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77 Scout II Axle ID
I found a scout II for sale and wanted to snag it for the axles.. 44's? I have searched the archives and poked all over the net for info, but I am still confused as to what the axles are. I looked under the scout and was pretty sure the front end was a 44, but it has drum brakes. General consensus i find on the web is that if it drum brakes it is a 30, but also, if it is 75 or later it is a 44, whose right, both, neither???
How about the rear? It should be a 44 right? Was there another axle used? (I found the link to the IH axle id page in the archives, but then other pages all seem to contradict each other. Any sure fire way to tell what the axles are? I can't get the very rear of the scout to look at the cover, but looking from the front (pinion side) the center section looks somewhat round (all I am used to seeing is my broken dana 30 and somewhat better built amc 20.... so I don't have the nack to look at an axle (especially scout that I am unframiliar with) and tell if its a 44 or not.)
I do know whats involved in the swap too as far as zero caster, steering issues, spring plates and such, just need to figure if there 44's or not so I can kill a scout to build a jeep [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]