Ok, here we go. No more fooling around.... I've finally started some real action yesterday. I picked up a 4bt about 2 months ago and started putting things in motion. The 4bt was sourced for my C-series Travelette project but was shutdown to focus on the restoration of my A-120 over the next few years; the 4bt shifted over to this, and I couldn't be happier. Since my Traveler is in pretty good shape it won't be doing any significant wheeling. Since it's set up for automatic, I'll be going for a 4x4 46rh/47rh when I can find one for a reasonable price. The passenger side drop of the front axle will make for tricky exhaust routing, but I think it'll work out. If not, I'll fight that battle later. One of my objectives is to have nothing outwardly indicating that this is any different than any other Scout-- no cutting the hood, no stacks, nothing retarded... I'm excited that it's going to be a diesel, but I'm more proud to drive a Scout. The 4bt itself will be painted IH red. The operational objective is to have the best of all worlds: torque, towing capacity, mpg/range, reasonable highway comfort, etc. Most of its driving will be kicking around town, going out to the beach, and weekend camping trips to the mountains. Just a great all-around Scout. So basically it's going to be what a Scout already is but with better fuel economy. The 345/727/D20 setup got pulled yesterday, and the engine compartment will be cleaned and prepped in the coming weeks. My 4bt is supposed to already be in good shape, but there's a recommended diesel guy nearby who will be going through the motor to be sure. Right now the task is to thoroughly clean the engine compartment after 33 yrs of the IH factory oil leaks, then establish as much sound deadening/isolation as possible for the passengers. Where I am, and where I want to go: The truck has D44s front/rear with 3.54 gears, and the tires are 33-10.50 BFGs. That seems to put the 4bt in a great RPM range for all ranges of driving. Lift is a 4" Triangle with slightly longer-than-stock shackles and Procomp 9k shocks. I have the 33-gal fuel tank and a new Griffin aluminum radiator w/ integrated trans cooler. The Griffin is the style needed for a SV, so passenger side upper inlet, driver side lower outlet. I think the 4bt can be adapted to fit that, and I'm pretty confident the Griffin has enough cooling capacity for the 4bt. I will be going with an electric fan. The body bushings on the truck are the factory ones and have squashed over the years; I have a new set that will be installed in this effort. If the 4bt will still not fit, I'll only add enough body lift to squeeze it in, but I hope not to. The Traveler's A/C works great and we were able to move everything out of the way for engine removal without cracking the refrigerant; everything will be mounted up to the 4bt later. Question: The A/C heat exchanger in front of the radiator takes up a fair amount of room and I'm concerned about the front surface area recommended for the intercooler. Ted has a Perkins diesel in his truck and the intercooler is maybe 2 sqft? I realize I'll be able to find different shapes/sizes for the intercooler, but how small (or big) would you guys recommend? I'd like to find one that wide but not tall, that can fit below the A/C HX in front of the Griffin. I share my garage with a drag race guy, and he's going to help me with the intercooler, bracket fab, and other bits. Master Groenhof will be leading the charge on placing motor mounts and cross members when the time comes. While it's gutted, I'm going to clean up the steering with a lower Borgensen joint (I did the upper already) and do the bright lights kit. After the 4bt is up and running, the Traveler will get its axles cleaned up/gone through and get discs all around. At some point I'll cut down the liftgate and install a regular Scout tailgate. I also have a factory Warn bumper and rebuilt Warn 8274 that will be installed. Yeah, it's a bit poser but it looks cool and the winch has come in handy on Robby's Scout on more than one non-trail occasion lately. Feel free to offer critique and recommendations, but don't knock the choice for going with an automatic. That decision has been made. I'm open to suggestions and ideas, even if they're little ones. I'm trying to read other build threads to catch lessons learned but I still have a lot to learn.