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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 08, 2017 08:03PM

Right.... I don't think there is that much movement available..





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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 08, 2017 08:49PM

I'm gonna find out. I'll have to put the extra length somewhere. Or shorten the cable.

-Mark

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: May 12, 2017 12:00AM

I would think that a LM could use the style where you glue magnets to the driveshaft. (on one of the halfshafts instead of driveshaft, of course.)
I used one of those ages ago, and it worked just fine.
(on an 89 Dodge Aspen, no GM involved)
But, magnets passing a coil work the same on whatever kind of car.

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: vacorvairlover ()
Date: May 12, 2017 05:31AM

I was actually going to install the Dakota digital system in my 65 has anyone used this in their car as of yet or am I to become the lab rat?

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: May 12, 2017 05:44AM

I have installed 2 but both have been on EM's. Loved both.

'64 Monza Coupe 140 4 speed
'61 700 Lakewood 95 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: curt ()
Date: May 13, 2017 06:28AM

I installed a cruise on a 1980 Buick Skylark using the magnets. Also, installed a cruise that took the speed from the distributor via electric wire( non mechanical) hook up. I liked both , but liked the distributor hook up best. Is held a more constant speed. The magnetic hook up was installed about four years before the electric wire hook up instulation.Difference could be more advanced tech and the two are equal in response using the modern tech.

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: May 13, 2017 06:49AM

Sensitivity on the Dakota Digital unit is adjustable via a dip switch inside the control module.

'64 Monza Coupe 140 4 speed
'61 700 Lakewood 95 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 13, 2017 07:22AM

Greg, you never worked on a GM cruise control from 1962 to at least the late 80s? The speedometer drive gives the speed information to the unit, then the unit pulls a beaded chain attached to the throttle, typically on the carburetor or injection pump (yes, same on GM Dielsels). The unit used vacuum to pull the beaded chain, just a very large "vacuum advance" unit.grinning smiley

Since speedometers went electronic with being fed a signal from the VSS in the Transmission, there is no speedometer cable connection to tap into, just electrons talking to each other.

On any cruise control, there has to be a speed reference and a throttle application force. Not the same connection.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: larry cooper ()
Date: May 14, 2017 01:28PM

I have a cruise control that has never been out of the box, I bought it years ago to put on my '72 El Camino , but circumstances delayed things and I never got around to attaching. Problem , it requires magnets on drive shaft, is there any way to use it on a '61 EM Monza ? Larry Cooper

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: larry cooper ()
Date: May 14, 2017 01:28PM

I have a cruise control that has never been out of the box, I bought it years ago to put on my '72 El Camino , but circumstances delayed things and I never got around to attaching. Problem , it requires magnets on drive shaft, is there any way to use it on a '61 EM Monza ? Larry Cooper

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 14, 2017 01:45PM

Sure... but you'll have fab a ring / loop around the Differential yoke...

Why I'm only interested in a unit that senses engine rpm..

Should've bought more 40 years ago!!! gg





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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: reidmier ()
Date: May 15, 2017 08:01AM

I'm using a vintage Cal-Custom Hawk unit from Zemco. It uses a tach sense wire from the distributor so it requires no magnetic pickups. Strictly old school.



I've seen several of these on eBay for $100 or less.

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Vegas Vairs
Washington, UT
65 Monza 110 PG

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: larry cooper ()
Date: May 15, 2017 06:50PM

fab a ring, mount magnets , attach to u-joint , I had thought of that but wasn't sure it would work. Thanks for the info. Larry cooper

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: curt ()
Date: May 16, 2017 08:09AM

Secure the axle magnets with silicone after securing the magnets as instructed in the cruise directions.

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Re: Cruise Control - Are there any new kits for Corvairs available?
Posted by: squirrel ()
Date: August 10, 2017 07:11PM

bumping a slightly older thread.

I installed a Rostra globalcruise in my 63. It appears to be the same unit that Dakota Digital sells (which did not surprise me at all when I looked it up).

I have two magnets on one axle shaft, and the magnetic coil sensor mounted to the lower control arm. It seems to work, although it also might be flaky, as the cruise sometimes kicks out right after I set it. I used this sensor because I had it, the speedometer cable sensor would work, also. I seem to recall that Rostra (which used to be Perfect Circle/Dana, as sold by Sears, etc) suggested using two magnets on an axle shaft on front wheel drive applications, back in the 1980s.

I'm curious how folks have attached the throttle with this setup. I welded a bracket to the pedal arm, it sticks up out of the floor, which is kind of funky...and it doesn't seem to get as much leverage as it ought to.

does any one have pictures of their setup?

Jim Forbes.......63 Monza coupe......Sierra Vista, AZ


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