• 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

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Well I'm just about done with my Scout 2 build and we'll as most of you now u just can't have one so. I found this today for $500 she needs work yes but it's going to be a gift for my wife/reason to keep building scouts. So the low down.... I have no clue of the year and yea it's missing some parts but it's a Scout 800a aristocrat.










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Amc 232 I-6 engine. Ihc's 6 cylinder engines were too big and ancient to be viable for the Scout platform. Solution...buy engines from your direct competitor to provide a 6 cylinder option.


A wife who loves scouts - what a find!

What are your plans, resto or mod? You could stay with six in a row; rebuild the original, 258 or even a 4.0 - but that one would require a 'puter.


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My wife, who went on her honeymoon in our Scout in 1985, is looking at your find and giving me that look of don't do that for me. Your wife must have a lot of faith in you.

So how do you know if you're a redneck? You're out weed whacking and you find a car you forgot about. :-}

please share pics of the restoration, or keep your buddy around. Hey, your just over the hill, I'm in hopland. Howdy neighbor.


Yea she dose have a lot of fath in me . We went throw hell when I was building my Scout but she nows I enjoy building things . Nice your in hopland do you ever get over to lakeport? I'm just finishing up my 72 Scout 2. I'm in the finishing stages of puting a sd33t and shaping the auto for a t19 so it's been fun. Lol. Well hit me up if u ever get in lakecounty



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I do get over there often. I see you're a diesel fan, here's the one that runs our off-grid home when the sun does not shine.