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cj5 hydralic clutch conversion


Post Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:07 pm
dslplmb Muddy Buddys Jeep Wrangler Club Member
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Location: near Wilmington Ohio

I have a cheroke hyd. clutch on my cj5 that is way stiff. the clutch is stock for amc v8, throwout bearing and clutch fork dont seem to be binding.
1 could this set up not have enough power for my application?
2 could my line be too small, I used 2 sections of 3/16 steel brake line w/a braided front brake line between for flex.
3 Do I need to mount the cyl. to my pedal in a way to gain mech leverage. The way i have it now I am pushing pretty much straight in on it.

Thanks Dave

Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:36 am
GPER User avatar
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Location: Kettering

I can't help you much my frame doesn't flex so I like the mechanical clutch set up. Here are some links that might help.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/hydra ... n-1156237/
http://www.jeep-cj.com/forums/f2/want-u ... ndex2.html
http://extremecustomparts.com/c-69060-h ... ts-cj.html
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:47 pm
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Location: piqua

If its a retro fit style slave cylinder then it will always be stiff and take some getting used too. 3/16" line is perfect size. What matters mainly on a hydro clutch is the bore size of the clutch master cylinder. This has to match correctly to the slave cylinder or you will never get it right. Lastly the correct throw is set on the pedal and also push rod.

Check Novak jeeps for their info. I'm running their kit on mine and the bracket is top notch for their retro kit.
82 cj7 Megetron Edition, amc 360 , cam, 30 over, t18a granny gear 4 speed, d300 twin stick clocked flat, custom crossmember/skid plate, 37" pitbull rockers on h1 dual beadlocks, 3/4 ton dana 44, arb locker with high stear and heims, ff 14 bolt rear


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