Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 40

Thread: 38 Indian Chief

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    in someone's crosshairs
    Posts
    201

    Default

    The speedo cable issue was easy enough to deal with. I just took a ballpean hammer and pounded a little more relief on the inside of the tank.

    The mounting hole took a little more work. After talking it up with people who have been doing this a lot longer than I have. It was agreed that cutting the tab off and relocating it was the best solution.




  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    in someone's crosshairs
    Posts
    201

    Default




  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    in someone's crosshairs
    Posts
    201

    Default

    Aaah, perfect fit.







    Fill in a little of the welding undercut and I'm all set.

  4. #14

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sarasota, Florida
    Posts
    3,472

    Default

    Fantastic pictures, Bill. I love seeing set-up, and machining pics. Obviously, you have everything you need to fix any problems that come up Thanks for posting the pictures.
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    280

    Default

    Nice fix.I am now wondering if the set I recently ordered,also 38,will have the same issues.
    I thought I could use a set of 52-53 orig. brazed tanks that are on the self with some small tabs to fill the gap for the smaller dash but apparently the seat post bolt sits about 1/4" higher above the frame tube in a plunger frame and the tank mount tabs would have to raised to lower the tank to clear the seat mount.
    What happened to the rear trans mount?
    Tom

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    in someone's crosshairs
    Posts
    201

    Default

    What happened to the rear trans mount?
    Tom
    It got trimmed off at some point, I have no idea why. I'm going to fab a piece to replace it.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    in someone's crosshairs
    Posts
    201

    Default

    Did a little electroless nickel plating. Tried this before with less than perfect results. Parts after they ere glass beaded.



  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    in someone's crosshairs
    Posts
    201

    Default

    Next they get boiled in an alkaline solution and wire brushed to remove and oil or other contamination.



  10. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    in someone's crosshairs
    Posts
    201

    Default

    They're in the soup now. This is part art & science trying to estimate the square inches and the mix of chemicals.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •