Dropping in to say hi to all
Hello IH Fans!
My name is Rich and I have, for many years, been an admirer of IH vehicles (with emphasis on the Scout II) and until recently found myself loving these fine machines from a distance...
All of this changed when my sister and brother-in-law began "collecting" Scout IIs in anticipation of building a mean Binder for thier journeys to that 4x4 mecca, Moab Utah (a virtual hop, skip, and half a jump from Grand Junction, BTW) and I finally got the long-awaited opportunity to pick up a nice, rebuildable SII body when thier blue SII came closer to fruition and they found themselves with a motorless (but solid) "spare" Scout body!
As negotiations continued, I found that I had opportunity to get this nifty little guy (affectionately called "Spot", hence the name) for the princely sum of FREE for assisting in the resurrection of the Big Blue SII! Oh, the joys of a MIG welder and a certificate in auto collision repair, but I digress... The poor little guy is devoid of a "heart", which was transplanted into Big Blue, so I started inquiries into a good drivetrain for my new-found friend and, as if ordained by Fate, was offered TWO FREE motors that would suit Spot to a tee! Wow, that means Spot is about 90% there...
I still have many inquiries to make (such as transmission/wiring questions, et cetera) and when I found this forum I lept upon the opportunity to join the fold and learn as much as I can, and with any luck help out others as well and maybe even make a few friends! I look forward to participating in the IH discussions!