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!

Friday, 25 November 2011

A tale of two Chouts

The steel arrived form Rigwood Engineering last week, enough 1.125" and 0.875" cds tubing to re tube two 101 frames, When I can afford to, I hope to get a set of frame castings from Moen at IPE and have Richi at Foss Fabrication build a second Chout frame at the same time as rebuilding the 101 frame I have. Richi is clearing space on the bench ready to make up a 101?Chout frame jig.

Yes folks.... TWO Chouts..

A road going hotrod 1940 Chief powered one and a sprinter/racer built up using the 1933 powerplant. These original 101 forks are on their way from Illinois

I have a spare top yoke/handlebar centre, and a pair of 19" steel rim wheels set aside for it.

This morning a little box from the Netherlands arrived with a 33 chief clutch basket, this will get modified to take a new outer ring so that I can run a belt drive primary in the earlier bevel drive type primaries.