1972 Scout II Chevy small block swap

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  1. Kunkel

    Kunkel Farmall Cub

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    I just started disassembling my scout and I have a 350 hobby stock engine I'm trying sell thats going in first (most people prefer hearing a running engine at purchace, i know i do) then in about a month or two im putting a 400 sbc in if i sell the 350 or not. Pictures and parts specs will be coming in the next day or two once i have time.
     
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    When using Chevy headers i had to get an "S" bend in my exhaust to route around the transfer case and each time i want to take out the exhaust i must first drop the tranny rear support (not a big problem but annoying). Something I am working on fixing is the kick down linkage needs to sit up much higher than the top of the Chevy block so once I make a bracket to boost it up to the correct spot I will share the dimensions. And Chevy one ton engine mounts work best for supporting the engine.
     
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    Kunkel Farmall Cub

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    Been busy but the truck is on the road and the kick down arm problem is fixed. After a lot of adapting, modifying and custom fabrication I have my truck back on the road and roaring away. :punk:
     
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    hey this looks like a cool rig man keep up the good work and posts. some clean shots of the linkage and engine mounts would be nice.

    i had the same thing in mind for my 73'.
     
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    Kunkel Farmall Cub

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    either use a different tranny or build up the 727 with high performance parts because more power went into the 727 then it was rated for stock and parts inside are failing. that or they were already on their way but the truck is parked untill i pull and rebuild or replace the tranny. and i used chevy truck engine mounts and brackets with some cutting, welding and reinforcement. i will take a picture of the linkage up at the carb soon.
     
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    What headers did you use on this if you are still checking this post?
    Thanks
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    chucky Farmall Cub

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    dont know about him, but my 79 with a SBC has the block hugger headers, with custom bent 2 1/2" tubes down each side to the (stock-ish) muffler location.. keeps it all high and out of the way. it has to go if the starter needs changing.
     
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    I’m checking to see what all you guys did for mounting up a 350. Looking for ideas and learn from others trials. Deciding on headers now. Thinking long tube. Going to run a 400 with a np 205. Any help is appreciated
     
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    I am using an advanced adapters sbc to 727 adapter and a motor mount kit, not sure on the headers yet.

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    Did you guys make your motor mounts or buy a univeral kit? I am in the planning process for a SBC swap.
     
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    Speaking only for my swap. I went with a smaller enging (325 CID) and just used some generic mounts from eBay. If I was making any serious power, I would have purchased a higher quality kit.
     

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