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Sunday 24 July 2016

FS: Indian 640 Sport Scout Racer basket

Most of the big and small hard to find parts to build a 1940 Indian 640 Sport Scout power plant , engine and 3 speed hand shift transmission, and a welded repro/copy sport scout frame.. The values are what I have paid to get the parts to the UK, or approximate values if I have traded to get the items. I don't want to part the project out as It has been gathered over the last 3 years with a view to build a racer to compete at UK flat track events such as Dirtquake. Due to personal reasons I have no inclination to go racing any more so its time to move the project on and concentrate on building my rigid Indian Chief road bike instead.

Indian Parts

640 crankcases c/w flywheels and conrods , will need new timing and drive side pin, cages and bearings ..new crank pin and nuts included – 800
In nice condition with good clear FDA (640 number) dating cert from Indian Club available and will help register for road if required
640 cylinders good fins, will need liners and valve seat inserts and there are small heat cracks in the valve seat to bore area (this work can be done by www.coxandturner.co.uk ) – 800
640 cylinders are very hard to get hold of in any condition – they always need some work, new ones are available from the USA they cost $1800 and will need the valve guides pushrod guides etc fitted and machining to suit pistons etc. These cylinders are restorable and usable
640 cylinder heads will need fin repairs but serviceable – 150
New cylinder heads are available for $500 from the USA that would be about £450 shipped and taxed into the UK.. fin repairs are easy for any good alloy welder
640 timing cover - 100
640 Scout cams c/w shafts and timing gears – 300
640 Cam followers – 150
640 Timing pinion - 40
640 Drive sprocket – 50
640 complete oil pump – 250
Will need gaskets and screw kit and a service
640 straight through race exhaust pipes – 150
Joe Hunt magneto - modified HD to Indian spec – 300
Gives a fixed advance position, tried and tested .. gives a good spark
640 inlet manifold c/w nuts and olives – 75
Will take a std Linkert carb, available off ebay.. or fit an adaptor and use a Mikuni or Amal


Race replica all welded new steel frame built in Denmark using a 640 frame jig. It is pretty accurate dimensionally but does not use castings as per the originals.. Saves the high cost and time to find an original one that would then need all of the excess cut off. - 1100

Used but usable Arces/Ceriani 35mm  fork c/w alloy yokes and steering dampener assembly - 300

Indian Scout Transmission parts
Transmission case – 200
Primary covers (new outer+ older repaired inner) – 400  
Clutch kit – 150
Gearset, main and countershaft – 300
Linkage and gearshift lever – 30
Kicker mount boss - 20

Wheel choices

Talon hub grasstrack wheels 19" + 21" front and tyres less brakes straight pull spokes, suitable for trials type small discs or no brakes for flattrack.. I can sort out different wheels if required – 200
Or  Made in India Royal Enfield ones I have a set of complete new ones 18” rear 19” front £300 c/w speedo drive bearings spindles etc.

alloy trials tank (used with a few minor dents) or steel peanut job – 65
Tank in the mock up picture is sold, new Indian tanks are available on ebay from about £285 up with the advantage of the built in oil tank. If you fit a fuel only tank you will need to fit a separate oil tank with flow, return and vent.

ribbed alloy guard (triumph type) – 80
I used the same on my Chout build