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Perdido

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Skyjacker sent out longer U bolts and they arrived overnight, got installed yesterday and the Scout is resting on it’s own 4 feet. So glad to have it off the rotisserie! I cut a piece of angle and bolted it to the 2 lowest tranny mounting points on the block and added some high density foam pad, so I’m ready to mount the engine on the frame, clean out the shop and put things back where they belong. John and I did an install of the AC and the dash to make sure everything fits…there’s even enough room behind the glove box door for the HFI computer. It continues to by hot as he77 and the humidity is only about 5% below rain, it’s miserable. I covered the frame since there are a few nuts and bolts that haven’t been painted yet and I’m tired of de rusting. BTW, the cover is for an MGB.
Rut
 

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Perdido

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Looks like great progress. Do I see Mrs. Perdido's Porsche in the garage?!??!
Sometimes, but that’s my daily when I’m not in the pickup. I like to restore British sports cars and I decided to try a Porsche, but it didn’t need much work. All of that activity has been sidelined since my son bought this Scout. That said, if he hadn’t I wouldn’t have had the chance to ‘meet’ y’all and I would’ve missed out on some great people. I have a smile every day after reading about y’all’s trials, tribulations and successes!
Rut
 

oneof3k

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Sometimes, but that’s my daily when I’m not in the pickup. I like to restore British sports cars and I decided to try a Porsche, but it didn’t need much work. All of that activity has been sidelined since my son bought this Scout. That said, if he hadn’t I wouldn’t have had the chance to ‘meet’ y’all and I would’ve missed out on some great people. I have a smile every day after reading about y’all’s trials, tribulations and successes!
Couldn't agree more Rut! But don't forget some backwards trending projects/builds like an unnamed builder frequently explores!
 

Perdido

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Also did a test fit of a heep rear bumper with swing out tire carrier and it looks pretty good. I’ll go down to the steel fab/supply tomorrow and pick up some 3/16x4” cr steel to make the mounting brackets. I’m still toying with the idea of tilting the spare mount.
Rut
 

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winchested

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Also did a test fit of a heep rear bumper with swing out tire carrier and it looks pretty good. I’ll go down to the steel fab/supply tomorrow and pick up some 3/16x4” cr steel to make the mounting brackets. I’m still toying with the idea of tilting the spare mount.
Rut
Don't mount it off just the (8) 3/8 holes in the back of the thin frame. You need to tie it into main frame.

Tie it in like the original step bumpers are.
 

Perdido

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Don't mount it off just the (8) 3/8 holes in the back of the thin frame. You need to tie it into main frame.

Tie it in like the original step bumpers are.
Tom,
Thanks, I used my CAD to make up a mounting bracket prototype and it will be mounted on top of the frame and the bumper will slide over it. The 2 original bumper mounts (angle iron) will fit on the bottom of the frame as original and the bumper will mount on top of those as well. This will give me 4 mounting brackets bolted to the frame, top and bottom and the bumper is the same height. It should be a pretty straightforward fit.
On another note, I mounted the engine sans oil pan to make sure everything fit. It was much easier to roll the frame under the cherry picker than move that heavy chunk of iron!
I know I’m a$$ backwards on this assembly since I’m going to replace all the suspension mounting bolts with new grade 8 and I’m still waiting on rocker arms, but I can’t sit still when there’s something to do!
Rut
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Perdido

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Cut the steel yesterday and welded up the rear bumper brackets and did a trial mount this morning. It looks good and mounts to the frame using 2 top and 2 bottom mounts and I’ll add a fifth in the center. I replaced all the suspension bolts with grade 8 hardware and it was much easier than I anticipated…took about 10 minutes using the engine lift to take the weight off. Used some straps to mount the gas tank to the frame and will replace those with original style metal straps, top and bottom this Thursday. Putting things back on the frame is much more fun than cutting out rust and welding in new metal!
Rut
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Lars-S

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Are you going to also use a micron fuel filter? Most of club we used to 4wheel with that had TBI and external pump used them. Only bad part was they can load up and then engine runs poorly if at all. Maybe todays fuel pumps only need the see throughs.. Just an observation.

PS and so as not to slight another great CAD fabricator ... love the stuff you have done too! 🙂
 

Perdido

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Are you going to also use a micron fuel filter? Most of club we used to 4wheel with that had TBI and external pump used them. Only bad part was they can load up and then engine runs poorly if at all. Maybe todays fuel pumps only need the see throughs.. Just an observation.

PS and so as not to slight another great CAD fabricator ... love the stuff you have done too! 🙂
The filter came with the HFI setup and I’ve not looked at the specs, but i think a good filter is a must. My CAD system is running off brain fart .02, but it’s better than the first program!
Rut
 

Lars-S

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The clear G3 filters is all HFI calls for pre-pump.

They work fine and are extremely cheap.
Definitely less costly and one less item to take up space on short wheel base (any) vehicle.. I have the Howell system on the CJ and had the Holley Pro-Jection on the Scout (440 mopar). I double checked this morning and Howell is still showing they include the metal micron filter with their systems. I also see Holley showing a 10 micron post filter on their systems including in their parts (instruction manual).. That said Winchested and others seem to be running fine with only the plastic ones so again just a heads up FYI not a 'you must/should' thingee.. The chassis and engine look awesome... great work.
 

Perdido

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Installed the HFI and will wait on the O2 bung for the exhaust guys. Everything went smoothly on the physical part of the install and if I can actually follow Bills instructions I should be good to go. I’m thinking about having the exhaust installed before the body goes back on and want to do a stock 345 dual with an H pipe. I want decent sound, not loud, but not ‘silent’ either. Any recommendations on mufflers? Any pitfalls to having it installed now?
The spare tire swing away arm mounts the spare way too high, so I dropped it about 15” so the bottom of the tire is about 1” above the bumper. I used my newly acquired CAD skills to make a plate that just bolts on to the existing mounts, now to have the shop fab the piece up in 1/4” steel.
I’ll run the HFI fuel lines today and since the fuel pump is located on top of the passenger side frame I’ll just run the lines there as well. I want to use a combination of SS tube and FI hoses and clamps, any concerns with that? AN fittings would look nice, but they are a little $$. Decisions, decisions.
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