I have had this scout for some time now. It belonged to my wife's grandad, who went by Tip, so that's what I'll call it for this build. It currently has a 196 with a 4 speed. After losing the rear main seal a few years ago I decided to rebuild it. After doing so last year I also put in a Scout Dana 300. It has a D27 and tapered 44 with 4.27s and Power loks front and rear. I purchased a set of SII axles with a trash lok in the rear and 3.54s. I was planning on changing the gears and running them with the 196. Last fall I ran up to the store in the Scout and on the freeway coming home it developed a sudden loud knock. After pulling the pan I found the number 2 cylinder scored. I haven't pulled the head to see exactly what happened yet. I am a bit disappointed, as I thought I was done with the motor. I have decided to swap to a 345 IH V-8. I went to Ronnies house yesterday and made a deal on a 345, T19 trans, and a SII power steering gear. After loading all that up, along with my welder and compressor that are in the bed, my springs were starting to squat! Those are some heavy motors! After getting it home, I made a plate for the intake manifold to lift the motor out I decided a wheeled stand was in order, so I could clean it up, change some gaskets, and test fire it before installing it. I will post pictures as it comes together. I have about 3-4 weeks of work that will fill up the shop before I can start, as well as another SBC For my '67 Chevy that should be ready at the machinists in a couple of weeks before I can roll the Scout in for the change. In the mean time I will drop off the clutch and power steering gear for rebuilding.