’72 Scout II Revitalization Part 2

It has been a long while since I did an update on the Scout II Project.  That is because until the last month there hasn’t been any work done on it.  Various work and family related projects took over.  But now we are back hard on it.

First I decided to call her Heidi after Heidi Montag.  By the time I get done with her, she is going to have as many operations performed on her as the her namesake had done in one day. ūüôā

Now for the update.  As you can see from the picture below, I have the TF 727 cleaned up, rebuilt and ready to go back into the old girl.  I have to admit, I didn’t take as many pictures as I should have, but I wanted to get some work done.

Besides, if you want to see some detailed instructions on how to do this, there are three sources that already have it gone over in better detail than I can give you.

Scoutt II TF727 Auto Transmission

To do this job you need to look at these three resources:

1. Carl Munroe’s book on the TF 727.

2.  The Scout II Service Manual.

3. The IHONLYNORTH forum’s Torqueflite 727 Guapo.

If you can’t find the answer there, let me know and I will try to help.  I went ahead and installed the new vent’s in the transmission and the Transgo TF-2 shift kit.

Now it’s off to the Dana 20 Transfer Case.

Scout II Service Manual and Parts Manual

Whenever you take on a restoration/revitalization project, it is important to have good manuals and documentation.

Scout II Service ManualWhen I did the IHC S100 restoration back in the late 90’s, I got my service manual and parts manual from Scott at Binder Books.  Scott is no longer with us, but his company still lives on.

So yesterday, I ordered a service manual (CTS-2304) and parts manual (MT-130) for the Scout II’s we are working on. These are high quality reprints made under license from the originals. I got in just under the deadline for their 10% May discount so the total cost with shipping was just under $150.00.  This may be the most important investment we make for these projects.

More Torqueflite 727 info

Our quest for information on how to rebuild the T-407 (Torqueflite 727) transmission in our Scout II continues.

T-407 Transmission and Dana 20 Transfer CaseI have found the following links on the Internet that I would like to share with you:

http://www.allpar.com/mopar/transmissions/torqueflite-tom-hand.html

http://www.allpar.com/mopar/torqueflite.html

http://www.mopar1.us/727rebuild/

We got the Transmission and Transfer Case out of the Scout last night and started cleanup.