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Thread: Will CDE chief motor fit in 1946 frame?

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    Default Will CDE chief motor fit in 1946 frame?

    I have indian chief cases stamped CDE without serial numbers--- i am assuming its a 1945 chief motor,,,will it fit in 1946 chief frame? thks

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    any chief motor from 1934-1953 is interchangeable with frames from the same year range.
    tom

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    You can run into problems with the chain adjustment screw on the primary. Often times, motorcycles can become a mélange of parts from many different years. Just look at the adjustment screw angle, and your frame. It will be obvious.
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    Good point.The inner primary cover and the trans mainshaft and sprocket driver are specific to either rigid or plunger frame,but basic engine mounting in frame is the same.
    Tom

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