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  1. Thread: 6 V battery

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    6 V battery

    I bought a 6 volt battery filled it with acid. I put it on a .5 amp charger. I checked it today after 6 months or longer. It was very low. I filled it with water, and put it back on a the charger....
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    The web sight is called Classic sidecar in...

    The web sight is called Classic sidecar in Poland. Mostly Indian sidecar parts. Again they haven't returned my inquiry. Time to start looking in the states for my bracket.
    Stan
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    I just heard from classicsidecar in Poland. I...

    I just heard from classicsidecar in Poland. I guess they took some time off. Looks like they are still in business. Stan
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    Indian motorcycle name change

    I wonder how long it will be before some of these wackos will want the Indian motor cycle name changed because it may upset a certain group of people? Stan
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    Using after market tubes, and tires

    In judging a motorcycle it's nice to have all the correct parts. As far as I know no one makes the old style tubes with the large valve stems. Are points deducted in judging for the wrong tube valve...
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    Sidecar mount needed

    I am mounting a military (long) frame to my 47 Chief. I have all the mounts except the front lower mount. It clamps to the chief down tubes. I have contacted Classic Sidecars in Poland several times...
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    Time for an electric starter

    Looking at 78 in a couple months, and my joints failing me. If I want to still be able to ride my 47 Chief it's time for an up grade to an electric starter. Looks **** Kiwi has the best starter. Has...
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    I met Matt Blake (hope I got his name right) He...

    I met Matt Blake (hope I got his name right) He is probably like the rest of us, and is getting older, and time to retire. He made a chain guard for my 37 Chief, must have been in the early 80's....
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    Fenders from India

    I don't go to ebay much anymore, but today I noticed fenders made in India for the ridged frame Indians. The price looked fair. Anyone tried these India made fenders? Stan
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    Cylinder intake nipple sealant

    I know this was beat to death last year. I have some time now, and want to get my chief back together. What ever I read back then has left my 77 year old head. I am replacing a bad cylinder nipple on...
  11. Thread: 74" head cracking

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    Years ago someone told me about this method to...

    Years ago someone told me about this method to remove stuff from the top ring and the cylinder wall. Bring piston on the down stroke about an inch. Pour some oil in on top of the piston. let it set...
  12. I also tried to get parts from him, and finally...

    I also tried to get parts from him, and finally gave up. Stan
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    Thanks for the contact. I sent him an e mail. Stan

    Thanks for the contact. I sent him an e mail. Stan
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    Indian sidecar parts needed

    I am in need of a 40's era front sidecar lower mount, and a support tube clamp. Thanks for any reply's. Stan
  15. Thread: Frame number

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    Thanks for the reply. The stud you mentioned is...

    Thanks for the reply. The stud you mentioned is on the frame, but about 2 inches up from the lower tube. My four has the stud, but is much higher where the dual exhaust pipes from the manifold...
  16. Thread: Frame number

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    Frame number

    I have a 4 frame as near as I can tell it's a 1935 0r 36, because the neck doesn't look like my 37 frame. The neck on the frame has less metal in the neck bearing area, where my 37 is more solid....
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    I have a Indian Vertical racing legend Don the...

    I have a Indian Vertical racing legend Don the Snake Prudhomme wanted to buy. He may have even touched it. Maybe that made it worth more, think so? Stan
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    Presto fire extinguisher

    I have a Presto brass fire extinguisher. Its about 6 inches long. It's probably 50 or so years old. It is new, and still in the original box. It's wrapped in cellophane, and never been used. Any idea...
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    Las Vegas Motorcycle auction

    I always get the Las Vegas Motorcycle collection auction sale paper. I don' know why I get the paper. Maybe they think I have money. I noticed a lot of groups of bikes owned by different people. Do ...
  20. What happens if you buy a vehicle and it turns...

    What happens if you buy a vehicle and it turns out to be something cobbled together . I watch some auto restoration shows and they are hurrying to get the car out the door to meet the auction time....
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    My 37 Chief had a leak in the oil tank dividing...

    My 37 Chief had a leak in the oil tank dividing panel. When I finally noticed it, The oil was super thinned out. It was still running years later . What I was thinking, look what a two stroke engine...
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    Can you show different pictures of the cylinders....

    Can you show different pictures of the cylinders. It would be nice to know what years they fit. Stan
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    The fittings should be screwed into a thicker...

    The fittings should be screwed into a thicker metal plate soldered inside the tank. Silver soldering should not be done. The heat will travel to the tank seams, and the dividing wall to the gasoline....
  24. Thread: Making progress

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    Making progress

    I got the cylinder manifold nipple out. I punched the pin out Heated the nipple, a little penetrating oil, and it unscrewed with no trouble. I have a new tapered pin. I am thinking of getting some...
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    Does anyone know of someone making a manifold...

    Does anyone know of someone making a manifold nipple installation tool. I find ones for Harleys, but not Indians. Looks like a good place for a tool one time tool rental. I am going to get a new...
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