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    Re: Indian Autolite Distributors

    My friend and I both are restoring our respective Indians, mine a Chief and my friends, a Sport Scout. After much discussion about different model machines and the variety of applications of the...
  2. Indian alternator offered from V-Twin...

    Recently I have seen ads for an alternator to fit vintage Indians offered from V-Twin, part #32-1249. These look alot like the Kabota conversion types, with a different, sealed electronic...
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    I've been buying tires from Universal Vintage...

    I've been buying tires from Universal Vintage Tire Co., in Hershey,PA. for many years. My catalog indicates they offer a wide variety of M/C tires as well as those for other vintage vehicles....
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    I'm guessing this video shows that Harley has...

    I'm guessing this video shows that Harley has really gone to the dogs after the introduction of their shock absorber frame in '58... eh? pretty funny !! C2K
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    Yep ! that's the one. C2K

    Yep ! that's the one. C2K
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    Welcome to the AMCA. If I could offer a nugget...

    Welcome to the AMCA. If I could offer a nugget of wisdom... go out and find a copy of "Uncle Frank's Q & A" manual. Currently out of print, but copies are floating around, at a premium price !! ...
  7. I'm a bit confused... you said you retarded the...

    I'm a bit confused... you said you retarded the spark advance while priming the carb.. then advanced the spark to start the engine. Try this... retard the spark for the prime steps (kick it over...
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    I have 18's on all my Chiefs. 2 rigid frames and...

    I have 18's on all my Chiefs. 2 rigid frames and 2 plunger frames. I have both the 4.00 and the 4.50 sizes, and I prefer the 4.50 because they seem slightly more robust at the sidewall. The 4.50's...
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    Yea... I'm curious too !! I've been running a...

    Yea... I'm curious too !! I've been running a 12V Kabota alternator (dynamo) with a companion electronic solid state regulator, mounted inside an Autolite generator case for about 15yrs now. I put...
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    I have two different electric starter set-ups for...

    I have two different electric starter set-ups for sale. One is a Tom Fusco Starter WITHOUT the kicker assy for a plunger frame, with a separate battery box, and mounting instructions. The other...
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    MotorZee- I have a small utility trailer that I...

    MotorZee- I have a small utility trailer that I find very useful for hauling my M/C and more. Its called a "Lil Tex", an 8' wood plank bed w/ side rails (8" high). With the fenders, the total width...
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    Here's what I've done ... Your sparkplug wire...

    Here's what I've done ... Your sparkplug wire tube will attach to the bracket on the underside of the frame crossmember, plus a shim. re measure the remaining gap. I made a bracket with a slotted...
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    Thanks cdf6333 ! The mag ignition, especially on...

    Thanks cdf6333 ! The mag ignition, especially on the later skirted models, seem more scarce, while the distributor appears on so many models. any thoughts as to why the mag models appear less...
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    Thanks, I guess I didn't look far enough back...

    Thanks, I guess I didn't look far enough back into history. Mentioned in Hatfield's on pg. 91. And yes, I like the look of the wrap-around cover, except that its more difficult to keep that covered...
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    re; Chief cam cover changes...

    I'm restoring a '45 Chief with a magneto ignition. My question is this... when was the cam cover first introduced with the raised apron that covers the cylinder deck ? I was under the impression the...
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    I had a similar problem a few years back, and...

    I had a similar problem a few years back, and this is what I eventually found... my fuel line from the tanks had some solder in the "tee", so much so that it restricted the fuel from the full gas...
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    Matt Blake at Iron Horse Corrall, Clovis, CA. ...

    Matt Blake at Iron Horse Corrall, Clovis, CA. He has an ad in the National Magazine. He has welded tanks, they are very nice. He also has a waiting list for his products. I have a set of '48...
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    Terry Marsh would be a good source... he'd be my...

    Terry Marsh would be a good source... he'd be my first choice.
  19. Gary Stark at Starklite Cycles should be able to...

    Gary Stark at Starklite Cycles should be able to help you with the correct hub/wheel combination. Several years ago I kept breaking real wheel spokes on my '47 Chief (18" wheels). I went down to...
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    About the rear fenders...When I bought my'45...

    About the rear fenders...When I bought my'45 Chief EU project, it came in a box, along with 3 rear fenders and a pair of front fenders, one bobbed, with the front 12"-15" cut off. The rear fenders...
  21. Appears I have the wrong bars... thats what came...

    Appears I have the wrong bars... thats what came in a box full of parts when I bought the bike. Oh well !! I'll very likely drill the bars to fit the correct switch, because buying bars with the...
  22. Thanks for the measurements on the 38-45 dimmer...

    Thanks for the measurements on the 38-45 dimmer switch. I will call Greer's and double check the measurements on the switches they offer.
  23. '45 Chief handlebars...mounting the dimmer switch...

    During installation of the handlebar switches on my '45 Chief, I have discovered that the left side of the handlebars are drilled for the horn button, rather than drilled for the dimmer switch. The...
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    I have built four 12V alternators using Kubota...

    I have built four 12V alternators using Kubota Dynamo's, by refering to the article written by Greg Yerex in the thread re:generators found on the old VirtualIndian.org website. The unit, when...
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    my '36 Chief clutch is doing the exact same...

    my '36 Chief clutch is doing the exact same thing... I'm thinking maybe the throw-out bearing is the culprit. Possibly, the worm assembly is slightly galled on the primary cover, (I've seen alot of...
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