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The Official "What The Heck Is This?" Thread

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Focker, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Oct 19, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman Since 1975 , It's not my Fault ! :shrug: Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Or......Maybe it's none of the Above ? I'm steering toward the probability that it's leftover from one of your old uni joints ? ....Yeah.....that's the ticket, LoL.

    ( I'm also bet'n witcha that you will NEVER do that again ! :beer: )
     
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  2. Oct 20, 2019
    dozerjim

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  3. Oct 21, 2019
    Lockman

    Lockman Since 1975 , It's not my Fault ! :shrug: Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Every body most likely knows what this is :
    ' C ' Clip.png
    ..... And we may know what this is called :
    Inverted External Retaining Ring.png

    Anyway.....
    Before my story begins, I want to send a sorta technical beware bulletin to ya'all . The 1st , blurry pic ( sorry ) , is a 'C' clip . it was used by AC Delco & others to hold back the power piston on OEM master cylinder's.
    # 2 is known as a retaining clip. It is presently being used by at least two foreign aftermarket MC mfg's , possibly more.

    What I ran into , & it cost me a a whole lotta time , frustration , delay , heartache , & a bit of dough to make it right , was that a power brake unit's Power Piston will bind and score itself against the latter retaining clip. Then it will lock up your pedal, & rip it out if you pull your pedal back up . It simply won't fit thru the center . :banghead:
    Please , for your sanity & well being, Check the back of ANY new MC that you are about to use. Then, when you find something similar to pic # 2 , R & R it with your original ' C ' clip. Don't be like me, I never even thought of checking for this.:schooled:

    I'll have more after the game tonite.......Oh....BTW, the Disc Brake conversion was the best thing my ' Rosie ' has ever had done. :cool:
    Thanks,
    Richie--------Lockman
     
  4. Oct 22, 2019
    Charlie Wells

    Charlie Wells New Member

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    I agree. Saw it happen on a GM cabover. U-joint failed at tranny end, hit ground, flailed around inside the frame and broke the brake line. Emergency brake on back of tranny was of no use after that. 55 MPH with no way to stop. Moral - just do the right thing. It's such an easy fix that could save your life, or others. I would not drive it anywhere until the issue is fixed.
     

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