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Been selling guns and winding down the shooting a bit. Decided to spend some money on something a little different. Gonna spend the next few months restoring this 1940 Indian.

 

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Been riding bikes since I was 14 (a long time). My very first bike was an Indian Scout to restore. Never finished it. Gave up and rebuilt a '60 Harley bagger. Too much fun. Your Indian is just too KOOL!!

Put a chair on it and you can haul all the guns to a match <};-)

 

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nice bike! I just finished building a 1955 Harley servicar. Put a a small truck type bed on it instead of a box though. Going to get it fired up soon so I can sell it. Need the money to get into shooting and have some extra money.

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Too cool!

 

Please post pics when yer done.

 

It'll be a thing of beauty!

 

--Dawg

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HEY! What's that "thingie" hangin' off the rear of the seat post? Watch that compression release when you kick start it... I still remember as a 10yo, watchin' the neighbor boy get launched off his when it back fired! Never liked a kick start since!

 

Looks like it'll be a great lookin' project when you're done! Looks like you've got everything there!

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Had an uncle in Ohio that restored them and had some involvment with the Indian magazine. He did quite a few of them and kept one for each of his kids and he and his wife, about 6 altogether. None were the same color and boy were they beautiful bikes. Be sure to post pics of yours when it is done.

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Have fun Larsen, I know your Indian will come out great. Still have your series on mofifying open tops, they were great. See down the road sometime. ;)

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My neighbor here in Sturgis is Competition Distributing... looks like you're going to be a steady customer! :)

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My father was a machinist at the Springfield, Mass plant until 1943 when his essential war work deferment went away. He might have touched or made some of the parts.

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My neighbor here in Sturgis is Competition Distributing... looks like you're going to be a steady customer! :)

Does he have antique Indian parts? If so, does he have a website?

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HEY! What's that "thingie" hangin' off the rear of the seat post? Watch that compression release when you kick start it... I still remember as a 10yo, watchin' the neighbor boy get launched off his when it back fired! Never liked a kick start since!

 

Looks like it'll be a great lookin' project when you're done! Looks like you've got everything there!

The big round thingie is the generator. It runs off a belt from the engine. The left hand grip is the throttle. The right hand is the spark retard. (I think that is what you mean by compression release.)

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Nice bike, looks pretty complete. Does it run now? If you haven't, you need to watch the World's Fastest Indian. You'll like it.

I've seen the World's Fastest Indain and this bike has a "Bonneville" engine in it. Although most of the original special Bonneville parts are missing. I have been searching for the special engine parts and have about half of them do far.

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I Built a Harley 45 with the tank shift and the Suicide clutch when I was about 19. Man that was a fun scooter to ride. Wish I still had it. Yours is way KOOL. Can't wait to see it done. NBC

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Great looking Indian. Based on the tank emblem looks like a 46.

 

That is correct. It is also stroked to 80 cu in. I've had it about 20 years.

 

I hang around a great restoration shop quite a bit if you need any leads for anything.

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Does he have antique Indian parts? If so, does he have a website?

http://www.competitiondist.com/ :D Tell Lonnie Isam that King sent you. He doesn't know me well enough yet to shoot. :ph34r:

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How Kemosabe !

ugotam nice Iron Horse there .

May the pony gods ride with u.

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The big round thingie is the generator. It runs off a belt from the engine. The left hand grip is the throttle. The right hand is the spark retard. (I think that is what you mean by compression release.)

Yep, you're right, that's what I meant... thought the "round thingie" might have been a starter... :ph34r:

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