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brake drum on 18-case

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by jeepcj, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 2, 2011
    nickmil

    nickmil In mothballs.

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    Postal Jeeps used that style as did forklifts, motorhomes, etc. I've got a couple I plan to use too. The handle can turn to fine adjust the park brake as well, at least mine do.
     
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    1960willyscj5

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    Yeah, something like that, and the price is right, too.wtlw
     
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    1960willyscj5

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    You might consider replacing that rod with a cable that you can route where you need it.
     
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    Corveeper

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    So does mine.
    I've seen them on forklifts and the old "Duece and a half" and 5 tons I used to drive in the Army.
    I actually lucked out, the one I've got came with the spares my Uncle had been gathering to add parking brakes.
     
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    Project71-5

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    dafeeesshh

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    Not a 100% sure but isn't the e-brake on the transfer case better for when you get stuck without lockers as a way to produce more torque to move both tires.

    Like if you have one side in the mud and the other side on dry land the tires in the mud would spin and you would not create enough torque to spin the tires on the dry but if you engaged the E-Brake you would increase the amount of torque the engines produces to turn the tires on the dirt.

    I thought it was better because you don't have the e-brake acting on the stuck wheels.
     
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    Corveeper

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    A Dana 18 in 4WD acts like a spool in that both the front and rear outputs spin at the same speed period. There is no differentiating action between them so applying the driveline brake makes no difference in that case.
    What you’re talking about is happening at the differential and the point of pressing the brakes is to slow down the wheel that is spinning forcing the differential to apply some power to the wheel with traction and that needs to happen at the wheels.
    Something like a “cutting brake” would work better for what you’re talking about, since it allows you to put braking force at one wheel while leaving the other wheel on the same axle free to spin.

    Here, cutting brakes explained by people better with words than I am.

    http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techarticles/wheels/131_0707_cutting_brakes/index.html
     
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    nickmil

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    I built this one for a Dana 300 using some parts from Tom Wood's. Idea is the same. I modified the parts to suit my tastes. I even integrated a "guard" of sorts to the bottom.

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    Project71-5

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    Patrick and Nickmil

    Any chance of getting a separate thread detailing the conversion? At the very least maybe some more pictures?
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  11. Mar 3, 2011
    Texis

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    Perfect, thanks I may order one for my build. I wonder if we could get a discount. :-D
     

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