Abrupt clutch engagement may finally be gone. '69 CJ5, Dauntless V6, T98 4 speed. After over 3 months in the shop I drove the Jeep home today. All seems good. I have had this clutch issue since I tried to fix a noisy TO bearing, over a year ago. The TO bearing retainer had broken. I replaced it and the complete clutch. It broke again. After pulling the trans/transfer case 3 times on my back in the driveway, I took it to a local shop. 3 more tries and it looks like its finally fixed. The '67-'69 CJ5's have the bearing retainer bolted onto the bellhousing. The input shaft passes through it. They are not a common part having only been used those 3 years. I found the dimentions on the same part in a Muncie T10. Only thing is one of 4 mounting holes is a half hole off. But, while the bearing retainer tube was the same as the original, it seems like it was actually a bit short. I believe what was happening is the TO bearing was reaching over the end of the tube, getting a bit off, then breaking the tube. I finally got the retainer that fits a T18. It is about 3/8" longer than the old part. The base flange is a touch bigger around and required grinding to fit the hole in the bellhousing. The holes don't line up at all so I rotated the flange to where the holes fit over solid metal and redrilled them. Bottom line is the clutch works as before the noise, and it shifts better than before. Maybe a solution for the unavailable TO bearing retainer?