CAR What I've always wanted: 1970 Scout. All Mine

skeletor25rs

Yetis & Deer
Jan 26, 2001
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I ran into an old friend Saturay night at a wedding and he mentioned he had a 1970 Scout for sale. I told him I wanted it. Apparently he's heard that before because he was suprised when I called yesterday to come look at it. It's sitting in front of my house now:kdubbd:

1970 International Scout 800A
304 V8 - 4 speed manual
~16000 original miles*
Very little body rust. Two small holes in the back floor area, easily fixable.
Runs great.
Steering and Brakes via arm and leg muscles:bigthumb:

I have the original front bumper also.

I've always wanted a scout... I'm fucking happy.

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*So I'm told. May or may not have rolled over. But who fucking cares!!
 
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skeletor25rs

skeletor25rs

Yetis & Deer
Jan 26, 2001
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The first problem arose this weekend.
Driver's side window mechanism crapped out on me. Whatever connects it all to the inside door panel got in a bind and came loose. I need to figure out how to get the door apart and assess the situation.

It was half way up/down when it stuck. I did managed to take enough loose to get it back up when I got up Sunday morning.
 
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skeletor25rs

skeletor25rs

Yetis & Deer
Jan 26, 2001
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that should be a T18 ... unless it was swapped from the factory ...

is it a closed knuckle D27 front?

I honestly haven't looked at the axles yet. I'm changing the oil this weekend, so I'll check it out then.

But yeah, it should have Dana 27/30 axles.
 

critter783

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Jul 15, 2005
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It's all factory, so no double sticks or anything fancy.
First gear in those T18s is like 6:1, so you won't be able to go much faster than a few mph before the engine starts screaming. I've got one in my '80 CJ7, and for anything other than rough offroad terrain, I just take off in second gear.
Those transmissions are tough as fucking nails though.
 
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skeletor25rs

skeletor25rs

Yetis & Deer
Jan 26, 2001
33,424
NBTX
First gear in those T18s is like 6:1, so you won't be able to go much faster than a few mph before the engine starts screaming. I've got one in my '80 CJ7, and for anything other than rough offroad terrain, I just take off in second gear.
Those transmissions are tough as fucking nails though.

Oh, yeah.

1st - 3rd gets you to about 45 mph. 4th from 45 to 80 or so :rofl:
 

critter783

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Jul 15, 2005
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Oh, yeah.

1st - 3rd gets you to about 45 mph. 4th from 45 to 80 or so :rofl:
That sounds just about like mine. 35-45 is where I go to 4th, but I've never gone much over 45 in it. No sway bar and a brake caliper that's seizing = not fun to control.
 

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