B Body Cruise Control

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  1. mr.bluesky66

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    I bought a 1968 Dodge Monaco with a 383 HP and it has a cruise control. I'm just wondering if this is a straight interchange with the 68'?-70' B Body. I've parted and sold a lot of parts over the years but this one has me a little stumped. Anybody have a full system? or Exploded diagram or additional information on this?

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    68 charger rt. Dont know if this helps. I think they are the same.

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    thanks, same stem for sure the attaching bracket on the inner fender ? not sure the mechanism that attaches to the brake pedal bracket is also of interest....but hey thanks for the photos PP1RT
     
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    Dang.... I've been working on putting together a cruise control system for my '70 on & off for the last 5 yrs. The only part I don't have is a good 70 b-body cruise lever (have a rough one with the guts hanging out....still looking)

    Anyway.... from what I've learned, there is a subtle difference in appearance of the knobs for 68/69/70. I believe it's in 70 that you have 2 wires coming out of the stem instead of 3 wires. I believe 70 is also the first year that doesn't have the vacuum hose going to the cruise control unit. You can tap into a standard brake switch for your cruise, but the stock cruise brake switches have an extra spade connector. Each cruise control bracket is car-specific.

    Each body style has a different shape/length of arm, though I've seen a guy cut up a C-body cruise lever & a B-body standard lever & graft them together. Some levers will "fit" and work, but not be exactly correct.

    I may have some extra parts if you need something. I have a whole plastic tote of cruise stuff I've collected from swapping & salvage yards over the years.
     
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    This is from '68 manual for Plymouth..hope you can read them, the pictures were real clear until they uploaded
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    Purple Beeper thanks for your response yes my stem has three wires, it appears to be angled like the Charger in the first response. Oddly I am beginning to think I have everything except good speedometer cables and I have a hunch they will still be available from NAPA. Totally Appreciated.
     
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    Bean Head I have a Dodge service manual for 1969 I looked through it but couldn't find the section. You did me a solid favor thanks to your photos I was able to find it in MY service manual. Thanks a million. It appears to be the same for 1968-9 then change in 70' (reference the Purple Beeper above). As with all of you I appreciate the help. Now if I can determine an honest value.....best wishes.
     
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      speedo cables for cruise can be bought new and fairly cheap from rockauto!

      The bracket that mounts to the inner fender changes somewhat depending on model application, but then a lot of them were also the same.

      One somewhat hard part to find is the cable attachment at the throttle linkage.

      Most people don't grab that for some reason.

      It's a small triangular U channel and a roll pin, kind of tricky to get out.
       
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      Thanks YY1 It's still on the throttle but I will get it off today.