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Old 01-01-2018, 10:27 AM   #2931
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While cobbling together a device to get a proper template of my inner roof profile, I got a very pleasant visit from Skoolie member Guido Lyons. Spent the day chatting bus stuff and taking a peek at the awesome build he did on an old IH Scout. Really impressive work I can relate to...stuffing a gigantic and heavy engine into a tiny little space. Like many folks I know, he started out to just do a simple upgrade but before long, the body was off the chassis, parts were everywhere and new and necessary bits and pieces were being fabricated to make it all work together. He did a brilliant job of using as many standard issue (easier to replace) items as possible and wound up with one really sweet off-road, rock crawling little beast.

Thanks for sharing Guido...totally enjoyed the visit. You are welcome back anytime. Always good to meet another Vet too. Give a shout anytime you are "up here" playing with whirly birds or whatever brings you to the neighborhood.
Tango, thanks for the hospitality You know it's a good build when you got random strangers from the internet dropping in.

The Bus (and Tango for that matter) are even cooler in person. I wish I lived closer.

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Yeah...it was a very impressive swap. He stuffed a big block V-8 diesel into that little front end and somehow made it work. Very cool indeed. Need to convince him to post a few pix here. Would be very educational and motivational for anyone contemplating almost any kind of mods.
I don't want to clutter up your build:
Guido's 1965 Powerstroke Diesel Scout 80 | BinderPlanet

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Old 01-01-2018, 11:01 AM   #2932
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Cadillac --- The question of fit overall is the very next test (maybe today). I am hoping to at least be close at other points but not willing to put money down given the nature of this design. At the very least, I should have one point pretty well nailed.

Guido --- Honor and pleasure to meet you bud. And thanks for sharing that kick-ass build. I have the feeling you and Christopher could chat for days on all the cool details as well as the challenges that such a major transplant required overcoming. Very impressive work and a great result. Won't ever see another like it.

Now to deal with this #!@%#! weather. Feels more like Chicago here than Houston. My old bones HATE the cold and the next few days will get into the low 20's! That's just wrong!
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:33 AM   #2933
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wow thats super impressive scout!! the engine bay in the original scout was Much smaller than in the ones we had (Scout II).. nice build for sure!!! that short wheel base has to wheel better than our II's did.. though they were great on the trails.

ours had the stock Nissan Diesel Turbo 3.3's in them.. talk about an engine that woukld go and go!! 375k on one and dad swapped it with his other scout (scrapped due to a tree falling on it) that had 150k. because it was smoking.. turns out just the injectors were bad!! the engine was (is) fine (in someone elses scout now)..
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:59 AM   #2934
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Hey Guido...cannot recall...exactly what engine is that? And adapting the 4x4 driveline was a story in itself. Gotta be fun on the trails.
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:15 PM   #2935
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Hey Guido...cannot recall...exactly what engine is that? And adapting the 4x4 driveline was a story in itself. Gotta be fun on the trails.

Oh, that little thing? It's a little 58cc diesel.

Well, 8 of them together in a V 7.3L

I sent you a PM with the wiper motor info, hope it helps.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:09 PM   #2936
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Super! Many thanks. I will get online with all those suppliers and see what I can find. Thanks again.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:35 AM   #2937
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which engine is a 58cc diesel? sounds like an engine i'd love to have to run my A/C while parked!!

I remember the 3.3 Litres in our scouts only had 110 HP.. and thats the turbo version.. dad bought highway gears.. we downshifted alot in the mountains..

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58 x 8 = 464
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Old 01-02-2018, 10:39 AM   #2939
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Yeah, but that's 58 cu in, not 58cc
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:30 AM   #2940
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Guido, do you still have the air filter assembly?, I have a 1961 that the oil filter assembly is all rusted and not repairable.

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