Join Date: Nov 2007
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Welcome, and let me say,
I have a '73 CJ-5 with Factory V-8 engine and every possible problem you can think of!
Your Jeep did NOT have an 'Emergency' brake.
However, it DID have a 'Parking Brake'.
Pedal on the left kick panel like most cars of the period had.
The hubs need help!
Your jeep had Warn 'Select-O-Matic' hubs from the factory.
They were lockouts that would allow the wheels to 'Free Wheel' via a 'Sprague' or 'Roller' type clutch inside the hub.
Or could be disengaged all together.
The problem with that design was the 'Cage' for the rollers breaking up.
They are long since out of production also.
It's a very simple process to convert over to Warn Premium type lockout or a Mile Marker Lockout Hub.
I put on two sets of the Warn Premium hubs this sumer, and although a little short on instructions, they can be done in about 30 minutes a side, including cleaning up the hubs and cleaning out the bolt holes.
Be advised, you factory hubs didn't have the usual 2 spindle nut sets you are used to seeing...
You may need to get a couple of spindle nuts (around $6 for bolt nuts and both washers) and you will need a 2-1/16" socket ($8 sockets) to tighten the nuts properly.
If you need any help, let us know, or contact me directly and I'll take pictures so you can see what I'm talking about.