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Username Post: Adding cruise control        (Topic#344236)
millerliteliker 
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Loc: East Texas
Reg: 04-07-03
04-23-17 06:22 AM - Post#2687872    

I have a 1982 Z28 with the stock 305 4bbl version of this engine. The car only has 2,998 miles, so I want to preserve the originality as much as possible.

I would like to add "factory" cruise control. It looks like I can get most of the components off of Ebay and some parts suppliers.

My question - for a car NOT originally equipped with cruise control, is this a feasible thing to add? Any pitfalls to look out for?

thanks.

2016 Silverado with 6.0L V8 option - fast pickup
1982 Camaro Z28 305 4bbl Red 2,998 original miles


 




paulo57509 
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Posts: 380

Loc: Tracy, CA
Reg: 07-18-00
04-25-17 10:58 PM - Post#2688287    
    In response to millerliteliker

  • millerliteliker Said:
I have a 1982 Z28 with the stock 305 4bbl version of this engine. The car only has 2,998 miles, so I want to preserve the originality as much as possible.

I would like to add "factory" cruise control. It looks like I can get most of the components off of Ebay and some parts suppliers.

My question - for a car NOT originally equipped with cruise control, is this a feasible thing to add? Any pitfalls to look out for?

thanks.



If you haven't already, it would be best to get a factory service manual for your '82 and study both the mechanical, vacuum and electrical portions of the manual(s); it should give you a general idea of what you're up against.

IIRC, there's 1982 assembly manual out there which should show how the factory routed the cables, vacuum lines, etc. The drawings within may also provide some GM part numbers. Although, they may have been superseded and NLA by now.

I think GM still used a CC transducer with speedometer cables running into and out of it to control/measure road speed. I would try to avoid ebay parts, especially if they're used. Installing used parts of unknown condition and then trying to troubleshoot function issues will just lead to frustration.

You mention that your car is a low mile example of a Third Gen. If you're really concerned about "originality", it's best not to deviate from your car's factory configuration.

1987 IROC-Z 5.0L
1992 Lumina Euro 3.1L
2003 GMC Safari


 




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