1978 international scout ii traveler 5.6l

1978 International Harvester Scout

Condition: Used
Make: International Harvester
Model: Scout
SubModel: Australian built right hand drive
Year: 1978
Mileage: 36000
Color: White
Engine: Chrysler 355 Stroker
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Flex Fuel Vehicle
Transmission: New 727 Torqueflite
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
Power Locks
4-Wheel Drive

Description for International Harvester Scout 1978

1978 SCOUT 2 BUILT IN AUSTRALIA (all tags are on the truck)

I have owned this truck for 20 years. I bought the truck in a town called Wollongong about 40 miles south of Sydney, Australia and have driven her up and down the east coast of Australia and into the Outback. I have never gotten stuck or broken down once. This truck has been well maintained and was rebuilt in 2003. This truck has even been to the top of Fraser Island which is a tough place to get to and you need a real tough truck to get you there. What a joy this vehicle has been. I imported the truck into the USA back in 2012 and the truck was kept in storage until now. The truck runs on both LPG and gas as in Australia gas is expensive and LPG is half price. The problem is that if you leave the beaten track you have no access to LPG so dual fuel is a must. The rebuild entailed a new motor, tires, diff ratios, transmission, lift kit, anti rust unit, carpet kit, roll bar cage, extra back seats, and a 20 gallon LPG tank just to get started. I wanted some balls under my foot so the first thing to go was the high torque slow as hell 345 international motor which I replaced with a stroker 355 Chrysler motor strapped to a 727 Torqueflite tranny. What a truck! I have listed the work done to the truck since removing it from storage. I needed a lot of new parts and a new transmission was also put into the truck. This truck is not perfect but is a very nice ride. Good luck and I hope to see the truck on the road.

PS all parts marked NEW were replaced since the truck came out of storage. All the other parts were built when the truck was rebuilt.


Chrysler 355 stroker motor built from a 318 block with a 360 crank and 340 small chamber heads. Stage 1 cam, Edelbrock Torker 340 intake manifold, 10:1 flat top pistons, HEI distributor, full headers, 90 amp polished Bosch Alternator, New 600 cfm Holley Carburetor. NEW water pump NEW exhaust gaskets NEW crank case seal NEW v belts, NEW exhaust, Polished Edelbrock rocker covers Factory air and brackets. NEW battery and NEW all fluids.


NEW aluminum radiator 4 core with an electric fan.


This truck has the factory air unit in the truck and has the Chrysler pump and brackets fitted on the motor. I have all the pipe and parts to fit the rest and it will all go with the truck.


NEW 1979 727 Torqueflite rebuilt with a rebuild kit from Transtar Industries and a reconditioned torque converter and seal kit. The original IH tail section and output shaft was installed and the original transfer gear installed.


The original transfer case was rebuilt with all new bearings, seals and NEW gear oil.


Dana 44 front and rear axles with new 3.73 crown wheel and pinion installed new bearings and seals.


Front caliper rebuilt and a new brake booster and master cylinder installed.




American Racing 12" wide by 15" polished rims and the backside powder coated for protection. 2" spacer kit.


NEW Poly bushings and 4 one ton airbags to control the ride height.


3 inch body lift kit.


NEW drag link and NEW tie rod and tie rod ends.


7 speaker audio system including a built-in 12 inch sub to keep it out of the way.

1x12 inch sub

2 x 6/9 inch 3-way rear speakers

2x 6 inch front speakers

2x tweeters set in the head console

2 Amps under the seats, one amp is for the sub alone.

1x touch screen


Rear roll cage, rapped and installed with seat belts for the 3rd row seats to comply with Australian standards.


The dashboard is full carbon fiber with a full aluminum glove box due to the fact that the Australian trucks had no glove box. The rear trim is also made in carbon fiber


Impco 300A LPG carburetor with a Impco LPG liquid to gas converter and a custom 20 gallon LPG tank under the truck . This system can be switched between gas and LPG on the fly with one flick of a switch.


NEW Badlands winch and front bumper.


NEW 2x gas shocks for the lift gate and a NEW seal for the lift gate.


Electronic anti-rust invertor to protect the whole vehicle's body from corrosion.