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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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64 Impala SS - factory cruise control

Restoring my 64. If possible I would like to find a complete factory cruise control system. Where do you suggest I look? I assume Chevy doesn't make the kit. If anyone has one for sale out there please respond either here or my personal email. [email protected]. Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 11:22 AM
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Prior to electronic transmissions the cruise control use took input from the speedometer cable to use a vacuum solenoid to pull the throttle back for cruise control. Everything under the hood could be easily transferred to your '64. What you will have a hard time doing is finding the original dash mounted control switch to set the device as newer cars used a steering column mounted switch on the turn signal stalk.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-14-2016, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thx for the reply. I see you are a moderator and respond to many posts. As a novice owner I really appreciate what you do for me and others like me. I've waited 30 years to get a cruiser and chased this car for 5 yrs. if I knew how to send a pic I would.

I ask one more question no one has replied to yet. I purchased a factory tach but I have an aftermarket tilt wheel. My mechanic says it will not sit deep enough in the dash to look right. Anyone else run into this and is there a fix? The 64 tach location is iconic.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 10:48 AM
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Most tachs were dealer installed Dixco tachs with a licensed Chevy Bow Tie. They were mounted on the column angled down about forty five degrees and held in place with a screw type stainless steel hose clamp.


Dixco and Sun were amongst the first electronic tachometers made. In 1964 Chevy was still using a mechanical tach driven off the distributor as electronic (transistors had just recently been unintentionally declassified by the Japanese who had copied the transistorized circuits found in Lockheed's F-104 Starfighter jets stationed in Japan). Transistors had been a military secret up until Japanese transistor radios suddenly appeared on the market.


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2016, 10:20 AM
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You have to cut the dash to install the tach. There is a template that can be purchased to make the cut correct.
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What you will have a hard time doing is finding the original dash mounted control switch to set the device as newer cars used a steering column mounted switch on the turn signal stalk.


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I don't know if they're the same... but these are on eBay for a 65-66 car. Good Luck.


1964 1965 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Cheyenne El Camino Cruise Control Tag | eBay


1965 66 Chevy Impala Caprice Delco Speed Cruise Control Assembly | eBay


1965 1966 Impala SS Caprice Cruise Control 396 409 427 Super Sport | eBay

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