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    Default 38 Indian Chief

    I've been hauling the frame, front end & wheels for a 38 Chief for the better part of 35 years. I guess it's time to fish or cut bait with it.






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    Remove the rubber bumper from the front fender and found some original paint.






    I also found that I had a pair of correct cylinders, they're in rough shape but they can be saved. More on that later.




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    I also have a 38 chief project,but I am no expert.
    I believe your cylinders are 35-37.I believe the lowest exhaust port fin is one fin with the cylinder on 38-39 chiefs.
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    fish on. that chum n worked.
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    You sir are correct. The rest of the engine is a 37 too. It's what I got on the shelf. The purist can cannibalize it after I'm gone.

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    The bore for the kicker shaft was egged out so I cleaned it up and installed an oversize shaft in it.




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    Things are progress nicely, I've got a rolling chassis at this point. A big thanks to Greer Engineering for powder coating and lacing the wheels.






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    These showed up last week, I've been waiting for a year.


    http://imgur.com/4RsnAWv


    http://imgur.com/088coGd

    http://imgur.com/JkdpBJk

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    Looking good... keep going!


    Kevin

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    Rut Roh, I've got a little fitment issue.



    The left tank is pinching the speedo cable against the frame.



    The lower right mounting hole does not line up.
    Last edited by Bills37; 03-12-2017 at 07:35 AM.

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