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Floor Brake Pedal Contacts Bell Housing And Mc

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Lee Bennett, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Mar 12, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Sorry, didn't notice it was ken5a who asked. oops
     
  2. Mar 12, 2019
    cadwelder

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    The brake lever I'm holding in my second pic is from a 3A and has the small, non-stepped MC push rod pin. Just a guess but I'd say the pin difference has to do with single or dual MC.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Got the debellas pedal today. See pic. Looks like what cadwelder and key5a are working with. Wonder if they had to add a slight bit more bend to the left at the top to clear bell. Sorry pic is upside down. Will try to install tomorrow. WP_20190312_11_24_37_Selfie.jpg
     
  4. Mar 12, 2019
    cadwelder

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    Lee, I took your pic, rotated and aligned it. Three things caught my eye: 1) looks like you'll need to heat and bend to clear motor; 2) small MC push rod pin may or may not be an issue; 3) based on the shadows and light of the lever on the plywood, it looks like your picture somehow got mirrored.
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  5. Mar 12, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Agree. Likely will be bending the end. The pin size should only add slack in pedal travel, right? Yes, sorry for the bad pic. It is a shadow. Wonder if I will have to bend the pedal so much that it will no longer align with the pedal hole in the floor pan.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2019
    cadwelder

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    The V6 lever I have moves the brake pedal about an inch left of where the 3A lever would put it. Also, as far as the lever hitting the MC, I don't think this should be a concern because it appears the pedal hits the floor before that could happen, and that's only with a full brake failure. Pics below lever in the approximate position of the pedal/floor contact. As for the pin, you may need to come up with a bushing and spacers to keep it from flopping around. Do you have a picture ot the push rod?

    --Dennis
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  7. Mar 12, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Plan to attempt installation tomorrow. Not sure why I would need to sleeve the pin -too much dead pedal? Pics will follow. Thanks
     
  8. Mar 13, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Had a great Jeep day!!! Got the new brake pedal installed. Had to bend it a bit at the bell, and ground some extra off the back side. Used a shorter bolt. No binding and the pedal is centered! Here's a couple pics of what I'm dealing with. C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_$_3(1).jpg C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_$_3(1).jpg C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_$_3(3).jpg
     
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    cadwelder

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    Congratulations on a job well done! How'd the pushrod work out with the new lever?
     
  10. Mar 13, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Doesn't seem to be an issue. Just a very slight amount of dead pedal. Can't use draft pads though as they will still contact the bell housing. Will probably just screw the rubber pad to the floor pan.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2019
    Lee Bennett

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    Thanks. I would add for any others needing to do this. Even using cotter pins that are wrong diameter can make a lot of difference. Not a lot of room for much slop.
     
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