Have you checked out the theme pages
in the VI archives? They date mostly from before the VI became a 'magazine',
but there's some good info there. Among it: Indian bearing info, Indian
cams, application charts for some of Ed Glasgow's Indian bolt kits, flywheel
theory, Indian tools, oil pumps & filters, Qua clutch, rust(!), and
sirens from Michael Breeding. Check it out on the main Archives page -where
you'll also find all of the magazine articles indexed by subject.
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|(Sometimes?) VI Lister Carl Sorenson's
Indian of Apopka, Florida has a website with only hints about what
they can do for us. Apart from being the new East Coast distributor for
the Chief Overdrive four-speed transmission, Apopka also has a lot of NOS
Indian parts. Contact details on the website, so go there and talk to Carl
if you think he can help you.
|The Dixie Chapter of the AMCA must
be one of the newest (formed in November 1997), but they have a nice website.
Not fully developed yet, not many of the AMCA Chapter sites are ;-) but
looking good. If you are in South Carolina or Georgia and into Indians
(or other old bikes), this is definitely worth checking out.
|One of the more flamboyant characters
on the Indian scene must definitely be Indian Larry. Chopper builder,
artist, stunt man -and one the heroes of Tim's chopper columns
here on the VI! He's got a new website, and even if I couldn't get some
of the pictures to load, and even if there isn't a whole lot of Indian
stuff, it seems quite interesting. The website is dedicated (very dedicated...)
to Indian Larry. Read all about him!
|This month's gearhead site is Performance
Coatings of WA. If you have ever wondered what modern coatings of engine
parts could do for your Indian, this is a good place to start looking.
Not particularly motorcycle oriented, but the principles apply. Among other
interesting coatings, I stumbled over one for cast iron exhaust manifolds;
might be worth investigating for Indian cylinders? There's all sorts of
thermal barrier and dry film lube stuff too and great tech info.
|Randall "Rand" Montgomery has a website
with a pretty provocative name (copyright-wise...), and it is big and gaudily
colored and slow loading, but there's much good info there. In particular
on the page called "modifieds". Among the goodies here is a Canadian racing
Scout with Norton footshift trans and telescopic forks. Not for everyone,
I guess, but I can't help wonder if this is what a 1950's Sport Scout could
have been... Randall also does custom bike drawings
and is willing to sell his designs, but I won't go into that...
|R Lee Lyons has a most interesting site.
Especially if you are into the historical side of Indians -and in particular
Indian racing. He is writing a book on American racing 1945-50 (and
is taking orders...) + he has databases covering the 2850 AMA club races
run in that period. Also magazine article databases and other interesting
stuff, as well as profiles of the great riders of the time (available for
a fee). I find it a little hard to figure all of it out, but if you are
interested, there's contact details on the site.
American Racing 1940-45