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    Cory I got a pic of one at Indian Day here is the link

    http://rememberwhenphotography.smugm...Lmgwz&lb=1&s=A

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerdds View Post
    I have only had my hands on one complete switch. The metal housing you can find anytime. The baseball bat style toggle switch, next to impossible. They were a total pice of crap inside. I got one two years ago- a friend had one on a $5 table and just gave it to me. Said he didn't need it and didn't care what it was. Every other one I have seen was broken. Amazingly, they show up more on European bikes because of that French order at the start of WWII. When they are eventually photograghed, you will understand why they just fell apart.
    I'll be paying a little better attention when I'm looking over the Springfield iron from now on. I'll be keeping my eyes out for that article as well!

    Quote Originally Posted by phillie View Post
    Cory I got a pic of one at Indian Day here is the link
    Great stuff!!! Now I'm wondering what is on the other side of that plug? Does it say Hedstrom again or could perhaps the image of the Chief you are looking for be there? I'm also wondering if Indian commisioned Splitdorf for their spark plugs and had the Hedstrom name put on it? The engines weren't in house on the early bikes so who knows for sure what else was farmed out? Dang it I've never given this kind of stuff much thought but now I gotta know!!!
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    This bike http://www.flickr.com/photos/billburris/2461006939/ is in a museum about six hours away from me. I've got photos of it somewhere but I know zeroing in on the plug would not have crossed my mind. Way to go Phillie.... now I'm obsessed!!!
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    Never mind my random notion of a Chief head on the other side of that plug. I talked to a buddy of mine that has a few of that style and the other side looks exactly like the angle visible in the photo. You probably already knew that Phillie....
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    I thought so Cory. I know that one was original to the bike because the owner was talking about it with someone that day. It sounded like he has had the bike for a long time. I think I took a bunch of spark plug pics at Rhinebeck this past year so check that gallery too. Lots of fun for sure, I always get home and forgot to take a pic of something though, I need to start making a list!!

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    Phil, I think I've finally waded my way through most of the photos. Thanks again for sharing the link!!! There are some pretty awesome pictures there!
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    Thanks Cory if you need any full size just message me.

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    Here is the rendition of the Laughing Indian my friend tattooed on my leg. This wasn't the plug I had in mind but I love this one just as well!

    http://s329.photobucket.com/user/phi...17658476531506
    Last edited by phillie; 05-02-2013 at 05:28 PM.

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    Phil, glad to hear you got it sorted out. Your friend appears to be a talented artist. His shop name is a riot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phillie View Post
    Here is the rendition of the Laughing Indian my friend tattooed on my leg.
    Phil, let's hope Polaris doesn't see that! The might send you a bill for royalties owed!
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