CATASTROPHE ON THE HYDRAULIC LINE
A non-narrative review of the appalling state of my brakes.
(For technical details of the brake master cylinder replacement, please click the link below…
Here at an indeterminate distance from the end of the tale, I find it difficult [...]
Balmy summer afternoon in 1992 or so, driving home through Union Square, Somerville, MA. I’m in my 1961 International Scout. This vehicle had a host of dangerous mechanical quirks. I always had to keep my hand on the shifter in second gear because it popped out easily. I always had to [...]
A month or two ago I replaced the transmission in my ‘63 Scout. The previous transmission was, well… it had a number of deficiencies. The cause of those problems is still undetermined. Clutch drag seems to have resulted in over stressed synchros, and when they failed, lots of gear clash, chipped teeth, doom, [...]
I removed the gas tank from My ‘62 Scout to clean it. When I got the truck, the fuel system was an electric pump and a gallon jug half full of gas, loose under the [...]