December 1, 2002

In the years since our vintage Fords were new, many items of convenience once optional have become standard equipment. Air conditioning, AM/FM stereo, tilt steering column, and even power windows have become standard features that have spoiled us rotten. Why can't we be spoiled in our vintage Fords?

Mustangs Plus spoils us plenty with the GlobalCruise system from Dakota Digital. Cruise control used to be a very complex, difficult-to-install feature with all sorts of doodads, vacuum servos, switches, and such. Mustangs Plus and Dakota Digital have made it easy with solid-state circuitry, simple instructions, and a compact design. You can have it installed in one afternoon.

Our subject vehicle is a '65 Mustang hardtop--a mild restomod equipped with a 289-2V engine, a C4 Cruise-O-Matic, Daily Driver air conditioning from Classic Auto Air, and a Kenwood sound system. There's room behind the dashboard for our GlobalCruise system. Mustangs Etc. of Van Nuys, California, is handling the installation.

Just The Facts

Time To Accomplish: 6 Hours
Cost: Under $250, not including installation
Tools Required: Wrench set, 1/4-inch socket set, common & Phillips screwdrivers, drill and bits, wire crimpers, wire strippers, pliers, scribe, test light.

GlobalCruise Wiring Diagram

This is the wiring diagram included in the GlobalCruise kit from Mustangs Plus.

Convenience Is Near
Look how easy it can be to have cruise control in your vintage Ford. Everything is here to make short work of your installation. The control module is fully integrated. No vacuum servos and obtrusive engine compartment bolt-ons. All of these parts go behind the dashboard. You turn it on and off via the turn-signal-lever switch that screws right into your Ford's turn-signal switch. The module installs anywhere under the dash.