Champagne for 2017

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  1. oneof3k

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    Good luck with your new shocks. I suspect the battle is 85% done with removal of the old ones! But, 53 years on the same shocks; International cheap skates I say. At least I remember replacing mine (Barbs) about 15 years ago. And I seem to recall that Gary Billings has a thread or two on his quicker and dirtier method of axle seal replacement.
     
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    Thank you.
    I book marked Gary's write up a couple of days ago while I was reading up on the seal replacement.

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    Pinion seal done, no leaks.
    I also did the oil pan. It appears that I have a slight leak from the front seal. It's so slight that I probably shouldn't have told you about it. I read about oil pan gaskets, procedure, etc. In the end, I used Right Stuff from Permatex. So far so good.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Today I reinstalled the flywheel inspection cover and while I was down there I replaced the old nasty ground strap from the engine to the body.
    I forgot to mention in the last post that I had a heck of a time finding a new oil drain plug washer. My local IH dealer didn't have it in stock and could order 10 at a time for $5.?? a piece. In the end, Advanced Auto had a multi pack of fiber washers that contained the M-22 or 7/8" size that I needed. No leaks from the drain plug, so I'm happy.
     

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    I think your newly red oil pan will add at least 10 hp to your drive! Just curious; did you use a pan gasket and the right stuff or just the latter? I've never had much luck in the past using just a liquid or goo-type of gasket. And, how's your minor rear end boo boo coming along? Have you posted a pic to see what others might recommend?
     
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    And I forgot the following: is that still an original carpet hold down thingy majigy strip you have for the bed?
     
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    The body damage is still being processed. I posted a pic a while back and got some good feedback. I just need to start messing with it.
    I used only Right Stuff for the pan sealing. So far so good. I cleaned both sides very well and allowed it all to dry for a day before applying the Right Stuff.
    Yes, I have both the front and rear carpet hold down strips, let me know if you'd like better pics.
    The red paint now allows easy burn outs from the extra power it brought to the table! ;)
     
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    Always good to hear from you! I have the front carpet strip but not the back. From looking at RCS Scouts, I think that are just a shallow V shaped strip assuming that CSs are the same? Correct?
     
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    That's exactly what it is.
    Thanks for being my cheerleader!

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    Today I removed a rear step bumper from my Scout 800 V8 parts Scout.
    It's in better shape than my other one and I'm hoping it will motivate me to do something with my body work.
    The more I think about it, I think I'm just going to remove the quarters from the parts Scout and use on mine. I know the one on the DS has been replaced (even though I thought it hadn't). And the PS will never be as good as what I have available. So......
    It's probably time to order a spot weld bit and get to work.
    Here's a pic of the better bent bumper that will get straightened, wire cupped, and painted.
     

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    That bumper doesn't look too hard to straighten, but it seems like everything related to Scouts takes more work and time and money and......

    If I may give you some advise, using a spot weld remover works slick as sh!t if and only if you don't reuse what you're drilling out. So that would be a smart and quicker way to get the old quarter off, but consider NOT using said tool on your donor quarters as the holes will be about 3/8" and that would be hard to weld back up and have all the holes looking good. Since I did mine some 10 or more weeks ago, I've probably forgot what worked and what didn't though! I also found that using cobalt drill bits of the 3/16" variety drilled out spot welds in short order and they last a long time. And I'm sure you have already done your homework, but Gary Billing (again) did a nice write up on quarter removal.

    Looking back at my notes, it was the end of March when I last worked on my CS. Maybe I can get off my a$$ and do something, even if it's wrong!
     
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    Ed, excellent info as always. Thank you!
    I hear you when it comes to sitting around and not doing any Scout work. I think about doing it, but that doesn't do much in the end.
     
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    Today I pulled my sending unit on the driver's side tank to diagnose a non functional fuel gauge.
    I didn't get a reading on my ohm meter when I moved the float up/down so I dug into it more. The coil must be broken someplace because I don't have continuity between the 2 ends of the wound coil. I know the gauge works via the "D" cell battery test and because the gauge actually worked one or two times.
    So, I've ordered a new one and will wait.
     

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    I now have a functioning fuel gauge.
    Today I spent some time drilling out spot welds on my parts Scout. I still need to get the tailgate bolts out before it will come off. The rear quarters and end caps might end up on my 65. The parts are not perfect, but are in much better shape than what I have.
     

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    Yee haw!


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    I got the panel off and am now wondering if I should cut it in half and splice it into my original one. The one that is on the Scout is in better shape by the fuel tank area.
    Thoughts?

    My first plan is still to try to repair what I have by pulling, beating, etc.[​IMG]

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    As you have what appears to be a good quarter in your back pocket (or on the ground - must have fallen out, huh?), I vote for banging the crap out of your existing dented quarter. If worse comes to worse, you can swap 'em and only be out of a bunch of time. Less the reverse light cut out. And welding in about 400 spot welds. And all the other head aches!
     
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    It's been over a month and no updates? Are you too busy playing lemon aid stand with your daughter?

    I'm sending you a PM (hopefully).
     
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    No excuses.
    It is hot and humid, but it always is down here.
    I bought some new oil filters and a Pertronix unit and may get around to those this weekend.
    I've got a new straight step bumper coming today from a local guy, but can't install it until I figure out my rear dent situation.
    I'll do better. :beer:
     
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    I guess some prodding does work.

    Today I worked on cleaning up the step bumper mounts. A PO decided to practice welding back there, so I have plenty of grinding and cutting ahead.
    The bumper I got is nice and straight. I'll blast and paint it eventually.

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