|07-09-2005, 12:13 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Before You Post... Read ***THE FAQ!***
Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board
It's nice to see some fresh blood in here. However, if you want us to take you seriously you will need to do a couple things for us.
1. Pay attention to spelling and grammar. You look like an idiot when you spell wrong. Don't use text-speak either. You're not paying by the character.
2. If you ask for advice and we give it to you, take it. Don't tell people you're going to do it your way anyway. The collective knowledge and experience here is immeasurable.
3. Search before you post! You'll get a lot of smart assed answers if you ask questions without searching. We're not going to hold your hand, we're not going to spoon feed you, you need to at least make an effort to find answers before you post.
4. Don't ask us about stock trucks. We don't do that here.
5. Use this FAQ. I've done a lot of searching so you don't have to.
6. If we flame you it's probably because of one of these.
Posted by Drew Merrick -
A guide, or at best, advice, for noobs and their ilk.
Prologue: The IH Pirate Community.
1% ers? in a weird way, sure, why not? No disrespect to the 1%'er MC clubs, in their own way IH Pirates are a brotherhood created from desire do what ever the hell they want to with their own iron. They are the "Bobbers and Choppers" of the IH world. They are pretty much 1% of the IH community when it comes to IH society and fitting in with it. They are a counter culture.
When I meet with MC members there is always one rule that I follow to the letter. Give respect, get respect. End of story. Follow that advice here and you might end up with good advice and good friends instead of looking like a fool while everyone subscribes to your post for a good laugh.
With that being said, you need to think about your post if you have little experience here. The success or failure of your inquiry is in your hands. If you want to avoid a train wreck follow this little guide.
Pirate - IH experts who have taken fabrication to an extreme level on more than one vehicle successfully and garnered years of experience and expertise in operating in this environment. Elite.
Noob - YOU! mostly clueless, found this site from a google search on "Kick Ass Lifts for my Scouts". You had heard about Pirate through extreme 4x4 or heard your brothers friends talk about it in the other room while you were exploring your puberty in the bathroom. Either way, you decided to click here instead of Binder Planet, Binder Bench, IHOnly North, or some other accredited helpfull site...
1.) What you are about to ask has been answered before on one of the user friendly sites. Search there first.
2.) Respect the knowledge and experience here. Until you have earned respect yourself you will be tested and broken. The best advice comes from Animal House, "Thank you sir, may I have another?". Just take it.
On the other hand, if you are thinking about saving the honor of a noob prospect then you should realize that this is a brotherhood. Right or wrong, Pirate guys stick to eachother. They are unified and righteous and not afraid of offending or getting offended. Every conflict they go through together makes em stronger. The more you F with them the more resolved they are as one.
3.) Before you ever post anything you should spend at least 100 hrs reading through old posts on this site. By reading those you will arm yourself with knowledge on how to act here and what you can expect from your actions.
4.) When in conflict with the personal advice and offenses thrown at you here it is helpful to step back and look at it through their eyes. When you do you will see that you truly are totally fucking retarded.
Give respect, Get respect. It really can't be clearer.
You really shouldn't be posting or asking anything until you have contributed some way to the community. Build up respect by showing your skills in fabricating or wheeling or in your earnest desire to learn from an expert. Learn to take insults and offenses lightly. You should also have at least an 8th grader's concept of grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
This is by no means the end all/be all and you should stop searching! There is ALOT of information on the board, and I have been 'picking' and choosing important threads out of IH talk that I feel were very informative and helpful. No, NOT all questions will be answered with this FAQ, but it is a good start and you might even find further links within these threads for help.
1. Remember that you have to have 4 characters! D44 won't work, but D44* will!
2. Try to pinpoint what you are looking for.
3. You have to be somewhat intelligent to use the search. Think hard about what you are looking for, you'll find it.
4. Wade through it all. This board has been up for quite a while. It is very easy to get 500 threads in a search.
5. 500 threads is the MAXIMUM it will return. Use the date range functionality of the search to narrow things down!
As always if you have a link to a good thread (on PBB or elsewhere) pm it to me so I can add it.
FAQ for Scouts
Stock Scout and other IH questions can be answered here...
Leaf Spring Suspensions
"What are you running?"
"Leaf spring gurus"
Discussion/flame fest on shackle reversal
Traction bars (IH thread)
Traction bars (Jeep thread)
Traction bars (General Tech thread)
Spring over axle conversion by Bill usn-1
Buck Dodson's Front 3 Link
Slydog's one link Scroll to post 45
Shelljeep's Wishbone (One-Link) rear suspension project
"One link?" (Also see "What are you running" and "Sugar Bear's build")
"4 Link vs graderball"
Triaged's 4 link analyzer
The God Of Suspension... [for those of you who don't know]
Four Link suspensions
Links for Dummies
ExcelCAD - Link design program
Improving a front 44
Making a 44 stronger
BillaVista's gear setup article
Gear setup info
Gear break in thread
Rear discs on a d44
Hydroboost links on Pirate
Hydroboost in an 80/800
BillaVista's hydro-assist article
HOS's model 80 brake upgrade
Replacing Scout outers
14b disc brake conversion
Modernize 1974-1975 IH 200 Truck 4x4 axles
Electrical threads and tech
Two speed fan wiring
Relays and other stuff stuff
Wire selection chart
1 wire vs 3 wire alternator
Rewiring a Scout II
JetFxr's IH engine tech thread
Harvester of Sorrow's fuel injected Caddy motor
Best motor for a Scout?
Chevy gen III 5.3 tech
Transfer case tech
BillaVista's Uber-20 t-case part 1
Uber-20 t-case part 2
Mechanos' 203/205 doubler
oil pan mod
Installing a Jeep d300
On board air
Another on board air
OBA compressor tech
On board welder
Ammo can dimensions
In bed storage - MochaMike
More in-bed storage
Fender Trimming 401
Brandon's official build thread
Urban Wheeler's Project Tetanus Shot part 1 part 2
Guido's 1965 Scout 80
Brandon's official Scout 80 build
Copperhead's T-Rex build
Plug ugly's 80 build
Robselina's "junk pile"
BLK Scout 800 Phase 3 Dovetail 4 link rear
BRAAAP41's Scout Comanche Buildup
rkscout's Then and Now, an 800 build
C4x4.com's This Old Scout (no relation to PBB's Old Scout )
Chief yelling alot's unofficial 800 build
Danny Israel's Winter Build
Sugar Bear's build
Chief yelling alot's turbo propane 345
Fresh Meat ~ a Scout Racer Build
Scouttank's build posted by Scout254
Blind Driver's pickup
Azzy2000's '56 S-120 4x4
Jetfxr's tow rig Travellette
Time to stretch those legs! (pictures from the trail)
Show off your IH by Brandon
All the build ups thread from Gen 4x4
TOTWs in other forums
Jeep Talk TOTM
Other IH BBs
More forums found here
IH Vendors can be found here
Why be an IH asshole
Why be an ass to newbs?
John Comer/Gryphin Racing (Must Read)
Last edited by Urban Wheeler; 09-05-2012 at 11:12 AM.
|07-20-2005, 01:16 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20423
Location: Finally back in the US-Wdby Is, WA
There has been quite a few questions about some of these.
That's why I started documenting.
You can probably pick any one and find numerous threads on it.
Use what you want.
Other build ups.
Rear Disc Jeep D300 OBA OBW Interior PS pump reseal Hydro-boost Mirrors Headliner
Bushing replacement Roll cage Fuel Injection
EFI Moderator at http://www.binderplanet.com
Last edited by Bill usn-1; 12-29-2011 at 12:45 PM.
|07-22-2005, 12:39 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Have any text to add to the pics? I'll add a link if you do.
Bill, I will add most of those links, and maybe link direct to some of the Jeep forum threads like this one.
Who wants this stickied?
Last edited by Urban Wheeler; 07-22-2005 at 12:44 AM.
|07-22-2005, 10:52 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2000
Member # 2243
Location: Riverside, CA
A fast an easy way to find good threads is to simply use the sorting tools located in the right hand corner right above where the threads start or you can use the Display Option field in the bottom left corner, be sure to change to From the Beginning
Rating Replies Views
These features also work great in other forums.
BTW, if you already knew this...never mind.
"After all is said and done, a hell of a lot more is said than done."
|07-26-2005, 10:23 AM||#5 (permalink)|
I put a little into it every day, although I do count on the board to give some ideas and links to add. I was going to link to Damian's build on his website but thought I should link to his build thread here and add a vendor section so I could link to him (and others) there.
Anyway, Ben's Newbie FAQ gave me some ideas on what to include and what not to.
|05-31-2006, 09:00 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Member # 21558
Spoon Feeding the Raffle Winner Guy...
These will keep you busy for a little while...
|07-17-2008, 05:12 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Zeus of the Sluice
Join Date: Jan 2003
Member # 16680
are there any good resources for model comparisons. mostly looking at wheel base and approach/departure angle stuff between 80/800 and II's
|07-18-2008, 09:30 AM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Member # 21558
Best bet for basic info like that would be www.binderbulletin.org and www.justih.org
Both the Scout 80/800 and the standard Scout II have a 100" WB. The Scout Terra (half cab 'pickup' version of the SII) and the Scout Traveler (full cab version of the Terra) have a 118" WB and were available from 1975 through 1980 (Concurent with standard SII production). Guys have bobbed Terra/Traveler Scouts to achieve a longer WB Scout II.
All versions of the Scout have basicaly the same approach angle (within a few degrees). The SII has a much crappier departure angle (stock),and the Terra/Traveler are even worse. Like with any other deficiencies, this can be remedied. Again, bobbing is popular, as is moving the axles...
|08-17-2009, 09:05 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Addicted to Gear Oil
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 56050
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Thanks for getting the FAQ back from the blackhole of cyberspace
and thanks to Urban Wheeler for maintaining it.
1965 Scout 80 7.3PSD/ZF/203/205 D60F/14BFF
Member: 4 Jackstand Wheeler's Association
|10-01-2012, 08:31 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Member # 228543
Location: bakersfield. C.A.
Well this is not my first rodeo I have removed and replaced engines before, 84 Z 28 and a 1999 Honda Prelude ,which I did several times by myself . when I was 16 I did the ground up restoration of 80 CJ 7 with my dad , but it has been a long time since I have work on any car or automobile, so this being said .I just wanted a little information