Well the heart beat of my 101 is back where it belongs. Hope to get back after it as soon as the holidays are over. I have been checking out the exhaust system and the chain guard, looks like the original builder had done a lot of his own mods. Hope to get it all put back somewhat the way it was. I have also looked down in my tank and the old white thank cream is coming apart inside and I can see rust behind that. Once again nothing is going as planned on this supposed
Well, when you think your done, think again.. When torquing the heads I had two pull their threads at the end. So, I had to take the head off, tape up cylinder and add two repair sleeves. It’s a good thing I had Time Serts on hand. 20 minutes later, Motor Done!
Well it’s a good thing that the Cannonball isn’t next week as long as it has taken me build this motor. Head cold, flu, and just a overall things not going my way, made it seem like this thing took months to finish. This was my first attempt to do nickle plating. I used the Caswell system and lots of phone time with George Y. I did my cylinders, heads, intake, and oil pump. Parts look OK, just have to wait and see what the heat does.. I did replace flywheels with S&S f
Got an email two weeks before Thanksgiving about 2 101’s that were offered to our collection. The first bike is an unrestored 1929 101 with original paint except for gas tank which was done in the 40’s, so it has the patina to go with the rest of the bike. The second bike is a 1931 101 hillclimber/TT racer that belonged to the same owner. Art Buskie of Rockford, Illinois was inducted into the Indian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1991 and these were two of his bikes. We were
Steve, Justin, and Jared all raced in the 2011 Indian vs Harley Great Race which was a 3 day riding and fun competition that incorporated check points, timed mileage sections and other challenges through Yosemite National Park in California. At each check point the riders earned points for his brand motorcycle. Entries were limited to Indian & Harley motorcycles 1965 and earlier. Steve rode a 1938 Indian Chief, Justin rode a 1947 Indian Chief, and Jared rode a 1948 Indian C
Carl Temple is a dirt track motorcycle racer and family friend that races one of our 1931 Indian 101 Scouts. Things got a little crazy in Wauseon tonight at the annual Antique Motorcycle Races and Swap Meet when a series of unlikely events caused a dangerous situation for Carl on the track. Thankfully, our friend Carl is okay! Here’s what happened… After a broken chain left Carl stranded during the Qualifying round, he approached the line for the finals. A cracked fuel line c
Today Rocky delivers Justin and Jared’s 1947 and 1948 Indian Chief basket case projects to Justin’s garage in Massillon, OH. They contracted him and Tony 6 months prior to “pile up” 2 good projects. Set up on the lifts side by side. Looks like a lot of work!
It’s almost May, well, tomorrow it will be. So, time to start building my next ride. I have had a 36 Chief for a long time just sitting on the workbench collecting more dust than parts. When we went to the New Smyrna AMCA meet in March, I bought some lights for the bike, and then started thinking about building it. At the AMCA meet in Oley, Pa last weekend, Lonnie Jr. reminded me that there were only 132 days left until we ride out of Daytona. Okay…..let’s get going then