Rare magneto model.
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.
It’s almost done. We are just putting the finishing touches on this project. You can see the evolution of Dennis’ Indian restoration in other posts earlier in the blog. Below are a few videos showing a closer look at the details of this bike and its first test ride. Enjoy!
We are putting the final touches on Dennis’ 1946 Indian before start-up and test-ride.
This has been an on-going project but we are near the end. The bike was delivered to us in crates that had been sitting for 20 years. It has come a long way.
Here’s another update on Dennis’ 1946 Indian. It is getting close to being complete. Dennis should be able to start enjoying his motorcycle soon. For the complete story of this restoration visit our archived posts.
We finished Mike’s 1948 Indian. It rode like a new one and he was very happy with the job. We had it delivered to him by Arizona Motorcycle Towing (Michelle, the owner does a great job), and he is now riding and enjoying it.
Mike sent us this brief history of the bike.
We have slowly but surely been working on Dennis’ Indian. Here are a few picture updates. You can see the first part of Dennis’ restoration story here.
Currently, the sheet metal is straightened, primed, and is ready for paint. The engine is going together. These are some shots of the machine work being done. Our next steps will be fitting the sheet metal to the frame, rebuilding the transmission, and refurbishing the wheels.
We are making headway on Mike’s 1948 Indian Chief. The engine is balanced and blueprinted. We put all new gears in the transmission, including mainshaft and countershaft. The engine and transmission are joined together and installed in the frame. We also did the the last sheet metal fitting to make sure that there are no issues or extra holds and that it all fits perfectly prior to painting. Mike chose red and cream; he likes to refer to it as red and vanilla. Much thanks to Dave at The Shop in Ventura California. He is a long time friend and Indian guru.