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Offline SteveKfl

Engine Stay Cable
« on: October 01, 2019, 07:56:30 PM »
Hey guys/gals.  If this is old news, I apologize, but it was the first I had heard of such a thing.  The question came across my computer but was described to me as a "clutch torque cable" to "keep the engine from moving with clutch use".  Well, Dave Eilers of responded to my inquiry to our small "DJ group", and it turns out to be a "Engine Stay Cable"... as seen with the details here...  Now you guys restoring your Willys M38 M38A1 CJ3A CJ3B may have another part to look for to be "complete".  Hope this helps somebody...  Always learning...
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Offline Rus Curtis

Re: Engine Stay Cable
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 09:23:04 PM »
I've seen this come up a few times over the span of years.  It is an unusual part that have puzzled a few owners.  The beauty of having such a large network of folks, that are knee-deep in reference material, help the rest of us understand all the details. 

In the link you provided, Bob references an M38 manual that explains its purpose.  His site is full of useful details.
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Offline Dinesh

Re: Engine Stay Cable
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 10:47:27 PM »
I have a dj3a and always wondered it it had this cable.