1950 Indian Chief For Sale, #3, C-2335/C-2157. 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 a "matching numbers" by AMCA standards: 1950 frame and 1950 motor are the same year. 1000 Chiefs were made in 1950. The second 500 started with serial number C-2001.

This bike is a good candidate for restoration or modest customizations, to make it a reliable and fun daily rider. Matt Blake can make the 2 year only front and rear fenders.

Not this one, but I set up my 80" Chiefs with a 12 volt system and a Cycle Electric generator, electronic ignition, a mid-1990's Harley CV carburator" and Greer Crank Vent.

#3: 1950 Indian Chief, 1950 frame and motor, C-2335 / C-2157, Second Series 1950, C-2001 thru C-2500.

80 cubic inch motor, Bonneville cams and followers. Correct 80" heads. 1950-53 Torque evener in primary. New Starklite rods and T&O flywheels.

ORIGINAL: Linkert M-350 carb, Autolite distributor rebuilt, Autolite generator, fresh Stewart Warner speedo, ignition switch, headlight, horn, hand brake lever, and Aerodraulic forks

New, Matt Blake, 1950-51 gas tanks.

Jim Mosher rebuilt powerplant (motor, primary, transmission).

1. Original 1950 Frame, C-2335. 1000 Chiefs were made in 1950. This is one of the 2nd group of 500 made, starting with serial number C-2001.

OEM 80 Cubic inch motor, Bonneville cams and followers. OEM correct 80" heads. Torque evener. JMB 12 tooth, long, 80" kicker, cadmium plated.

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

Complete set rear shocks. Stainless Steel covers that I had made in England. Good springs and bushings. Taken apart and properly assembled by me.

OEM top shock mounting bolts. New headstock bearings.

OEM chromed seat post assembly. Solo seat with leather cover from India. OEM cast steel seat T fitted and powdercoated.

Starklite front crashbars mounted to frame. OEM horn mounted to crash bars.

Starklite new footboards with OEM mounting cleats.

OEM battery tray assembly.

JMB 1950-53 front mounted Jiffy Stand assembly, 4140 chromoly steel. Has a mounted JMB Center Stand, 4140 steel, and flat spring.


Matt Blake 1950-51 Gas Tanks are new. All 4 oil tank fittings, Starklite hardened stem petcocks. JMB 1948-53 Indian Script tank emblems, are properly mounted with #2-56 screws to gas tanks. Stainless steel gas and oil caps.

No front or rear fenders, Matt Blake can make the 1950-51 versions.

New reproduction chain guard.

New Starklite generator belt guard.

No tool box.

OEM front and rear wheels with good, complete hubs. Powdercoated black rims with OEM sized stainless steel spokes and nipples. New owner should replace old tires and tubes.

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

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

P-coated Brake and clutch pedals are correct for 1950. 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 43 tooth sprocket. New tall 25 tooth transmission sprocket.

OEM chromed seat post assembly. Solo seat with leather cover from India. OEM cast steel seat T fitted and powdercoated.


OEM Left hand shifter, chromed. Stainless control rod and correct 1948-51 OEM bellcranks. Has JMB chrome Indian bonze insert Headdress shift knob, 183001.

Greer internal control handlebars, low rise. Complete with throttle and spark controls with grips and control cables. Both switches are new and are installed with wiring. OEM right hand brake lever, with heavy brake cable, operates the front brake that works.


Handlebar switches with wires (2), new wire harnesses, JMB rebuilt OEM autolight distributor, new 12 volt "Flame Thrower" resistor coil, OEM 1948-53 horn with chrome face and stock mount, brake light switch, OEM Autolite generator converted to 12 volt, 2 brush with VW volt. reg., OEM sealed beam headlight, need to rechrome headlight shell, 12 volt AGM battery in rubber shell, complete Starklite front fender and OEM/new rear tail lights that work. Spark plug wiring harness tube and mount with cloth covered wires, Indian C spark plugs.

Chromed steel 1948-53 dash panel. OEM ignition switch with keys, rebuilt by JMB.

OEM Stewart Warner Speedometer, 1948-51, freshly rebuiltby Speedo Stan in Arizona. Front speedo cable and working SW front speedo drive.



Aerodraulic Forks 1950-51. New bushings, fork seals, Starklite lower fork tubes p-coated. Starklite chrome covers. Cadmium plated small parts. JMB Indian Steering Damper Knob, chrome plated. New rubber bushings in OEM risers. Correct riser allen bolts (4).

OEM Sealed Beam Headlight. Headlight shell needs rechrome. Starklite chromed bezel. New 12 volt bulb with a good plug assembly. Add 12 volts and it will light up. Complete tail light assy. with correct glass lens, Starklite front fender light with OEM base, dash speedo light and generator indicator light.


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

Good 80" outer and inner primary cases. All parts in primary cases are good. Has 1950-53 Torque evener. New generator drive pully with new bushings. Original clutch plates and springs, good. I like Greer replacements.

Original M350 Linkert Carburetor rebuilt by Tom Cotton, new JMB 1948 Fuel Filter Assy. with OEM Filter Stack, 1950-53 Indian Script Air Cleaner with K&N filter kit. OEM Aluminum Intake Manifold, Tom Cotton PEEK Seals, with OEM Manifold Nuts. Starklite hard stem petcocks and OEM type fuel line.


Jim Mosher built Powerplant. 80" factory engine cases C-2157, matching case half numbers "22" on ignition coil mounting shelf. There were a total of 1000 1950 Chiefs built. This is one of the 500, second series 1950 Chiefs that started with serial number C-2001.

T&O 80" flywheels, Starklite rods, and OEM 80" heads. Cylinders sleeved to standard bore, O-Ring valve covers,

OEM Bonneville cams and gears. OEM Bonneville cam followers. Rebuilt with Jim Mosher ground ramps.

OEM Aluminum oil pump fitted by Jim Mosher.

OEM transmission in good shape, complete, new bearings and good bushings. Very good OEM or new Greer slider and cluster gears.

JMB 12 tooth, 1952-53, 80" kicker, chrome. OEM Kicker Gear, 32 tooth for distributor ignition.

OEM complete Autolite generator. 12 volt high output, 2 brush, with VW voltage regulator.

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

Starklite header exhaust pipe. New and fits.

PARTS in a BOX .

New chain guard,