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"348" -Original 1948 Chief tool kit.
Wrenches & Misc tools -Just what it sez
Corbin Tach -neat!
Vertical Tools -you know what I mean...
Repro Tools -you'll need these to work on your Indian
"344" -The tools in the 1944 Chief parts book
More neat Indian tools on Fred Dufrene's site. And on Gary Smalz's!
Breeding also makes a lot of Indian tools. Check out his website,
and see the VI
"New Parts" page for a selection of new tools from Michael. New!
This picture of an original tool kit is from a set of photos I purchased, several years ago, of an original paint, unrestored 348. There are about 30 photos in the set, and they are very detailed. They may be the set that Michael Breeding sells, but I bought them from Ziggy, at a swap meet. Stan
Since you have started a tool page, here are a couple pictures of some tools from my collection. The first one shows several flat wrenches, a Duckworth chain breaker, and two types of Indian adjustable wrenches.The second photo, has a NOS cam bushing reamer, an adjustable spoke wrench, and (my favorite) a leaf spring oiler. The oiler is like a C clamp with a wedge and grease cup on one end, so it spreads the leaves, and then you turn the grease cup, to inject a small amount between each leaf. Not all of these tools are Indian factory tools, but they are all tools I have used on Indians, and they are from the correct period. I also have several original tools for Verticals. Stan
Sorry, forgot this one. It is a Corbin manual tachometer, and I have never seen another one. Stan
Here are some Vertical tools, mostly spanner wrenches, from L-R #150118, #150117, #150115, #150120, and bottom #150116. Stan
are all reproduction, or modern tools which are essential for working
on your Indian: Left to Right from the top: Piston Pin Puller, Valve Cover
Pliers (These are the cheap ones, Buy the Plier Type),Plunger Shock Tool,
Rim Protectors, Bottom row: Ground Down Tappet Wrenches, Spark Plug Wrench,
Clutch Compression Tool. Stan