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A couple years ago, I bought an 88 Indy 400 liquid cooled. The engine had no compression. But the rest of the sled was in mint condition. I paid 75 dollars for it. Then a few months later I found an 89 Indy with the 488 air cooled engine. But the rest of that sled was trashed no hood seat tore up. Only thing really there was the engine that ran.

Well I took that 488 and dropped it under the hood of the 400. I am almost done with it. Just have to install the exhaust and the air box. Then I can fire up the sled and see how it runs.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 04:42 PM
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We need to see some pics!

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We need to see some pics!
Well if I took pictures from start to finish I would have them. But I didn't take any.
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Did you pull the heat exchangers? If not you could probably drop 15 pounds or so.
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Did you pull the heat exchangers? If not you could probably drop 15 pounds or so.
No I did not pull them, I will let the next person that owns it deal with that. I got it as a project cheap. Figure I could fix it up and sell it to make a few bucks.

Of course this idea came to me when I found the other sled for 75 that had a good running 488 air cooled.

All that is left is to clean the carbs and tune it.
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Got this done and sold it for a couple hundred so I made some money off it.
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