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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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A co-worker is needing to replace the engine in his Scout. Needs a 304 or 345. Anyone have any ideas? Also, anyone know what's available to go with a SBC or 5.0 Ford? Thanks.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 12:15 PM
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Most of the late 70's or early 80's 6 cylinder scouts used AMC motors (a variant of the 258). If you find a bellhousing for one of these, I've seen a lot of AMC 360 powered Scouts. After all, you know that old Binder would wheel a lot better with a Jeep motor in it.

It didn't work last time either.
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There is a IH Scout forum here on ORC. I had a friend a that threw a rod in his IH Scout V8 345. I helped him run around doing compression checks on several. He chose a free one. Turned out to have a crack in one of the heads, which was found after another friend convinced him that it was just too obvious of an opportunity to do a rebuild. I was un-employed at that time so I helped with the rebuild too. You & your friend are probably not close to Colorado so I doubt that I could offer any other info.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I checked the Scout board and they're not as active as the SWB board. This engine is toast. No rebuild. He's looking to find a good used engine or do a conversion to SBC or Ford 5.0. Thanks again.
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I have a 304 scout engine, just south of Linton about 3 miles.
Contact me on email, I'm sending it to your private.
Also may know where there is a 345 for sale cheap.

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