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Ranger1861 03-21-2013 01:39 PM

Manual to power brake conversion on 82 cj5
 
My cj was offered with manual or power brakes. Mounting holes for brake booster are in place. Removed the master cylinder and bolts in the booster mounting holes. Bought a booster and new master cylinder for the power brake model and it don't fit with the clutch cylinder. Am I missing something with changing it over? There is not enough room for both the booster and the clutch cylinder.

firecap1962 03-21-2013 07:42 PM

do you have a bracket on the back of the booster?

Cj5Betty 03-21-2013 08:30 PM

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There is a bracket that goes from the firewall to the booster, the booster does not bolt directly up to the firewall. Here is a pic of mine.

You will also need new linkage, it is a completely different setup than with just the master cylinder. I made my own linkage, but after the fact I found a pretty kit on eBay that included the brackets and the linkage. I will see if I can find the link. Hope this helps.

Cj5Betty 03-21-2013 08:34 PM

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Here is a link to a kit.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1974-1986-JE...5229ce&vxp=mtr

And here is a pic of the setup you need:

Again, hope that helps!

Ranger1861 03-21-2013 09:11 PM

Thank you. That explains alot. I need the bracket.

Cj5Betty 03-21-2013 09:14 PM

Don't forget the linkage too!

sgtbookie 03-21-2013 09:24 PM

Betty, is that kit pretty much a turn key solution to go from stock manual to power?

Cj5Betty 03-21-2013 09:36 PM

It looked like it to me. I didn't actually buy it, but found after I did my conversion. In hind sight, I would have just bought one of those kits. I bought the booster, the master cylinder and the bracket from a guy on cl. After I got it home and started to install, I realized that you have to have different linkage. Based on my experience, those kits are the way to go, and pretty reasonably priced ( I didn't really save any money doing it the way I did).

The other thing to note is that when you install the lines into the master cylinder, they will be reverse of what they are with manual brakes. Meaning, the line in the front port now will actually go to the port in the rear on the power brakes. The line fittings are different size, so you don't have to worry about putting them in the wrong spot. I was able to get the existing lines bent around to work, but a lot of guys end up putting new lines from the splitter block up to the master cylinder.

Cj5Betty 03-21-2013 09:38 PM

So to make a long answer short, yes it is a turn key solution, haha.


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