Yep, that's the Pontiac slant 4. So did the previous owner tell you that it was a Scout?
That transmission is a T98, the precursor to the T18. It's bulletproof, just a bit noisier than the t18 as it has straight cut gears instead of helical. Tcase is a Dana 18.
No the PO has died. The guy across the street (Owns a garage) was going to scrap it. Been there 1.5yrs and I thought it was his until my lovely wife said to drive in and ask
No title but we can apply for an abandon title and he will sign whatever paper work to that effect (he has had it about 4yrs I think). He is the one who got it from the PO but the wife couldn't find the title. I do have a bill of sale and everything is legit.
He is also going to get the bell housing if he can find it.
One heck of a motor and has the 4bbl intake so it will be fine for now. Still might get the buick v6 for later but i've always liked the 4banger in those Jeeps.
Thanks for the info CSP, everyone was telling me the tranny was a T18.
Might just swap that in the scrammy but I don't feel like shifting all day (Been doing it since i was 9yrs old.
Just read through your thread rollbar, nice find. That thing is gunna be sweet! Holy moley I wouldn't know where to begin though! Talk about some history, I bet this Jeep has got some!
Ya it needs all the parts except the drivetrain
Piece by piece because it will cost.
The PO cut the floor out, so that is $500.00 from Kaiser (wil look else where).
Need everything and might have found a steering box yesterday. But when you think of it, replacing everything will basically make it a new Jeep/parts.
I want to keep it as original as I can (except motor etc) w/in reason. It will be a DDriver and a wheeler, no garage queen. They were built for that stuff and might as well use it, then let the kids fix it
To start I have to do the frame, then tub, that is the start. The axles look like they have been gone through so that should not be an issue.
I asked the kids, which one wants the Jeep (my youngest wants the CJ8) and all but my youngest said, we will let you know when it's finished but they were just kidding. Guess who is gonna help me since I ahve been working on their's etc.
Unless you're going for a 100% factory restoration I wouldn't sweat it. You can always cut extra length off if you don't like it sticking out that far. It sure looks around 10" in your first picture of the measurement though. Not sure what the 16" is supposed to demonstrate.