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Xelmon
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Scouting around...

Post by Xelmon » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:24 am

So I may have done did a thing...

'73 International Scout II
It has a rebuilt International 345 V8, 2 barrel carb, and a simple Chrysler 3-speed auto. This one also has the apparently rare single-speed transfer box, so there is no reduction for extra off-road oomf. It's ~3700lb's, about as long as a Bug, and sucks gas like no tomorrow. Averages 11MPG.

Bought it about a month ago, and I've been going through it here and there. At this point there's still a lot of front axle work to do, and I will also have to do a transmission rebuild.

Found it on the Tuscon craigslist and got at it price. There was a waiting list for it, and the guy was nice enough to offer it to me at posted price instead of opening a bidding war.

Paint is a combo of semi-OK can job and original paint, what really helps is that the body and underpinning are in fabulous condition... Well worth it VS having to do bodywork.

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Re: Scouting around...

Post by Mike Boell » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:53 pm

Will you be joining us at Antique Powerland for our International Harvester binder bee event?
http://www.ihsto.org/binderbee.html
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Post by MountainPrana » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:21 pm

That'd get you into some trailheads just fine! Pretty fun looking.

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Post by Xelmon » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:37 am

Drives like a drunken duck... Camber/caster is incorrect on it.

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Post by tristessa » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:52 am

woohoo, cornbinder FTMFW! I was wondering when you were gonna get around to posting pics.
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Post by yondermtn » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:44 pm

Nice! I was an early Bronco guy before I was a VW guy.
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