Bring A Trailer Featured Vehicle of March 2022 – 1978 International Harvester Scout II
This 1978 International Harvester Scout II underwent a two-year refurbishment that was completed in 2021. Work included a repaint in orange, replacing and refinishing the brightwork, reupholstering the tan interior, rebuilding the fuel-injected 304ci V8 and three-speed automatic transmission, replacing the exhaust system, and installing 15-inch Mickey Thompson wheels mounted with Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 white-letter tires. This Scout II recently sold on Bring a Trailer earlier this month.
Additional equipment includes a white removable hardtop, flared wheel arches, a rebuilt dual-range transfer case, Warn manually-locking front hubs, a refurbished roof rack, power-assisted front disc brakes, air conditioning, and an aftermarket Kenwood CD stereo. Service completed in 2020 included the replacement of the following:
- Front wheel bearings and seals
- Rear wheel cylinders
- Brake master cylinder
- Brake booster
- Front calipers, pads, and rotors
- Rear drums and shoes
- Brake hoses, cables, and lines
The cabin features front bucket seats and a rear bench re-trimmed in tan vinyl with white piping in addition to matching door panels and a body-color dashboard. Appointments include front and rear lap belts, a center console with cup holders, air conditioning, and an aftermarket Kenwood stereo paired with a 400-watt amplifier and subwoofer. The wiper delay switch, window regulators, heater box, heater core, and blower motor were also replaced.
A wood-rimmed steering wheel frames a horizontal 100-mph speedometer and gauges for coolant temperature, amperage, oil pressure, and fuel level. The five-digit odometer shows 94k miles, approximately 500 of which have been added during this latest restoration. The speedometer head was replaced in December 2020, and total mileage is unknown.
The 304ci V8 was rebuilt by Hunt’s Machine in Schenectady, New York, in 2018 and is equipped with Hamilton fuel injection that was installed by Super Scout Specialists in Enron, Ohio. Records show the following components were replaced during the refurbishment:
- Oil sending unit
- Fan shroud and clutch
- Drive belts
- Radiator hoses
- Air conditioning
- Spark plugs and ignition wires
- Exhaust system
Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels through a three-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range transfer case. The selling dealer states that the transmission, transfer case, and rear axle have been rebuilt, and the suspension and axle components were powder coated black during the refurbishment. The transmission cooling lines were replaced in 2020, and the rear axle wears a Scout-branded cover.
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