68 Cruise Control Switch

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mkraffert
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68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by mkraffert » 03 May 2019, 14:47

I'm looking for the on/off switch for the cruise control on a 68 XR7. Not the turn signal push button switch, I have that, but the switch that mounts under the dash below the ignition key that you pull to turn on the cruise control. It has a tiny red light in it that looks like an LED except it was made a couple decades too early to be one. If anyone has one, or knows the part number I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,! :)

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Al Bundy
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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by Al Bundy » 03 May 2019, 15:51

There’s been a guy on eBay trying to sell one.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by mkraffert » 13 May 2019, 16:00

I've been monitoring eBay and haven't seen any. Do you have a link?

Thanks,

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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by Al Bundy » 13 May 2019, 16:40

mkraffert wrote:
13 May 2019, 16:00
I've been monitoring eBay and haven't seen any. Do you have a link?

Thanks,
Sorry I don’t. I tend to blow right by it since I don’t need one.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by 427XR7 » 13 May 2019, 18:16

I have exactly what you need. call me 248 867-3522 Ray Bischoff

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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by mkraffert » 16 May 2019, 09:29

427XR7 wrote:
13 May 2019, 18:16
I have exactly what you need. call me 248 867-3522 Ray Bischoff
What's a good time to call? My Murphy's Law luck has been that I get no answer when I call you. If you see a 303 area code call, it's probably me.

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Mark Kraffert
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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by Don Rush » 16 May 2019, 10:13

Speed control parts are now worth more than gold ounce for ounce!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/rare-nos-1967- ... 7675.l2557

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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by 67gta » 19 Jun 2019, 08:55

I'm the guy on eBay with the switch. I am working on installing Speed Control on my 67 Mustang and I picked up a complete Cougar system back in the 90s. I have also been collecting Speed Control parts for over 30 years until I found the 'perfect car'. Now that I have the car, I'm selling off the parts I don't need.

I'm the_cat_reaper on eBay.

I can use the servo (bellows) unit, but really, that's about it. I have the control head (without bracket), wiring (sold), turn signal and knob on eBay. I also have a few spare bellows that I'm selling along with a mixed lot of misc Lincoln and T-bird hardware. I am hanging on to the speedo cables just in case I need them.

I agree, they are expensive, but I'm facing something even more ridiculous--I have an early model 67, so I have to use the Curtis Wright system. Talk about expensive!!!

I have everything I need for the 67 CW system except... you guessed it, the bracket that holds the control unit to the firewall. I should be able to make one, but I would like to have an original or be able to make a template from an original.

I would be wiling to trade any of my 68 parts for 67 parts!

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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by ClawIt » 20 Jun 2019, 05:50

67gta wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 08:55

I agree, they are expensive, but I'm facing something even more ridiculous--I have an early model 67, so I have to use the Curtis Wright system. Talk about expensive!!!

the bracket that holds the control unit to the firewall.
You are in the murky area of early Cougar/Mustang speed control. The G prototype mule given to AO Smith was a 67 that has the CW unit attached between the shock tower supports. I had a member of one of my Ford clubs who had a 67 Mustang built early Sept 66 with the CW also. Then you see Cougar 1 that has to be the earliest and it has the Perfect Circle servo and newer turn signal stalk??? I've never been able to find a good explanation why and when the CW was used. It was used on early 67 Thunderbird/Lincoln also. Hang on to cables from the trans because it has a slightly larger diameter driven wire that the servo requires.

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Re: 68 Cruise Control Switch

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Post by gah » 21 Jun 2019, 11:47

I have this speed control part for sale on eBay. I got with the cruise components for my 1969, and obviously it is not applicable. It is rare and limited to the early production ( Curtiss-Wright ). It wasn't used on the later ( Dana ) Perfect Circle version. Not sure if it was also used on the T-BIrds and Lincolns of that period. eBay listing # : 273 899 188 170



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