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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2017, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Brake job questions...

Ok, so I got all of my shoes replaced along with Springs and wheel cylinders and aside from the location of the parking brake being a complete mystery, it went swell (well, the assembly, that is...I still have to have the drums turned and adjust the shoes with their weird eccentric bolts).

Now, I'm going to switch to a dual reservoir master cylinder and I've never attempted such a thing. With that steering assembly directly on top of it, is there a better always to access it? Do I take all of the floor panels off? I know there's a small access port under the brake, but I can't image that 4" circle being adequate to do the job!


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post #2 of 4 Old 09-04-2017, 07:22 AM
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Hi eye, the parking brake is the big round drum mounted on the back of the transfer case its not located on the wheels (at least on my 56 it is)..
As for removing the master cylinder. on my 56 you have to unscrew the bolts holding it to the frame and pull them out just enough to clear the frame then pull the master straight down. haven't done a duel but its not stock for my 56 cj5 and I'm keeping it stock as its been in my family since early 60's.
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EDIT EDIT
the hole in the floor is just for adding fluid.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-04-2017, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. The MC is the only thing I'm changing because the dual reservoir is supposed to be markedly safer than a single.

I don't know if that's functionally true, but sounded good on paper and since I was replacing all of the shoes, Springs and wheel cylinders, I figured I would just go ahead. Mostly because I never have and love wrenching.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-04-2017, 06:00 PM
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Easiest solution:
http://hermtheoverdriveguy.com/brake...-cylinder-kits

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