The chief will roll again. **A Dawgshed Gearhead Production**

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  1. Chief

    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    For about 30 years I have been dragging around a few parts for a 1937 Indian Chief. I've restored several later model Chiefs over the years but this is my first stab at a pre-war model. A couple of weeks ago I was able to locate a bottom end for the engine with title. Very important since the state that live in will not issue restoration, homemade or a bill of sale. This left me with no "top end" I could use later model cyl's. they would work but would not be correct. They only made the cyl's. I need for two years. 36 & 37. None were to be found at the swap meet were I bought the engine and several phones calls after only confirmed that they were very rare & if I found any they would be very expensive.

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    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Well this weekend I decided to dig out all the parts I had for the 37 Project and kind of take an inventory of where I stood. Guess what I find in my inventory of parts. A pair of cyl's. for a 37 Chief. Correct numbers with no broken fins. I feel like I hit the lottery. :woot:
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    They are going to need a complete rework but that's ok. I got the real thing. :slick:
     
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    So you gonna build a motorcycle or post on the internet?
     
  4. Chief

    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    I'm gonna do both. I'm smart like that.
     
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    Someone has a summer project! If you need a stoner friend to come over and just bother you with wild ideas while yer tryin to work, ask @Daveindiego. He just smoked a bunch of PCP.
     
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    What is he saying Robin?
     
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    the pump wont work because the vandals took the handle
     
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    Get rid of shoopys Photoshop thread and sticky this please
     
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  9. Chief

    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    I don't need no horse tranqulizer smoking fool around while I'm working.
     
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    :jj: There's a summer comedy sketch there in the making
     
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    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    A solid frame, no rust, none of the castings have been chopped off other than someone sawed off half the rear trans mount for some reason. They might have been using a later model transmission, there was some changes in the case to reinforce it. Also picture is the rear brake assembly.

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    Oooo This is purdy
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    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    I've got the leaf spring front end for it. It's the one on the left, the one on the right is for a 40 or later model. also I got the handlebars. :cool:

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    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Thanks for posting a pic, it'll give people an idea what my goal is. To me, that's the nearest thing to art on two wheels you're going to get.
     
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    This is as boring as a PBS British show
     
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  18. Chief

    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    I got the front brake assembly. :derp:
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    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    yeah, all the action is in the Sunday thread. :ufacepalm:
     
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    Cut the sarcasm and get back to your grand tour, Dum Dum