Thread: International scout II or other old iron

  1. #21
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    Smile Old Scout 800 getting built for exploration

    There are a few of us with Scouts on here.
    I've got a very long drawn out build of a Scout 800 Comanche with a Cummins 4BT, working towards exploration travel.
    The build is in the signature below.
    The goal is comfort, economy, drive-ability & reliability.

    Picture one: Mall Crawler poser shot (OK, actually it's at the gas station... )
    Picture two: Completed 4BT/4L60E/Dana 300 with Tera-Low gear set, that replaced the original 304V8/T19/Dana 20.
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    How about a 71 FJ55, always working on something..
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    Ron

    FJ55... FJ60 axles with 4.11's and arb's, 5.3 vortec, H55 5 speed
    http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj55-iron-pi...slow-71-a.html

  3. #23
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    1979 Scout Traveler 345 here. I am very torn on whether to fix the rust and build up this truck, or to just continue saving for something cleaner. It has been incredibly reliable mechanically, the interior is in great shape and the frame is solid, however it is needing new floors, cab mounts, rockers, quarters, etc.
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    1979 International Scout Traveler
    2016 Toyota TRD OR *SOLD*
    2003 Lexus GX470 *SOLD*
    1976 Honda CB550

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by mscuiletti View Post
    1979 Scout Traveler 345 here. I am very torn on whether to fix the rust and build up this truck, or to just continue saving for something cleaner. It has been incredibly reliable mechanically, the interior is in great shape and the frame is solid, however it is needing new floors, cab mounts, rockers, quarters, etc.
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    Sounds like you already know you want to fix and build. The hard work will pay off. Nice rig.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by fowldarr View Post
    I've had a 77 blazer, and a 78 scout. Two of my favorite vehicles. The scout had a bad habit of catching on fire though....
    I;ve been a scout guy for 40 years and have never heard that one before.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comanche Scott View Post
    There are a few of us with Scouts on here.
    I've got a very long drawn out build of a Scout 800 Comanche with a Cummins 4BT, working towards exploration travel.
    The build is in the signature below.
    The goal is comfort, economy, drive-ability & reliability.

    Picture one: Mall Crawler poser shot (OK, actually it's at the gas station... )
    Picture two: Completed 4BT/4L60E/Dana 300 with Tera-Low gear set, that replaced the original 304V8/T19/Dana 20.
    Beautiful truck. Like the diesel conversion, but that 4bt is going to rattle your teeth out.

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrymski View Post
    Beautiful truck. Like the diesel conversion, but that 4bt is going to rattle your teeth out.
    Yeah, I've done a lot of work on that front. I worked with Rob Bonney on a custom torque converter plate adapter, that is filled with polyurethane, then used a fluidamper for a 6BT (which also included a bracket for CPS ). It also has the Lord hydraulic engine mounts. All in all the vibration level is about like any other 4 cylinder diesel now.
    The sound level... well that's a different story. lol
    Going to work with ATP for an oil pan cover, valve cover blanket, etc. Similar to their 5.9L setup. I think they have done this for another 4BT already.
    Then it needs a good exhaust system.
    As it stands, going down the freeway is really quiet and smooth as far as the drivetrain is concerned. Still a lot of wind noise. In town, and idling with the windows down, sounds like an old 7.3L Ford. So that is the next area of sound reduction, after the exhaust.

  8. #28
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    Hey guys -

    I digitized some old Super 8 video and found this clip of one of our Scout II's we had when I was young. Between parents, me and my brother, we had 2 Scout II's and 2 Scout's. They would take a beating!

    https://youtu.be/LdMXzt5CkCQ

    Phil
    2005 Sportsmobile EB50 / 6.0PSD
    2012 Jeep JK Rubicon

  9. #29
    Its nice to see there is still love for the old Scouts. I grew up with a 73 and that's what I used to learn to drive. It squeaked, it rattled, and it was prone to using only two wheels on the corners, but it always got the job done.

  10. #30
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    Love the old Scouts. My Dad had a '65 that came from factory with positraction on both axles and a Garrett (Airesearch) turbo charger which he traded on a 1967 266 V8. His last one was a '71 800B with 304 and my brother bought a matching one as well-both were red. I had a 1969 304 800 at the time which served me well until I bought an 1975 II also a 304. I should have bought the 345 as I think it was a better motor. I restored a 1970 SR2 which I gave my oldest boy after he gave up his '77 II. After a number of Toyotas and a Jeep Rubicon, I am back in a new 4runner TRD Offroad-all I need for what a mid sixty year old body can do. I do miss the Scouts and glad there is so much interest in them.

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