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Discussion in 'The Skunkwerks' started by Monte Lauer, May 17, 2008.
It is funny you ask. Yes, the hood is black. Are you sure it was his milkshake or his Pepto Bismal?
Ok, so I have finally got around to updating this thread. I have the 440 and transmission mounted. Thanks to Mike Mayben there was no fab involved in mounting the transmission. Because Mike mated my IH tansfer case adapter and Dana 20 to my Mopar transmission I was able to use the stock mount and crossmember. As for the engine mounts, we cut off the old perches and made new ones. Everything went together very well.
My next project was to build drivelines. My stock Scout drivelines were to short, but thanks to Terry Davidson that wasn't an issue. He had some Scout Traveler drivelines laying around. Like I mentioned earlier he has the ultimate set of tools and he made quick work of shortening my new drivelines for me.
Because I ripped out the dash and all the wiring it had to make my own wiring harness. I found an old Mopar wiring harness complete with the ignition module and voltage regulator. So I cut off the neccessary plugs and set about running new wire. I mounted the voltage regulator, ballast resistor, and ignition module on the firewall inside the cab to keep them out of the mud. I fabbed up a small plate to mount above the steering wheel with a tachometer, temp. gauge, volt meter, and oil pressure gauge, ignition switch, power light, and starter button. I will have pics of this later.
OK, so I never got around to finishing this thread. I was under the gun to get this scout done on time and I didn't have time for proper documentation. It got done, we raced it last weekend and it handled well. The 440 made plenty of power and Mike Mayben's transmission shifted hard and fast. We will be racing again on the 28th of June and we will even be sporting a flat top knuckle and high steer. Here are a few pics from last weekend.
And no we didn't win. We got the trophy for the wildest ride. We blew a tire and rolled across the finish line.
The big thing is that at least your wife was fine after the roll over!
Now get to fixing that steering.
That's one of the dangers of running low PSI on 16.5's. Glad the rig stayed together otherwise. I'll be interested to hear how you guys do at the next one. Good luck!
That is a kick@$$ pink scout. Looks like she can handle her own, the wife and the scout.
And (in my best femie voice) OMG,, and her shoe laces sooo match the color of her scout!!! Yeahhh!!
Good Luck on the 4th.
Yes she did go with the pink shoe laces. I had to laugh when she showed up with them. This project has been all about the pink. She wanted everyone one to know they were beat by a girl. Dan I know you and Terry have commitments on the 28th, but maybe you guys can make it for a little while and don't worry, 22psi this time.
Any post roll pics?? How much damage? Glad everyone was ok.
There was minimal damage, we lost a windshield and dented the fenders and quarters a little. A full roll cage is expected before the end of the summer, but again dollars make things slow going, the race harnesses help. I will get a few more pictures posted this weekend.
Here are some more pictures, random and post roll over.
My only concern at this point...how well does the heater perform?
LOL Mike. Yes the heater core is still under the hood. I left it there on purpose. I someday hope to take it out to Sandlake and maybe have a heater for those cold Oregon coast nights.
So the Scout is back together. It now has a flat top knuckle and a high steer arm thanks to Mike at Sky Manufacturing. I decided to keep the Dodge knuckle and have it milled flat and drilled to accept the high steer arm. I will post pictures of the completed project along with pictures from this weekends upcoming race. If anyone is interested, racing is this weekend in Willamina, starting at 10:00 AM.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped me with this project. There are three people who lurk here on the BB that I would especially like to thank. Terry Davidson, Mike Mayben, and Dan Hayes thank you so much for all your efforts. I could never have finished this project without you!
Here are some pictures of the new high steer and a few race pictures from Saturday's race.
We did not win, we won four consecutive races and then something in the electrical shorted out. Here are a few pics of the races.
Here is a link to one of the races.
That otta be good for an extra 50HP!
I NEED somma them plastic/glass bearing stickers TOO! Don't be so titeazz with 'em! After all we gotta bizzniss relationship to kickoff here...I gotta pimp that stuff heavy.
I expect at least a thousand or so for tha Bee so's we can pass 'em arount!
And I DON't see Mobinder on tha registration list for the Bee, but Jen stepped up to the plate!
Them plastic bearings wurk purdee guud upside down???
At $9 each the die cut stickers are "collector items"!
I'll have some "elcheapo" stickers for ya when I deliver the bearings.
If ya had used one of those GOOD bearings in Monte's trans, that rig would have been self righting, they are THAT good!
Mobinder is taking this year off, due to unfinished biz! I handed the torch off to Jenn!
If they are good for 50HP then I guess I need a few more.
I couldn't get this video to upload to youtube, but I was able to upload it to myspace. Here is the link.
See you at the Bee.
You have done a really nice job with that scout. I have watched all the vids on the various media sites and that thing really scoots.
Time to upgrade the alternator and charging systems with the frequent starts and not much running time between eh?
I hope to catch your wife and the Lil' Pink at the Bee.