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Tahoedonner 05-20-2011 11:35 PM

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I bought a 72 Scout 2 when I was a sophmore in high school in 1998. It was my favorite thing on earth but was slightly neglected because I was so young. Brought that Scout to college with me and still kept it for 5 years after while I was getting my feet wet in the working world. 3 years ago I was, not forced, to sell said Scout to the tow truck driver for $500 because that was the 4th time in 6 years it had been towed. Total bill for all 4 tows was about $4000. I have regreted it ever since. Today, however, everything has come full circle. I scored the deal of the century through a friend, of a friend, of a friend, of a friend, of a friend. Got myself a pretty solid '79 for $500. At this time I only have 1 picture. Here she is. I look forward to conversing with all of you in the future as I am, and have always been, a Scout nut. More details on the tear down and build up to follow over the next 2 to 5 years.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...2&d=1305963316

Here is my original '72 from high school circa '95 yes I took my girlfriend to prom in a Scout.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1357378758

Here is my Christmas gift from my wife, not my prom date. Needless to say it is one of the best gifts ever!!

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1357379038

Fourwheeleraz 05-21-2011 06:44 PM

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Looks like you have a good project for the next 2-5 years. What do you plan on doing with the Scout, as far as the re-build goes?

Tahoedonner 06-25-2011 10:13 AM

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Finally got the beast towed home from placerville. It's a little more beat up then I had previously thought. But still worth the $500. Especially since it has a clean title. Oil in the 345 looks good. I will be changing out the plugs and wires this weekend in hopes that I can fire this thing up and see how it runs. Hasn't been started in 5 years says the po. Wiring in the engine bay looks a little shotty.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1453488410

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Anyone know what all the white stuff is caked around my carb?

1975IH200 06-25-2011 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by tahoedonner (Post 46836)
Anyone know what all the white stuff is caked around my carb?

Corrosion. Your carter thermo-quad carburator has an aluminum throttle body (base) & metering cover (top). Aluminum does not rust, but it does corrode.
You can be sure the interior of your carb is just as bad looking.

ronmc1954 06-25-2011 10:36 AM

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Welcome back to the insanity lol that Scout looks pretty good from what I can see.
If it has been sitting for 5 years you might want to look at this thread for engines that have been sitting.
http://www.forums.IHPartsAmerica.com...-assembly.html

Good luck with your build.

Ron

Tahoedonner 06-27-2011 07:34 PM

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Thanks for that thread ron. Ordered up the oil pump drive tool and some valve cover gaskets today from ihon. Looks like I will have everything needed soon to accomplish the initial start up correctly. Last thing I want to do is screw something up. In that thread someone posted about getting rid of the old gas. I'm pretty (90%) sure that the tank is empty. Is there some product recommended to dump in with some new gas? Should I put on a new fuel filter before I try and start it the first time? I have a feeling I'm asking questions that have already been answered but I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. Thanks for any help.

ronmc1954 06-28-2011 02:30 AM

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That sounds great, the big concern is the cam bearings as michael said in his post. As far as gas, you can just thump the tank and you should be able to tell if it's empty. Any gas in there is probably bad and it would be best if you dumped it out. But if there is not very much you could just add some and be alright. Just make sure you have a filter on the tank side of the fuel pump! Keep in mind how old this gas tank is they rust inside if not used for length time.
You could also disconect the line at the fuel pump and stick it in a bucket, then have someone stick an air hose in the filler neck and seal with a rag and apply "some" pressure, not alot, and force the gas out the line in the bucket, if the is any.
Good luck
ron

Scooter 08-15-2011 05:38 PM

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Welcome back to the insanety of Scout ownership - lol - unless we all consider it the sane thing to do is owning a Scout.

Redwood city is a hop, skip and a jump from where I'm located. That is if you're in califunkia. If ya need help wrenching, feal free to look me up. I just recently completed the spring over conversion on my 74 Scout II and took it down to hollister last week. When I get time, I'll post a thread of my build up.

Tahoedonner 08-19-2011 07:38 AM

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Thanks scooter,

I will definitley be needing some help once I start getting to the fun stuff. Right now I am dealing with all the issues of buying a non-running lawn ornament. I believe I might need to edit my original post of "deal of the century".

Oddly enough I think I was looking at your build on another site last night.

Cheers

vancetater 08-30-2011 12:11 PM

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Looks like some fun work to do hope u dont got to much rust

Scooter 08-30-2011 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by tahoedonner (Post 48772)
thanks scooter,

I will definitley be needing some help once I start getting to the fun stuff. Right now I am dealing with all the issues of buying a non-running lawn ornament. I believe I might need to edit my original post of "deal of the century".

Oddly enough I think I was looking at your build on another site last night.

Cheers

I can relate to that huge door stopping of a non-running lawn tractor. Kinda how I received my daily driven 74 about 7 years ago, but for free:yesnod:. The previous owner had no clue what he was doing. Long story being short - after doing a lot of work in stages, I finally had the opportunity to head up to the rubicon with it this last weekend. Except for carburation issues, my Scout handled awsome.

Only other place I May have posted any of my build up is over on a gaming forum. I keep meaning to post up a thread of my build up over here. Just been a tad bit busy lately to do so.
Fun fun

Tahoedonner 09-19-2011 09:17 AM

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Haven't updated in awhile so here it goes:

changed the oil and all was well but did notice that the radiator was bone dry. Not worried though because it sat for so long. Followed the instructions on Maybens old iron doc and had both rockers oiling well. Buttoned her all back up and put some water in the radiator. Uh oh, tons of water coming out underneath. Never even occured to me to check the freeze plugs. Easy fix though because the one behind the starter was completely missing. Much easier to replace when you don't have to pull it out. So more water into the radiator. Damn, more water coming out. This time from the drivers side. Not so lucky here though. Two rusted out freeze plugs on this side. To get to the front one I needed to remove the oil filter. Here is where things go wrong. As I am loosening the filter I notice some water coming out of the filter. Hmmm, that's interesting. I decide that I would loosen the drain plug before pulling the filter to see if there is also water in the oil pan. You bet there is and lots of it. Well, there goes my plans of getting this thing running and playing with the suspension first. Probably for the better though. I've since pulled off all the engine accesories and found a ton of rust all throughout the cooling system. I've added a couple pics of what I found under the surface.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1453488575

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Tahoedonner 09-20-2011 09:06 PM

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Got my welder extension cord done tonight. It's a 3-prong dryer plug to 220 outlet.

Tahoedonner 01-18-2012 08:24 AM

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Update on the old beat up engine that was leaking water into the pan. Pulled the valley pan and found a huge crack in the block. Time to find a new block.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...0&d=1326900998

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Tahoedonner 01-18-2012 08:38 AM

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Finished sanding and grinding down the frame and coated it with eastwood extreme chassis black paint and primer. Really like how it turned out. Won't know how tough the paint is till I get this thing on the street but it is supposed to be very durable. This is 2 coats of primer and 3 top coats.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...3&d=1326904498

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Scoutboy74 01-18-2012 08:40 AM

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That sucks. When I was reading back through your description of massive coolant contamination in the crank case, I was thinking either head and/or intake gasket failure, or the much more catastrophic casting crack. That thing looked super mungy internally. You would have had a devil of a time restoring those coolant passages to even marginal condition. You'll be better off with an engine that hasn't been subjected to quite so much abuse and neglect.

Tahoedonner 01-18-2012 08:59 AM

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Picked up a Skyjacker 4" lift and installed it. Pretty straight forward installation. Also bought some heavy duty spring plates and u-bolts from IH only and coated them with the chassis paint as well. Scout is pretty level now. I didn't re-use my passenger side spring spacers, front or rear, because pre-lift it was leaning drastically to the passenger side. Once I drop the engine in and let it settle I will see if any other leveling/ tweaking will be needed. Also installed a 2" body lift from IH only. Haven't figured out what I will be doing with shocks yet so I left the stock towers un painted. I'm going to be installing a reverse shackle in the next couple months, from IH only, and am not totally convinced that I want to keep the stock shock towers. Nor do I know if they will even work with the reverse shackle.

These pics, although crappy, show the current height with 4" spring lift and 2" body lift. No heavy duty shackles yet.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...7&d=1326905178

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The rest of the pics are just random suspension shots after installation of the Skyjacker springs.

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Tahoedonner 01-18-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by scoutboy74 (Post 53521)
that sucks. When I was reading back through your description of massive coolant contamination in the crank case, I was thinking either head and/or intake gasket failure, or the much more catastrophic casting crack. That thing looked super mungy internally. You would have had a devil of a time restoring those coolant passages to even marginal condition. You'll be better off with an engine that hasn't been subjected to quite so much abuse and neglect.



Yeah I was hoping for just blown gaskets also. The truck was up in placerville in the snow quite a bit so I figured he let it freeze a few times and it spit out all the plugs and probably damaged a few other cooling system internals but oh well. Was able to pick up a used 345 from a member on here for a great price and will be dropping it in this weekend. Hope to get Maybens old iron revival stuff done to it to see if it is useable now or if it needs to be rebuilt right away. Didn't get to hear the engine run but the guy said it ran fine when it was pulled. For $150, plus I got some interior side panels, I really just need it to be a solid block to make it worth it. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

Tahoedonner 01-22-2012 08:28 PM

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Dropped in the engine and ran into a few problems. You can read about them in this post.

http://www.forums.IHPartsAmerica.com...html#post53768

Needless to say I'm very disappointed. No worries though. Just going to have to rebuild earlier than I had anticipated. Looks like I'll be staring at my mismatched pizza cutters for longer than I had hoped.

vancetater 01-23-2012 06:27 PM

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I didnt realize this was your truck I been watchin this tread I like it so far hope everything from here on out will work out sorry about the engine problem

rivera78s2 02-05-2012 03:53 PM

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Frame looks great! :cornut:

Tahoedonner 03-01-2012 08:54 AM

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So with the engine still in limbo I have decided to refresh the front d44 with new ball joints, u joints, wheel bearings, spindle bearings and seals, new locking hubs, powder coated calipers, and some dimpled and slotted disc brakes.

Here is a link to my post in the axle tech section:

http://www.forums.IHPartsAmerica.com...html#post55254


With Jeff's advice I am just going to clean the rust off the shafts and seal it all back up.

Here are some photos of what I found during the breakdown:

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Tahoedonner 03-06-2012 06:36 PM

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Got the new u joints and ball joints installed. Also cleaned up and painted the knuckles and axle housing with the eastwood chassis black paint. Next step is to get the wheel bearings, calipers, rotors, spindles, and new locking hubs installed. Here are a couple pics of what has been completed so far.

Ball joints and painted knuckles:

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...0&d=1331087384

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Freshly sanded and painted axle housing:

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New ujoints and cleaned up axle shafts:

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...6&d=1331087384

Tahoedonner 03-07-2012 11:54 PM

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Got the spindles all cleaned up and bearings installed.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1331192929

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Wheel hubs are getting powder coated so couldn't finish the job today. Here's what the old wheel bearings looked like. Top one is from the drivers (long shaft) side. Grease is solid black.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...9&d=1331192929

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vancetater 03-08-2012 10:41 PM

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Wow looking good on redoing all those parts. I want to ask you if u need any engine parts I have a load of brand new stuff if your in need of anything and I still need to come get that old junk one from you. I am planing on going to the hollister meetup on the 24th
im not sure if your goin at all mayby we can meet up some time.

Tahoedonner 03-09-2012 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by vancetater (Post 55537)
wow looking good on redoing all those parts. I want to ask you if u need any engine parts I have a load of brand new stuff if your in need of anything and I still need to come get that old junk one from you. I am planing on going to the hollister meetup on the 24th
im not sure if your goin at all mayby we can meet up some time.

Thanks vance. I'm good right now on parts. No meet up for me. I will be working every weekend for the next month on the truck getting it running. Anytime you can pick that engine up is fine with me.

Tahoedonner 03-23-2012 06:05 PM

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So I'm still waiting for my hubs and some other stuff from the powder coater so I decided to start prepping the engine bay and parts for the new engine going in next week. Sanded and painted the firewall and inner fenders with some eastwood underhood black paint that is meant to replicate oem sheen. Since I've never seen a clean Scout in person I will take their word for it. I also coated the wheel wells with some rubberized coating for some texture and then painted over that to seal out any water and or dirt that tends to get trapped. Turned out pretty nice.

Drivers inner fender

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Passenger inner fender

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Also started prepping a bunch of the bolt on engine parts in preparation for the "crate" engine that I've purchased.

Prestolite distributor w/ old cap for masking. This is coated with some vht aluminum paint and a gray engine enamel primer. I am highly impressed with the quality of this paint.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...2&d=1332552101

Also coated the timing cover and valley pan in some gloss black engine enamel that will match the engine and intake manifold.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1332552101

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Tahoedonner 04-13-2012 04:50 PM

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Took the powder coater 5 weeks to coat my hubs and numerous engine parts. Initially I was livid until he said that there was no charge.

Got the spindles, hubs, wheel bearings, new disc brakes and calipers installed today. Only thing left to button up the front axle is to get some extended brake lines installed.

Should be able to drop the engine in tomorrow.

Here's the intake manifold in gloss black. Looks brand new.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...3&d=1334364279

Here are some shots of the new brakes, calipers and warn hubs installed.

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Scooter 04-13-2012 06:27 PM

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5 weeks? Damn. At least they didn't charge ya. Gues I'm spoiled having a good friend who works for a powder coating company with a turn around time of only a few days. And for my own parts for the cost of a 6 pack :dita:

looks good though.

Tahoedonner 04-17-2012 07:26 AM

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Got the new engine dropped in on Sunday. Engine is a remanufactured 345 long block with a comp rv cam that has been balanced. Sealed it all up with new fel pro gaskets, installed the flywheel and sealed the bolts, rebuilt the oil pump to spec, and picked up all new grade 8 hardware for the install. Dropped it in by myself with the help of some guide bolts which was an idea I picked up in someones thread on this forum. Sent the valve covers off to get chromed. No issues this time bolting up the torque converter.:) dropped the engine on some of the IH only rpt motor mounts. Can't say enough about the quality of these. Absolutley spot on. Here's some pics of the process and new engine partially put together.

Action photos my wife took without me knowing. Not sure how I didn't notice the flash in the background.

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Here's some reandom shots of the engine.

Passenger side

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Front view

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Top view

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Underneath

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Rpt motor mounts

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Tahoedonner 04-17-2012 09:02 PM

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Only had a couple hours worth of daylight after work today but was still able to button up a couple things. I had the powder coater blast my exhaust manifolds after I had them trued at a machine shop. I mentioned to him that I was going to coat them with some vht exhaust manifold paint. He recommended using a propane torch to "cook" out all the water. It was amazing to see how much water was trapped in the metal. I was also amazed to see how fast they started to rust after being blasted.

In this picture you can see where the water is being cooked out.

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Here's what they looked like after removing all the moisture.

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And after removing all the surface rust.

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Final paint count was 3 coats vht flat black and 3 coats vht clear. Included pic of the heat stove as well.

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I was also able to get the new Holley 80457s carb installed. I chose this model after reading glowing reviews by mayben about how it runs 'almost perfect' right out of the box. I do have some concerns though as the fuel inlet seems to be awfully close to the water neck.

Here are some shots of the carb installed on the manifold.

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In these photos you can see how close the inlet is to the water neck. It is only the width of a bic pen away.

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I am assuming I can just rotate the inlet up and out of the way of the neck.

RobertC 04-17-2012 10:54 PM

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Re fuel inlet:

I do not know how the 80457 on my 392 came "out of the box" (10 years ago?).

The mechanic set it up like the stock version -- there is a straight brass fuel fitting (to metal fuel line) where the fitting / tube is on yours.

I assume you can change the fitting on your carb...

The stock 392 / 4bbl has a metal gas line -- from the carb, it makes a 180 degree turn and runs between the thermostat housing / intake / "under the carb" where it connects to the fuel filter.

Tahoedonner 04-18-2012 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by robertc (Post 57125)
re fuel inlet:

I do not know how the 80457 on my 392 came "out of the box" (10 years ago?).

The mechanic set it up like the stock version -- there is a straight brass fuel fitting (to metal fuel line) where the fitting / tube is on yours.

I assume you can change the fitting on your carb...

The stock 392 / 4bbl has a metal gas line -- from the carb, it makes a 180 degree turn and runs between the thermostat housing / intake / "under the carb" where it connects to the fuel filter.

Thx Robert. After checking out a couple other set ups I've noticed that all of them have a straight inlet fitting. I will most likely be going that route. The carb did come with some other fittings but I haven't checked them out yet.

Tahoedonner 06-12-2012 07:42 AM

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Finally got my valve covers back from chrome. They turned out great. Wiring, hoses, power steering pump, fuel pump and smog pump to be installed this week. Here are a couple shots of the engine with most accessories installed.

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IHRunner 06-22-2012 05:59 PM

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Mega props on this build man. I have the upmost respect for the work ur putting into this thing. If u need any parts let me know and I'd be happy to help

Tahoedonner 06-23-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ihrunner (Post 58764)
mega props on this build man. I have the upmost respect for the work ur putting into this thing. If u need any parts let me know and I'd be happy to help

I greatly appreciate the kind words. This is the first car/truck I've ever built to this extent. I feel that scouts deserve this kind of props cause they are f ing sweet. Just trying to put together a tasteful ride that I, and other Scout enthusiasts, will appreciate.

IHRunner 06-24-2012 11:01 AM

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Well my grandpa ran an IH dealership. My other grandpa only bought IH products like the farmall line and combines. My father cusses them all out for being old crappy farm rigs but still runs only IH equipment. And the buzz was passed on to me. I own 3 scouts. A loadstar. 2 farmall m's. And some odd equipment. And anyone who is willing to put the work into making an old beater great is bad a** in my books. This will truly be a kickass ride when ur done. :icon_cool:

Tahoedonner 07-18-2012 07:49 AM

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More progress on the engine:

got all, except smog canister, vacuum lines installed. Used braided stainless lines with some black fragola clamps and covers. I never want to touch another stainless steel braided line again!!!!! Had to put in a new egr valve as the old diaphragm wasn't working properly. Also had to replace the high temp thermal vacuum switch because the top nipple on the original "red" one broke off. The one I picked up kicks in at 100 degrees and the original was set for 110 I believe. Can't imagine that this will cause any problems.

Here's a couple shots of the vacuum lines:

passenger side

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Passenger side top view

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Drivers side top view

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...4&d=1342624917

I also installed the new fuel pump and pump to carb fuel line. I followed where my original line went but used braided stainless fuel line here instead of the original rotted hard fuel line. I used some line clamps attached in 3 different spots (water neck, water pump, and alternator bracket) to make sure the line would stay secured properly. For now it seems to clear everything just right. I rotated the carb inlet down just a tad to clear the water neck yet still clear all the throttle linkage as well.

Here's a couple pics of the fuel line path:

from fuel pump
it doesn't contact the water tube, yet. Not sure if that would cause any problems but I could easily put a spacer in if it does.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...5&d=1342624917

Water pump and pulley area
everything clears great here.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...6&d=1342625550

Carb inlet
as of now this is how I'm going to keep it. If I notice any problems I can always switch out to a straight fitting on the carb.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...7&d=1342625550

I have also installed the lokar kickdown and throttle bracket on the new Holley carb. I have yet to cut the throttle cable to the proper length but will be doing so after I pull, clean up, and fix all the slop at the pedal bracket.

Here's a couple pics of the installed lokar cables:

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...8&d=1342626038

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...9&d=1342626038

Final thing I have gotten finished up is the bypass hose radiator hose. It is a stock bypass hose with black thermal wrap and some gates heat shrink clamps. The radiator hoses will be getting the same treatment.

Here are some pics of the bypass hose:
not all that exciting but I included them nontheless.

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...0&d=1342626313

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1342626313

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...2&d=1342626313

Tahoedonner 07-29-2012 08:39 AM

Re: Project Karma
 
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Started clearing out the interior of the Scout in preparation of the re-wire that is coming soon. Found some rust on the floor pans but much less then I expected. Considering this truck sat in tahoe in the snow I am pretty pleased and surprised that no floor pans will need replacing. Spent yesterday wire brushing out all rust spots and coated the metal in metal etch to soak overnight. Today I still need to sand down the good paint with some 400 grit sandpaper so that the por 15 will adhere properly.

Here are some photos of before cleaning:

drivers floor pan

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...8&d=1343579218

Passenger floor pan

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...9&d=1343579218

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...0&d=1343579218

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1343579218

Firewall

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...2&d=1343579150

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...3&d=1343579218

Here are some after photos:

drivers floor pan

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...4&d=1343579566

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...5&d=1343579566

Passenger floor pan

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...6&d=1343579566

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...7&d=1343579566

Firewall

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...8&d=1343579566

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...9&d=1343579566

Rear bed

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...0&d=1343579566


This thing is slowly but surely becoming a rust free Scout. Still a long way to go but I would say it is 75% rust free now.

Tahoedonner 07-30-2012 09:47 AM

Re: Project Karma
 
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Put por15 on the entire interior of the tub yesterday. It was a total of 2 coats plus a couple touch ups. This will eventually get sound/heat padding and carpet so I wanted as much rust protection as possible. It's the best pictures I could get considering this stuff dries like black glass.

Here are the pics:

rear wheel well areas

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...7&d=1343670105

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...8&d=1343670105

Rear bed

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...9&d=1343670105

Trans tunnel

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...0&d=1343670105

Drivers and passengers floor pans

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...1&d=1343670105

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...2&d=1343670105

Best firewall pic I could capture

http://forums.IHPartsAmerica.com/att...3&d=1343670105


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