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Old 11-01-2010, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: First build - '72 Indian Racer

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

I tried keeping the cost low & was doing a pretty good job up until the point when I decided to go with a vintage Indian tank. I scored it for 60 bucks on ebay but after sandblasting, relining, body & paint, it was more than expected, about $500 for the tank alone. As Murphy’s Law would have it, I spotted the exact tank, NOS never used mint on ebay buy-it-now for $200. I argue that at least mine has the original Indian petcock & cap, and the lacquer black paint beat out the NOS Indian decal I had found for it.

Regarding the tachometer, it is actually a pressure gauge manufactured by Marshalltown Gauges in Iowa, USA. A few years ago the company merged & became Marsh. The gauge has no function other than cool looks & letting me know how much my front end is vibrating without any shocks C&H Surplus is Disney Land for gadget / gauge guys….buckets full of parts from the last century; they may have an online catalogue. This gauge has no glass face & a white satin finish 0-15. The owner couldn’t wait to give it away for 5 bucks with the brass hardware & in original box. I found a black ‘7’ bracket & attached it to the bottom of the Indian rearview bracket to make it appear to be one part. Glad you liked it!

Thanks again!

“Born to be Mild”
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