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Old 07-21-2013, 10:39 PM   #91
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Dang you're doing work! Looks great, man! Corroded screws suck. And you are for sure an rv already, lol...
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #92
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I was looking into adding cruise control to my bus. I see now why some of you want mechanical buses, adding cruise control is easy. I have a computer controlled fuel injection. My Accelerator is a sensor on a wire. You canít add a standard cruise control to it. I have been researching, but cannot find the cruise control kit for a Cat 3126. I guess I will have to make friends with a local Cat engine mechanic.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #93
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Another reason against computer controled buses.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:00 AM   #94
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Lol...yup! You've got an incredible bus, though. Extremely jealous of your transmission! I just get a kick out of how simple mine is. I don't even have glow plugs.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:31 PM   #95
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I was looking into adding cruise control to my bus. I see now why some of you want mechanical buses, adding cruise control is easy. I have a computer controlled fuel injection. My Accelerator is a sensor on a wire. You canít add a standard cruise control to it. I have been researching, but cannot find the cruise control kit for a Cat 3126. I guess I will have to make friends with a local Cat engine mechanic.
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I have plans to build a cruise control using late model GM actuator, it uses a stepper motor not vacuum. I have all of the parts gathered up and only have about a couple of hundred in it. And that includes a rather pricy speed signal splitter. (there are other ways to get the signal) Wiring diagram completed. It's just not high on the priority list of things to finish right now. I've seen it done on an old grayhound. It pulls on the throttle pedal so no problem with the setup you have.

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:55 PM   #96
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Hey somewhere,

That is a good idea. I haven't thought of going that route.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:13 PM   #97
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I have a question, I got one panel loose, but I could not get it out from under the window. Is there a secret to getting these out?
I used a cut off wheel and a grinder, it all got covered any way . If you're planning a roof raise you'd jsut remove the panels after removing the windows, at least that's how it is on ours.
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That is what I was thinking. I was hoping there was some secret handshake and it would just come out.
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That is what I was thinking. I was hoping there was some secret handshake and it would just come out.
haha, the "secret hand shake" is what your hand feels like after running a grinder for a few hours. Oh yeah, we taped off the sharp edges with dict tape until they got covered. Bus is lookin great by the way, we're looking forward to more pics in the future.
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I was looking into adding cruise control to my bus. I see now why some of you want mechanical buses, adding cruise control is easy. I have a computer controlled fuel injection. My Accelerator is a sensor on a wire. You canít add a standard cruise control to it. I have been researching, but cannot find the cruise control kit for a Cat 3126. I guess I will have to make friends with a local Cat engine mechanic.
I believe your bus already has cruise built into the computer. You just need the control panel so you can turn it on/off and set the speed. Talk to a Cat mechanic.
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