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I looked at your picture of the intake, and you know, it looks to me like it can still be made to work just fine. The picture is a little fuzzy, but the missing chip appears not to have gone too deep. If I recall correctly, the holes there are pretty deep. If you broke off an ez-out in the bolt trying to get it out, it'll be a big pain in the butt to get it out now, but as mentioned above, a shop should be able to take it out for you. You might have to up the bolt size or something and tap new threads, but if that is the only thing wrong, don't dump the manifold! All that hole does is hold on the silly gooseneck for the upper radiator hose anyway, not a high stress location. You can do it.
 

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well, did some more research today. i found that rancho 44044s or some 69-72 gm front springs are what will end up under the front of my rig. they both measure real close to the stock springs, and the hardest part will be makin the bushings fit in the hangers. i also called a local machine shop, and they said it sounds like they may be able to fix my intake, but i needed to bring it by. of course, by the time i got off work they were closed, so hopefully one day this week ill get by there at lunch or sneak off work a little early.

HOPEFULLY, by the end of this week ill have my intake fixed, new carb ordered, and some front springs ordered. i need some opinions on what front springs to order, i know the 44044s flex real good, and supposably can handle the wieght, but they may not give me the amount of lift im lookin for. superlift 69-72 8" fronts are stiff under a chevy, but i think the wieght of an ih powerplant would soften them up quite a bit.plus, with the 8" springs i should get bout 6" of lift, right?
 

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HOPEFULLY, by the end of this week ill have my intake fixed, new carb ordered, and some front springs ordered. i need some opinions on what front springs to order, i know the 44044s flex real good, and supposably can handle the wieght, but they may not give me the amount of lift im lookin for. superlift 69-72 8" fronts are stiff under a chevy, but i think the wieght of an ih powerplant would soften them up quite a bit.plus, with the 8" springs i should get bout 6" of lift, right?

My buddy used the '73 and newer 8" chev superlift springs under his scout2 . If you look back to the pics that I posted under the t-shirt listing, his is the lime green one. He originally had the 6" springs but were too low for the IH motor and steer setup, so he switched out to the 8".
On the upper shackle mount, I like using the Rancho #971 bushing kit. (This is the orig replacement bushings that they sell for chev upper shakles) The od dimensions of the 971 kit fit nicely in dom tubing, and i left the inner sleve out to fit the larger bolts. I'm also using the 6" superlift springs, does just fine for my 4x needs.

 

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well, did some more research today. i found that rancho 44044s or some 69-72 gm front springs are what will end up under the front of my rig. they both measure real close to the stock springs, and the hardest part will be makin the bushings fit in the hangers. i also called a local machine shop, and they said it sounds like they may be able to fix my intake, but i needed to bring it by. of course, by the time i got off work they were closed, so hopefully one day this week ill get by there at lunch or sneak off work a little early.

HOPEFULLY, by the end of this week ill have my intake fixed, new carb ordered, and some front springs ordered. i need some opinions on what front springs to order, i know the 44044s flex real good, and supposably can handle the wieght, but they may not give me the amount of lift im lookin for. superlift 69-72 8" fronts are stiff under a chevy, but i think the wieght of an ih powerplant would soften them up quite a bit.plus, with the 8" springs i should get bout 6" of lift, right?

Full size IH pickups are too heavy for 44044s. They're better for Scouts. Stick with a GM pickup application spring.
 

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well, i went to the machine shop and they said bout $100-150 to fix up my intake. so, if i can find another one, ill probly end up buying one. anybody got a 345/392 4bbl intake for sale?
 

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yep.... 4bbl spreadbore, but shipping is gonna kill the deal more than likely.
 

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I dont know if 74 -75 rear spring are different but on my 73 I did a shackle flip on the rear and it was fairly easy and gain about 4 inches
On the front I did 2 add a leafs(yes it did ride like shit)
I would also keep the divorced 205
I thinking about doing a scout tranny & t-case to a divorce furd 205 w/ furd front axle
 

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well, i went to the machine shop and they said bout $100-150 to fix up my intake. so, if i can find another one, ill probly end up buying one. anybody got a 345/392 4bbl intake for sale?
Call Jeff Ismail. 916-645-4706. You need to call him today, he is leaving for holister tomorrow. If you guys work out a deal I can meet you this weekend in the Loomis or Lincoln area. Click on the page in my sig for the IH Only North site
 

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TRAILBINDER said:
well, i went to the machine shop and they said bout $100-150 to fix up my intake. so, if i can find another one, ill probly end up buying one. anybody got a 345/392 4bbl intake for sale?
Sure -- heck I bet I could give you one for free. But I think you'd be better off finding some local IH dude to get you the good buddy deal as shipping alone is gonna be a killer.

I'm sure someone local has one - they really aren't that rare or hard to find.
 

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I tried calling, got a machine. cant leave a number cause i dont have a house phone, and lost my cell two days ago(borrowing a phone just to call him). Chad, if there is any way you could get ahold of him, my email is [email protected] or you can pm me. or you could just let me know the best time to call him. thanks
 

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FYI last time i shipped an intake it cost me 40 to 50 bucks. definately better than the 100 to have it fixed:cool2:
 

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Creepy196 said:
The T35 is the best of both worlds for a pickup. It's top four gears (all synchonized) almost exactly match first-fourth in a T19close. This is GREAT for normal driving as you can start in second or third (I do this with my T34 too). PLUS it has that bitchin' deep 7.17/1 first for crawlin!:D
I am currently building a extreme trail rig out of my 78 ScoutII. I am putting Rockwell 2.5 ton axles under the thing. I thought about running a Dana 20 to NP 205 combo for the transfer case but after concidering the install of such a set-up, I purchased a t-35 today.

I think that this will be a much easier and stronger. And that 7.16/1 first gear sends shivers down my spine! I not sure how easy it will be to find one there, but I got the transmission, bellhousing, flywheel, 13" clutch, pressure plate...ETC for $200 from a wholesale truck parts yard. They even opened it up and inspected the gears, took it off of the motor and strapped it down to a pallet for me. This transmission looks to have been rebuild just before the donor rig took a dive or it was driven with great care. Even the old store owner was suprised when he opened it up! I sold my old t-19/D20 setup for $300 yesterday, so when all is said and done, I made money on the swap (because I already had the Divorced 205).

In a nutshell, if you look around, It is a great way to get low gears a strong transmission and a fairly straight forward drivetrain with great low range for pretty cheep. I would consider it if I were you! There area couple of good threads here that cover the install.
 
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