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Old 10-17-2020, 01:13 PM
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I may be a wuss but the thing I really don't like about the new computer controlled cars & trucks is the drive or fly by wire gas pedals! Not a big fan!

Why did the toad cross the road?
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:51 PM
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The newest truck I had was a '96 KW, so not real new but it had the 'drive by wire' gas pedal that Toad speaks of. It was alright when it worked, but the re-astat was down in the dirt and salt at the bottom of the gas pedal, collecting troubles, but now the trucks have the re-astat and hinge at the top of the pedal; much better.
That '96 was electronic injected, so had an electronic governor, Lazarat. It was on the speed of the engine not the wheels, but the rev limit of the motor did influence the trucks top speed. My '96 was governed at about 1600 revs which gave the truck top speed of maybe 60 miles per hour. After a few weeks of that I took the truck back to the dealer and got it changed to 1725 revs which then let me go 70 miles and hour. It was an easy electronic change. At that time I was hauling logs partly on a four lane highway so I was a pain in the a$$ going 60 mph when the speed limit was 70.
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