1979 Midas SSII - new project

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  1. UplandHunter

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    Thanks to John Glancy, and now with the help of Mike Moore, I plan on refreshing/restoring Mike Kunselman’s Midas SSII.
    I picked up the Scout from Super Scout Specialist on Thursday and stopped by ScoutCo on my way home to drop off the tub for Mike and his team to do their magic.
    My plan is for Mike to do the body work - Jeff Jamison will do the upholstery, and I will do the frame, motor, drivetrain, etc.
    I will team up with Tim Smolinski on some of the details, since he is the Midas SSII guru.
    Will post pictures of the progress and any comments, needs etc.
    Some interesting notes that I have found so far.
    1- this was a HOT ordered Scout- the order was wrote on January 30, 1979 and was built on February 2nd
    2- sold to IH store 138 in Milford Connecticut
    3- special order for Arumie/Aromie - LST is blurry - anyone recognize this name?
    4- no fender flares, no radio, 6way trailer wiring, step bumper were few things of note

    Few oddities that we have noticed and trying to figure out. This motor has smog equipment on it, but it’s not designated on the line set ticket that way. (I have confirmed the engine number to be correct for this Scout.) This Scout currently has cruise control on the column and you can see on the dash the mounts as well. Again not noted on the LST. Finally, this has an AC unit installed, again not on LST, and did not expect it to be factory installed. I realize any of these items were most likely installed at a later date. But still worth pursuing its evolution.
    If anyone has some history on this Scout, I would love to hear it. At some point, I hope to do a write up on it.


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  2. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    On the smog,any 79 scout would have had all the smog stuff.At least every 79 I have had has.
     
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    My plan is to keep the quarter panel skins and the front fenders for historical purposes. Since these would have been hand painted. Will install new fenders and quarter panels.
    I am interested in buying any factory Nos body parts - floors- mounts- dog legs etc- any old nos parts you maybe saving for a good project, this is a good one to put them on. Also need a good Midas console if one just happens to be available.
    Catalytic converters, mufflers- if it’s original IH and I can afford it, I am a buyer.
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    None of the Canadian shipped scouts got any smog stuff other than egr. All shipped with 2 barrel carbs.
     
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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    In the US 79 was all got smog under 3/4 ton,federal laws.
     
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    Power washed and now to get this motor running to confirm it’s condition. My hope is that there are no mechanical issues, and I will just replace all the gaskets and Welch plugs while it’s off the frame. Suggestions? My first time doing this.
    I will need to replace these springs with the factory springs that would have originally been sold on it.


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    Great project Scott. The 727 shift seals will be easy to replace with the body off!
     
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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    The a/c is not the standard clutch that Iam use to seeing,and you can see they added a heat shield over the second muffler,dont think you coulld get duals in 79.
     
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    Jeff looks like you are correct- it should be a single exhaust. Going to need to find the catalytic converter and that #10 end of the tail pipe- is this #10 an “extended tail pipe” as described in the parts manual? I am interested in buying any of these parts that are nos or good shape. Thanks [​IMG]


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    Iam not sure,I thought the extended was one that went straight out the back(some one had that info but dont remember who) that looks like the standard tail pipe,dont remember ever seeing a bigger end like that ,the 10 should be the complete tail pipe I beleive,it would be listed on the next page,only shows to 9 in the picture..If you are not doing a 100 percent resto and can get away legally without a cat,I would just run duals,sounds better in my mind.
     
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    Thanks to Troy and Danny, I picked up a Nos inner and outer rocker. Still looking forward more nos parts, if you have something I might can use please let me know.
    Could use nos factory shocks, catalytic converter, rubber body mounts, etc- let me know what you have!!!! Thanks
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