I bought a 1975 International Harvestor Scout II off eBay from a nice guy in Savannah, GA. I now own my own special rust bucket and money pit. Original Auction Pics here Distributor Pics here 4 June 2006 - picked up parts in savannah. Got a cherry tailgate, plus a bunch of D&C parts for a SOA. Need to decide what I'm gonna do. 14 June 2005 - removed battery tray. A small about of rust thru but not bad. Need to fix that. Not sure if i'll get OEM part or a plastic tray 16 June 2005 - finally dropped the transmission pan. Made a mess, fluid everywhere. I'll go to NAPA and get a new pan/filter. Finally got the tranny to engage the parking brake which is a relief. Did not want to have to rebuild the tranny. Still waiting on a spindle socket so I can redo the brakes. Ug. Also yanked the distributor and carb off the engine. I might get a DUI dist and need to rebuild the carb. Finally I'm pricing a alu radiator. Cheaper than OEM replacement. 09 Aug 2005 - long time no update. Lets see. Removed the radiator. Cost of re-core isn't viable. Alu radiator is cheapest solution. Card is sitting on table awaiting rebuild. I pulled the front axle out due to leaking pinion seal. I've got a new yoke, seal, bolt, u joint, etc to slap in and remount the axle. The wheels are done and tires bolted on. I also tore apart the springs, got new bushings and bolts. Going to put on the new shackles and bushings this week/weekend. I still need to get some spring clips to keep the springs together then bolt them in. Finally get the axle back under it, bolt on the new U bolts and tighten everything up. The transmission is also done. Just need to fill it with fluid. 12 Aug 2005 - ugg.. still waiting on parts. This time the "instock" leaf spring clips are not-so-instock. ETA Wednesday. So much for calling ahead. 13 Aug 2005 - Attached bushings to back of leaf springs and pounded/wrestled them into place. But totally forgot to grease the bushings. Gotta redo that. Then the rains came, no more work. 14 Aug 2005 - nice day, so I decided to get some serious work done. I PB'd the sway bar mounts. Going to remove it and maybe leave it off. The D&C shackles have no way to mount the factory bar back on, so I will have to fab something if I want to put it back on. After that I slapped on the new pinion seal. First I had to figure out which way the oil wiper went. Neither the Scout service manual had a diagram which showed nor was the exploded diagram of the dana 44 I found online detailed enough. After looking at it for a bit I figured the indented side was the "washer" for the yoke, the other way around and it will crush it. A while back I bought a large socket set, the 3" socket was perfect for driving in the pinion seal. Then I got the yoke on. Finally came the hard part, torque the pinion nut. This bugger needs 175-225 ft lb so I split the difference and went for 200 ft lbs. I attached a 3ft steel pipe to the yoke with some plastic to protect it and used the U joint clip to tighten it down. This was wedged against the ground with my knee and off I went cranking with the socket. Once snug out came the torque wrench. I could see as I stepped from 100ft lb to 150 ft lb that the yoke tighened up on the pinion and closed the gap with the seal. I see how all this works now. At 150 ft lb I gave the yoke a little spin. Seemed okay. Went to 175 ft lb. Everything spins nicely. Finally took it to 190 then 200 ft lb. The yoke seems to spin as well as I can tell. No wobble and best of all no leaking. To test I filled the diff up, ran out of fluid so down to AZ I go. Once back I topped off the diff, torqued the fill plug and then spun the chunk around so the pinion faced downward. After several hours no leaks and it spins quite freely so I do not think it is over torqued. Next Up... swing the axle back under the scout, bolt up the U bolts and attach the front shackles.