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1962 Scout 80
Somebody before us shoehorned this Chevrolet orange IH 345 into this Scout 80 and then painted the front of the aluminum radiator black. Not the best for air flow and cooling.
To fit the engine they hacked up and created this bulbous firewall crater. It was a nice little cave that made the accelerator pedal almost impossible to operate.
The previous owner apparently claimed this engine was rebuilt, but it ran like garbage. And as we pulled it out it looked a little more like they slopped a fresh coat of paint and new carb on it and called it rebuilt.
We installed a 4.3l GM Vortec engine mated to a NV3500 5 speed manual transmission and NP241c transfer case. Custom Tom Woods drive shafts front and rear.
Rebuilt the front knuckles as well as upgraded to disc brakes in the front with our bolt on conversion kit.