F Head Engine Stabilizer Cable

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Mike Allen, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jan 12, 2018
    Mike Allen

    Mike Allen New Member

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    I have read a thread concerning the importance of this cable. I need a picture of how it attaches to the engine. (or bell housing). I have the cable and I understand how the ball attaches to the cross member.
    If there is a bracket on the engine end---I may or may not have it in the jeep salad that keeps creeping into my garage while the wife sleeps soundly because I have "promised" not to drag home any more projects or as she says "rust"!! (Sometimes I break my promises)
    A pic or a previous thread on topic that has pic would be great!

    Thanks--Mike
     
  2. Jan 12, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    The threaded end goes through the lower driver's side bolt hole on the bellhousing instead of a bolt. There should be a forked bracket on the crossmember to hold the ball end.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2018
    Mike Allen

    Mike Allen New Member

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    That is what I thought.
    Thanks Howard
     
  4. Jan 13, 2018
    55_Willys_CJ5

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    Here is a picture for you. As Howard stated above: If you look towards the bottom of the picture you can see where the cable goes through the bell housing and connects to the fork on the cross member.

    OneDrive
     
  5. Jan 13, 2018
    william_cj3b

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    Don't over-tension the stay cable. Just take up the slack, plus a little tension, then lock it in place with a nut on the back side of the bellhousing.
     
  6. Jan 14, 2018
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  7. Jan 17, 2018 at 3:56 PM
    1960willyscj5

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    That cable was missing on my '60 when I got it 10 years ago. Do not see the purpose of it. My JEEP operates just fine without it.
     

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