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    Does anyone know of someone making a manifold...

    Does anyone know of someone making a manifold nipple installation tool. I find ones for Harleys, but not Indians. Looks like a good place for a tool one time tool rental. I am going to get a new...
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    I built this chief from pieces. I believe the...

    I built this chief from pieces. I believe the cylinder in question must have sat out in the rain in it's previous life. It has some serious rust damage. I saw this 30 or so years ago, but didn't pay...
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    Chief intake manifold nipple again

    I have decided the rear nipple has to be replaced. I removed the manifold and discovered the mating surface is beyond repair. I am sure this was my hot hard starting issues. I guess I should punch...
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    I was referring to the 49 to 53 models. To my...

    I was referring to the 49 to 53 models. To my knowledge Indian didn't make a vertical twin engine, until the 49 53 years. Stan
  5. Thread: Old kicker pedal

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    Old kicker pedal

    I see old kicker pedals on ebay. What do people put these on? Are they building rat bikes, or going for that original look on a restore. For someone reason I have one. Just never know when I might...
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    Epoxy paint Hardnener

    I am probably not the only one who has can or two of paint waiting for the next project. What I found is the paint holds up fairly well, but the little can of hardener goes bad real quick. Any tips...
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    Indian vertical single, or twin

    I bought a twin the early 60's for 5.00. I spent a lot of time getting it looking and running good. Other Indians came along, and it just sits now. It was never a good starter. Anyone else have one?...
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    Willard Indian sidecar in Canada

    Has anyone done business with them? I have been trying to contacting them by phone, and e mail. No one seams to be there? Stan
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    I don't think you can go wrong with Valvoline 50....

    I don't think you can go wrong with Valvoline 50. I use it in my 36 4 Stan
  10. Thread: Chief gear box

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    Chief gear box

    I installed timpkin roller bearings in my cluster gear. one on each end, and one in the middle. I did it when Bob Stark was still in Fullerton, is how long as it has been. I am thinking of building...
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    I have two Harley Sprints, a ERS 350, and a CRS...

    I have two Harley Sprints, a ERS 350, and a CRS 250. Both racing bikes from the 60's. Imported as the Italian Aermacchi. Stan
  12. I have been riding right hand throttle since my...

    I have been riding right hand throttle since my 48 Cushman in 1958. I don't think I could change to left hand throttle at 77. My Indians are left hand shift also. I have a 61 Triumph TR5AC that I...
  13. Thread: Transmission gear

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    Transmission gear

    I have a transmission slider, that has 19 teeth on the slider big gear. The later slider gears have 20 teeth on the big gear on the slider. From what I under stand there is a cluster gear that used...
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    Mounting a long frame sidecar to a 47 Chief

    Anyone have a military (long frame) sidecar mounted to a 47 or later chief? I seam to be having trouble finding out what is needed on the front mount. Thanks Stan
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    Time to check for air leaks

    After reading a lot of posts on hard starting Chiefs when hot. Appears manifold leaks are a good place to start. I better hook up my manifold air supply adapter, and do a leak check. When I did this...
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    Indian Side body request

    I have a 40-53 body that needs a new floor. Front section. I am going to make a new bottom, but am wondering if anyone has a body not mounted, that will be willing trace the outline of the front ...
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    Intake manifold nipple

    Anyone ever removed the manifold nipple from the cylinder on a 47? Did it go well? Stan
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    Chief electric starter

    Anyone else thinking of an electric starter on your chief, or have you all ready installed one? I have a 47, At my age of 77 I find it a little hard to give it a good kick through, and holding the...
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    Some parts on ebay now under indian sidecar, like...

    Some parts on ebay now under indian sidecar, like the ones in the third picture. Stan
  20. Thread: Side car ID

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    Side car ID

    Anyone know where the frame number is located on the Indian sidecar frames. Then determine the year from that number. Thanks Stan
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    From my limited knowledge on side cars the third...

    From my limited knowledge on side cars the third picture top left may be for a 47 chief rear side car mount, The top right may be military because of the color. Jerry Greer has a good picture of the...
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    I had a regulator attached to the air supply. Stan

    I had a regulator attached to the air supply. Stan
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    My 47 starts cold with a couple kicks, with the...

    My 47 starts cold with a couple kicks, with the choke on. Then one click down on the choke lever. Then one healthy kick it usually fires up. Hot is a different story. It starts very hard. Seams the...
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    Indian side car body

    Years ago I bought a Indian side car body off someone from Canada. Totally misrepresented. The front floor from the seat foreward had a bottom cobbled in. I removed the patch work. It has been...
  25. Thread: 68 t100r

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    Check the net for what those bikes are selling...

    Check the net for what those bikes are selling for, then go from there. What I have found on the British bikes is the Lucas electrical system. They either work well, or don't work at all. I have a 61...
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