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Adding power brakes to an 85 CJ7?

Discussion in 'Jeep CJ' started by Cciesko, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Apr 13, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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    Cciesko

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    Hi...first restore/modify of anything, lol. 85 cj7 manual brakes...what will it take to give her power brakes?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2017 at 9:02 PM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
  3. Apr 13, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    Awesome...thanks. hoping o'reilleys will one. Doing the whole brake system this weekend
     
  4. Apr 14, 2017 at 7:28 AM
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    I'm hearing I may need a new brake pedal? And a vacuum line, 1/2 inch...where did you plug yours in?
     
  5. Apr 15, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    Using the one I purchase I used the existing brake pedal. I ran a vacuum from front pcv valve to brake booster. Inserted a tee in the middle and ran that to the intake.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2017 at 10:39 AM
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    Thanks , couldn't get the booster in time, so that'll be done later. But got a new brake system on yesterday....
     

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