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Obsessive Comanche Disorder

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  1. It will if the washer is hardened, and properly sized for the bolt. When I bought the '88 Chief, the trackbar hole was badly wallowed out. My good friend, the VW guru, had a bag full of leftover parts from some VW factory service kit. In the bag of parts we found a double-thickness, hardened fender washer and a hardened nut and bolt the correct size and length for the track bar. He welded the washer onto the face of the factory bracket ... and that was that.
  2. A dinky, mesh floor, open utility trailer from Tractor Supply will cost you a grand, and what have you got? A dinkly, open utility trailer from Tractor Supply. https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/carry-on-trailer-5-ft-x-8-ft-open-mesh-floor-utility-trailer-5x8sp-gen If that thing were anywhere near me, it wouldn't still be for sale.
  3. It won't really fit even with fabricating -- unless you cut the 23-gallon tank down to the size of the 18-gallon tank.
  4. That scale should be linear -- unlike the temperature gauge.
  5. IMHO the best and easiest fix is to wel on a hardened washer of the correct size. Ideally, the washer should be a double-thick washer.
  6. That shifts the axle 1/2-inch to one side. Not a good solution unless you have an adjustable track bar.
  7. Which part has been removed -- the front distribution block, or the rear proportioning valve? If the front distribution block has been removed, how did you drive the truck before you took it to the shop? If the mechanic removed it -- tell him to put it back in, and then find a different shop. If the rear thing has been eliminated, you don't have a proportioning valve (unless the front distribution block has been replaced by an XJ or ZJ front proportioning valve. My advice is to buy an aftermarket adjustable proportioning valve and install that in the line to your rear brakes. That will allow you to tune your brakes to avoid premature rear wheel lock-up (which is the purpose of proportioning valves). However, as I think someone already mentioned, if you tune it with the bed empty, you should readjust it if/when you carry heavy loads. If you tune it with a heavy load, you MUST readjust it when you run empty. https://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinders/MasterCylinderProd?itemno=260-10922 From the factory, the MJ had TWO hard lines from the front to the back. One fed the rear proportioning valve, and that was the primary, everyday brake circuit. The other line was an emergency by-pass line. If the front brake circuit fails, you want full pressure to the rear brakes, so the emergency circuit by-passes the rear proportioning valve to deliver full pressure to the rear brakes. After re-reading this entire thread, I'm still not clear what was removed from your truck, or what "problem" your mechanic was having. And did HE remove something, or was something removed by a previous owner?
  8. They are different for the LWB and SWB boxes. Which box do you have, and what did the bar come out of?
  9. No. That's a proportioning valve for an XJ Cherokee or a ZJ Grand Cherokee. Look again at the photo Pete posted showing the XJ and MJ units. That thingie in the front of the Comanche is NOT a proportioning valve, it is a distribution block and brake failure warning light switch. That's ALL it is.
  10. How do you know it's running at 250 degrees? There's no marked point on the temperature gauge for 250. Is the needle in the red?
  11. Adjusting the track bar will shift the font axle left or right.
  12. If you have access to a garage with a flat and level floor, you can align it yourself.
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