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Fittz

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Nice ride, Fittz!
Who's SSII is sitting at the Western Auto on the island?
Stacey

if it's a white one, it belongs to someone in bay city. i haven't met them yet but I see it a couple times a year. i'll cruise over and check it out if I get a chance today.
 

atlantascoutfan

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My '73 Scout camper project is coming along. It's now drivable (needs tuning though) and I put the camper on it last night so I could start repairing it.

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There's also a video clip showing some of the areas that need work. Shouldn't be too long though before she's on the road for some weekend fishing trips. :)
 

TheGoldenGreek

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I still need to take a better pic of this. I had taken some but the save cartridge on the camera was broken! Next sunny day I take it out the garage I'll remember to take some. By the way, just put a Painless wiring harness in it and man does it run 100% better. No more embarrassing moments where the engine won't crank over, and the headlights actually emit enough light to see and the alternator can actually keep it over 13.5V w/ the lights and AC on haha.
 

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Binder Brothers

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My brother and I are new to the ODBA. Here are a couple pictures of our Scouts.

75 Scout II - it's pretty rusty, we bought it for wheeling.
78 Scout II - we restored it in '09. It wasn't quite finished when this picture was taken.
79 Midas SSII - we bought this in CA in '09. It's pretty much a survivor with 33k miles and original paint. We have added a front bumper since this photo.

Tim Smolinski
Scott Smolinski
 

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WesV

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My brother and I are new to the ODBA. Here are a couple pictures of our Scouts.

75 Scout II - it's pretty rusty, we bought it for wheeling.
78 Scout II - we restored it in '09. It wasn't quite finished when this picture was taken.
79 Midas SSII - we bought this in CA in '09. It's pretty much a survivor with 33k miles and original paint. We have added a front bumper since this photo.

Tim Smolinski
Scott Smolinski

All three look in pretty decent shape but that Midas is a BEAUTY!
 

Binder Brothers

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Thank Wes. We were lucky to find the Midas. I was searching Craigslist one day and was the first guy to call on it. Luckily the seller posted a picture of it because he didn't know that it was a Midas SSII. He actually didn't even know that it was an SSII.

My brother and I have owned a bunch of classic Pontiacs and have found some great cars, but the Midas has to be our best find. It's very original. I'm not sure of this, but even the exhaust looks original. It still has a catalytic converter on it. It drives like it just came out of the factory.
 
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rleeds

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Keith F, what are the size of the wheels and tires on the first picture of the green Scout? I like that stance.
 

Abowman41

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Here's a before and after on my 80 Scout II. It hs had some cosmetic work on the front end because the plastic grill was broken when the previous owner put the fiberglass hood on wrong. The grill insert is plastic and functions as the grill as opposed to a steel insert on to which the grill and head light bases are attached. It also came with square head lights for the first (and last) time. I bought a used steel insert with round headlight buckets and a Super Scout II platic grill like I have on my 78 Scout II. Also put on custom bumpers with front and rear 2" hitch receivers and had cleats for a tow bar welded to the front. Inside, reclining racing seats were switched from the 78 and the Dana 300 T-case was rebuilt and converted to a twin stick. Also installed outside mirrors like the ones I have on my 78.

Planned is a SOA lift, reverse shackle, Super Scout II fender flares, a Black Paw Innovations swing away spare tire carrier that attaches to the 2" receiver hitch and possibly a conversion from the problematic Muncie 4-speed to a 700R4 Auto.
 

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WesV

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Planned is a SOA lift, reverse shackle, Super Scout II fender flares, a Black Paw Innovations swing away spare tire carrier that attaches to the 2" receiver hitch and possibly a conversion from the problematic Muncie 4-speed to a 700R4 Auto.

What motor is in it that it has a Muncie behind it?
 

Mike Moore

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Wes...scroll up to post #17 and read, suckah. You'll see it has a real man's powerplant. They're called engines, by the way. A motor is what is used to start an engine.:tt2: See you tomorrow sometime.
 

Abowman41

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Mike's right on. It's a rebuilt Chevy 350 with n Edlebrock Manifold and Carb, Mallory electronic ignition and more. The Muncie has been nothing but a headache and I'm looking to go with a Novak 700R4 package that comes with the adapter to the Dana 300. Wish I could bring it to the work day, but its going nowhere until the clutch is fixed or the swap to the 700R4 is done. I'll be in the 78 Hawkmobile tomorrow.
 

atlantascoutfan

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Yup, I bought me another...

...because buying more Scouts is soooo much easier than finishing ones you already have. :rolleyes: :D

I've posted a thread on the ODBA website about it. I call this one Project P.O.S.S.E., and it's an experiment in having fun on the cheap with a Scout before parting it out (hopefully) for a profit. Check it out. :)
 

atlantascoutfan

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Alan's 1967 Scout "Kemosabe" aka Big Red

(I figured I'd cross-post this here since no one really looks at the ODBA website with any regularity.)

No new pictures to post and not much to say, but for those who have seen or heard of my '67 frankenscout Kemosabe/Big Red: Saturday we brought her back to life! The starter switch was bad, the battery cut-off switch was seriously corroded and we created a geyser of coolant (really quite spectacular!) but she's in the shop ready for cleaning, rewiring and tuning. Good times! :D

We also took a lot of pics for ScoutCrap.com, cleaned and organized parts & supplies. My shop is usable again! Many thanks to Brian Huver for all his help making today a productive, fun day of work. :beer:

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bdgn01

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Re: Alan's 1967 Scout "Kemosabe" aka Big Red

Congratulations Alan! Great to hear you got her running again. I think we need to get the Maryland crew together for some beers soon (well, after the holiday) to celebrate!

No new pictures to post and not much to say, but for those who have seen or heard of my '67 frankenscout Kemosabe/Big Red: Saturday we brought her back to life! The starter switch was bad, the battery cut-off switch was seriously corroded and we created a geyser of coolant (really quite spectacular!) but she's in the shop ready for cleaning, rewiring and tuning. Good times! :D

We also took a lot of pics for ScoutCrap.com, cleaned and organized parts & supplies. My shop is usable again! Many thanks to Brian Huver for all his help making today a productive, fun day of work.
 

sapper

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Well, such as is is, or was rather two years ago ... pretty much stripped apart to get a diesel conversion. I have much much to do yet, but I'm making progress .... slowly. The green crate is what the HMMWV M998 engine came in ... the wife was NOT happy about it being in the yard for all to see, :).
 

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sapper

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Exactly, 6.2 or 6.5 depending on the year ... mine is an 88 6.2, J-Code GM / Detroit Diesel ... nothing to brag about in the HP/Torque arena, but you can't beat the price and fuel economy, and I am very familiar with these engines. All the externals are different: Intake, pullies, brackets, water pump, exhaust, etc, but the blocks are identical....all metric hardware though, that is annoying.
 
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