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Discussion in 'General IH Tech' started by hobosapien, Sep 23, 2017.
Check tires and have a spare, or two if they are questionable. And check bearings
Driven several of mine on 700-2000 mile trips after building, buying or major mods. That's always the fun. Have extra fluids, tools, zap straps, duct tape, spare hoses and clamps, fuel filters, etc. anything cheap and easy to swap, do it before you go or on the side of the road.
Id drive it... But I'm kind of a risk taker in that aspect
Yup. You'll never trust it/know what it can do if you don't try. The further you get the cheaper the tow vehicle rental will be. I won't tell you my trip was without some pucker moments, but in the end I made it and I definitely had a plan for what I needed to do to be sure I could do it again.
I bought my 1974 Scout II in San Bernardino, CA in july of 2016. been sitting for 15 years. a friend and I worked on it for a couple weeks and drove it 2500 miles back home to northeast PA. I say go for it and have fun.
This is a little scarey. The advice and adventures sound like the basis for yet another scripted reality show.
Cross Country Clunkers
I would first test it at highway speed and have a back up plan in case the pucker factor is excessive. Even without lift a Scout can be a handful on the interstate. If you go for it I would recommend daylight and not being too tired before starting out.
Yeah...and don't stop at a rest area at 8k to sleep for a few hours and then expect to just start up when the temp is 4*F. The better option is to map out a route that allows for lower speeds but keeps you within range of towns. Don't try the trans continental track for the maiden voyage home.
Give us an update. Did you drive or tow?
Don't leave us hanging...
Plot twist: it wasn’t a scout, it was a bronco. But they’re all big meanies on that board, at least he got some real answers here.
That should have made it easier. Big 3. On the shelf parts. All of those forums with experts to chime in. We only have a few options for forums...and most of us are crazy.
The photo album in the original post says otherwise. A team of oxen could have dragged it 400 miles by now. Can't believe this thread still has legs.
Maybe someone local to LA can send up a drone and get some intel.
Best advice ever for this question!
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