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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by tcfeet, Nov 18, 2021.

  1. Nov 18, 2021
    tcfeet

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    I have a stupid question : I'm close to eighty and can't see very well, but are the locking nuts on
    the brake adjusters left handed or right handed ? Its on a 64 cj5, stock..I tried to adjust one the front
    yesterday, and the nut was stuck. I sprayed them down with nut buster and am letting it sit.
    If I remember right, they are right-handed but before I get stupid, maybe someone will tell me..
     
  2. Nov 19, 2021
    Focker

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  3. Nov 19, 2021
    PeteL

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    IIRC, they are all right-hand thread. And a great item for Never-Seize.

    But it is confusing because the eccentrics operate in opposition. Left side turns anti-clockwise to tighten the brake, Right side turns clockwise, as viewed from the axle side. A member here once posted a good diagram of this, I think.

    I hope someone else will please confirm.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2021
    Lockman

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    boopiejones

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    This is correct. You turn the eccentrics toward the outside of the wheel (turn them away from the axle/hub) to push the shoes tighter against the drums.

    But all eccentric lock nuts are standard threading (righty tighty).

     
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  6. Nov 19, 2021
    tcfeet

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    Thanks, now I can use the cheater-pipe...
     
  7. Nov 19, 2021
    PeteL

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    Won't help, because the eccentrics will rotate.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2021
    tcfeet

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    Not if I put vice grips on the end of the shaft..
     
  9. Nov 20, 2021
    PeteL

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    Sure, that's what I do. But will they hold against a cheater?
     
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