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1978 International Harvester Scout Review
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Scout — UGLY AS SIN! However, with the dana's factory on the front and back combined with the 345 V-8 it is unstoppable. Put that thing in 4L and let it snap your neck! FUN? Are you kidding? Nothing will stop you! most rugged 4x4 ever, and actually fuel consumption isnt terrible. HOWEVER, these things rust in place!

Pros: PERFORMANCE

Cons: RUST

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1978 International Harvester Scout Review
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Best 4-wheel Drive! — This truck does awesome in anything other than pavement, although it does well on paved roads too!

Pros: everything

Cons: doesn't work just now... needs some engine work :-/

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1978 International Harvester Scout Review
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It's My First Car, My Dream Truck And My Baby — Ever since I can remember, my dad has either loved Scouts or owned one and shortly after the purchase of our first- a Scout 800 -my dad and some buddies created the Rocky Mountain Binders. It only seemed natural that my first car would be a Scout too. My dad searched far and wide for the right one- specifically a diesel due to rising gas prices, fuel efficiency and my need for speed. Finally, we found it in a small junkyard on the other side of town, destined to eventually be parted out for a Jeep (because my Dana 44s are sweet =]) or picked up as a cheap ride. We picked it up for $250 and with a little love, it's become a great little truck. It's great for driving around town and I love to take it off roading- we went several times this summer at the RMIHR. It even won and award at the RMIHR for being so awesome. We've been through some trials and tribulations. My dad didn't quite know that a pyrometer is a very handy tool in diesels and long story short, it sat for a year and a half while we rebuilt the engine. And right now it's been sitting for a couple weeks because the old thing is quite picky about diesel additives: too little and it gels up or too much and it refuses to start and I get to purge the fuel line. It's a pain in the butt, but I love it.

Pros: It's really solid. My dad says that he never worried about anyone hitting me- he feared more for them. It was a great starter truck for me- it's really simple to work on, pretty straight forward. Miles per gallon, it does pretty well for an old geezer: about 20 mpg on the highway and somewhere around 18 in town. The only problems I've had with it have been the typical old car maintenance, lots of body work and my own ill guided mistakes.
Not to mention IH had the coolest colored cars ever. Technically, my Traveler is buckskin, highlighted with bronze and silver spear stripes and a brown and the classic IH puke green interior. I call it my blonde-mobile.

Cons: My Nissan SD 33 diesel engine is great... for a large irrigation pump. Maybe a generator. I definitely learned to be patient driving this truck- you don't get anywhere in a hurry. Max speed on a downhill, smooth road with no wind is 65 mph. Uphill ranges from 15 to 35. Not exactly ideal for the interstate.

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