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Username Post: Cruise Control options        (Topic#351948)
doubleE 
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doubleE
Loc: Eagan MN
Reg: 06-02-03
07-09-18 04:38 PM - Post#2739487    

Wondering what others have done to add cruise control to their 67 - 72 pickups. Would like to add this option if not too pricy. Was there a CC option for these back in the day? I do not recall seeing this vintage with factory CC.

Eric

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Stinky 
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Loc: Whitewater, CO
Reg: 05-25-01
12-15-18 08:41 AM - Post#2754573    
    In response to doubleE

I know this is old...but for several of my cars I have added an Autozone kit. I could not find it on their website. It was Audiovox CCS-100...and it appears that it is no longer made. This went on:
84 Nissan PU
84? AMC Spirit
86 Sub
and not sure what else.
The kit used to be about 100 bucks and it has everything....but they are more now.

https://n.stuccu.com/s/Audiovox+Cruise+Con trol?drs...

https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?produc...

I never installed the D-shaft magnets. I always ran it off the coil. I just made sure, that when I locked on the cruise, that the T-convertor was already locked up. That way, you can use it in any gear...in my area, I would lock it on in 2nd, at 45, while going up hill.



 
jnd1211 
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12-21-18 05:04 PM - Post#2755228    
    In response to Stinky

Just recently became a member so I apologize for the untimelyness of this post. My Dad and I installed a Rostra Universal Cruise Control kit on his 69 C20 when we restored it between 2003 and 2005. We also ordered their switch, which replaced the oem lever perfectly. Had to cut a small amount section out of the bottom of the existing hole that the lever fits through under the steering wheel to run the switch wires through, but the cut can’t be seen from the drivers seat.

If you are running a 700r4, Rostra has a signal generator that can be installed between the speedometer gear housing and the cable, instead of using magnets on the driveshaft. The cruise control works exceptionally well.

The only “problem” I would suggest addressing immediately is to also install a five pin relay when the kit is installed. The relay information is found within the installation troubleshooting instructions that come with the kit and can also be accessed online. The relay serves to ensure the module is receiving a solid ground signal at all times while the unit is engaged. The relay is not included with the kit, but is required if LED taillight bulbs are used; and recommended by Rostra techs if you begin having engagement issues with the unit.



Edited by jnd1211 on 12-21-18 05:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Andy4639 
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01-20-19 10:36 AM - Post#2757794    
    In response to jnd1211

To answer your question yes the 71-72 models had factory cruise controls that are very hard to come by. I have the electronic cruise in my 71 C 10 with LS 6.0 and 4L80E transmission but use the stock turn signal lever to operate it.


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1967 Ramp truck - 350/ 4 speed
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