A tale of two Chouts

The Ultimate Indian Motocycle Hybrid, the marriage of a vintage Scout frame with a Chief engine!

The Alchemist

The essence of motocycle, picture a rigid framed vintage roadracer, leaf sprung fork, single pan saddle, hand gearchange, foot clutch, left hand throttle and the biggest production Indian engine of the time shoehorned into the best handling Indian frame of All time! A true hotrod, the looks of a stripped down wall bike on steroids!

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Just the primary to finish, need to order a set of nuts n bolts and a new chain.

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Late last year i picked up a complete '46 on chief transmission. It all looks good inside, some wear on slider gear and cluster gear but still a bit of life left in it! I decided just to use it as it is. I have a full set of new gears and shafts set aside if it needs a rebuild later on.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Motor built

Headbolts to tighten down but otherwise ready for fitting in to the frame, will start on the transmission tomorrow 8-)

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Back on the motor build

A couple of helicoils for the transmission studs done, cases back together, flushed out and re oiled the crank, fitted the pinion, followers, lifters and set the cam timing. I fitted the cylinders without the pistons and set the tappets tight, getting full lift and no coilbind now using new 741b Scout springs

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