Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Fly Navy, Feb 11, 2015.
I hardly labeled anything. I thought for sure I'd remember everything. Right.
I know several will find this sacrilegious, but I don't really see the need for swinging pedals in jeeps and am completely happy with them through the floor. Which thankfully makes one less thing for me to do! Note however the remote reservoirs... much easier to service.
I feel the same way. Proper setup manual brakes work really well. Power brakes with the engine off suck.... I see all these old jeeps with power brakes added and I think.... so they are never gonna go down a hill with the engine off..???????
I added power - along with 11" drums - to my '66 CJ5 in a fit of doing everything I could to get brakes that finally worked. They did work well, and I never had the engine cut off at the wrong moment.
On my '64 CJ6 I swapped the 5s axles over with the 11" drums and just used the stock M/C. IIRC the PO had already done a dual-well conversion. I figured I'd do the power conversion later...but the brakes worked so well I never did.
I KNOW! That's how you sneak up on "them"!
I used the Factory Service Manual. It had every connector and where the wire went. This was so helpful. I was then able to use only the wires I needed and could eliminate the ones I didn't.
Progress has been slow and steady. I made some quick brackets to mount my fan and have all the wiring from the firewall forward sorted... that is assuming of course that I didn't make any mistakes!
I have been kind of avoiding the ECM & under the dash area but I guess that is the next step. I really want to get to the point where I can fire the engine up but I just dread working through all those ECM and dash/instrument wires. Maybe I'll knock out the tail lights first.
One bit of frustration. My remote brake reservoirs seem to be leaking. Not a lot, just one drip or so per day from where the reservoir goes on the plastic base that bolts to the firewall. There is an o-ring and a clamp that I have about as tight as I dare but I just happened to catch a single drop out of the corner of my eye again this afternoon. Not sure if anyone else has experienced this or not. I've tried loosening, twisting/reseating the reservoir and re-tightening repeatedly. The reservoirs are from Willwood and seemed pretty nice. I guess if the drips don't stop I'll have to drain them and maybe try a new o-ring or a little bigger o-ring?
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