Jerry's 1970 Scout 800a build thread

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  1. Alagetter

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    hello Jerry,
    Did you use an aftermarket cruise control setup or the factory? Also did you provide (The Column Shop) with the column actuator lever?
     
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    That column looks awesome!
    i'm right there with you on the cruise control. Heck I even use it in town. :)
     
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    combination of things. The cruise stalk was actually a donor from my previous column, although that particular model is common in the aftermarket. Also, I'm running a 2003 GM Gen III/LS style engine + PCM computer, so the cruise stuff is somewhat built in.
     
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    If I've ever been certain of anything, its that there are very few places it is appropriate to place plastic items under the hood, and none should be on an engine.

    If I only had back all the money I have wasted in my day lost on plastic cooling parts, radiators, etc and sunk that money into Apple stock, lottery tickets, etc. :(

    Anyway, IMHO, one of the big negative of the LS series engines is that there is no general purpose aluminum intakes. I do believe that there are a couple out there, one for conversion from fuel injection to a carb (that will never happen). I also think that there is another, but suited to high RPM, large(r) displacement engines. This, also, will not help out my little 325.

    Anyway, I decided to get another truck intake prepared for when the inevitable happens to my current plastic intake. Also done up in Tractor Supply IH red.


    new.intake.a.jpg new.intake.b.jpg
     
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    Looks pretty nice, there Jerry. Now according to the fart smellers , I mean, smart fellers at GM, a composite intake has smoother runners and absorbs less heat, therefore introducing a cooler, denser intake charge into the combustion chamber, which, in turn, provides greater go power. Well, that, and is a hell of a lot cheaper and easier to injection mold an intake manifold than to cast and mill it out of aluminum.
     
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    Hello Guido,

    I can't argue your comments. No doubt they are spot on. I'm just not happy with the answer, or my options. :)
     
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    Well, first you start collecting empty beer cans. Then you build a forge, watch some Youtube videos on lost wax casting, make a mold, melt down a bunch of cans, spend some time with die grinder, and voila! Your own Kustom intake. :laugh::lol::laugh::lol:
     
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  8. scout2000

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    Custom with a "K".
     
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    I've had a lot of opportunity on the industrial side to see how heat affects the composite intake manifolds on the GM 4.3L V6.
    Overall, I'm impressed with how well they suffer extreme overheating. It's very rare one needs to be replaced, even on engines that seized from overheat.
    I hope your experience is the same... minus the overheating or seized engine of course.
    Besides, once something is painted I.H. Red, it is impervious to damage. :)

    Plastiic radiators, on the other hand, do not suffer overheating very well. I've seen steam erode the inside of the tank so bad, it was paper thin. Dealer thought it was an external crack, until we removed the tank for inspection. Was a really fun investigation. :)
     
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    Thanks Scott

    I drove a late model BMW 5 series for several years. It seemed that everyone loved that car...I know because people were continually telling me so. Including myself, I liked it too. Great body, great interior, great drive train, good power and good gas mileage, especially on 100% straight gasoline. Plastic components under the hood, not so much. The sad part was that 3rd party aluminum parts were available, I was just never smart enough to purchase those ahead of time, in preparation for the next, upcoming outage. I think I paid for that car twice just replacing plastic, under the hood components that, IMHO, never should have been there in the first place.
     
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    Oh Man! I love that car! ;)
    According to a friend who tracks warranty & overall repair costs of all the major mfgs for a third party company, BMW is right at the top when it comes to cost per repair order.
    They really are an awesome driving car though.
     
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    Yep. Custom with a "K" :punk::punk:
     
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    A big thank you to Dan Faylor for the following courtesy lamp lens and steering column seal. Dan is 3d printing these and several other Scout items.



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    Those are cool. How strong are they? Can Dan 3D me a scout body?
     
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    I agree, they are cool.

    I believe that Dan is 3d printing sun visor retainers for Scout 800's also, and it seems to me one other part that I can not remember.

    I believe that he (Dan) primarily sells on eBay, but has advertised some stuff here on BinderPlanet.

    His BinderPlanet user id is "dan1500". I had contacted Dan directly, as I do not use paypal, and Dan was happy to work out an alternate payment plan with me.

    You will have to contact Dan directly regarding the 3d printed Scout body. Myself, I'm much more of a "metal" fan and am holding out for the new aluminum Scout 80/800 body myself.

    Good luck.
     
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    3D printing really opens the door for a lot of cool parts. Definitely digging your new lens and column seal. :)
    I remember when I first saw an article on 3D printing. It showed a picture of a working plastic Crescent wrench. I thought it was an April Fools gag.
    No way could a printer make a working Crescent wrench...
    Boy was I (thankfully) wrong. :beer:
     
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    Jerry,
    Sintered metal printing will change the whole ball game.
    Nice parts, now if he only printed the rest of the courtesy light.... :)

    --Mike
     
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    That sounds like a lot of fun. Any chance you do that type of thing?

    Right now, I would really like to be able to play with both the 3D printing thing, and the CNC thing, even if just from a hobbyist level.
     
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    Yeah, someone could finally make the latches for the Scout 800 sliding windows... :)
     
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