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  1. sceep62

    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Mace, if you are still out there and reading this, I have some info for you. If you are going to use the factory fuel gauge it only uses 5 volts to power it. And I think it comes from the factory volt regulator. If you switch to the GM 1 wire alt you lose that 5 volts. 12 volts will fry the...
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    Hey i'm new to the world of wheeling, so i need some advice on a cheap buildup

    Since you have it rotating you might as well use it. The 390 gets about the same mpg. I own both. If you want a 4 speed still, might look at a mid 80's 1 or 3/4 ton, the four speeds have synchronized 1st gear. I have np435 in my Scout and wish I have a synchro sometimes. Oh, the 460 market of...
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    I've read of people doing these swaps all the time at off road shops into jeeps and custom buggies. Shouldn't be hard to find info on it. Most of the swaps are with the LS v8 but GM is GM. They are pretty much the same.
  4. sceep62

    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    I would stick with keeping things simple with the tranny. To me dirt and computers don't mix. Easier to fix on the side of the trail. And don't discredit the Ford carb. Its one of the best off road carbs ever made. It is also in my budget. CHEAP. I'll upgrade as time and money permits. For now...
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Hey there is a new injection kit from FAST called EZ-EFI. It is self tuning and bolts on to any 4150 bolt pattern 4 barrel intake. It is a little pricey but is about the easiest conversion I have ever seen. No laptop or programming.
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    Roswell Shooting

    You may or may not have heard that there was a shooting in a middle school in Roswell NM today. I live in Roswell, last thing I ever thought would happen here. Please keep the families affected in your thoughts and prayers.
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    Roswell Shooting

    You may or may not have heard that there was a shooting in a middle school in Roswell NM today. I live in Roswell, last thing I ever thought would happen here. Please keep the families affected in your thoughts and prayers.
  8. sceep62

    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Good call. I just swapped a fairly new truck avenger volley for a 1969 ford 2 barrel. Runs like a champ now.
  9. sceep62

    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    If you don't tell me where it's at and I will.
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    Switching to Military Tires

    For inexpensive tires try Treadwright. They retread 37" hummer tires with the old MTR pattern. They call the Guard Dog, I think. I'm running the old tread pattern on my Scout. When I got them I had them mounted on some aluminum wheels and balanced out very easily. The tire guys were very impressed.
  11. sceep62

    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    My scout is sitting on a jeep frame. Mine is a body swap so not real sure how it work. But I bet a cj-5 or 7 tank could fit.
  12. sceep62

    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    Hey Chevy stuff is a good way to go. Don't count out the 305. Find them all over. More than a 4.3 less than a 350 just as good or better on gas. Spare tank must be a African thing. My 62 had a tank on both sides. 72 Chevy blazer tank under the back end now.
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    Hey i'm new to the world of wheeling, so i need some advice on a cheap buildup

    Deffinatly the scout. I agree with Woody.
  14. sceep62

    New to this site.

    The rig is drivable now. No trail pics yet last trip to CO fell through. Here's some pics.
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    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    The fuel neck on the passenger side is different. Explain.
  16. sceep62

    Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

    My 62 has a v8 because that was in the frame when I started. It takes a lot of firewall work to fit. V6 would be a good choice. Have to move the tranny and engine mounts forward to clear the wall.
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    Hey i'm new to the world of wheeling, so i need some advice on a cheap buildup

    Keep center of gravity lower with less lift and more tire clearance with cut fenders. Cheaper too.
  18. sceep62

    Hey i'm new to the world of wheeling, so i need some advice on a cheap buildup

    Welcome to the hobby that never ends!! Go for the scout. Running is cheaper than not. Probably a 345 v8 with a 44 front and rear. Can't go wrong there. Saw all the fenders, patch the floors. Crawling going to tear it up anyway.
  19. sceep62

    New to this site.

    1962 Scout 80. As for the wiring, at my current job I have wired numerous police cars in a week. a 62 scout is pretty dang basic. As for the avatar, its a crappy cell phone picture. Top half is scout, bottom half 86' CJ-7 with a AMC 360, NP 435, dana 300, and dana 60s with 4.88 gears, capped...
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    New to this site.

    My avatar is the latest pic of it. It's not that bad, that's only 5 1/2 days worth of work. All that is left is half of the steering, master cyl., fuel tank, seats, wiring and the cage. I figure about a weeks worth of work.
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    New to this site.

    Names Justin, been wheeling for years. Grew up in Buena Vista, CO. Combining my CJ-7 and 62 Scout to haul the family around. Hopefully I'll be back BV in a month or two to try it out with my Dad and brother. Just saying HI.
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