We have been making a reproduction fuel gauge for Scout 800 for some time now. It has been a popular way to get a brand new fuel gauge that looks pretty darn close to the original. The operational range is the same as original and it fits in the same hole.
Nearly everyday we get a phone call from a Scout owner that wants to update their gauges to modern gauges. We have responded to this request by creating a modern gauge suite. Scoutparts.com makes a stainless steel panel with gauges that can be purchased with or without a stereo/radio cut out. We offer 6 holes for LED indicator lights. Two green for the turn signal, two red for brake failure & E-brake, one amber for four wheel drive engage, and one blue light for high beams. We’ll send you a link to our helpful installation video as well as printed directions. We also offer a wiring harness, that allows you to plug your new gauge suite into your already existing under dash harness.
We definitely recommend you save yourself the headache and purchase the harness as well.
We have gathered quite a few of these original International Scout wheels. Over the years we’ve purchased many large groups of parts and you just never know what is in them. We may not have a complete set of four, but if you are looking for a new old stock wheel, give us a try. We also have original factory used wheels, often in sets of four. What we don’t have are the early 2 wheel drive 4 lug wheels that the early Scouts used. Those are extremely rare wheels.
Here at Scoutparts.com and Travelallparts.com, we have and use a propane powered 1974 dump truck. It is the handiest thing that you can imagine. I have been so impressed with the advanced design. Although it is over a 1 ton truck, it drives like a big car. This particular truck is powered by a 345 engine and propane. Operating the propane has been a real learning experience (and the biggest reason that I bought it). I really wanted to know more about alternative fuels as it relates to IH trucks and Scouts. It has about 25 percent less horse power but it runs and starts like new. The propane combustion has only water and CO2 as its byproducts. As clean as it gets. With no hydrocarbon in the combustion the oil never turns black. This engine that will last for hundreds more miles.
There is nothing more frustrating than having a hard time rolling up or down your window while driving. Scoutparts.com can help. We make the much needed leading edge window guide. Replacing your old front window guide can change the up and down fight into a real pleasure. The window guides that we make come with a small kit of mounting hardware and an adhesive strip to help hold them in place. You can find them here.
We also sell new and rebuilt window regulators.
Scoutparts.com and Travelallparts.com are a great place to buy your tires and wheels. We are known as a place to buy parts for your Scout, pickup or Travelall. But not so much when it comes to tires and wheels. Our staff has decades of experience getting the size and look just right for 1961. In fact, we are not only competitive on price but we are the only place with the experience in the special needs of 1960’s and 70’s trucks. There were sizes and configurations special for IH that today are very hard to find and very out of the ordinary. Such as 16.5 inches tires and wheels. Very uncommon today at a modern tire shop, we have lots of experience setting you up with original tires and wheels.
We can have tires mounted and balance and shipped to your door step. Search wheels here at Scout parts.
Scoutparts.com makes a 6 point roll cage. We have them in stock and they can be shipped in a box. It will need to be welded at your location. We recommend you seek out a certified welder. Even though there are six points to displace the loads, it is still a show bar. No roll bar or cage should be relied upon to save your life under any circumstances, but the best way to protect against a high energy roll over is to weld the bars directly to the frame. Roll cages are a measure of protection but in this case, shouldn’t be relied on to save your life in the case of a roll over.
Many times I’ve been in the situation of having a gauge that is not working properly on my IH Scout. Often my mind goes to fixing the problem at the source. That usually means fixing the sender or the gauge. What often gets overlooked is the circuit board. The circuit board is responsible for delivery of power and sending information to the gauge from the harness connectors. Most often on a Scout or any other 1970’s International Harvester, the gauge is good and the sender is good, but the breakdown is in the circuit board on the back of the gauge.
Scoutparts.com makes brand new circuit boards. For Speedometer guages, they can be found here. For fuel oil amp temp gauges, They can be found here. If you drive a Travelall, you can find yours here.
The first IH Scout 80 was built in 1961. It’s success surprised the IH management because the sales were far above projections. They had expected to have one full working shift at the factory per day but almost immediately went to two shifts per day to meet demand. After 4 years of strong sales, IH decided to make a newer upgraded version with heavier axles, upgraded dash, and top. International Harvester called it the Scout 800. After another 4 years, they expected the Scout II to arrive but it was late in production for 1970 so, in 1970 they upgraded the Scout 800 to the 800A and kept making them. The 1971 model year was late and so, in 1971 International Harvester made the Scout 800B. In the last months of 1971 they finally made the Scout II.
I was just pulling one of these for a customer and it really made me think for a moment about how many parts that Scoutparts.com makes to fit Scout 80, Scout 800, Scout 800A, and Scoout 800B. We really have collected a large group of parts that we remanufacture to fit the International Scout. This little part seems to be such a simple thing, but if you don’t have one, your door is going to swing in the breeze every time you open it. I have seen many people try to make them out of rebar and other such raw stock with varying rates of success. If you are doing a restoration, this is a great way to go.
If you need one, they can be found here.