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Old 08-23-2016, 05:19 PM   #311
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Cruise works. If I would have wired it the way I drew it, it would have worked the first time. Must have had a brain fart, or actually a melt down. It only took about three days and help of a friend to sort it out. Anyway, I'll clean up the drawings and post the whole thing to my web page. I'll post a link.

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Old 08-23-2016, 05:54 PM   #312
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cruise is a GOOD thing.. I need to find a way to add it to my bus..

that brick just doesnt always work out
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cruise is a GOOD thing.. I need to find a way to add it to my bus..

that brick just doesnt always work out
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:42 PM   #314
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Cruise works. If I would have wired it the way I drew it, it would have worked the first time. Must have had a brain fart, or actually a melt down. It only took about three days and help of a friend to sort it out. Anyway, I'll clean up the drawings and post the whole thing to my web page. I'll post a link.

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Way to go!! Can't wait to see the instructions!!
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:53 PM   #315
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Cruise control wiring diagrams

I have posted pictures and wiring diagrams on my web site. Module is made to work on accelerator pedal, partly because the engine is in the back and, I was told, but not verified that it isn't strong enough to pull against the governor. I has recently occurred to me that a steering wheel button assy could be done using a four relay RC module.

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Old 08-30-2016, 07:26 PM   #316
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I have posted pictures and wiring diagrams on my web site. Module is made to work on accelerator pedal, partly because the engine is in the back and, I was told, but not verified that it isn't strong enough to pull against the governor. I has recently occurred to me that a steering wheel button assy could be done using a four relay RC module.

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Cool!! I was wondering if another module like a Ford or something like that might also work? The info I get is not all GM modules are the same and different PN's don't interchange. Do you think another PN but in the same year range should work? I'm wondering what the difference actually is?
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:10 AM   #317
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Cool!! I was wondering if another module like a Ford or something like that might also work?
I can't say anything about any car makers module, I didn't research any farther as this is the original info I got and it works.

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The info I get is not all GM modules are the same and different PN's don't interchange. Do you think another PN but in the same year range should work? I'm wondering what the difference actually is?
My understanding is that if the module is NOT wired to use terminal H it will work. The module I used #25169208 was used on GM trucks for a number of years. Terminal H receives a signal from the ECM and you wouldn't have that. I read somewhere that the truck module has a longer cable. I got mine off of E bay for, I think about $50 I lucked out and they cut the harness wires so I got the plug.

Here are three web sites that I used to verify my original info. The first one being the most useful. I originally found a better one but, I lost the bookmark and couldn't find it again.

You want GM cruise control on your cable driven TB - LS1TECH

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Retrofit of 1990's chevy truck cruise control to a Trifive [Archive] - TriFive.com, 1955 Chevy 1956 chevy 1957 Chevy Forum , Talk about your 55 chevy 56 chevy 57 chevy - Belair , 210, 150 sedans , Nomads and Trucks, Research, Free Tech Advice

I'm pretty good at searching the web but the info on this kind of thing seems to be a bit scarce, and I haven't found anything about using any other module. Maybe you will have better luck.

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Old 08-31-2016, 10:20 AM   #318
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I think ove fogired out a way to add cruise to my bus... since Diesels have no vacuum I can get an aftermarket Electric cruise unit... I will actuate it at the accelerator pedal and not at the throttle linkage under the hood...

my speedo is electronic and already provides pulses via a sender.. so I can set up an aftermarket cruise unit to use those pulses.. looking at them wit ha scope they are standard from the IHC sender on the 545 trans...

I'll trigger the brake switch using the existing brake light circuit that the air brakes use... I should be able to get neutrasl safety using the switch already in existence on the bus...

these servos appear to have a lot of torque and a fairly long throw.. so if I need more torque I can make an extender bracket off the pedal linkage if needbe..

this just might work on my old mechanical....

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I found an original cruise control actuator for my 86 8.2 laying in my Boy Scouts scout hut? The Jolly Roger just happened to be there when they broke it and my leg was sore from holding the pedal down for3-hours hauling scouts and canoeing?
It is an old broom stick cut to fit between the pedal and the seat frame with a rope lanyard tied to it. I can either knock it off the pedal when I put my foot back on it or pull the string. So for no electrical issues no cable problems? It's not mounted to anything so I can move it out of the way as needed?
Yes real cruise would be great but for now time and money wise I don't have a chance so I am going To go with what the scouts helped me make.
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I think ove fogired out a way to add cruise to my bus... since Diesels have no vacuum I can get an aftermarket Electric cruise unit... I will actuate it at the accelerator pedal and not at the throttle linkage under the hood...
Is this somehow different than what I did other than costing more? YOu can get a used GM unit for about $50

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my speedo is electronic and already provides pulses via a sender.. so I can set up an aftermarket cruise unit to use those pulses.. looking at them wit ha scope they are standard from the IHC sender on the 545 trans...
You may or may not be able to use that signal without a splitter, my understanding is that you can't use the signal as it comes for two devices. I was also able to correct the speedometer reading.

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I'll trigger the brake switch using the existing brake light circuit that the air brakes use... I should be able to get neutrasl safety using the switch already in existence on the bus...
GM unit uses brake light signal and has a redundant switch on the brake pedal. Why do you need a neutral saftey switch?

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these servos appear to have a lot of torque and a fairly long throw.. so if I need more torque I can make an extender bracket off the pedal linkage if needbe..
How hard does your governor pull? If I had a front engine I would have tried first to mount on the engine to see if it would pull it, it's much easier.
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