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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Pete, I went with the cheap universal motor mounts from AA. They are not the greatest things in the world and will take some added supports to make me happy. But they were inexpensive and easy. These. https://www.advanceadapters.com/products/713007--chevy-v8--43l-v6-engine-mount-kit/
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Heck yes I do. T bird thing got me thinking and perusing the interwebs. Found a interesting heater/ac unit. Mounts wherever I want (like under a seat) and I can run the heat/ac controls in the center console. If I have The vents blow from the center console and down by the Drivers and...
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    The local hot rod shop has a mockup AC unit that they ley me borrow. Well, no way in hell will it fit lol. The dash is a flat piece of metal. No room at all to accommodate thecondenser. .I'm going to try a vintage ac unit from a Thunderbird next :)
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Stock scout parts
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Looks like mini axle is a resounding success. And the 78 series radius arms are about perfect!!t!!
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    So the front axle pumpkin is dangerously close to the oil pan. I could cut and trim the aluminum pan, or swap ti a mini truck front axle. I'm leaning towards the mini axle. Just gotta find one..
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    At this time, the radiator is open. I'll just get the general specifications and go from there. I was hoping to use a stock radiator, but at this point that's a non starter. Easy enough to move things around to fit. It looks like I will have to use an electric fan though. I'm not overly...
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    I've been working on shoehorning a 2004 4.3 in my 62 scout 80. It looks like I have the placement about right, and I'll have to do some trimming on the front radiator core support (body mount) to clear the front pulley. I was hoping not to trim the firewall much, but It is what it is. The...
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Twin stick or use a stick 60 series shifter? The scout came with a twin stick. I’m leaning on the twin just so the truck still “looks” reasonably stock.
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Gotta go look to see if I can rent a magnetic drill press to drill the draw for the frame side suspension. I think united rentals or sheen has them. I don’t trust myself in making the sleeve straight for some reason.
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    He is. He asked if there was something he could do while I’m up in ely this weekend. Work is seriously getting in the way of the build :)
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Finally some progress! I obviously need to trim the floor a bit for the tcase and lower the motor mounts a bit in the front.
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Got the motor/tranny/tcase installed :)
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Based on how fast I do things. It may look like this for a long time ;)
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Started pulling parts for the motor swap and decided to see what the 1/2 cab looked like on it. I dig it!!
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