Posted 2019-07-28 6:35 PM (#585331) Subject: 1958 Chrysler auto pilot set up
Hard to find Auto pilot cruise control set up for 1958-59 full size Chrysler. Includes auto pilot specific steering column ,speed control unit, main servo motor and brackets, wiring harness, electric cut out switch and bracket, hydraulic safety switch with adapter, accelerator pedal bracket and control rod and transmission and speedometer cables. Chrome control knob is in excellent pit free condition with nice gold anodizing still present on the engage knob. Historic option as first year for cruise control on any car. Great fun, full throttle and transmission kick down with the turn of a dial! Check out this link for info on operation and installation http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=25122&... Working when removed from car but that was over 20 years ago. $800 plus shipping
Posted 2019-08-12 9:49 PM (#585937 - in reply to #585331) Subject: RE: 1958 Chrysler auto pilot set up
Redundancy because the only way to turn it off on the first generation auto pilot was to step on the brake to cut the power to the engage circuit. If one switch failed or was out of adjustment the other would still cut power to the engage circuit. Later units would have you pull the knob out to engage and push the knob in to disengage. On the first generation you push the knob in to engage but you can not pull it back out to turn it off so brake pedal or ignition switch are the only shut offs for the system.