Cheap!!!!Quick!!!!Easy!!!

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  1. vdubbub86

    vdubbub86 Farmall Cub

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    What would be the best option to swap out the engine and trans out of my 1972 IH 1210 P/U. Something that will not be to expensive, easy to mount up, with hopefully not alot of modifications???
     
  2. Carl Wiese

    Carl Wiese Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Easiest would be another IH motor. When you start talking about anything else, the "easy to mount up" and "not too expensive" kinda go away. If you're not looking IH, everything else is pretty much open.

    Just one more thing, cheap, quick and easy have nothing to do with International!:D:D
     
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    pri High Wheeler

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    That's not just with International... That's an universal statement, as those three words are mutually exclusive.

    Paul
     
  4. ruderunner

    ruderunner High Wheeler

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    Without any info on what your end goals are, it's kinda hard to give you much guidance. Also some more info on the truck would help.
     
  5. BO185

    BO185 Y-Block King

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    So the IH 392 eats to much gas huh?

    Try this!
    http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39093
    5.3 Scout II - web site Forums
     
  6. Eli D.

    Eli D. Farmall Cub

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    If you want cheapest and easiest go with IH..I'd go ith IH just because I am a purist, you put a 350 in there and then your pretty much driving a Chevy. Nothing wrong with that but why not just buy a chevy then??
     
  7. Damian Grihalva

    Damian Grihalva High Wheeler

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    "Cheap, Quick and Easy."

    One of my favorite jokes for custom building. After saying those three words ~ you say to the customer: "Pick two".

    :offtopic:

    EDIT: I screwed that up, its Quick, Cheap and Right.
     
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  8. vdubbub86

    vdubbub86 Farmall Cub

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    lol, True. Well, I guess I can always rebuild the 392. So, anyone know where I can get a rebuild kit in So.Cali. :tank:
     
  9. Carl Wiese

    Carl Wiese Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Northern Autoparts

    The IH kits are listed on the top of the main page under the "Featured Product" banner
     
  10. Damian Grihalva

    Damian Grihalva High Wheeler

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    Napa should have them too.

    But if you want to be really nice. Try to buy the kit from a IH guy.

    Sean of Anything Scout: www.AnythingScout.com
    Mike or Jeff from IH Only: www.IHOnly.com

    Are the ones that come to mind in Cali.

    Great bunch of guys doing their part to keep IH's alive.
     
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    BO185 Y-Block King

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    Damians right I would support the sponsers on here.

    Even if you pay a little more it will help them to keep parts and products out there for all us.
     
  12. Mike Elrod

    Mike Elrod Farmall Cub

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    I'v noticed over the last few years that getting them from an IH vendor has ACTUALY been cheaper then then the auto store chains.
     
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    Mike Elrod Farmall Cub

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    Yup, rebuild it and add Fuel injection:punk:
     
  14. Colin Rush

    Colin Rush Man of Voive Staff Member Moderator

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    Get another IH V8. Get a 304 or 266 for mileage.

    Or, get an AMC inline 6-cylinder from a Jeep or Eagle. You will need to get an AMC tranny case and swap that with your IH one, and it will all bolt in. You will end up needing a new exhaust. Play your cards right, you could get the engine for $100, rebuild your tranny for not much, pay a local exhaust shop $200, and you are down the road.

    Or, get an AMC 304 or 360 and install. Again, you will need a new exhaust, and also need to find the proper engine bracketry. A good runner can be had for $100.

    Otherwise, there ain't nothing cheap nor easy.
     
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    Colin how is a AMC engine going to bolt up where a IH engine was? You would have to cut off the IH engine mounts and then weld in AMC ones. Your best bet is to just find another good running IH motor and swap it in.
     
  16. Eli D.

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    AMC 304 in a Scout????:ban: jk lol. Like John said find a good running IH SV and throw it in there, it will be quick and easy, and compared to MOST of the other swaps it is going to be cheap.
     
  17. vdubbub86

    vdubbub86 Farmall Cub

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    Great Information people... Thanks!!
     
  18. Colin Rush

    Colin Rush Man of Voive Staff Member Moderator

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    I only suggest that because it would fit as easily as the V-400, and would get better mileage. Given the choice between an AMC 304 and an IHC 304, I would choose the SV. Both can be had for next to nothing if you know who to tap.
     
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    WRENCH MAN Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    If I remember correctly the last one I got (FOR FREE!!!!!!!) Collin helped load it!? and I only paied $20 for the last AMC 401 (IH-V400), the MOST I ever paied for ANY IH SV was the last 392IC I got, and I only paied $150 for it.
     
  20. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Farmall Cub

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    "Cheap, Quick and Easy."

    I thought this thread was going to be about an ex-girlfriend :tt2:
     

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