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Hendee Tool Identification

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Post Fri May 09, 2008 3:43 pm

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Location: CA USA
Just saw this auction in eBay and wondered if anyone can confirm what this tool is used for. I have had one of these things for years now and never knew what it was for. ebay # 290056791487
Very different from a Harley flywheel truing stand. Doesn't seem like it has enough clearance to fit a set of flywheels into it. HELP!

Post Fri May 09, 2008 5:05 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

Sorry, can't say what that truing stand is used for but I have owned 1800 era Hendee milling machines. Pa

Post Fri May 09, 2008 9:15 pm

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Location: Laguna Beach
Yes, that's an Indian flywheel truing stand; part number TP9796.

Post Sun May 11, 2008 7:09 pm

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Location: CA USA
Are these truing stands sought after? The one I have is NOS. What is the approximate OD of the Indian flywheel that these stands are designed to be used on, if you know? Thanks.

Post Mon May 12, 2008 4:17 pm

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Location: Largo, Fl

Panhead wheels won't fit. I'll give ya'll a tip. Search ebay under "bench centers" for truing stands!

Post Mon May 12, 2008 4:54 pm

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Location: CA USA
Thanks for the replys. From looking at what I have I thought that it was for inspecting shafts for runout using an indicator. It didn't look like it had enough clearance in it for flywheels. Also it's much lighter that my H-D flywheel truing stand. I don't have any experience with Indian motors so I didn't have that frame of reference. I got it with a load of other tools and just tucked it away until I saw that eBay listing which got me curious. Thanks again.

Post Tue May 13, 2008 2:00 pm

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Location: Laguna Beach
I've had a set of 74 pan flywheels in mine. There are five inches from the center to the beam and the 74" pan wheels are about 8 1/2 inches. :D

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