11. 1923 Indian Chief or Big Chief engine or parts wanted

    I am looking for a powerplant for a 1923 Indian Chief chassis I rencently found. Can be 61ci or 74ci (engine number would be 80V101up for the 61ci and 90V101up for the 74ci motor) Also interested in...
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    that is the Chief head I have. believe it to be...

    that is the Chief head I have. believe it to be correct. It is drilled and pluged (thik that this is factory original, but am not 100% sure)
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    I have a front head with the primer hole in place...

    I have a front head with the primer hole in place but with a plug....might sell that? if interested please PM with your email so I can send high resolution pictures....
  14. I got information from the Bosch Archiv years...

    I got information from the Bosch Archiv years back, but it seems this now is part of "Bosch Classic"...
  15. some good infos are collected here: ...

    some good infos are collected here:

    http://www.go-faster.com/BoschMagnetoVeteran.html
  16. Thread: 4:50x18 tires

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    Tom, I think this is a a distributor in Texas: ...

    Tom, I think this is a a distributor in Texas:

    https://www.westcoastchoppers.com/products/allstate-tires

    In Europe/EU I only found a dealer in Denmark that lists them for 2200DKR which is...
  17. Thread: 4:50x18 tires

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    The japanese company All State Tyres makes really...

    The japanese company All State Tyres makes really nice tires vintage american bikes. Guess they are more expensive than other options in particular in the US. but they really look good and I have...
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    I would recommand to use some kind of rust...

    I would recommand to use some kind of rust converter. We have Fertan over here in Europe which turns rust into a solid darkblueish/black surface that absolutely does not hurt the looks of you bike in...
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    Indian Four DA785 was 3-main bearing, double...

    Indian Four DA785 was 3-main bearing, double downtube as well....at least in the last couple of decades, not sure if it originally had a single downtube frame.
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    Yes, I think so too. Believe the photo was taken...

    Yes, I think so too. Believe the photo was taken after the bike arrived new in England at the importer - see the Norton add in the background? (only visible on the full size picture)
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    Those 2 pictures show the 2 different Indian Ace...

    Those 2 pictures show the 2 different Indian Ace types...
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    Hi Andy, are you sure about the list you wrote...

    Hi Andy,

    are you sure about the list you wrote on the Indian Ace production:
    Larry,

    I believe the 1927-1930 model numbers should look like this:

    1927 INDIAN ACE CA101+ ACE Frame & ACE Fork,...
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    I know of Indian Ace CA483 - an old repainted...

    I know of Indian Ace CA483 - an old repainted family owned bike..have engine CA481 - need a lot of work but are doable. Hope to get an original chassis one day!
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    same thing here on an original paint 1932 missing...

    same thing here on an original paint 1932 missing the cut-out...
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    That is how it should look like. Picture taken at...

    That is how it should look like. Picture taken at Kent Thompsonīs place a few years back....
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