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IH Driving

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
I will be driving wife's Scout to Dallas this AM to pick her up and take a ride to somewhere & spend the night before returning to El Do tomorrow. If u see a white Scout on side of the road with a old baldheaded fat guy working on it honk & wave or stop & help. :clap: Going to be a great weekend! :beer:
Worked on rear brakes and u-joints rear shaft this week. Almost lost a drive shaft driving in a thunder storm.
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
We had a great time criusing in the Scout. :clap:
Got in about dark last night. 3 tanks of fuel, 1 qt oil and 2 alternator belts. I have a pully problem but have parts ordered.
Picked up Wife at airport DFW & we drove to Shrevport La. Got there close to midnight. Kept loosing alt. belt and had to drive 55 mph tring to keep the belt on. On a cool nite in a drizzle I can drive 20 mile without fan belt before the old hussie (Scout) got hot. Never boiled water out just got up to middle of the gage. Bought a new fan belt in Shrevport and never used it. Kept the old belt on but reworked it a little.Lost belt 2 times to Eldo. Can't drive but 10 mile daytime without fan belt.
We made some memorries, ate some good food, met some Scout lovers and we bought an RV. :clown:
PS Thanks Shawn for offer on the help. There are good people on here & I had several on the road that stoped too.
 
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J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
Drove wifes Scout to Gun Barrel City Tx. to meet the wife on Sat. morning. Scout ran great no problems. Wife and I drove all over Cedar Creek area and had a ball. Sunday went for fuel & Scout no start. :censored:
Had to short starter to start engine. Will replace starter switch when get back home.
Scout ran great it love's 65-75 mph. Can drive one handed down I20 at 75 no problem. It did a lot better on fuel than the last time too ( 1 tank ).
Will be returning through Gillmer to Texarkana then El Dorado after wife leaves for California this AM.
Lot's of thumbs up and 1 offer to buy it. :clap:
Wife Love's her Scout and the new seats, just need to fix A.C., then take for paint.
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
Hey Jeff, Yeah the T. J. Express is doing great. The AC bracket I got from you aligned her pullys up and stopped al the fan belt damage.
Now I want a diffrant compressor, dyier, expanion valve and condenser. I am working on under dash unit also.
Will probley have AC fixed when we don't need it. but will be ready for summer.
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
Drove wife's Scout back to El Dorado yesterday. No problems, just the starter switch.
That old Scout seems to get up on plane around 60 and love's cruising 70-75. I even hit 80 a couple of times tring to get out of the of folks on I 20.
Poping the hood slowed the hot air coming around shifter & droped motor temp a good needle width or more on stock gage.
Her Scout drives great on highway. I even did a little bit of knee driving on I 20 eating burger & fries. :cowboy: Drove up through Gillmer on 155 and Scout liked those hills. :clap:
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
Not sure. Haven't checked it right. I will do it on next trip, but it is better than the last trip down toward D.
Someone put an Eldobrock carb on it and it runs a little bit rich at low rpm. I need to play with the carb some, I've already played with timming and the TV linkage.
Don't know how many miles I drove from G.B.C. , but it only took 13 gal on Arkansas side of Texarkana to fill up. :clap:
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
According to Google I'm getting a hair over 15 MPG. That may be close. Drove 65-75 for 3 1/2 hr & took 13 gal to fill up.
The fun was worth the cost. :clap:
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
Looks like a road trip is coming up for wife's Scout and I will do better checking MPG. Plans are to leave El Do & drive to Little Rock Friday, then drive to Iuka Mis Sarurday & return to Eldo Monday some time. Google says it's 367 mile one way. Be the longest trip in old Scout we have made. Sould be fun.
I need to get busy and ck the Scout & replace ignigtion switch.
If u see a white Scout II, honk and wave or stop and help. :clap:
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
Damn! Wont be taking the T. J. Express on rd. trip after all.
Been working on iginition switch and dash lights. Walked out and have a big puddle of oil under Scout.. I guess moving steering colum around broke the old power steering hose.
This Scout has never droped 1 drop of anything on our new cement floor in the 8 months we have had it home, till now. :censored: (except when I canged the oil)
I don't have time to finish before Friday. Will have to take the car.
 

BigRigg

Y-Block King
That stinks, David! At least one of us have an IH that can (normally) get us from point A to point B. Maybe you'll find some time to get that scout on the road before tomorrow! Either way, have a fun and safe trip!
 

J. David Oldham

Farmall Cub
Thanks Josh, I'll get her going when we get home.
It looks like you are geting close to driving yours maybe.
I thought I would work on dash lights while I had dash panel off,. But ran into some problems with someones elses work. P. Owner maybe.
Then the hose let loose. :censored:
This has been the best driving & running Scout I have ever worked on. I can't take the credit for the driving or no leaks it came to us like that. I never had an IH that didn't leak a little something from somewhere either..It does smoke a little at start up & will use 1/2 qt moter oil on long trip. But I have never added warter, transmission fluid or power steering fluid till now.
 
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