Hi All. I wish you all well during these troubled times. I recently picked up a non running 74 Scout II w/345 eng, 727 auto, Dana 20 T-case, Dana 30 front and 44 in the rear. My original plans were to build a 5.3 or 6.0 L rig. I'm still not sure if I want to replace the IH Engine because that is what makes these rigs Internationals. My direction for this build is to be a fun daily driver as I get closer to my retirement years (56 now) and drive it to the end. The thought of 5.3 or 6.0 L with matched trani and t-case build is strictly based on newer performance and reliability not so much to build a muscle car Scout. As for the suspension, what ever it takes to get 33x12.5x15 tires in the fenders with out trimming. Use would be an honest 80% black top and 20% off road. Those of you who have gone LS powered any regrets? Those of you who have stayed with IH power and are running a TBI system with upgraded OD automatic (700R4) are you pleased? Your suggestions and guidance will be appreciated. I've already pulled the eng, auto and t-case. I will remove everything else down to the frame like I did when I did a modified rebuild on my 71 800B. Then begin the build.
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