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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 08:46 AM
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Starting Problems & Idle running

The car starts but well not stay on unless you press on the gas and warm for about 10 minutes. If you try to drive it - it hesitates and sometime dies. It well start again (most of the time) but it is still hard to getting going again. I do not get any back firing.

Any thoughts from some of you experienced Scout owners?

Thanks.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 08:17 PM
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I think you might own a Scout. ha ha ha I have not known a Scout yet that isn't cold blooded. You can try rechecking the timing. You might have a bad box.....but those problems usually don't show up til the truck is at running temperature. Have you rebuilt or tried a diff carb? I hope anything i threw out there might help you.
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I would up the timing just a smidge. Check the choke adjustment. Avoid fuel with alcohol content too.
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I would up the timing just a smidge. Check the choke adjustment. Avoid fuel with alcohol content too.
If you know how to avoid alkygas, I'd sure like to know your secret. That E10 shizz is everywhere. I wish it could be avoided, but that's a fantasy at this point.

Back to the OP. I know this thread has got a little age to it, but for what it's worth, your problem is a poorly adjusted or non-functioning choke mechanism. IH engines, like many of that era need a properly functioning choke for cold starting success. The first step of proper diagnosis is to identify the exact model of carb you have. That means we need details from you starting with year, model, engine size, carb brand (ie Holley) model (ie 2210), etc. Pics of the carb from multiple angles as well as the engine bay in general would be helpful also.
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Listen to Scoutboy 74, I think he's right on the money
Dude knows alot about IH's if it's the same guy from the BB
Good luck
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-28-2009, 09:47 PM
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Re: Starting Probs

Well thanks Paul. He's me...I mean, I'm him. Now that the BB has gone bye-bye, I spend most of my cyber-time on the IHON forum. It's a good place too. I ain't no Mike Mayben, but I'm trying to soak up as much as I can from that human Binder Encyclopedia.
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I'm having some serious withdrawals with the BB down
This site is a trip, about 3 posts per week
Hopefully the new BB or Binder Planet or whatever will be cool
I've been checking out JustInternationals, it's pretty crowded with all the evacuees from the BB LOL
And IHOnlyNorth does have some killer build threads
I think I've read M Mayben's posts at least a dozen times, that guy is good

I've been trying to finish one of my projects, but the weather's been nasty
We replaced the inner rockers and floor supports on my 76 SII with 2x3 tubing
Super cool, the 2x3 fits perfectly in the channel left under the A and B pillar
Then the floor supports were repaird with the 2x3 laid down flat and moved back 2 inches because I wanted to move my seat bases back a little
I'm tall, so I wanted more legroom than the stock setup
The Scout II is probably built for someone about 6' tall
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I'm having some serious withdrawals with the BB down
This site is a trip, about 3 posts per week
Hopefully the new BB or Binder Planet or whatever will be cool
I've been checking out JustInternationals, it's pretty crowded with all the evacuees from the BB LOL
And IHOnlyNorth does have some killer build threads
I think I've read M Mayben's posts at least a dozen times, that guy is good

I've been trying to finish one of my projects, but the weather's been nasty
We replaced the inner rockers and floor supports on my 76 SII with 2x3 tubing
Super cool, the 2x3 fits perfectly in the channel left under the A and B pillar
Then the floor supports were repaird with the 2x3 laid down flat and moved back 2 inches because I wanted to move my seat bases back a little
I'm tall, so I wanted more legroom than the stock setup
The Scout II is probably built for someone about 6' tall
I miss the BB too..., it's what sent me finding this site. Also have you heard about some guy by the name Jeff Bade?? Rumor has it he has slowly stolen the BB over a period of time..., Ever since he tried to purchase the site a few years back and it went sorer..., so he resulted to stealing it and all our passwords and years of posts. Again, a true scum bag if ya ask me.
Good to hear from familars.. I hope that the BB will be back and if any 4x4 sites comes on board with the name Jeff Bade attached to it I wouldn't trust the guy or the site.

It's amazing how one guy can single handedly ruin a community of years of gatherings, info and conversations based on his own selfish interests. my.02

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post #9 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2009, 05:33 PM
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Check the vacuum line to the valley pan behind your carb. It's probably split. It always is.
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