In-line 6 - 345 swap

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  1. Owen76

    Owen76 Farmall Cub

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    Hello,
    I have a 71 scout 800B with an in-line 6 that needs a rebuild and a "tractor like" four speed. I have always dreamed of putting a 345 V8 and 4 speed from a scout II in it as the scout II drives so much nicer than scout 800s.
    Recently I was offered a great deal on a really solid driving scout II with a 345 and 4 speed. So now I have the opportunity to do what I always wanted but this is a much bigger project than I've ever done and I won't have the two scouts next to each other unless I buy this one so I can't compare details.
    My question is:
    -has anyone reading this done this?
    -If so, what are the major obstacles I will hit?
    -my major conserns are:
    -different motor mounts
    -transmission mounts
    -Clutch opporation
    -radiator compatibility or room for 345 radiator swap

    If this is possible, the next steps I would want would be:
    -swap the 4x4 transfer case
    -swap axles
    -add power steering
    -anything else I can swap to make an 800 drive a little nicer
    Is any of this possible or do I sound like an idiot?
    Is there a website or YouTube channel that I can find instructional videos?
    I have a mechanically inclined friend who knows scout IIs pretty well but he is not going to do the research for me so I need to have my ducks in a row before I buy the parts scout.
    Thank you very much for any help.
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    Post this over in General Tech forum for more exposure.
     
  3. Owen76

    Owen76 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks
     
  4. Josh800A

    Josh800A Farmall Cub

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    Good luck with your swap. I have the six, AMC 232, same as you, but with a three speed. Can I put in my dibs for your four speed? Where are you located?
    Thanks,
    Josh
     
  5. Owen76

    Owen76 Farmall Cub

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    I'll try to keep this post to remember you. It may be a bit till I do the surgery as winter is rolling in and my workspace is outside.
     
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    Chops24 Farmall Cub

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    I’m in Albuquerque with a scout II if you need measurements or have questions


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  7. Josh800A

    Josh800A Farmall Cub

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    I can wait.... :yes:
    Thanks,
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