I have been a member for a few months now and finally found a Scout II. It is a 1979 With the 345, thermoquad, 727, Dana 20. Dana 44s with 3.73 gears. It has a single exhaust exiting in a downward angle on the driver side with a catalytic converter. No rust...very solid including what looks to be original body mounts. It has cruise control and air conditioning. The interior is russet plaid. It is prettying all stock except it has been repainted. I think it was originally brown. The distributor is a prestolite but I'm not sure yet which one...there is a field fix sticker under the hood saying the distributor has been changed and to set timing at 7.5* btdc. It has the typical problems I have read about in my mad searching for the past 2 months: Fuel gauge doesn't work. Temp gauge works but reads low, oil gauge only registers in the bottom 1/4 of the gauge. Speedo doesn't move. The carb needs a tune, it seems to run rich at idle based in the smell and it does do the random smoke puff on startup...maybe more so when parked on the street with the passenger side lower than the driver side. So if you don't mind if like to ask some questions: 1. The accelerator pedal seems stiff to operate. When throttle is actuated at the carb it is smooth and easy. Other than lubing and inspecting the accelerator pedal cable any tips? 2. With a proper tune on the carb will it be relatively smell free? The engine was 125 psi across on the compression test. I do not do a leak down. It runs great and shifts well. The idle may be a bit high on the warmup and a bit low after warmed up. Are those both adjustable? The blip of the throttle will idle it down on a cold start so I think the pull offs are working... 3. Are the brakes normally boosted well? Seems my pedal requires some effort to stop. When the engine is off the pedal is hard. I will check the booster...anything else?