Indian 1936 “Standard Scout” 750 cc side valve V-twin combination frame # BCE 2833 engine # 7835
In 1928, Charles Franklin, the Indian engineer and former racer responsible for the original Scout, tweaked the design to create the 101 Scout.
The model lasted a mere four years in the Indian line-up until the Depression forced the company to find ways to cut production costs.
One way Indian did that was by putting the Scout engine into the larger Chief frame beginning in 1932.
This “new” model was labelled the “standard Scout”.
The model gained popularity with police forces because it was a smooth running and vibrationless machine.
The Standard Scout was in limited production for some six years.
The engine is lubricated by a dry-sump system.
Primary drive is by a sturdy four-row chain that can be adjusted without interfering with rear chain adjustment. A belt-driven Autolite dynamo provides the electricity for the lighting system and the horn. Ignition is by battery and coil and the saddle gives a comfortable ride because of the sprung seat post.
This combination has been restored a number of years ago and has seen regular use in Dutch vintage club rallies.