It’s been a long process but Dennis O’s 1946 Indian Chief restoration was finally completed. Dennis was thrilled and is happy to have the bike. He has even already won some awards in some California bike shows. Check out the older posts for the progression of this project.
This motor came from an original unrestored 1939 Knucklehead. The customer wanted to keep the original patina on the motor. We disassembled the motor, cleaned the inside, rebuilt all the internal parts, but left the outside in its original condition. This will look very nice in his unrestored, original 1939. Below is the start-up video.
This customer is from Pennsylvania and brought us this motor that had supposedly just been rebuilt, but he was leery so he wanted us to take it apart and check it out. We found many issues with the motor so we completely rebuilt the motor again. Below is the start-up video.
We are restoring this for Larry. The motor went through start-up already. We installed the motor and transmission in the frame and are continuing the restoration process.
This is a complete motor rebuild. It has been balanced and blueprinted. The customer was very pleased with the rebuild.
This motor came to us a couple of years ago and the customer, who is from Alaska, wanted to rebuild just the lower-end. After completing the lower-end, the customer took it home and installed the heads. Several years later, after completing the motor, he called to request that we do a motor start-up on our motor run stand. He was happy that it went well.
This motor is a 1980 Shovelhead that came to us in poor shape. We completely rebuilt the motor and transmission and reinstalled it back in the bike after pre-running the motor on our motor run stand. We also converted it from rear belt back to chain drive.
This motor is going into a custom chopper. It came to us after the motor burned up. The pistons were seized in the cylinders. We ordered brand new S&S 107 ci cylinders and pistons. We balanced and blueprinted the motor and it will be reinstalled back in the bike.