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05-15-2012 08:51 AM Willys - Emergency Brake Cables
A small bracket was made and tacked to the cross member. Finish welding will be done later, before the frame is painted. The cables will run directly forward to the e-brake lever.
The cables are routed through the frame instead of going under it. Holes were drilled in the frame and the cables were run inside rubber grommets. The third photo shows the overall brake cable routing. The SSBC rear disc brakes come with an integral emergency brake and I actually had to locate the calipers backwards because the coil-over shocks interfered with the calipers. This made the e-brake cables pull to the rear for actuation. So, the cables make a 180 degree turn in order to go forward to the lever. Not shown in the photo is a brace across the frame where the cables will be anchored with cable clips. The cables are also very tight in the grommets and do not move, keeping them away from the coil-overs.



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05-15-2012 08:49 AM Willys - Emergency Brake Cables
The emergency brake lever will be mounted between the seats on the centerline of the driveshaft tunnel. In order to get the brake cables from the lever back to the brakes, the frame cross member was sleeved with tubing. The cables go through the frame sleeves and are attached to the cable anchor/adjuster just in front of the cross member.


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05-15-2012 08:40 AM Willys - Oil Cooler & Thermostat
The oil leaves the engine block using -10AN hose, goes through the dual oil filters and continues rearward to the oil thermostat. The top connection of the thermostat is the inlet, and the same-side bottom connection is the oil return directly to the engine, also -10AN. All of the oil is filtered before it goes to the cooler. Once the thermostat opens, the hot oil continues back to the cooler and returns to the thermostat through two -8AN lines. The top line is the thermostat outlet to the cooler, and the bottom line is the return. I won’t be able to make up the two cooler hose connections until final assembly as they are too big to fit through the frame sleeves.


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05-15-2012 08:38 AM Willys - Oil Cooler & Thermostat
There was no easy way to route the oil lines forward to where they meet up with the thermostat. After many trial-and-error mock-ups, I decided to sleeve the frame cross member and route the hoses through the frame. Holes were drilled through the frame for 7/8” o.d. x .065” wall steel tubing. The tubing was then welded in place and ground flush with frame. The third photo shows the finished sleeves for the oil lines on the left, and also for the fuel lines on the right.


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05-15-2012 08:37 AM Willys - Oil Cooler & Thermostat
Once the cooler location was finalized, the permanent mounting brackets were made from quarter-inch flat stock and tacked to the frame. The mounting holes were drilled and tapped in the brackets. Aluminum spacers are used between the cooler and frame brackets to space the cooler away from the body and allow airflow to the fins. The supply and return lines to/from the cooler follow the curve of the frame directly under the body/floor. Another cross-bracket will be added to the frame just in front of the cross member to support the hoses. Aluminum hose separators are used to keep the hoses neatly arranged.


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