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Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by earlswrench, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020
    earlswrench

    earlswrench Member

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    One of the problems with leaving a project for too long is identifying parts. This bracket was with my Dana 20 transfer case (which mounts to a T14). I can't find a picture of it online anywhere. Can someone tell me where it goes please? A pic would be nice.
     

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  2. Nov 22, 2020
    PeteL

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    The hole with the slot would appear to be for a cable end, such as parking brake?
     
  3. Nov 22, 2020
    FinoCJ

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    My guess is the clutch cable mount bracket on the D20....not sure about the threaded rod.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2020
    timgr

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    James wins the thread! Why didn't I think of that?

    Yes, '72 came with a clutch cable which was very troublesome. Jeep had a service bulletin and supplied a kit to convert these Jeeps to a mechanical clutch with a bell crank on the frame rail. This solved the problems in daily service, though the mechanical linkage has its own problems.

    If you have a bell crank, these parts are likely superfluous. Pretty sure Jim has posted pictures of the original setup ... search. My books don't cover a '72 CJ.

    The threaded rod looks like an under-dash part in my J20, but I don't recognize it otherwise. It's also the right shape/design for a fender strut, but I don't think that's CJ.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2020
    earlswrench

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    I finally found a picture of it in the 1972 TSM. It is unidentified as a clutch cable mount (you were right Fino). The funny thing is, my Jeep has a clutch rod, not a cable. I replaced the rod years ago and the original looked every bit of 45 years old, so I don't think it was an aftermarket situation. 1972 was an odd year. It was the first redesign after AMC took over, so there are often a mismatch of parts from early and intermediate years.
     

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  6. Nov 22, 2020
    earlswrench

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    You beat my post reply Tim. Thanks for the info on the service bulletin. Like I said ... odd year ...
     
  7. Nov 22, 2020
    timgr

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    Many (nearly all?) of these Jeeps got the kit in '72-'73 because the cable was so troublesome. This would make the mechanical linkage parts as old as the Jeep, and they would look original.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2020
    PeteL

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    My personal experience with the bell crank, IIRC, was that the plastic bushings went south and caused all kinds if problems with the clutch adjustment.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2020
    timgr

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    IMO the main issue with the bellcrank is the flexible Jeep frame moving wrt the body. With the right front wheel stuffed, you have no clutch action because of the bad body-to-frame geometry.
     

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