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Unread 03-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 03-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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do you have a bracket on the back of the booster?
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Unread 03-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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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!
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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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Thank you. That explains alot. I need the bracket.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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Don't forget the linkage too!
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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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Betty, is that kit pretty much a turn key solution to go from stock manual to power?
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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:36 PM   #8
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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.
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Unread 03-21-2013, 10:38 PM   #9
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So to make a long answer short, yes it is a turn key solution, haha.
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