Advice for purchasing

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  1. Humam1953

    Humam1953 Farmall Cub

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    I have the opportunity to buy a 1977 Scout II Traveler with a 345, less than 30k miles, from a trusted person. He replaced radiator, hoses, tires, etc. However, the car was sitting since 1991 in a garage, not being used since. The engine runs ok as much as I can tell. However, should I be concerned that the cylinders have rust from the piston rings? Any other concerns? Thanks.
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  2. winchested

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    If it runs and the compression is good it's fine. Any engine sitting that long is going to need to run a while to re seat the rings.


    Other than the color being terrible that thing is mint!

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    Humam1953 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks, what compression values I should look for?
     
  4. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    It would be best if you posted this in the general IH tech section,you are posting in a parts vender area( anything scout is a dealer)
     
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    I think if you can grab that for under $14,500 I would care what the engine was up to! LOL! Of course you'll need to do a complete run through. This will include brakes, steering, diff fluid, plugs, wires, all the normal stuff. It's running now? You can always do a compression test. Looks like a great opportunity. Best of luck.
     

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