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Cruise Control
« on: March 20, 2016, 10:03:46 PM »
Any one installed an aftermarket cruise control or adapted cruise control form another ford product that came with one from the factory? I will be driving my Pinto to Alaska next summer and it would be nice to have on an 8,000 plus mile road trip!
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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2016, 08:31:24 AM »
I used a Rostra unit in my truck had it for 8yrs until I sold it, worked flawlessly and was adjustable, worked nicer than any factory cruise that I ever drove, IMWO..

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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 07:39:05 PM »
I got one on my 76 pinto , I mounted mine under the dash and ran the cable out through the hole where that clutch cable would have gone , the reason is I have the V6 with A/C , power steering along with power brakes and headers , hardly any room but it keeps the heat off the unit so it should last a long time , I sure like it for the long trips , I got the one that goes one the turn signal handle so it looks factory , got it from Dakota Digital,
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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 11:58:23 AM »
When I swapped to the Turbo 2.3 from the Turbo Coupe I adapted in the whole deal. Unfortunately I believe I was told that the speed sensor for the electronic speedometer is needed. I guess I can run a rally style dual drive, but I never drive the car far enough to justify the time involved to make it all work.  anyway, something to consider if you are thinking about adapting from a more modern car.  Every now and then I come across an un-opened, old school cruise control unit at thrift stores and yard sales. I usually get them for about $5-$10.

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Re: Cruise Control
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 07:29:34 PM »
When I broke my right ankle, I went old school with a broom handle cut down to highway speed.  Very cheap and effective for 8 weeks in a cast.

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