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Author Topic: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~  (Read 56 times)

bullethead63

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1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« on: July 28, 2015, 12:42:34 pm »
Hello,all...it's been a while,but I've FINALLY found about 95% of the parts that I need to start the project!I have a clean title,and most of the hard-to-find parts...the hardest were the headlight,dash,and engine guard...I still have a Trailblazer front fender,because the Chief/Patrol Car fenders are so scarce...check out the pix...I still need a wiring harness (may have to build one),but have a second (damaged) dash,cocktail shaker exhausts,decent headers,a working Lucas K2F magneto,two better condition 16" wheels,original NOS Lucas ignition switch and headlight switch,perches and levers,cables,a spare transmission,a second speedo (120 MPH)/LOTS of chrome brackets and mounting plates,centerstand,grips,throttle,tool boxes,battery carrier,rectifier,horn,triple tree (nice and shiny), a bobbed rear fender (thanks,Tom!),so I can make one decent one,LOTS of nuts and bolts,spare front and rear hubs,chrome speedo drive,horn button,kill switch...jeez...anyone have any leads on who can build me a "Proper",color correct,English wiring harness?Any spare Chief parts out there?Advice?Warnings?
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Re: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 01:14:18 pm »
Here's the bike...she's kind of rough ;)...
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 02:48:53 pm by bullethead63 »
1959 Royal Enfield/Indian Chief 700~(RED)~1999 Bullet Deluxe 500 KS~(BLUE)~2000  Bullet Classic 500 KS~(WHITE)~2002 Bullet Classic 500 ES~(GREEN)~Ride-Wrench-Repeat~your results may vary~void where prohibited by law~batteries not included~some restrictions may apply~subject to change without notice~

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Re: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 02:53:58 pm »
...and here's the 150 MPH speedo...needs a refurb,for sure...
1959 Royal Enfield/Indian Chief 700~(RED)~1999 Bullet Deluxe 500 KS~(BLUE)~2000  Bullet Classic 500 KS~(WHITE)~2002 Bullet Classic 500 ES~(GREEN)~Ride-Wrench-Repeat~your results may vary~void where prohibited by law~batteries not included~some restrictions may apply~subject to change without notice~

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Re: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 03:28:47 pm »
Looks like a decent foundation. I didn't have that much at the beginning (allso a 59).
Some parts can still be found at HMC (not too much though, but they have a bunch of the Indian badges, a harness for the Connie and such) and Phil Doland hast just made new rubbers. The "Aztec"-head for the nacelle can be found at Starklites (good quality, I got mine there). Good thing you have a complete headlamp and some of the harder to find parts. Bad your fenders are missing/chopped.

If you need any general advise, I'd be happy to help, since I have learned quite a bit in the last months and still am.
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Re: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2015, 04:12:40 pm »
Thanks,Andreas!
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Re: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2015, 05:00:47 pm »
Not to be picky but if you want it to be an original Chief they used a distributor not a mag.  ERC 
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Re: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2015, 10:23:06 pm »
ERC is correct, it should have the SR2 distributer.  Either way, glad to see you making some progress.  :)
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Re: 1959 R/E Indian Chief restoration project,part one~
« Reply #7 on: Today at 03:39:49 am »
Hi,
to be completely correct, the SR2 is the magneto and it should have a 18D2, if I'm not wrong ;)
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