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Old 07-07-2016, 07:16 AM   #301
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Thanks Jack, (same answer on both forums)
that gives me at least a starting point. I have some of that stall mat I can play with. I'll have to go back and look at your genny post. If I remember correctly though you built a complete box to put it in.
I know you are air cooled but,do you think I should use oil temp instead of water for my shut down? My two sensors are basically pretty close together. The engine temp is in the Kubota stock location which is just below the thermostat. The other one is on top of the radiator about a foot away but after the thermostat. I can see when the thermostat opens. Something I forgot to do was to shoot the temp at bottom of radiator. I should be able to add more probes with a switch to see temp readings on the displays I already have. I did that on my transmission temp gauge.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:16 AM   #302
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Cruise Control

I've finally gotten around to installing the cruise control that I collected the parts to build a couple of years ago. It uses a cruise module from a 68 GM which is a stepper motor and don't need vacuum. I'm in the final stages of wiring.

Here's detail of how cable attaches to accelerator and the brake switch.



Panel mounted switches.



Right now panels are just screwed on to original wherever I can find a space. Hopefully this winter I can completely remake the whole panel. When I get it all done and tested, I'll post final wiring diagrams and instructions.

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Old 08-03-2016, 10:29 AM   #303
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Sweeeet! Great upgrade. Your right foot will thank you.
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:38 AM   #304
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Nice! Clean installation too. Cruise is a welcome relief on long trips.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:36 PM   #305
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I've finally gotten around to installing the cruise control that I collected the parts to build a couple of years ago. It uses a cruise module from a 68 GM which is a stepper motor and don't need vacuum. I'm in the final stages of wiring.
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Nice! I've wondered if that could be back-fit to a bus or whether you needed to pray to the gods of whatever ECM you might have fitted. I can't see the pictures you've posted at work (or pretty much any pictures anyone's posted, thanks to the Draconian firewall around here) so I'll have to check them out at home tonight.

Where do you pick up your speed signal? I ask because I had a sphincter moment with one of these once. I had installed 2 magnets 180* apart on the driveshaft of a pickup, and a Hall effect sensor near them, according to instructions. When one of them let go, the control immediately floored the accelerator. Easy enough to control, but a wake-up moment nonetheless.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:00 PM   #306
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Where do you pick up your speed signal? I ask because I had a sphincter moment with one of these once. I had installed 2 magnets 180* apart on the driveshaft of a pickup, and a Hall effect sensor near them, according to instructions. When one of them let go, the control immediately floored the accelerator. Easy enough to control, but a wake-up moment nonetheless.
I picked up the signal from the wire at the speedometer that comes from the sender in the back. Since you can't use that signal for two things it goes through a Dakota Digital SGI-5 witch is a signal splitter. It has the added advantage of being able to correct an inaccurate speedometer reading.

The reason for the cable attached to the pedal is the actuator isn't strong enough to overcome the pullback on the governor at the engine (per gent who gave me the original plans). Besides if I put it on the engine I would have had to run wires all the way back to the rear.
The brake pedal switch just isn't there on an air brake system.
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Old 08-05-2016, 07:26 PM   #307
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:54 PM   #308
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very cool, I couldn't drive with out cruise ,
keep up the great work
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When I get it all done and tested, I'll post final wiring diagrams and instructions.

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Can't wait to see how it works for ya . Definitely on my skoolie bucket list that seems to never end.

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