International 1973 Scout II 4x4 at American Truck Historical Society show, Reno, Nevada, 2001
|Manufacturer||International Harvester Co.|
|Preceding model||International Scout 800B 4x4|
|Capacity tons/GVW/GCW||5200 lb GVW|
|Make||American Motors (International optional)|
|Model||6-258 (V-304, V-345 optional, 6-258 in photo truck)|
|Cylinders||6 (V8 optional)|
|Displacement ci / L||258 ci (304, 345 optional, 258 in photo truck)|
|Power HP @ rpm||113 net (137, 144 optional, 113 in photo truck)|
|Gearbox make (model)||International|
|Gears (forward speeds)||6 (3-speed x 2-speed transfer case, 4x2 optional, 3x2 in photo truck)|
|Axles & drive|
|Tires standard/optional||E78-15 4-ply / H78-15 4-ply (E78-15 on photo truck)|
|Shipping weight||3500 lb|
|List price||$3394 (1973)|
The Scout II, with completely new styling, replaced the Scout 800B in mid-1971. The 4-196 engine was still standard in both 2WD and 4WD models. The optional American Motors 6-232 6-cylinder was reduced to 135 hp with AMC’s emission-controls. V8 engines were made available in 2WD models for the first time. The standard V8 was the V-304 and the 197-hp V345 was added to the option list. The first Scout II had a grille with three horizontal slots between the headlights. In 1972 the 6-232 engine was replaced by the 150-hp 6-258.
In 1973 the grille design was changed to 14 vertical slots separated by a body color center divider. The 4-cylinder engine was dropped. The 6-258 6-cylinder was rated at 113 net hp. The V-304 and V-345 carried ratings of 137 and 144 net hp respectively. A single-speed transfer case was standard with 2-speeds optional. The Scout II was only slightly changed for 1974. A new rectangular chrome grille had a vertical center divider. Each side contained six freestanding vertical chromed bars. The engine lineup was unchanged except that the V-345 was available with a dual exhaust, raising hp to 156. Power front disk brakes were standard. The standard tire size was increased from E78-15B to F78-15B. Radial tires were optional.
In 1975 the Scout II was given the XLC designation, although styling was unchanged. The American Motors six was dropped and the Comanche Four was brought back as the standard engine. The most-powerful engine, the V-345A, developed 168 hp with an optional 4-barrel carburetor. In 1976 another new grille was divided into three sections, each section having five horizontal bars. International also offered a sporty Rallye trim package. In mid-year International made available a 92-hp Nissan 6-cylinder diesel. 1977 brought another grille change, to one with two rectangular horizontal slots. In mid-year the sporty SSII model was added. 1980 Scout II models were distinguished by square headlights. Two special models brought out during the year were the “844”, an economy model with 8-cylinder engine, 4-speed transmission, and 4-wheel drive, and the “Shawnee Scout”, an off-road performance model. All Scouts had 4WD in 1980.
References / sources
- Crismon, Frederick W. (1995). International Trucks. Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin.
- Mroz, Albert (1996). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks and Commercial Vehicles. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin.
- Hays Antique Truck Museum, Woodland, California
- Heidrick Ag History Center, Woodland, California
- American Truck Historical Society
- International Trucks
- Navistar webpage