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Re: 197? Scout II V8 with a plow
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I recently bought a 1972 Scout II (round headlights) and a common stock v-8 is the International 345. I've heard they have fantastic torque and are a strong, long-living engines.
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very true, the 304, 345, and 392 IH engines produce lots of torque. 304 is 180ft lbs at the wheels, and the 392 is 2805 ftlbs at the wheels [354 at flywheel], and by the way these are stock numbers from my IH service manual.
i wouldnt invest in headers due to the fact that IH v8 are low RPM and headers are more for high RPM. the stock exhaust manifolds with new exhust tubes and new mufflers would be the best idea. you can fit 31" all terrains OK with stock suspension. common issues are wiring problems, sinc ethe trucks are decades old, the wiring is more prone to damage.
let us know if you need anything els or have more questions. post some pics to if you can!!