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Forum: The Board 12-02-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: Cleaning tank sealer

I have used MEK on some Indian tanks that had a thick red coating in them. Fill about half full, seal it up and keep rotating 3-4 times a day and shake it up once in a while. After 2 days drain and...
Forum: Tech Archives 04-22-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,033
Posted By 47Indianrider
Indian plunger shock removal 1940-53

Indian big twins and Fours built from 1940 to 1953 are all rear plunger shock frames. Axle mounts a little different with 3 upgrades in strength over the years but the shock towers are the same size...
Forum: The Board 10-06-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,903
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: Lets talk PAINT!!

I recently took a class in Auto Collision and Refinishing at our local Tech Collage. My goal was to be able to do my own work on my Indian projects. There are a thousand way to mess up a paint job...
Forum: The Board 08-11-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: Tank coating removal

I had to clean a pair of Chief tanks that had Red coating in them, used a 1/2 gallon of MEK. Just keep washing it around in the there for a couple of days and it will all soften up and rinse away.
Forum: The Board 08-11-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,913
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: 46 Chief resto thead

Been doing a lot of skim coat filler to make my body work nice and smooth so it will take a dark paint. Had to tear down the girder (again) to fix a lower fender tab, it went back together quickly....
Forum: The Board 02-27-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 35,646
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: 1949 Ariel Square four

Have always been told that the 2 pipe bikes ran hot on the rear cylinders and that is why they went to a 4 pipe configuration. Good luck on rescue of another orphan, would love to see more pics.
Forum: The Board 02-27-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,913
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: 46 Chief resto thead

Update Feb 2018.

Step 5. Repairing a thousand little bits like this damaged tension screw for the shifter tower. It's in a hard to reach place and it acquired some tool damage sometime in it's...
Forum: The Board 01-06-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,913
Posted By 47Indianrider
46 Chief resto thead

I purchased this basket bike as an investment during the winter of '08 when everybody was hurting for money. It's a numbers matching 1946 Chief that was a stalled project. I threw it in the back room...
Forum: The Board 01-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: Leaky Indian trans easy fix

Nope, never an issue. the woven fabric cover holds it in place so it doesn't get near the chain. If you want to stiffen up the weave when it gets old and to weak to hold it's shape just spray it with...
Forum: The Board 08-08-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By 47Indianrider
Leaky Indian trans easy fix

My '53 Chief developed a trans output leak last week so I tore into it. What I found under the drive sprocket was the access hole to drive out the counter-shaft. It's supposed to be sealed but...
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 03-29-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: Old Indians forever

I'll see you there Mick
Forum: The Board 01-15-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By 47Indianrider
Re: cycle electric genny/bosch regulator

Use the part number and look it up on their website, it might be internally regulated already.

http://cycleelectricinc.com/
Forum: New? Introduce yourself here! 01-15-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By 47Indianrider
Old Indians forever

Hi all,

I'm here to join my fellow riders and builders of the sacred Springfield Iron. My '47 Bobber is undergoing a rebuild into a hard tail with a '39 Chief frame.

I also have a '46 Chief...
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