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, 25 January 2011

Cases split

Cam follower post replaced, still to do some relief work for the late 40's spec oil scraper conversion and helicoil two of the transmission mounting threads then I can get it back together again.

Another piece of the jigsaw

A small box arrived from North Judson Indiana in the USA this morning, clutch hub for a Chief transmission, one mor part ticked off the need list 80)

Its not the fastest way to piece together a one off special, but I aint in no hurry!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Back on the motor build..........

or, to be more truthful stripping it down again so I can sort out a couple of issues. I need to replace one cam follower post, also want to do the late model Chief oil scraper conversion. Sometimes, the only way forward is a couple of steps back!

Thursday night I picked up my newly made timing pinion puller from Richi Foss's workshop, made to drawings done based on Neil's pinion puller. Pinion off now, ready to split the cases

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Mesinger seat arrived from Germany this morning

A very nice piece of kit, will need a sub frame made up fitted then broken in to shape

The pictures below supplied by Ray via Grizzy, show the subframe components and how they go together

Saturday, 1 January 2011

The Gathering

New Years Day, time to look forward to the new year and plan ahead..... take stock and see whats needed to bring the plan together.

frame...... in hand with Mr Foss for alterations
motor........ nearly there, should be together in the next week or so
transmission........... in hand ready to rumble
primary......... in hand
tanks........ two options both in hand
forks......... on order, due sometime this month
seat......... just ordered, expected very soon
wheels......... in hand built braked and ready to go


Messinger No 3

Just ordered mine from http://www.geloman.de/index.html