|02-24-2012 08:55 PM|
The hope is to have a complete scout again someday...so that I can actually start my build up. I looked at buying "rust free" but people want so much for them. I am not in a big hurry so I thought I'd rebuild one, and this way I know whats been done to it from the ground up.
Once I finish the body rebuild I figure I'll start a build thread here. Plans for this are full width 3/4 ton axles, SOA, and a 4bd2T diesel engine among other things.
|02-24-2012 04:06 PM|
Oh wait, its a Scout! It was rust removal.
|02-24-2012 02:15 PM|
|Harvester of Sorrow|
|02-23-2012 07:16 PM|
I turned this:
Well it took two weekends, but I finished it on Sunday.
|02-21-2012 11:50 PM|
|02-21-2012 09:04 PM|
|1966Scout800||Yep, brackets looked like Ruffstuff's just figured I'd ask. For $800 bucks thats hard to pass up considering the time it would take to come up with your own.|
|02-21-2012 08:49 PM|
|02-21-2012 08:36 PM|
I like the looks of that!!
|02-21-2012 08:34 PM|
|1966Scout800||Dboy, are the link parts from RuffStuff ? Im thinking about biting the bullet one of these days for my next project. Well for me I went on a ten hour bus ride to Boise, Idaho to play baseball in a blizzard. Brother got his license today and I somehow agreed to let him to drive my shitpile while Im gone at school until his Scout 800A is done.|
|02-21-2012 06:46 PM|
|02-21-2012 06:23 PM|
that would be a good excuse for a new mod!
congrats on the engagement. does you lady have a nervous habit? those nails are down to nubs.
|02-21-2012 06:23 PM|
asked my girl friend of three years to be my wife. and put in an offer on a house.
and in true pirate fashion i fabbed up the ring in the garage. it's not scout stuff but it's fab work so it counts.
its just until the one she picked out comes in.
|02-21-2012 03:38 PM|
|02-21-2012 02:26 PM|
Cheaper than the adapter, cleaner, too.
I then ran a 4g battery cable from the CS130 (105amp) alt to the Ford solenoid, bypassing the dash.
I'm trying to decide if I put the CS130 into the new wheeler, or buy a CS144 before I do the swap. I've heard "Buick Roadmaster" as a good choice for getting the right clocking CS144 in 140amp trim.
I got a little time in the shop.
I'm waiting on parts to arrive to finish the steering redo, so I worked on the FI side of things a bit.
One Goldbox distributor now Duraspark'd
And a new hole in the firewall.
This should let me use the stock GM firewall plug thing, by pressing it from the engine bay to the cab, and using two pieces of flat-strap to hold it tight.
ECM wires come in in the "elbow" of the heater duct, and will then go up and over and mount the ECM under the glovebox.
Spent more time last night soldering up wires and getting relays installed and so forth. Awaiting a coil plug before I can really be done setting things up.
Started to mount the HEI module to the distributor last night, too.
Discovered 1979 heaters use a larger fan than 1973. The aftermarket larger-squirrel-fan modification would only gain me a touch bigger fan, so I'm leaving it alone.
|02-21-2012 01:59 PM|
Also won't need a larger wire since I am only going at most 12'' to the battery. Could do 6 gauge min. at that distance and be OK but I will make it bigger than that. I will over do it as I have some extra 1/0 laying around. If I can find a terminal to fit it and the alt.
|02-21-2012 01:56 PM|
|02-21-2012 01:44 PM|
|plug ugly||Looks great Jen, Looking forward to putting some dents in it next fall.|
|02-21-2012 01:36 PM|
|02-21-2012 01:34 PM|
I looks like it goes through the dash and down to the front body mount bolt. thanks
|02-21-2012 01:31 PM|
|02-21-2012 01:28 PM|
|02-21-2012 12:50 PM|
Hope to do this when i am home for R&R in April. Among other things.
|02-21-2012 12:43 PM|
Continued to work on GirlScout
|02-21-2012 10:45 AM|
Played around with the new springs and swapped the edelbrock for Tbi.....ordered rear shocks and the tuning setup for the Tbi.....
|02-21-2012 10:13 AM|
Just a note for those thinking of more juice, you will need to make a couple changes. The stock 10 ga blue wire is not big enough to handle that much power, and the stock amp meter might just melt.
For Scouty rig we put a terminal block on the fire wall (circa 1990 chevy pickups have nice ones. ) From the alt to the terminal block is a #4 or #6 wire. The original blue alt lead will connect to the terminal block. So that wire will just feed the cab. The second blue wire that comes back out and connects to the starter will be moved to the terminal block too.
Matt will run a new #4 from the terminal block to the starter to complete the charging loop back to the battery. You can get #4 welding cable for a reasonable price and solder up some connections. I know I posted something about that before.
HOS good to hear about the boys.
Don't forget you will be claiming them on your 2012 taxes. Might want to let the EX know about this just before she files her returns next year. My bro went through that issue with his ex a while back.
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