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I too am a stickler on brakes. I would pay for the notched drum or notch a Webb drum. Or you can switch to a GPS speedo and upgrade your cruise to a King Cruise and be rid of the notched madness forever.
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I should also add that your drums should last 30 years unless you need a driving lesson. Even if you paid full price at $1800 for two, that works out to be $60 per year.. if you keep your bus that long. I know I plan to!
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I should also add that your drums should last 30 years unless you need a driving lesson. Even if you paid full price at $1800 for two, that works out to be $60 per year.. if you keep your bus that long. I know I plan to!
Looks like you keep upgrading every 5 years.

How do you run the King Cruise with out speed input ? I thought it pulled from the existing sender. Do you pull from the tac ?
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'82 was an insurance loss.

GMC was more of a van and too small for longer trips.

'88 is my keeper.

Cruise King might be able to help with that. It looks like their system needs a speed input, any input. Maybe adapt a different speed sender? Good question for Cruise king and a good option if your Bendix is not working. Why buy notched drums just for the speedo.
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I certainly thought I read on WOG that the rear drums do not need to balanced. I have centrimatics on the front with original hubs. I have the original notched drum and will check it out- it may be ok.
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I certainly thought I read on WOG that the rear drums do not need to balanced. I have centrimatics on the front with original hubs. I have the original notched drum and will check it out- it may be ok.
Everything that turns or rolls needs to be balanced.
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Looks like you keep upgrading every 5 years.

How do you run the King Cruise with out speed input ? I thought it pulled from the existing sender. Do you pull from the tac ?
Mine came with. A speed sensor.
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My old add on cruise control I installed on my cars years ago just needed a speed input. On one car two magnets installed 180 degrees part on the front wheel drive axle CV joint with a sensor worked. Used the CV joint near the transmission to eliminate up and down movement. On another car the magnets were installed on the drive shaft near the transmission output yoke.


I assume your transmissions do not have a speedometer output.

Here is an example on a VW Beetle:

http://baxsie.com/images/forum/bug/w...rcooled_VW.jpg
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