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In-line 6 - 345 swap

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Owen76

Farmall Cub
Joined
Nov 9, 2018
Messages
5
Points
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Hello,
I have a 71 scout 800B with an in-line 6 that needs a rebuild and a "tractor like" four speed. I have always dreamed of putting a 345 V8 and 4 speed from a scout II in it as the scout II drives so much nicer than scout 800s.
Recently I was offered a great deal on a really solid driving scout II with a 345 and 4 speed. So now I have the opportunity to do what I always wanted but this is a much bigger project than I've ever done and I won't have the two scouts next to each other unless I buy this one so I can't compare details.
My question is:
-has anyone reading this done this?
-If so, what are the major obstacles I will hit?
-my major conserns are:
-different motor mounts
-transmission mounts
-Clutch opporation
-radiator compatibility or room for 345 radiator swap

If this is possible, the next steps I would want would be:
-swap the 4x4 transfer case
-swap axles
-add power steering
-anything else I can swap to make an 800 drive a little nicer
Is any of this possible or do I sound like an idiot?
Is there a website or YouTube channel that I can find instructional videos?
I have a mechanically inclined friend who knows scout IIs pretty well but he is not going to do the research for me so I need to have my ducks in a row before I buy the parts scout.
Thank you very much for any help.
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Josh800A

Farmall Cub
Joined
Mar 21, 2018
Messages
152
Points
28
Good luck with your swap. I have the six, AMC 232, same as you, but with a three speed. Can I put in my dibs for your four speed? Where are you located?
Thanks,
Josh
 

Owen76

Farmall Cub
Joined
Nov 9, 2018
Messages
5
Points
3
Santa Fe N.M.
I'll try to keep this post to remember you. It may be a bit till I do the surgery as winter is rolling in and my workspace is outside.
Good luck with your swap. I have the six, AMC 232, same as you, but with a three speed. Can I put in my dibs for your four speed? Where are you located?
Thanks,
Josh
Good luck with your swap. I have the six, AMC 232, same as you, but with a three speed. Can I put in my dibs for your four speed? Where are you located?
Thanks,
Josh
 

Chops24

Farmall Cub
Joined
Nov 26, 2018
Messages
19
Points
3
I’m in Albuquerque with a scout II if you need measurements or have questions


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Josh800A

Farmall Cub
Joined
Mar 21, 2018
Messages
152
Points
28
Santa Fe N.M.
I'll try to keep this post to remember you. It may be a bit till I do the surgery as winter is rolling in and my workspace is outside.
I can wait.... :yes:
Thanks,
Josh
 
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