1948 Indian Chief Motorcycle Restoration

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Indian Chief Classic

In the antique motorcycle hobby comes a dangerous point the tide changes and machines to find you rather than vice versa. New to this turn of events, I’d kept purchasing pace with all offers coming my way but was coming to the realization that a bloke’s finite funds had a limit regardless of how conditioned one to subsisting on bread and water to pay for them.

Lately, after the usual hyperventilation with each I was just learning to be more

A crusty old harley shop hung out at for years called after Thanksgiving in 94 saying had strolled in looking to lighten project bike load and a 48 basket case was one of the machines on Recovering from the financial of three recent major I was in no position to even contemplate but agreed to to go out and inspect it. uh. on the behalf of my AMCA’rs who might have an of course.

Though completely apart and from attic to garage and building out back, it in fact was a number 36th Chief in the 1948 — first production — and an export at that with the only Warner speedometer I’d in kilometers. It had an interesting history and was a sizeable amount of spares came with it including a 1953 80 c.i. power

Whew, this was real But after regaining my composure, not to have succumbed to the temptation to get it I informed the owner that this machine would be immensely if he’d drag all the and pieces into one spot and lean most of the vitals as a stand-up basket to help the imaginations of potential buyers to visualize a real motorcycle the rubble and then left.

The seller must have clarvoyant, a couple of weeks and right about the point concluded none of my friends going to pull the trigger and I shouldn’t let this opportunity away he called in a hurry. a was struck on the spot. I’d now own one than the originally planned two — the one crusty/one shiny — but we’d worry that later.

Some Features of the 1948 Indian Stewart Warner Speedo and steel dash fitted.

Speedo drive fitted to backing plate.

Alemite added to hubs for lubricating

Indian Chief Classic

Longer more stable stand fitted to left motor mount.

Fuel have tighter component fit and plate overlap.

Engine pinion housing modified for line boring.

Silent lock starter replaces faced gears.

Aluminum oil pump (3 pressure/two scavenge).

Indian Chief Classic
Indian Chief Classic
Indian Chief Classic

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