Part Identification

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  1. Hey_There_P7

    Hey_There_P7 New Member

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    Hello All,

    Am new here, but have read numerous posts when looking up reference material. Have always been impressed the knowledge displayed here.

    Can anyone help identify what this part (gold) in the engine compartment is/does on the driver inner fender just below/in front of the master cylinder to the right of the A/C compressor that has dual hoses going into it for a '79 Z28? Mine does not have it and wanted to understand its application.

    Thanks in advance for all help.
     

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    Looks like the cruise control unit.

    John
     
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    ...and my Z was not equipped with cruise control, so that answers that.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Cruise Control Unit is definitely correct.
    Does anyone have one which actually works?

    I have one which appears to all be connected but the sole purpose for its existence has been to frustrate me when I push the button and nothing happens. :mad:

    Unemployed, pretty looking, taking up space and simply tagging along for the ride since 1993.
    Sounds a lot like my ex... except for the "pretty looking" part. :eek:

    I replaced the control unit but I apparently need to do some more troubleshooting to get it to work.

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    Terry, does yours have the button at the end of the turn signal handle, or the switch that says "set, resume accel? (or something like that)?
     
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    Factory 1980 Berlinetta steering column with original signal stalk and “CRUISE” button.


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    The “Set” and “Resume” functions are supposedly controlled by the single button and there is no “On” or “Off” control separate from it like there is in newer cars.
     
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    I had to read an owner's manual to get one of those to work. I kept pushing the button till it would bottom out, and it didn't work like that. You push it in part way to set it. Isn't it "coast" when you push the button all the way in?
     
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    Mine works on my low mile 79z. I just push the button at the end of the lever when I'm at the speed I want to set it at.

    I think you can push in on it after its set to increase the speed.
     

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