• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

Fan shroud alternative

79 sII. The OEM rad sprung a leak. Cheaped out and bought a Chinese "direct replacement". True to that quality, direct replacement in name only. Anyway, it will be temporary as I'm hopeful the OEM can be repaired. In the meantime, I didn't want to cut or drill new holes in the OEM fan shroud to make it fit. I'm the second owner and it is fairly original. Anybody jury rig a shroud from another vehicle. Don't really wanna find one off fleabay just to hack up, they're not cheap.


I've never heard of any other vehicle make fan shrouds being a good fit for the SII, and I've been around this game for nearly 20 years.


I have a Champion beer can radiator and the factory shroud fits it fine. I did have to perform some tin trimming at various locations of the core support to get the radiator to fit properly in the Scout, but there was no problem with the shroud attachment.