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Posted by Jimmy Mayfield on February 12, 2010, 1:22 pm

On Feb 11, 11:01pm, n...@jecarter.us wrote:

The engine does have a mechanical throttle, no drive-by-wire setups
here.  I used to have an '82 Toyota SR5 with the 22R engine and 5
speed tranny.  It also had one of those electronic cruise control
units that ran off a spark plug wire.  It did a very good job of
regulating engine/vehicle speed.  I have looked for those, but all I'm
coming up with are driveshaft driven models.  If you have a link, I'd
greatly appreciate it.  One question I do have about these units, will
they keep the engine at a constant enough speed?

This gen set will definitely be all manual.  No grand visions of being
totally automatic.  I know it's very doable, but I don't want to get
into that.

Posted by news on February 12, 2010, 11:24 pm

On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 05:22:52 -0800 (PST), Jimmy Mayfield

Look for an Audiovox CCS100 Universal Cruise Control.  It works either
from a connection to the coil or a magnet kit on the driveshaft.  The
unit is $00 - $40 depending on where you find it.  This vendor is
$6 plus shipping:

Posted by Jim Wilkins on February 12, 2010, 11:57 pm

On Feb 12, 6:24pm, n...@jecarter.us wrote:

How about buying a welder-generator instead?

Sometimes you can find a good deal on a used one.


Posted by Jimmy Mayfield on February 16, 2010, 2:07 am

On Feb 12, 5:24pm, n...@jecarter.us wrote:

I think I've looked at this one, but I don't believe I've ever read
anything saying it would pick up off the coil.  Thanks.

Posted by z on February 16, 2010, 4:55 am

Here is one that gives these options:
Select ECM, AC Generator, Magnets, or Pulse Sender as Speed Signal Source


I've never used it just found it in another forum.


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