After building my 741 37" bobber, it seems like I should start a build thread for my Chief. Seems the guys with only one Indian are on their first........
Anyway, bought an engine from a guy in Fife, Scotland. Was meant to be 'rebuilt'. It was, but badly, so total strip down called for. Found a Scout driveside race installed with a big washer used to take up the space.....not good.
Did some work for a guy up the road for Indian parts, and came away with a solid but bent 47 plunger frame. Have been trawling ebay for parts also, and came up with plunger castings and a bent girder. The girder has been tweaked, bearings replaced with bushes, new spindles made, so now the pointy end is loosely assembled.
The plunger castings were more or less bare so a few more parts were needed. A friend who has built a 'Nordian', needed his mag remounted and in return he gave me a set of late plunger springs. Ebay provided a pair of rods which turned out to be early so they were swapped for later ones. Jurgen Mattern supplied spring retainers so that the plungers could be built. Another small step.
A set of repop tanks came up at a very good price, if they need resoldered, it's still a good price. A friend donated a repop Hd saddle which will do the job....this aint a purist job, I run my bikes.
Quite surprised myself when I loosely assembled the stuff that I had, looked kinda bike shaped!
Next job is to build the tranny up with a mix of new n repop stuff.
More as it happens.........or later