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scottbit
Posted 2019-07-28 6:35 PM (#585331)
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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



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coupeman
Posted 2019-08-08 7:39 PM (#585812 - in reply to #585331)
Subject: Re: 1958 Chrysler auto pilot set up


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Hi how are you. Is this a totally complete unit?
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scottbit
Posted 2019-08-09 12:24 AM (#585817 - in reply to #585331)
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Yes it is. Email scottbit@yahoo.com and I can send more pictures showing how everything hooks up.
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wizard
Posted 2019-08-10 12:30 PM (#585832 - in reply to #585331)
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That's really a very rare and complete unit from the first year of the AutoPilot.

For those of you that didn't know; The inventor Ralph Teetor was actually blind.

Read more about it here; https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/sightless-visionary-who-in...
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60crossram
Posted 2019-08-11 1:52 AM (#585856 - in reply to #585331)
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Very Cool story !
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coupeman
Posted 2019-08-12 12:16 AM (#585887 - in reply to #585331)
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scottbit
Posted 2019-08-12 12:02 PM (#585905 - in reply to #585331)
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Here is a picture of how it all goes together.



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1960fury
Posted 2019-08-12 3:39 PM (#585916 - in reply to #585832)
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wizard - 2019-08-10 12:30 PM

That's really a very rare and complete unit from the first year of the AutoPilot.

For those of you that didn't know; The inventor Ralph Teetor was actually blind.

Read more about it here; https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/sightless-visionary-who-in...


Very interesting, thanks for the link! I love such storys. Old engineers, my heroes.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-08-12 9:30 PM (#585936 - in reply to #585331)
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Why did they use 2 brake safety switches, one hydraulic and one electrical?
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scottbit
Posted 2019-08-12 9:49 PM (#585937 - in reply to #585331)
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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.
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wizard
Posted 2019-08-13 2:45 AM (#585945 - in reply to #585331)
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Even though the later type had a pull out/push in engage button, the double switch circuit was used up to 1960 (not sure if later as well).


For the first generation, I strongly recommend to use the double switch circuit (somewhat overkill on the later AutoPilots).


Mind that the hydraulic switch must be of a "Normal Open" type (rare) that cuts the circuit when the hydraulic pressure rises in the brake lines.
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wizard
Posted 2019-08-27 1:43 AM (#586619 - in reply to #585331)
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The kit has been sold op requested removal thread - I will leave it here for future references.
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