Re: Help! scout 800
The only way you can use a regular power brake vacuum booster in an 800 model is with major surgery. I have been in the process of installing SII axles under my 70 800A, I talked to several people at Binder Bulletin that have this setup with no power booster and they said it works fine. One alternative may be a hydro boost setup, I beleive there is an article about it here on Jim Weed's page; it may be possible to make it fit on an 800A. As for the steering, from what I can see the biggest problem is mating part of the Scout II shaft to the 800 column; as long as you have a 6 cylinder or V8, the steering box should mount in the same spot on the frame. I am not sure if the 4 cylinder 800's had the box inside the frame like the 80's or not; if so, that setup would have to be redone. I beleive there is a FAQ on power steering conversions at Binder Bulletin, it looks like the biggest hassle is finding the correct pump brackets for your engine. I lucked out, I have a 232 AMC six in mine, I found a 73 SII with a 258 and P/S setup in the boneyard and grabbed the entire assembly, brackets pulleys etc.