It’s been two weeks now since I put the starter in the Scout and I’ve had it out multiple times on short trips around the area. Not once have I heard the terrible grinding noise from the starter, which leads me to believe the problem is solved. It’s nice to make upgrades that work.

I ordered a cheap military-style toolbag from Amazon last week that should fit snugly inside the front of the Tuffy console, which will hold an assortment of spare parts and tools. I’ve got a collection of stuff already organized, and a list of other stuff to buy and have on hand for breakdowns:

  • Zip ties
  • Fuses
  • Stainless hose clamps – I bought three sizes, for the radiator, hydroboost, and heater hoses
  • Spark plugs – I have a spare set of Autolite 303’s that came to me.
  • Distributor cap – NAPA FA85, and points – NAPA CS757P
  • Fuel filters – I’ve got two: Wix 33032 and a Purolator F20011
  • Bulbs – both 1157’s and BP194LL’s. I’ve got both bulb and LED 194’s
  • Tire plug kit – it’s already saved my bacon.
  • Rain-X – comes in handy when the wipers are slow

I need to pick up a few more things:

  • Fan belts (the three on PP are: Gates 7350, 7525, and 7612)
  • Thermostat – I need to find a pair of RobertShaw 370-FHT‘s, or something as good.
  • Spare coil
  • Spare plug wires (???)

Outside of this kit, I’ll also have oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant in back, somewhere…

Date posted: June 5, 2020 | Filed under Part Numbers, Purchasing | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to Short Update

  1. Neal in Boston says:

    Sounds good.
    Have you thought about one of those “medicine cabinets” I’ve seen on FB Scout sites for storing things in your rear quarter panel?
    Enjoy the rig!
    I’m still jealous.
    I’m still looking for the miracle Scout.

  2. bill says:

    Hi Neal—
    Yep, I’ve looked at the medicine cabinets, but unfortunately the only place it fits is where I currently have my spare gas container, and the plan to re-engineer the bumper swingarm (where I’d move the gas container) is still way in the future.

    Keep looking—they’re out there!

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