Jerry's 1970 Scout 800a build thread

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  1. scout2000

    scout2000 Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    I was picking some stuff up at Tractor Supply and found this.

    It truely was an all IH weekend for me.

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    Great Score on the NV4500, and the mug! :rockon:
    Both will serve you well.

    Scott
     
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    I used to work in a shop that was only mercedes diesels, and the om617 is a Very SWWEET engine. 500k without ever being opened was common. I would tune them to amaze the owners, the easy stuff like set the valves, beginning of injection time, and adjust the boost mixture and shim /replace the worn old wastegate spring. But the stock automatic trans eats 20-percent, more like thirty. Wanted to have my way with one these plentiful and very tough engines for years. won't fit in my '65 scout 80 though.:no::hammer: Anyway, I love Scouts and the engine, so trailer it to where I work in Fredericksburg,north of San Antonio, and the build can progress.! Owner of the shop is a great trans builder as well as welder/fabricator.
     
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    careful with the tuning comments, I may show up on your doorstep one day. :)

    Thank you for the post.

     
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    65scoutsc Farmall Cub

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    Dale and his father rag on me about being a Scout fanatic, and even more for liking the 617. When I brought up your situation he made the usual jokes and then said we will send one of our flatbed towtrucks to bring it if you want....If it ever comes to that you have that option open to you. This is a nice enough shop, needs more lights and two more hoists, but all in good time. Usually four or more customer's street rods in it along with the daily off the street repair work.
     
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    :no: Wont fit? Anything can fit in a Scout 80. :D
     
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    I was going to suggest you review Tres03's 1963 Scout 80 build thread, but I see that he has already posted. If you have a chance to attend the North Texas Binders roundup on 19 October, I bet he would give you the grand tour.

    Most v8 installations in Scout 80's, or 4 cyl Scout 800's involve moving the front most frame cross member forward, along with with the radiator support.

    The other one that I have seen, but wouldn't necessarily suggest, is the extreme 4x4 method. They started with a 4 cyl 1969 Scout 800, and installed an IH 345 by cutting up the firewall and moving back. More details here:

    http://www.powerblockswag.com/Xtreme_4x4_Project_Stout_Scout_2_Disc_Set_p/xt-scoutdvd.htm
     
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    He obviously didn't try hard enough :D

    C'mon Jerry post up some progress :beer:
     
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    He just has to "want it".

    I got the NV4500 and did the gas tank fix so far this week.

    The power train stuff continues to drag out.

    So far, I have spent $$$ on stainless nuts, bolts, screws and washers and anti-seize. Its a disease. I caught it from Davis. I could show you pics of installed SS if you are really interested.

    But thanks for the comments.
     
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    Stainless... :cool2:
    It's like chrome, with an attitude. :punk:

    Funny how some really big parts of the progress, are tedious and mind numbing, but in the end really make for a stand out product.

    Keep on Scoutin' amigo! :wrenching:

    Scott
     
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    Guido, you put a big V-8 in yours. My engine is little compared to yours. Must be a genetics thing. :confused:

    Come on Jerry, lets see some pictures. I like shiny things. :D
     
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    You didn't like the shiny new mug from Tractor supply? Or the new transmission.

    In my rear wheel well(s), on the gas tank access doors, I have been adding to my SS & anti-seize stuff there. I can go take a couple of pictures tomorrow in the daylight.

    Anyway, I found a fabricator to do my power train swap this week. So I'm pretty stoked about that.

    The attached picture is NOT my engine. I borrowed the picture from another forum. It is a sample picture of my new planned power plant.


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    I liked the IH coffee mug :D

    Jerry, the pics your NV4500 looks new/reman? I know some versions of the NV4500 (Chevy? Dodge? Both?)had problems with the 5th gear nut working loose. Did yours get the 5th gear nut mod? There's several lock nuts/fixes to keep the nut tight.

    That NV4500 will be nice with the Merc diesel :rockon:
     
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    You dont want any loose nuts running around, thats for sure. Make sure you get your nut fixed Jerry. :yes:

    I like the mug too Jerry, and I like the NV4500. I would like to see pictures of it in the Scout though.
     
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    The story on the NV4500 is that I bought it used. I got it from a guy that had it installed in his Jeep Wrangler behind a Gen 1 SBC. Before he pulled it, I got to go on a test drive to confirm everything was OK with the transmission.

    He was pulling it so his wife could drive the jeep, and he replaced his NV4500 with a nice Turbo 700r4.
     
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    Better Check your nut Jerry! :D

    On a serious note, I've read the same thing that Guido has. I don't have any first hand knowledge. Only what I've read. But, if it was me, I'd want to make sure that either the transmission doesn't fall in that age catagory, or that *I* made darned sure if it did, that it was fixed. From what I have *read*, it can be a pretty nasty failure.
    I'm liking that engine choice! :rockon:
    This will be a whole lot of fun to watch! :clap:

    Scott
     
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    I guess with two persistent warnings, I better go and check my nut!

    Hopefully my yahoo-fu is up to the task.

    Since I have several people focused on my nut, are there any particular URL's you might suggest I read up on? Or will it all become apparent once I hit the search engines?
     
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    Do a search on Google for NV4500 5th Gear nut. You will find all sorts of stuff on it as well as how to fix it. I see more people posting about the dodge NV4500 but that does not mean the chevy version does not do it as well.
     
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    Poor Jerry and his nut :D


    JJ in TN
     
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    There's no need to worry. I have a spare!
     

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