Author Topic: 1961 cruise control parts  (Read 378 times)

Offline kkarrer

1961 cruise control parts
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:10:53 PM »
Hello!  Yesterday I posted something about my first drive in the 61.  The 90 mile round trip went very well.  The car drives great, but after about 60 miles the speedo needle started bouncing and then it quit registering.  I thought it might be the cable or the head, but I pulled the upper cable and connected my drill and the speedo worked fine.  Next I checked the trans to cruise cable and it was not damaged.  Went under the car and connected my drill to the cable end at the trans and got nothing at the speedo.  Given the noise I heard, I'm certain that the nylon gears are shot.  Would any of you have an idea as to a source for those nylon gears?  I know these things were used in a number of GM cars, but I'm not sure as to for how long...59 up to 64 seems logical.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Ken Karrer
CenTex Reg. Dir.
512-626-7268
kenneth.karrer@gmail.com

Offline Cattle Axe

Re: 1961 cruise control parts
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 05:02:52 PM »
they were used by chrysler and lincoln also. I know cadillac used this style until at least 1965. I took mine apart and cleaned and greased it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-1965-1966-CHRYSLER-IMPERIAL-CRUISE-CONTROL-AUTO-PILOT-2580142/182816739647?hash=item2a90ba113f:g:39MAAOSwzx9Z2oFD&vxp=mtr
1961 Series 62 Convertible
1962 Coupe Deville

"I got my self a cadillac but I can't afford the gasoline" (AC/DC down payment blues)

Offline kkarrer

Re: 1961 cruise control parts
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 07:21:00 PM »
Thanks for that info.  It should help in chasing parts, but I'm pretty certain that the nylon gears are stripped and will have to be replaced.
Take care,
Ken Karrer
CenTex Reg. Dir.