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Rebuilding An Old High School Friend!

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Fly Navy, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. May 22, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    THIS.
    I hardly labeled anything. I thought for sure I'd remember everything. Right.
     
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  2. May 22, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    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!:D Note however the remote reservoirs... much easier to service.
     
  3. May 22, 2019
    Norcal69

    Norcal69 I've got Rubicon Rash 2019 Sponsor

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    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..??????? :confused:
     
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  4. May 23, 2019
    Boyink

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    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.
     
  5. May 23, 2019
    Chilly

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    I KNOW! That's how you sneak up on "them"!
     
  6. May 23, 2019
    scott milliner

    scott milliner Master Fabricator

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    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.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2019
    Fly Navy

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    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!

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    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.:sneak:

    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.:banghead: 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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