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Unread 07-08-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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Beeding the brakes on a 63

Silly question....but, where do you add fluid to the brake system as there appears to be no reservoir on the master cylinder....


I plan to bleed the brakes after some work......but have been unable to locate a place to add fluid......brakes have been working fine and I figured I could hunt it down when needed......

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Unread 07-09-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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It has to be attached to, or part of, the brake master cylinder. What does your master cylinder look like, can you post a picture?
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Unread 07-09-2014, 05:29 AM   #3
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It has been years since I've worked on an early-Cj5, but the master included a small built-on reservoir. They had an odd bolt on the top that you had to remove to top-off.

My assumption is the small reservoir is due to space issues. The heater-core sits where most cars have the master/reservoir. So on the early CJ5s, the master is down low, attached to the frame.

On a related note, I've always had great success using the gravity method... but with such a low master, I wonder if thats even possible?

Edit: Here is a picture. Does yours look like this?
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Unread 07-09-2014, 01:56 PM   #4
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Yes, that it is it.....can not see that from the bottom with the tub on......apparetly that is what the round plate in the drivers side floorboard I just monsterlinered over...OOoopppss.

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Unread 07-09-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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Yup the MC is accessible through the little round plate. Get a long funnel or it will be a PAIN IN THE ARSE to get fluid in there. If you got the metal cap, clean it up, you cant get the metal ones anymore. The rebuild MC comes with plastic caps.
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