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Cruise Control

Post by Way2go » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:25 pm

Just wondered amonst all the extras and modifications you folk have fitted whether a good cruise control system had been devised or installed on any BX?

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Post by jeremy » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:30 pm

Never heard of it - I don't know if aftermarket kits are still available - I seem to remember they were but were rather expensive and complicated.

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Post by M » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:14 pm

Half an Accrington brick placed on the accelerator will keep your BX at a steady 67MPH in 5th gear... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Nope not come accross one.

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Post by st gilles » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:10 am

Theres a guy in Birmingham who does this sort of thing. I've got a kind of hand throttle on my car in france and although it does just keep the throttle constant it does have the safety control of it being instantly off when you touch the brakes or obviously switch it off. It was a few years ago now but I fitted it myself and it was about 50 quid then, I'll try and sort out the details for Thurs.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:07 am

You can still buy them, I bought one from a company called Conrad Anderson a few years ago (~£150)

You have to get a stepper motor controlled one if you have a disel though, rather than the vacuum operated one!

Try Google, they are still available.

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Post by jeremy » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:15 am

Still can buy one - base mechanical one (very simple - hand throttle- releases on application of brakes or pressing a button - £39.95! Loads of goodies on site!

http://www.conrad-anderson.co.uk/

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Post by st gilles » Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:18 pm

Thats the place! I find mine very handy in France.

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:56 pm

Now that is interesting.
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Post by Way2go » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:56 pm

Interesting, thanks Jeremy........I wonder if that Original equipment stalk for Peugeot and Citroën vehicles can also be neatly fitted to the BX 8)

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Post by jeremy » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:50 pm

Even if it does fit I don't think it'll match - as ZX ones are round and BX ones are flat. I think Xantia are round as well.

Reminds me a bit of my Renault 21 - which as standard had different styles for indicator/lights and washers!