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Re: Advanced Adapters clutch Chain linkage?
I have one on my 67 Cj-5, put it on while swapping in the 231 v6 and a t-18. Rather than relocate the rigged together factory(?) stuff I just replaced it all. I think I paid around $130 from Partsmike.com. It works really good, but as was mentioned earlier jeeps clutch linkage bind if your are using a chain setup or not when off-road. You won't have that problem on an 85. I think they make a different model for the late CJ's. The setup has a threaded rod for adjustment, but basically you set the rod to the middle of its travel take the slack out of the chain, and bolt it to the framerail, so it's adjusted as you actually mounted for the most part. I would also recommend considering a hydraulic setup or rebuilding your stock setup. Even if you replace every single piece of the stock setup I don't think it is that expensive. I have an 83 Cj-7 with a swapped in 4.0 HO and T-18(stock was 258 and t-5), and the (rebuilt) factory linkage has never given me a problem.
89 XJ-stock, 83 CJ-7/4.0HO-t18-d300-locked-2.5" rancho-32 bfg mt, 79 Blazer/454-t400-np205-locked-4w disc-35 bfg mt, 67 CJ-5/231-t18-d18-4.88-front disc-rear 11" drum/front locked/30-9.50's