An Expedition Scout

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  1. 64desertscout

    64desertscout Farmall Cub

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    This will be the start of a new build between the 64 and 63 S80's. There is no reason to rehash the work already done, but you can find the other threads here.
    http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php?threads/a-64-scout-named-wilma.130624/

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    http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php?threads/the-re-roll-build.125269/

    So today I bit the bullet today and ordered new tires cause a new Americas Tires just opened around the corner from me and they are giving $200.00 off on 4 new tires when you apply for there CC. My 33/10.50-15 BFG T/A km2's should be in on Thursday.

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  2. 64desertscout

    64desertscout Farmall Cub

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    Today I did the cooling/heating system. The radiator in Beater wasn't the right one and was butchered in, and the 64's worked perfectly. So now I have a stock radiator, a new Robert Shaw 180* T-stat, and a plumbed heater. Need to do some hole patching, a little electrical work, and install the re-bent GM gas pedal and its good for a local driver....with heat!!!

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    64desertscout Farmall Cub

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    So I finished the GM gas pedal and redid the throttle linkage. While doing that I found the secondary linkage was assembled wrong and wasn't really working at all. Now that its hooked up correctly I have some tuning to do.

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    My tires came in today too, so I popped over there and had them mounted. Got back home and have a clearance problem on the passenger side front, its 2" closer than the drivers side, I will have to "pull" on the fender a bit with a ratchet strap while using a hammer to relieve the steel....lol. Then while backing out of the driveway I heard a weird metal noise, my muffler fell off. Fixed that too.

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    I will end up trimming the fenders a bit if needed, but at least I can drive it now....that RF tire was SCARY LOOKIN...a blowout waiting to happen!
     
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    64desertscout Farmall Cub

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    Took a 2x4 to the PF wheel well this morning and added another 1.5" of clearance for the tire. I hit the exhaust pipe when turning right so I will have to redo the exhaust soon. Went for a drive and no more fender rub on every bump anymore and picked up a cheap single speed blower motor, the one that was in there did nothing but scream. I'll see if a single speed works for the winter it really doesn't matter cause its temporary for this winter. The location of the 63 heater sitting on the drivers fender is in the way for the hydro assist brakes in the plan. I will update to the 64 heater/defroster system and keep the 63 vent system. I also added a shut-off to the heater so that I have a vent system too. patched the holes in the floor for the old throttle linkage, just made a patch panel and bolted it in.

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    64desertscout Farmall Cub

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    Today I ran all over hell collecting parts and supplies and I now have windshield wipers!! They are the stock vacuum ones but they work perfectly and I replumbed the system with new 1/4"id clear tubing. I'm just hooked up to manifold vacuum for now, at least they work. I will make a vacuum canister and I found a small 12v vacuum pump for $14.00 that I will use when more vacuum is needed. I had them and time will tell if they will work out for me.

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    Where did you find the vacuum pump? Ive debated going that way but couldn't find one
     
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    64desertscout Farmall Cub

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    Found it on line from a robotics company, the stats on it say that it will produce 16" of vacuum. You could also use a Ford powerstroke electric vacuum pump, but there $50.00+
     
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    Did some more carb tuning today. Got a good high idle now and readjusted the mixture and idle...purring like a kitten now. Went out running around with the windows up and the heater on, WOW!!! Leaky exhaust is BAD...so I went by a local shop and got steered towards this little shop around the corner. We BS'd about Scouts and put Beater on the rack and cobbed an exhaust system together for now that the tire doesn't hit and discovered the manifold donut is trashed. That will be the next thing to repair on the list now....and he had Scouts himself.

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    Installed the new exhaust donut and did a hot torque on it. Man did that thing stink on the first heat cycle! Went for a short drive with the heater off and the windows rolled up......I need to seal up a few more holes and I haven't done the side dump for the exhaust yet, but its not trying to kill me anymore. ;) Went down a frontage road along the 80mph stretch of the 215 through Sun City, at 55 on its speedo I'm good for the slow lane now and Beater seems happy at about 3200 rpm for cruising. I cant wait to change the steering box!
     
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    Jr90 I have a couple vacuum pumps from the wipers on my 1970 scout if you want them. Greg
     
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    I changed the steering box out for the 64's today...WOW!!!! was the old box screwed up! Drives like a dream now...well for a 52 year old truck with no power steering! This box will work for awhile, its in great shape. So now its good while I amass the parts needed for the power steering upgrade.
     
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    Over the past few days I've cleaned/primed/painted the top to window rubber area in bright white and glued the rubber in on the drivers side. I have to say that I REALLY like Clesters products! It fits very well and is very soft and pliant, netting a really good seal on the window area. I haven't done the lower yet cause I have to refit the door still. I also pulled the exhaust down and welded up all the holes that didn't get done...his welds look like bubble gum. Reinstalled it with a new donut and went for a drive to heat it up and re-torque it. I now have no exhaust getting in the cab....WOOHOO!! and the drivers window doesn't rattle anymore.

    Then the weather went to hell.
     
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    Finished the rivnuts in the windshield frame today and added a few to the bedrail for the rear of the top. Also added shell tape for a weather seal to the base and the top of the fold down windshield since they don't make that seal anymore and mine was there...just hard as a rock. I have a few more holes to weld in the P/U top and some finishing before I do roll on bed liner to the inside and out of the P/U top, then paint it bright white. I have decided that it will be painted desert tan with a white top.....rattle can style.
     
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    I finished the passenger side top and rubber today and went for a spin...its much quitter now and there are no horrible air leaks now. I took the old blower motor apart today to see if I could fix it, the rear bearing on the brush side of the housing is toast and the single speed I found is like running it on low! Does anyone have a line on a replacement bearing? I can replace the motor with a new one, but I bet its not as good of quality as the original is! will spend tomorrow working on water proofing the cab.
     
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    Awrsome, love to hear about an old scout finding new life
     
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    Worked on the top today and welded up some little holes and odds and ends that needed doing. Did some sanding and priming on it for prep to be painted soon. Steel wooled the windows and the new seals are all done.

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    What does steel wool do to the windows? Mine are very foggy/hazy and Ive tried a few different store bought methods and none of them work.
     
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    It polishes the glass alittle and only use 0000 steel wool and soaking wet to not scratch the glass. I like to use windex as the lubricant. If you use it wet you really cant hurt the glass and it might clear some of it up unless its in the laminate between the panes.
     
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    Been working on the top lately. Finished the welding, sanding, and priming of the roof and sides and started applying the paintable 3M rubberized coating on it. This stuff takes about 3 days to cure and become paintable, and when its finished will have a bedliner type finish along with deadening the "tin can" sound of the top. I think it will take around 5 cans to do it and probably add 15 pounds to the top. At $3.50 a can its a pretty cheap way to finish the top and should be easy to fix if the need arises. I will do the rear hatch also but the one that's on right now is for the 64. I have to do some repair to the one for Beater.

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    Its been a bit since I posted and a lot has taken place in the last week. Really haven't done much on either of the Scouts till this week. We got this wild idea at the shop and chained the 64 up to the I-beams on the rear roof structure and put the porta-power between the I-beam and the frame and WA-LA!!! Now the frame is straight and true within a 1/16th of an inch from corners and cross members. Who would have thought it would be that easy to fix??

    So with the Wilma's frame now good, I'm going back to the original plan since the tub on the 64 is virtually rust free as compared to Beaters. I liberally sprayed down all the body bolts with rust penetration spray twice today and will get all the body bolts out tomorrow. Heck I might even get the body bolted back on with new bushings and the lift blocks.
     

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