1946 Indian Chief For Sale, #1, 346292/CDF292. Price when ready to sell. NM title in my name.

This will be a running and driveable motorcycle. Not registered, no license plate.

No junk or damaged parts unless specifically noted. All parts are good and usable, requiring normal restoration methods.

The bike is "matching numbers" by collectors and AMCA standards.

This bike is a great candidate for restoration to stock condition. This very low numbered 1946 Chief, manufactured in March, 1946, is desireable because so few have survived.

#1: 1946 Indian Chief, matching numbers, 346292 / CDF 292.

74 Cubic inch motor, Standard cams and followers. Correct 74" standard heads. Jim Mosher rebuilt powerplant (motor, primary, transmission).

ORIGINAL: Linkert M-344 carb, Autolite distributor rebuilt, Autolite generator, rebuilt Corbin 1946-47 speedo, rear speedo drive, Hoyt ampmeter, large letter ignition switch, Motolamp headlight, horn, NOS brake light switch, front and rear fenders, gas tanks, NOS 1942-46 tank emblems, tool box, Air Cleaner, hand brake lever, straightened frame, and NOS 18" cadmium/black wheels (2).

1. Original very early 1942 Frame, 346292. About 7000 Chiefs were made in the 1946 model year.

OEM 74 Cubic inch motor, standard cams and followers. OEM correct 74" heads. OEM 10 tooth, 1944-51 kick starter, cadmium.

Frame is straight and has all tabs and brackets. Powdercoated.

Complete set rear shocks. Chrome shock covers. Good springs and bushings. Taken apart and properly assembled by me.

OEM top shock mounting bolts. New headstock bearings.

OEM seat post assembly, Parkerized. OEM solo seat pan with new brown leather cover, fringe, and embossed logo. OEM cast steel seat T fitted and powdercoated.

New Starklite front crashbars, p-coated, with OEM horn and JMB mount.

Starklite new footboards with OEM mounting cleats.

OEM rear crash bar set.

OEM battery tray assembly.

JMB 1940-47 Jiffy Stand assembly for 18" wheels, 4140 chromoly steel. Has a mounted JMB 1946 Center Stand, 4140 steel, and flat spring.


OEM 1946 Gas Tanks are solid and rust free. All 4 oil tank fittings, Starklite hardened stem petcocks. OEM, NOS, 1942-46 Indian Script red tank emblems, are properly mounted to soldered gas tank mounts. Stainless steel gas and oil caps.

OEM rear fender with complete tail light assembly with correct glass lens.

OEM front fender. Truck front fender light assembly. Not original. Indian used a KD517 fender lamp.

Purchase special chain guard from Greer.

OEM generator belt guard.

OEM tool box with lock and keys, chrome.

OEM, NOS, Front and rear wheels have painted black rims, cadmium plated spokes, and complete good hubs. New owner should replace old tires and tubes. 4.00X18 was stock. I like 4.50X18.

OEM complete brake drums, brake shoes, brake backing plates, brake cam levers, front hollow axle, rear chain adjustor, and wheel spacer. P-coated black parts.

OEM and new 12 lug nuts, new Greer front axle, and JMB rear axle.

Brake and clutch pedals are correct for 1946. JMB control rods are stainless. OEM brake cam levers w/correct bolts. JMB rear brake bellcrank, 4140 steel. OEM front brake lever with JMB heavy brake cable. 3 forged rod clevises. Front and rear brakes work.

New Greer rear sprocket. Transmission sprocket new, stock 23 tooth.

OEM Parkerized seat post assembly. OEM solo seat pan with new brown leather cover, fringe, and embossed logo. OEM cast steel seat T fitted and powdercoated.


OEM right hand shifter, needs rechrome or change it to the left type. Stainless control rod and correct OEM 1937-47 bellcranks. OEM Bakelite shift knob.

New, Greer, standard, internal control handlebars, p-coated. Complete with throttle and spark controls with grips and control cables. OEM, NOS, dimmer switche is installed with wiring. New horn button installed with wiring. OEM hand brake lever, with JMB heavy brake cable, operates the front brake that works.


Handlebar switches with wires (2), new wire harnesses, JMB rebuilt OEM autolight distributor, new 6 volt "Flame Thrower" coil, OEM early 1946 horn with chrome face and JMB mount, OEM brake light switch, OEM Autolite 6 volt generator needs rebuild, OEM Motolamp headlight with bakelite wiring pad complete, truck front fender light complete with glass lens, and OEM tail light assy with new glass. Spark plug wiring harness tube and mount with cloth covered wires, Indian C spark plugs.

Aluminum 1938-47 dash panel. OEM ignition large letters switch with keys, rebuilt by JMB.

OEM Cobin Speedometer, 1946-47, rebuilt, zero miles. OEM rear speedo drive that works and a new cable.


Forks have 1948 specs. New bushings, fork shafts, & grease fittings. Shafts fitted to bushings with a long, Sunnen hone (gold standard). Cadmium plated small parts, new springs, OEM Monroe front shock. OEM bakelite Steering Damper Knob. New rubber bushings in OEM risers. Correct riser bolts (4). OEM 4" top fork links are available to purchase.

OEM Motolamp headlight with bakelite wiring pad complete, 6 volt bulb with a good plug assembly. Complete tail light assy. with correct glass lens, truck front fender light complete with glass lens (KD517 was original to 1946), OEM speedo light. OEM vertical (not diagonal) ampmeter HOYT METER works.


Almost all hardware is cadmium plated like OEM, and is new or in very good condition.

Good outer and inner primary cases. Sealed trans so use 30wt or 50 wt motor oil. All parts in primary cases are good OEM. New generator drive pully with new bushings. Original clutch plates and springs, good. I like Greer replacements.

Original M344 Linkert Carburetor, new JMB 1946 Fuel Filter Assy. with OEM Filter Stack, OEM 1940-1948 Air Cleaner, chrome cover, copper mesh filter. JMB cast iron type intake manifold with OEM Manifold Nuts. Starklite hard stem petcocks (2) and JMB fuel line with cast bronze T.


Jim Mosher built Powerplant. 1946, 74" factory engine cases CDF292 that match the frame #346292.

OEM 74" flywheels, rods, and 74" heads. India cylinders with standard bore. Starklite motor internals. O-Ring valve covers. Recommend Greer Crank Vent.

OEM standard cams and gears. OEM standard cam followers. Jim Mosher rebuilt with Jim Mosher ground ramps.

OEM 1941-46 cast oil pump with Mosher fitted gears.

OEM transmission in good shape, complete, new bearings and good bushings, sealed for 85W-140 gear oil. Very good OEM or new Greer slider and cluster gears.

OEM 10 tooth, 1944-51, kicker, cadmium plated. OEM Kicker Gear, ratchet type. 32 tooth trans gear for distributor ignition.

OEM 6 volt Autolite generator comoplete, motors, rebuilt GAS2076 armature, needs rebuild.

Original Auto-Lite distributor. Complete and rebuilt by me.

New header and tail pipe. Plain steel.

PARTS in a BOX .