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Old 01-20-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default Scout II build up saga

Since I Started The Build Up 1 1/2 Ago, I Will Start From The Beginning And Try And Go Through The Process Up To-date. A Lot Has Been Learned About Scout Since This Is My First Scout. Like All Projects You Have A Budget, I Started With $3,800 With The Sale Of My Chevy Truck.
I Looked For A Scout That Was In Good Shape And Did Not Cost 10k Dollars, I Missed My Chance On A Terra Scout For $3,500 That Was In Tip Top Shape. Then On Craig's List I Found My Scout, Well It Was A Two For The Price Of One. ( Would Have Been A Good Deal Had The Non Op Fees Been Paid ) So With Registration I Had Two Old scouts For $1,600. I Pulled Them Out From There Resting Place "Back Yard" And Trailered Them Home. I Worked On Each One, Trying To Figure Out Which One Had The Better Motor And Drive Train. So New/used Tires For One, As I Could Not Belive They Would Hold Air.

I Worked On The "Better" Looking One Repairing A Rusted Out Body Mount, But Found The Motor Had A Knock. I Usupected A Lifer As I Was Told This Could Be The Problem. I Changed The Oil And The Noise Went Away, But After Driving It For A While The Knock Came Back. So I Decide To Have The Other Scout's Engine Gone Over To Make Sure It Was Not On It's Last Breath. Jeff At IH Parts America Did A Tune Up And Check The Compression And Got The Engine Running Good. It Had Some Pep To It Now. So The Descion Was Made To Do An Engine Swap.

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Old 10-03-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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So much for a chronological build up. I pick up some cucv axles and put them under the Scout as they came with 4.56 and a detroit installed. I went reverse shackle, I put on some h1 rims and tires. I have 44044 in the front and Chevy pickup leafs in the rear.

I blew my motor up ( low oil pressure ) I was doing 70 on the freeway and the rod bearings did not like that. I had a spare motor but it has a cracked head (oil in the water) so then I bought a "runner" that later found out needed to be rebuilt. ( flat lobe on the cam) I had Jeff rebuild the engine as I wanted somebody that was going to make sure it was done right.








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Old 01-24-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hey Craig,

how is the Scout coming along? Is it going to be done by hollister? If so, are you going to drive or trailer it? Looks like I probably will be driving mine there since I can't find a trailer wide enough for my junk.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
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You need to get one, then just make the fenders able to be driven over.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #5
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As for the trailer, he could drive over the fenders, buts it still about 8,000 lbs to pull around. I made it to hollister and was able to drive home too.

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