I'm getting ready to set the tub on the CJ8 Saturday and I need some opinions on this for my safety as well as others.
I currently have a 360 in my build and manual brake set-up of which I like in case I have loss of power etc. I do like the stopping power/assist of the power brakes. In your opinion with the power of the 360 compared to the I-6 and certain speeds I can obtain quickly would it be recommended to have the power brake set up as opposed to the manual when running the V8.
With the vacuum canister that originally mounted under the battery tray, you can get a couple of uses of the brakes in case of loss of power, so that would not concern me. I put power on mine, and couldn't be happier with stopping distances. I have a 304, so close enough.
I vote go for it. If you decide you don't want it, it is really easy to swap back, but my guess is you won't
'85 CJ7, BDS 4" lift, 1" Body lift, 33x12.5, Shrockworks Sliders, 304 V8 with RV cam., T-176, D300, Dana 30, AMC 20. 1986 CJ10-A SD-33 Diesel/727/np208 1971 800B with 345/T-19
06' TJ Rubicon, 4" R.C. springs, BFG/AT 35s M.C. 6" fenders, rockers and surrounds, Currie front & rear adj. tracbars, tattons DC rear shaft, adj. upper - lower CA's. Bilstein 5100's YJ Buggy Build Current project. Stroker/FI ?
1990 MJ Comanche 4.0L AX15/np231
If I use the 1995 then the bracket would not be used and the bolts seen in the pic would go into the fire wall correct. The push rod would not have to be changed since the booster is fitted directly on the fire wall, correct?
If I use the 1995 then the bracket would not be used and the bolts seen in the pic would go into the fire wall correct. The push rod would not have to be changed since the booster is fitted directly on the fire wall, correct
No, you'll need the firewall bracket shown in the write-ups that goes between the booster and firewall. The rod would go way past the pedal if the booster went right to the firewall. The bracket is not part of and not included with the booster, which is why that Autozone image does not show it. This presents a problem sometimes, as the YJ power brake setup is kind of useless without the bracket, yet a lot of people who are building nice rigs want to buy the booster and MC new, but can't get a new bracket.
Originally Posted by Rollbar
The write ups show a single booster.
Well, which would you rather have?
There's always the dual-diaphragm Vanco option if you don't want to mess with the YJ parts. Very niiiiiice. Much more expensiiiiive.
Thanks, Just looking @ the write up the booster does look smaller like a single one. Using the bracket would make one think it would be 1/2 way to the front of the Jeep . I wonder how much Jeep sells'em for if they do, bracket that is.