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1976 International Scout II

I just picked it up a couple of weeks ago to play around with.... have an electrical "issue":

A. The reverse lights don't work at all
B. When you put the turn signal on the brake lights go out
C. The brake indicator light on the instrument panel is always on

Don't know if they;re interrelated, or separate issue or interrelated.

Also, the speedometer measures about 20 mph over actual speed, and it bounces around quite a bit.

Dana 44 locker in the rear, 427 gears (not original gears, but original housing)

Any ideas?

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Maybe as simple as replacing brake light bulbs..
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Re: 1976 International Scout II

I have a buddy that was huge into scouts while I was into the jeep thing. The last one he had that I helped him with had similar issues with the electrical, in his case it was a lot of corrosion affecting grounds and in some cases the light sockets. I would start there on the electrical, the speedo jumping sounds like its gummed up inside or frayed. Try running cleaner (wd40) or something similar through it til it runs clean then run some light weight oil into it and let it soak for a couple days if its just gummed up it should cure it.

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Maybe as simple as replacing brake light bulbs..
First thing I checked ... bulbs are good.

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I have a buddy that was huge into scouts while I was into the jeep thing. The last one he had that I helped him with had similar issues with the electrical, in his case it was a lot of corrosion affecting grounds and in some cases the light sockets. I would start there on the electrical, the speedo jumping sounds like its gummed up inside or frayed. Try running cleaner (wd40) or something similar through it til it runs clean then run some light weight oil into it and let it soak for a couple days if its just gummed up it should cure it.

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Yeah - I read somewhere that one thing I could do is find all the grounds and replace the sontact screws with stainless ones...

I'll check the sockets on the lights.

I'll try the WD-40 / oil thingie

Thanks

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dont worry, if a scout does'nt have elecrical issues somethings wrong.

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dont worry, if a scout does'nt have elecrical issues somethings wrong.
Just cut up some old extenshion cords and you will have repro wiring for it. That 20 MPH thing is a factory option to make you think a Scout was actaully quicker that it really was.....the bouncing is to keep you busy while it just lumbers down the road with 392 sucking down about 10 gallons per hour while the leaky rear mail seal and cap keep the chassis lubricated and the floor pans rust free.



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Just cut up some old extenshion cords and you will have repro wiring for it. That 20 MPH thing is a factory option to make you think a Scout was actaully quicker that it really was.....the bouncing is to keep you busy while it just lumbers down the road with 392 sucking down about 10 gallons per hour while the leaky rear mail seal and cap keep the chassis lubricated and the floor pans rust free.



I actually like Scouts!!! I have had few Scout Traveler II's.
That made my day, and it's only 6:00 a.m. --- And it only has a 345, so I get a remarkable 8 gallons an hour

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Re: 1976 International Scout II

It's got 33's on it right now... wonder if that has anything to do with the speedo (in addition to the bounce on the gauge), reading about 20 mph higher than it really is???

No hard top... only a soft top:


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Different speedo gears needed for tire & gear given, unless you go back to stock tire size and OE 3.54's.
Speedo needle bouncing could be a kinked speedo cable.

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I like it! Nice beach truck.

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It would be good for that, if I had a beach

Mostly will be used as:

A. A vehicle for my daughter to go back and forth with
B. Something to take her fishing with
C. Something to pull my forklift our of my lawn the next time I get it stuck in the winter (Yes, I think I have pics )

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Mostly will be used as:

A. A vehicle for my daughter to go back and forth with
From where to where....the end of the block and back? Unless she is independently wealthy and can afford the gas for that beast she can go around the block once or twice on a tank. I love scouts but man they suck the gas down like collage kids hitting beer bongs at a frat party.

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It's only for her to go back and forth to school with.. only about 5 miles each way, so it should be less than a grand a month

The rest of the time it will just be what it is... a toy.

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It's only for her to go back and forth to school with.. only about 5 miles each way, so it should be less than a grand a month

The rest of the time it will just be what it is... a toy.


Let her know that 4 wheel low lock is.....she can pull into any parking spot she wants.....in the instance that another car is already there she can just pull in and park on top of it. No parking problems for her and those things are tanks, she should be safe from small cars that will just bounce off of it like pin balls.

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