Build Thread 1963 International Scout 80

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Makes me want to go tbi..
 

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So, if I go TBI, realistically how much power loss will I have over the MPFI system that the motor was designed for?

Finding a "new" harness for this motor is turning out to be either $750+ (and then you have to program the computer)..

What am I missing? Or am I just being a cheap bastard?
 

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I resemble cheap....mine was TBI, but unsure just what power changes there are...
 

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I got a couple leads from friends and can get a complete harness for $470. MUCH better.. Now, I guess the MPFI is back on the table. To go TBI I'd have to pick up a $300 Edelbrock intake manifold and adapt it to a TBI unit. And then buy a harness and reflash the computer lol. Ever feel like a ping pong ball???

http://www.hotrodharness.com/fuel-injection-harnesses.html
 

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Rear suspension is in and truck is sitting on it's own (in the rear). Next weekend is the radius arm suspension for the front and possibly motor/transmission placement.

God I need a shop..
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Can I drop it off at your place with the parts to finish it? :D
 

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Pondering the front suspension.

The suspension arms I'm using are essentially recycled from a 80 series Land Cruiser. The suspension bolt diameter is 18mm. The frame side of the radius arm is going to pass through the frame and then through the suspension link. This makes the bolt significantly longer than is readily available. Finding a 18mm bolt that is about 170mm (6.69") long is not easy, and they cost quite a bit individually.

I can drill the suspension bushings out to 3/4" (19mm) and get a 6.5 or 7" long, grade 8 bolt a lot easier, but it'll add another step when I replace the bushings.

Course, finding a 18mm sleeve for the frame may make this all a moot point..

Thoughts?
 

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The frame-side suspension bushings on my FZJ80 have never been replaced....drill them out, and be done with it.
 

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Yeah, but that rig gets babied... ;)
 

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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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I like it! Question is, can it stay that way??
 

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Based on how fast I do things. It may look like this for a long time ;)
 

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Got the motor/tranny/tcase installed :)
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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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nice! Good to see the project progressing...suspect Ethan is getting antsy ;)
 

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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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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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You should be able to weld it straight once drilled....broomstick, etc to align....but yes, getting that first hole "close" is helpful :)