New to Forum, SSII 33,000 original miles

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  1. mmacarthur

    mmacarthur Farmall Cub

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    Hey Gang,
    So I bought my first Scout 3 months ago. I've been fixing it up since then and just got it back on the road this weekend! The PO has let the truck sit in a partially open garage Eureka, CA for somewhere between 5-10 years; He couldn't tell me when it had last ran. So I towed it home and started ordering parts. New: fuel system, smog carburetor, starter, ps pump, brakes from master cylinder to calipers/wheel cylinders, radiator, alternator, gaskets, battery, tires, and misc. ignition parts.

    "Refurbished": Anything with surface rust that I could access was pressure washed three times, then wire wheeled and painted. I also sandblasted a lot of parts, then painted them. 20171110_105752.jpg

    I removed the smog pump, but otherwise I've been trying to keep it as stock as possible. Enjoy the pictures below!

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  2. mmacarthur

    mmacarthur Farmall Cub

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    More pictures 20170716_190440.jpg 20171009_185358.jpg 20171110_100813.jpg
     
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  3. Baja Midas

    Baja Midas Farmall Cub

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    Looks great! 79, 345 auto?
     
  4. mmacarthur

    mmacarthur Farmall Cub

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    Yep, that's right! With lock-o-matic hubs and a Trac lock in the rear, too!
     
  5. winchested

    winchested Binder Driver

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    Man I'm super jelly. That thing is minty! Love it. Mine looks like explicit crap. One day. Mine is a 79 345 4 speed t19 wide. Canadian 2 barrel no emissions crap on the Canadian rigs at that time.

    I've got tons of work to do on mine and I over paid by 5000 bucks.

    What did yours cost you?

    Love that color!
     
  6. mmacarthur

    mmacarthur Farmall Cub

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    Both the PO and I got a good deal. I drove 22 hours in one weekend to bring it home, but didn't overpay.
     
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    Baja Midas Farmall Cub

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    Very nice. You don't see many 79s.
     
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    jeffb1051 Farmall Cub

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    Nice! I just started the rehab on my '77 SSII. Its a "10" on the rough scale, but i hope to have it on the road in the spring
     
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    Good looking SS. Looks fairly complete minus your door and top hardware. The Trac Lok is your week link in the package. They tended to crack and performance was not to good. With such low miles it might be fine, but I would look it over good anyway. Lock-o-matics are a nice feature IMO. Wished mine still had them.
     
  10. mmacarthur

    mmacarthur Farmall Cub

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    Okay so I have a question. If my tail light lenses are stuck to the housings, what would be the best way of getting them unstuck? Is there a certain area to pry from?

    Also, I built a roll cage. Pics to come in the following weeks.
     
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    Darrel High Wheeler

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    Try softening up the goo with a heat gun, hair dryer, oven, sun.... There are repo plastic housings/lens on Ebay for super cheap.
     
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    mmacarthur Farmall Cub

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    Does anyone have an idea of the function of these cut wires and this connector? The three wires come out of the firewall. One of the wires in the connector has conductivity to a wire that runs from the cowl to the passenger fender. Other than that, I can;t trace the wires without removing the dash. Pictures below.

    Also,
    What is the sensor in the back of the cylinder head, right up against the valve covers? It can be seen in the first image below, light grey connector.


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  13. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    The wires could be your windshield wiper motor
     
  14. Ron A

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    that's where the lines to my heater blower motor are . The other plug in the same general location goes to the wiper motor. Mine is a 77.
     
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    winchested Binder Driver

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    I think that photo with the wiper motor connector is the photo he is referencing the sensor in the back of the head.

    The second photo is the 3 broken wires.

    Which do look like the wiper motor wires.
     
  16. mmacarthur

    mmacarthur Farmall Cub

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    Yep, I confirmed those are the wiper motor wires. Also, my question about the tail light lenses was dumb of me. I just needed to change my tail lights, but I bought tail light gasket from IHPA and thought that the lenses came off, just like the marker lights and the front turn signals. Silly me, the bulbs twist out...

    I still don't know what sensor is in the back of the head. Anyone have some tech to regurgitate?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    winchested Binder Driver

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    Ya the older scout II had removable lenses on the metal taillight housings. The plastic ones aren't removable as you figured out.
     

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