My new ride!

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  1. sarookha

    sarookha Farmall Cub

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    I bought this 1966 1100A 4X4 shorty just a few miles from where it was originally sold in the Dallas (Texas) area. First one I've ever seen with the dealer-installed AC unit hanging under the dash! Has a 304, with T-98, which is verified by the LST. The TC (an NP 202) sports a PTO, with yokes front and rear. I have no idea what they were originally hooked up to... I'd love to source a Ramsey 200 PTO winch for the front bumper. I've heard that with the TC-mounted PTO, you can use your tranny to select forward or reverse for the winch.

    Original "Apache Gold" paint, nicely sanded and clear coated. The hubs have been swapped out for modern 8-lugs, with a disk brake conversion up front. Dana 44 front, Dana60 rear, 4.09/1, also verified by the LST. Shod with 12.5X35 R17's that have very little tread left on them. So I'll need to come up with another $1300 for some new Toyo's. The "4X4" and cobra stickers will have to go, the green skull shifter knob has already been removed :yes:

    The Deluxe Cab woodgrain dash trim is long gone, though the dash knob surrounds still sport vestiges of the woodgrain. There's a fuel delivery problem at the moment; it last passed state inspection in 2015.

    I'll be on the hunt for an original steering column and steering wheel, as well as a replacement heater box, since the one in this truck is rusted to pieces. It's also missing its flywheel cover. There's a little cowl rust, but otherwise the sheetmetal is the best I've seen on one of these.

    I've got a spare 345 and 4BBL intake, and am thinking of having fun sporting it up a bit. All comments and suggestions are welcome!

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  2. Randall Barringer

    Randall Barringer High Wheeler

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    Sweet!
    That a/c unit is a thing of beauty!!
     
  3. scout2000

    scout2000 High Wheeler

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    Congrats on the find!

    Nothing there not to love.
     
  4. kevingweq

    kevingweq High Wheeler

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    Way Cool truck !! Best of luck -- try coonrods or Barnes for the heater box

    They are repopping the dash stickers ( wood grain and other designs)
     
  5. sarookha

    sarookha Farmall Cub

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    Yep, got a nice heater box from Barnes, and swapped a spare 2BBL from my 1210 in and she started right up. So did a river of gunk down the passenger side of the engine, no valve cover gasket on that side!
     
  6. JeffSColorado

    JeffSColorado Farmall Cub

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    I have what I believe is the original steering wheel from my '78 Scout II.
    You are welcome to it if you want - just cover shipping from CO and its yours.
    Picture of it is in free parts section.
     
  7. sarookha

    sarookha Farmall Cub

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    Thanks Jeff, I'll keep that in mind. I'm leaning toward a period correct automatic column and wheel. I've located one but not close to me, hope to pick up over the holidays. If that doesn't work out, you may hear from me!
     
  8. sarookha

    sarookha Farmall Cub

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    When I popped the valve covers, I was really surprised by the amount of crud piled up around the top of the cylinder heads! Drain holes were completely blocked, front and back, both heads. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? It looks like maybe it was all crudded up on the insides of the valve covers, and then had peeled/fallen off. There was lots more still hanging/stuck to the insides of the valve covers.
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    It's a 304, stock 2BBL, with T-98 tranny
     
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    winchested Binder Driver

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    Yup my 345 looks like that when I took the valve covers off. My guess is pure lack of maintenance and running shit oil.
     
  11. sarookha

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    Dual filtration, once through the crud blocking the drain holes, again thru the (probably totally clogged) oil filter.
     
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    sarookha Farmall Cub

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    WHich "they" for the repopped woodgrain? I don't find Coonrod's IH on the web, and I don't see the woodgrain at Barnes. Very interested though! The PO peeled it all off, and painted the dash black. With a brush... The wood grain is still visible though, on the knob surrounds. And the LST specifies "deluxe trim"
     
  13. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Scoutco ( Mike Moore) does decails,coonroods is a call only.
     
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    winchested Binder Driver

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    Super scout specialists has the dash decals too.
     
  15. sarookha

    sarookha Farmall Cub

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    Decals for shift patterns, yes. But I don't see woodgrain dash appliqué at SSS or Scoutco.
     
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    I'd love to try my hand at the Hydrodip process they use to apply "woodgrain" in new cars. Looks like you can get a starter kit for the transfer process for about $100, and then use it for just about anything.
     
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    Thanks, but unfortunately, the full-size pickup dash is totally different than the Scout II :no:.
     
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    That was very common in the 60's and 70's . Gunk would built up for any number of reasons whether the oil was changed on a regular basis with one of the better oils of the day like Quaker State or not . Every so often it was a good idea to take those sv covers off and clean out the drain holes. There's been a lot of improvements since then.
    I was very suprised the first time I took a cover off the scout that was run through the 80's with how spotless it was in there. Might help understand why 100,000 miles on a car back in the 60's is like 250,000 miles on one today. Just clean the stuff out and don't look back.
     

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