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Cruise Control on a Justy?


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#1 Mikldom

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 01:51 PM

I have a 1988 Justy 4wd 5 speed.

Has anybody put a cruise control on something like that?

can the universal jobbies you can buy at peppunks work?

Thanks... let me know.. want to not get a ticket, and set the cruise at 8 miles over on trips and not risk it.

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#2 EmmCeeBee

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 03:18 PM

I have an after-market cruise control for my '88 GL 5-speed. I haven't installed it yet, but I've read through the manual. I can't imagine you'll have any trouble with your Justy.

One good thing about the kit, after reading the directions: For a manual transmission, you don't need a vehicle speed sensor (VSS). This would be an ECU signal for 1992+, or a couple of magnets you'd attach to a drive shaft. But that's only for an auto transmission. For manual, you only need to tap into an ignition coil lead. This makes sense, since for a manual clutch the engine and vehicle speed are 1:1.

I have an Audiovox kit, I'm sure the others are similar. You just tap into a vacuum line, attach a cable to the accelerator linkage (a dozen ways to do this with the kit), mount the switch, and you're done. Theres a bunch of dip switches you have to set, according to whether you're using VSS, auto/manual, etc.

One wire taps into the brake light switch; there's no sensor for the clutch pedal 'cuz apparently it cuts out when it senses momentary revving of the engine (this is from the directions; I wouldn't use this method myself).

But like I said, I haven't installed it yet. It's still sitting on the garage workbench....

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 08:26 PM

A side note....

When I was cleaning out my Dad's stuff from the garage a few years ago, I came across what must have been the first "cruise control contraption" made. It was from the early 1950s, so it was in a cool box right from the Burma Shave era.

It was a fancy articulated steel gizmo that you placed on the accelerator pedal, with a grip at ankle level that you could adjust to put varying pressure on the accelarator. Plus a linkage resting on the brake pedal which somehow disengaged it in panic mode, I guess.

He never did install it, I wonder why??? I shoulda saved that thing, dangit.

What I'm gettin' at is that you could always go the broomstick route. If it was good enough for 1950, it's good enough for a Brat :burnout:

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