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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2000, 02:59 PM
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I have a lot of questions so this will be long....sorry

I am a new owner of a 64’ Scout. When I lived in Colorado Springs five years ago I was off the road in a blizzard in my Toyota Celica. I tried to dig myself out but could not. Someone in a Scout drove by and asked if I need help. Within minutes he was pulling me up the same hill that other trucks were sliding down. On the back of that scout was a bumper sticker that said “anything less is just a car” So from that day on I decided I would find me a Scout. It finally happened yesterday. I found the Scout wile working. It was sitting on the side of the road with flat tires. I asked the person in the house it was outside of if it was for sale. He said yes but he wasn’t the owner. He was supposed to fix it for the guy who was the owner (a 76 year old man). Some kids took the gas caps off and put dirt in the tanks and broke out the window in the back. It had not been started, only towed but was running before this occurred. Anyway I found the owner and now have the truck.
This leads to questions. I am a novice to say the least as far as Scouts go. I have been all over the Internet looking for information only ending up with more questions. I was able to determine that it is a model 80” the engine is a V8 which I am sure is not stock and that there were several modifications to it. Are there any books, magazine etc that are for and about scouts. Is there a way I could find out what is original and what is not. I plan on making it into an off-road vehicle and will getting several things for it but first I need to get it running right. I plan on pulling the tanks off this week and cleaning them. (It is possible dirt never was put in it, he only heard that it had happened) Are the catalogs that I can get that specialize in scouts. I am also interested in the History of them so that I understand what others are talking about. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
James


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Re: New Owner

If it *is* a '64 it's a Scout 80, and if it's a Scout 80, it "shouldn't" have a V8. You'll need to determine if it's an IH V8 or some other make before you get too far along in your new Scout ownership.

>Are there any books, magazine etc that

You bet. http://www.BinderBulletin.org is a website and newsletter devoted to Scouts.
http://www.BinderBooks.com sells owner's manuals, service manuals, and other Scout related items.

Catalogs can be had from http://www.SuperScoutSpecialists.com and http://www.llofla.com (I think.. look on the Binder Bulletin site under Vendors for Light Line of Louisiana)

Plenty of others out there.

Where do you live? there's probably a Scout vendor near you! <g>

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Im in Springfield CO wich is 30 miles from Kansas and 30 Miles from Oklahoma. My engine is a 289 ford V8

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Scout shops

Look at the BinderBulletin Vendor List.

Giddum Up Scout is lcoated in Colorado Springs.
GUS should have just about anything you need - NOS or repro.

Phil Coonrod has a big IH Junkyard in Grant.


Gryphin Automotive Services are in Aurora (near Denver) - they're great for engine conversions (Chevy in particular) as well as electric wipers, rollbars, powersteering, disc brake, etc. conversions for the early Scouts.

.. a new vendor, D&C Extreme is in Colo Springs, too.

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