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Cruise Control
Hi Everybody!

So, I was reading around yesterday, and found the thread asking what is this weird looking switch / chain / toilet plunger type of thing under my column. I believe it was determined that it was something to do with cruise control. I don't know if it was ever determined if it was factory or aftermarket.
Then, I got to wondering if the cruise control in my car, which I have been assuming was aftermarket might actually be an original option.

The question I guess is, was cruise control offered as a factory option?

Mine doesn't work so I thought I might just unhook it all and pull it out, but if it was by chance factory then I'll fix it instead.

Here's what it looks like:
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And the back of it says:
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Thanks for the feedback!

hello there!! I´ve never heard of a factory original cruise control option but regarding 71-73 era, it is possible...

Wait till the guys that has the right experience or literature help you find this out Wink

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Looks like an interesting gadget. I'll be curious to hear what it is too.

Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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Not sure what it is but does not look stockHuh
Well according to the Marti book mustang by the numbers not one car left the factory after 1969 with cruise installed. I hope this helps answer your question.


I am just here to eat my lunch and screw stuff up!!!!!Haha
My reasoning was that I did not see FoMoCo anywhere on it Big Grin
I agree no cruise after 1969.
Now with that said,I do beleive you have a cruise control unit on your hands.In the mid 70's there were ALOT of after market companies that ofered over the counter units / universal.Two companies that come to mind are Borg Warner and Eaton.I sold several units through an auto supply.Hope that helps!

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Thanks for the replies.

It is a cruise control unit.
It has a cable going to the throttle linkage, and I followed the wires up to the turn signal lever, which has cruise buttons on it. It has a vacuum port that wasn't hooked up. Maybe that's why it doesn't work.
I was just unsure if it might have been a factory unit. I didn't think so, as the wiring didn't look right for the era, but I figured I'd ask to be sure.
Now the fun of unhooking the wiring and seeing what happens!

There is also an aftermarket alarm that was installed, and holy smokes what a wiring disaster! It's going to take me a month to figure out how to un-splice it. It seems that every wire in the car runs through it.

Thanks again!
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