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Old 05-22-2016, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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72 cj5 hydraulic clutch

I have a 72 cj5 304 3 speed I'm looking to switch to hydraulic clutch the linkage keeps coming apart sick of getting stuck on the trail laying in the mud fixing it is known there are kits out there but I was wondering witch ones actually work and have all the part needed for the conversion any input is appreciated
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I used the Novak kit. Works great.
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I have a 72 cj5 304 3 speed I'm looking to switch to hydraulic clutch the linkage keeps coming apart sick of getting stuck on the trail laying in the mud fixing it is known there are kits out there but I was wondering witch ones actually work and have all the part needed for the conversion any input is appreciated
I used a carb return spring, around the engagement rod, to keep it from falling out when the CJ flexed a lot. That simple spring prevented it from falling out. The rod was 'inside' the spring, with the spring acting as a 'cage' and simply prevented it from ever falling out.

Edit; mine was a 79 CJ, and I also had to do a repair on the Bell-Crank assembly at one time too. The rods needed a little TLC where they were wearing (metal on metal contact). I just welded up the wear marks, and polished it with the grinder back down to a 'round' and smooth shape. Once this repair was done, it tightened up the 'play' in the linkages, which I think also helped.

Worked good. Cost 25 cents.
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Old 05-22-2016, 06:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well that's also an issue jeeps been sitting for a few years I can do find the bell crank assembly I've ordered 2 different ones sapose to fit a 72 but didn't seems that everything is 76 up hard to find early cj parts
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