[V8] V8Q Cruise Control Rod Bushing

Dave Saad dsaad at icehouse.net
Sat Nov 7 18:58:03 PST 2009

years ago, I made a little J hook to hold the rod more or less in  
place if that ever happened.  I just used some copper wire. (I was out  
of bailing wire...)
I still thing is gives a little peace of mind knowing that it can not  
jam the throttle open.

my $0000.02


On Nov 7, 2009, at 6:27 PM, urq wrote:

> While doing the OXS yesterday The firkin terminal that the OXS  
> connector
> connects to broke ... !@#$%& ... I took apart the back of the engine  
> on that
> side ... and found out why my cruise control had stopped working ...  
> the rod
> was lying on top of the bellhousing.  This car has had the CC recall  
> done!
> Perhaps something changed over time, but I thought I'd pass the word  
> around
> as a warning.  It is fairly easy to check the rod by reaching under  
> the
> distributor on the upper cylinder bank.
> So far every piece I remember seeing which connects the CC rod to  
> the vacuum
> motor has been made of some sort of plastic.  I think I am going to  
> try to
> find some sort of metal bobbin to replace it.  Has anyone here had  
> similar
> thoughts?  Any suggestions for a metal piece that would provide the  
> same
> functionality?  Push came to shove I'm thinking a short length of  
> outer
> threaded spacer rod with nuts threaded on each side used to fasten the
> assembly to the vacuum motor ...
> TIA!
> Steve Buchholz
> On the OXS wire ... I tried to solder the two wires but found I  
> couldn't tin
> the wire on the OXS ... so I used a crimp for now.  My plan is to  
> pull a
> connector assembly from a car that uses a similar assembly ...  
> believe it or
> not I still have a "universal" OXS sold by TPC ... it isn't the same  
> as the
> old universal kits that have the terminals, it was a fitment for  
> some other
> car.  I'm going to use it to find what car to pull the harness  
> from.  The
> exhaust is definitely clean now ...
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