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Brake And Clutch Linkage Change

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Maine cj5, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Aug 21, 2019
    Maine cj5

    Maine cj5 New Member

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    Ok , looking to remove the pivot that works the brake and clutck linkage on a 68 cj-5 I run the chain style clutch linkage and it works great but I have had a problem in the rocks with that pivot parking itself on a rock and than i can't work the clutch . What's out there to remove the pivot and go hydro on the clutch and move the brake master cylinder. Would be willing to replace pedals to do this too. thanks
     
  2. Aug 21, 2019
    jpflat2a

    jpflat2a what's that noise?

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    Maybe a skid plate of some kind to protect/prevent that ????
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2019
    Oldriginal86

    Oldriginal86 Member

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    Hanging pedals. Both the brake and clutch master cylinders are up and out of harms way as well as freeing up a bunch of real estate below for exhaust.
     
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  4. Aug 23, 2019
    PieLut

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    I had a chain linkage as well and ran into the same issue, it would bind up when getting twisty on the rocks. I made a hydraulic set up that keeps the stock pedal assembly. Works great.
    Pielut's Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
     
  5. Aug 24, 2019
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Re. the hydraulic option has anyone ever replaced the throwout bearing with a hydraulic unit rather than hooking a slave cylinder to the throwout lever?

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  6. Aug 25, 2019
    Iandavidh

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    Alot of the hotrodder and muscle car guys use these because of space issues. I an curious if any of the guys on here are using one and likes it.
     
  7. Aug 25, 2019
    47v6

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    Seems that YJ's used a similar setup..
    Jeep Wrangler Throwout Bearing (87-92 Jeep Wrangler YJ)
     
  8. Aug 25, 2019
    a72cj

    a72cj Member

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    I have had two YJ’s and finally switched them both to external slaves after numerous failures. It gets tiring to keep removing the transmission
     
  9. Aug 25, 2019
    timgr

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    I wonder what advantage that arrangement has. It kinda seems like self-flagellation to put even more finite-life parts in a particularly inaccessible location in a new car. You're also increasing the service costs, since I'd guess you'd always replace the slave cylinder and plumbing routinely with a clutch job. Maybe the external slave would interfere with something? Or it's somehow cheaper on the assembly line? "Ease of service" used to be a selling point. Hmm.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2019
    47v6

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    Apparently they have had issues... Leaking etc..
     

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