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, 31 May 2012

Waitimg patiently

While I get the Sport Scout back together

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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Jig completed

Used the tapered sleeves from my wheel truing stand to make up a headstock fixing and fabricated a front engine mount centre fixing, everything centred in the jig now ready to cut the crossbar out!

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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Building the frame jig

Just got to make up a support for the headstock then i can start to modify the frame ready for the 1940 Chief powerplant.

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Starting on the frame

I set to this morning with the big electric wire brush and a box of flapwheels... getting there! Under the oily crust the tubes are sound :o)

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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sitting out in the sun shining like a Hobo Nickel

Finally got all the big lumps together in one place!

Introducing the "Hobo Nickel"

74cu" 1940 Chief motor in a 1929 101 Scout frame