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Blayze

1977 Scout II Restoration

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Didn't forget, just didn't have time. finally i have controllable idle. although low idle stalls (Fuel accelleration pump is partly depressed from the goose neck being too close to the carb) It revs fine, and loud! will have updates as it continues

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Jut took my radiator to a local garage to have it pressure tested and they found an "un-fixable" leak (Yet they're still charging me $35). I guess I'm going to have to teach myself some soldering and take a crack at it.

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Well if anyone has heard of PA winters then they should know what the hold-up has been. Here's the update:

 

Got a new aluminum radiator from ebay (the old one had a cap with twice the psi rating so the leaks were where the tanks meet the veins). Also got a new windshield and mounted the passenger side door so I can start welding the rear quarter. I also finally ran the brake lines. Lastly, tuned the carb and now she fires up more consistently with less backfiring and stalling.

Next is to bleed brakes, weld quarter, hook up trans shifter and linkage, and run fuel lines. Heres the photo (the blue around the frame is the original Lexington blue that I'm going to be painting it)

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Welded quarter and hung driver door. Windshield needs some minor adjustment to clear the wing windows though. Next is painting the inside of the quarter and welding the inner wall panel. Hopefully I can get that done while bleeding brakes and hanging the hood.

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Looking better all the time. Thanks for the update.

 

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I know it's been a while, but I've been hard at work. Electrical is buttoned up (made the harness from scratch), welding is done. Just getting ready for some bondo and hanging the hood and tailgate. All that'll be left is bleeding brakes, tires and paint. I'll have pictures soon.

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So I'm pounding my head over electrical here. Books call for a 4A fuse for the gage cluster. Itll work for about a minute and then pop. Is there supposed to be a resistor or something before the fuse block? I dont want to up the fuse size and damage the gauges but an indication of what the engine is doing would be nice. I've got a wire from the column block to a 4A fuse. From there it splits to the alt/fuel and oil/temp gushes. Should both clusters be on separate fuses?

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Must be a short somewhere in the system. May be one of the gauges or a bad wire? Trace it out with a meter and see if you can determine where the problem lies.

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I'll be double checking all my wiring tomorrow, as well as getting ready for paint if the weather holds up. However, I completely forgot to share a picture of the finished seat. So here it is

 

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Brakes work and it moves under it's own power! My brother worked the pedals and wheel while I reached down in the tunnel and worked the transmission lever. Now I'm getting ready for primer and paint and then I'll be piecing the interior back together. I'll have pictures soon

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Starting the paint now. Can't wait to see her in a shining Lexington blue coat.

 

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Getting ready to clear coat today (hopefully) although, as a side note, if anyone has extra mirrors (double mount/ford style) I'd trade you some windows for them. Or just give me a price

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So paint is done... but now there's another problem. I was working on welding my seat risers back together, when I decided to hook up the shifter lever (I wanted to install that before the seats anyway). everything buttoned up just fine until I attempted to shift it into gear. The lever refused to move at first, but with just a little added pressure the linkage bent and broke. I've noticed that it is quite harder to put the trans in reverse than it is any other gear (moving the selector on the trans that is. engagement itself is fine). Could this be the new neutral safety switch being installed to tightly? should I try a washer or spacer of sorts?

 

As a side mention, when reverse is selected, my reverse lights turn on and then blink off in just a second. I suspected a melted wire or incorrect fuse was the culprit but now I have suspicions of the switch. All help is appreciated.

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Well, my brother and I spent a couple hours getting the top from my grandfather's garage and bringing it back here. And my lovely lady helped with mounting it. Getting close. Also, the shifter is working clean and smooth now.

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Just fixed the ammeter gauge and alternator wiring (I originally put a power wire from the battery to the fuse box not realizing it should pass through the ammeter and alternator first.) so now it's on to double checking my temp/press./fuel gauge fuse and wiring connections. After that is tires, bumpers, mirrors, and hopefully an inspection. Come spring I'll take the top back off to clean up and properly paint and upholster.

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Well, with some help from the guys over in the ford forum, the carb's vacuum issues seem to be sorted out. Gauges are reading true, and the horn button now works. Just waiting on the updated title to come in for the final bits.

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many good people in these forums. Glad you found the info you needed. Your dedication to this project is beginning to pay off for you.

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I know it's been a while since I last updated on here, but here's the news. The title was transferred, and then immediately sent out for corrections (it came in titled aa a trailer). Two weeks later, it was sent back out (still... titled as a trailer). Got it in corrected, this time, around beginning of January. Sent her out to have the glass put in the rear quarters of the top and swapped the lift gate for a good one. New tires and in a few days, mirrors.

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As of yesterday, here she is on the road at last. Come spring I'll pull her off to clean up interior work.

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Congratulations! You made a good looking rig out of a almost basket case. You should be very proud. Not many of the younger people seem to have the patience for such a project. I have enjoyed watching your progress.

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Well at least she was able to play in the snow for a bit when I needed to. And the four-wheel works wonders through snow and slush. In some time shortly, I'll have to pull the carb off and clean it up properly (engine runs rich and tends to flood out when it's put into gear). After that is cleaning up the top and interior and she should be pretty good after that. Next project on the line is my late father's 1973 BMW model 2002. I'll be making a thread in the euro car section of the forum when I get started.

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