A tale of two Chouts

The Ultimate Indian Motocycle Hybrid, the marriage of a vintage Scout frame with a Chief engine!

The Alchemist

The essence of motocycle, picture a rigid framed vintage roadracer, leaf sprung fork, single pan saddle, hand gearchange, foot clutch, left hand throttle and the biggest production Indian engine of the time shoehorned into the best handling Indian frame of All time! A true hotrod, the looks of a stripped down wall bike on steroids!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Odd Jobs 2

Today I took the spacer and seal kit, supplied by Moen at IPE, in to John at Moray Firth Precision Engineering. I got John to turn up a spacer (or four) to suit the oil seal kit. While I was in Inverness I dropped the cylinders and pistons off with Autohead Recon to get the bores honed to suit the new pistons, They should be ready to collect tomorrow 8)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Odd jobs

Keeping busy waiting for parts  I have on order, I pulled the drive pulley from the 1940 motor and removed the two outer races and spacer, which will need either turned down to 0.25" thickness or replaced with a 0.25" one so I can fit the driveside oil seal conversion. That'll let me have a semi open belt primary without oil leaks from the crankcases.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

The Forks

Not got these yet, still saving up!!!! reproduction Indian 101 fork from Hecker 101 via IPE

The Frame

The frame is from a 1929ish 101 Scout, bought from Conneticut in the USA via ebay. It has had a hard life, bent bottom rails like it has been dropped at some point or had something heavy stacked on top of it, there are also some old repairs which have not been carried out successfully, so this morning I took the frame in to Richi Foss ( Foss Fabrication and Welding) in Inverness to get the frame restored to good order ready for the alterations to be carried out to fit the Chief  powerplant into the cradle.