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1966 cj 5 breaks and power stering

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:42 PM

Just picked up a 1966 CJ5 with a 289 ford. Would like to convert to disc breaks and power sterring. ANY help and suggestions, kits or ideas would be greatly appreciated

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:01 AM

Seen some bolt on brake conversions on E-Bay for a Dana 44 for @ $500.00.... research the motor and see if it ever came with power steering.. if so tracking down the brackets and pump would be your best bet.. then you need to find a power steering gear that will fit in the jeep.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

View PostBig Red One, on 08 April 2013 - 07:01 AM, said:

Seen some bolt on brake conversions on E-Bay for a Dana 44 for @ $500.00.... research the motor and see if it ever came with power steering.. if so tracking down the brackets and pump would be your best bet.. then you need to find a power steering gear that will fit in the jeep.


Thank you very much. Appreciate the help.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:46 PM

The motor is the same block as the old 302s. You shoulkd be able to use thePS pump from a 260 (V8)-289-302-351. You will probably have to fabricate brackets. The PS gear box can come from an later model CJ.

As for the brakes, you can get the parts from a later model CJ that has discs and PB. You need the the booster and the correct pushrod for the PB aplication. You don't NEED power brakes, but it really helps on the effort you need to press on the bralke pedal.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

Very helpful, thank you. The breaks are extremely bad right now and I wondered how much I needed disc. Already thought I might adjust and rebuild the drum breaks first. Sounds like that might be the ticket.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

When you do discs, you also have to change the propotioning valve.

Personally, I would do the drums for now and collect the parts for a disc change out.

Depending onwhat you want to do with this CJ as far as a lift goes, you may want to look for used wide trac axles from a CJ7 that someone removed from thier project. It would give you all the parts for the discs on the axle, and a wider base for more stability on side hills.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

I appreciate all ideas and information. My first attempt at a project like this and I am really excited about all the possibilities. Does anyone know which model year I could get the power sterring pump from and most closely fit in the 1966 CJ5

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:34 PM

I would suggest getting one that matches the engine as the pulleys may be different and could cause some flow issues.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

Thanks, GOOD point.

I was told Jeep actually put a ford engine in some of their Jeeps. I know they used a varitey of engines, but does anyone know if they used a Ford?

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:36 AM

Back when Jeep was first made, the government required the engines to be able to swap parts from one to another as the engine production by Willys could not keep up with the demand for Jeeps in the war.
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