I'm not completely new to the world of Binders (I have a diesel Scout II and spent a summer working for Anything Scout last year), but I don't know much about IH's older lines or their gas engines. I'm looking at a '70 IH 2 wheel drive 3/4 ton pickup with a 392 engine and auto tranny (what's the pickup #? I know that it was "1210" in later years, but I heard they changed it right around '70). Given the year, I don't know what tranny it has. I know that the Scouts used the Torqueflite 727 for most of their existence, but that earlier Scout II's used a Borg-Warner tranny that was apparently used exclusively by IH. Did the pickups/Travelalls use that tranny? If so, how easy or difficult is it to find parts for the tranny? Or, by some stroke of luck, did IH start using the Mopar tranny in the pickup line before they started using it with Scouts? Also, what rear end was used? I'm guessing a Dana 60, but again, I don't really know. What gear ratios were available? How difficult would it be to find a compatible tailgate (the truck currently has a full-size camper on it)? What does the body style look like (I haven't actually seen the truck yet; just basing off what I've been told). I've seen pictures of '71 pickups around the Internet, but nothing from '70. Haven't been able to find any archives either; everything seems to cover Scout 80/800's or Scout II's. Also, I've been told that the engine runs; was started yesterday after sitting for 2 weeks untouched. According to the guy who started it (he knows what he's doing), the engine ran good, although a bit rich (he thinks that may have been the choke; is it a manual choke or auto?). In addition, there was a loud exhaust leak...but no oil smoke. Is there anything else on the 392 that needs to be looked at? From what I've been told, that sounds real beautiful. Also, are there any pickup-specific rust trouble spots? I know the bad points on a Scout II (cowling, body mounts, etc); is there anything else to look for on a pickup? The guy said that rust didnt' look too bad; I don't want to get too optimistic, but this looks good. Sorry to bombard you guys with so many questions, but what can I say? I'm curious.
Thank you very much in advance! I wish I could fix my Scout...engine's really not happy, but I can't really afford the fix (besides, it's so rusted that it's not really worth it
). Hopefully, with this, I'll be able to stay in the IH world...I've been bitten.
Keep on truckin'...
1980 International-Harvester Scout II SD-33T in the ICU