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Re: Picture of a 55 or 56 with a manual?
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Update to this old thread...

Here's a picture of the panel they used in place of the gear indicator, on a 55 Constellation.

Bonus pic of the pedal setup.

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Posted on: 10/20 13:33
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Picture of a 55 or 56 with a manual?
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Also as a comparison, the BRAKE panel from a 56 Patrician with button shift.

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Posted on: 10/20 13:35
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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Re: Picture of a 55 or 56 with a manual?
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Not only no Ultramatic but no power brakes either!

Posted on: 10/20 13:55
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Re: Picture of a 55 or 56 with a manual?
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Also as a comparison, the BRAKE panel from a 56 Patrician with button shift.

The red BRAKE indicator is a warning light that is controlled with a switch activated by the emergency brake mechanism and illuminates if the emergency brake handle is pulled out more than a notch. Don't know exactly when it became available but believe the emergency warning light was an option on any brake/trans combination. IIRC, on 55-6 cars with Ultramatics where the dash quadrant space was needed the red light is a small round indicator light mounted in an under dash bracket just to the left of the steering column.

Here is the switch that activates the light.

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Posted on: 10/20 14:32
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Re: Picture of a 55 or 56 with a manual?
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Yes, my 1956 Clipper Custom has it and until I saw mentioned of it on this site a couple years ago I thought it was some odd owner add-on! It certainly looks unprofessional.

Posted on: 10/20 14:42
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Re: Picture of a 55 or 56 with a manual?
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Thanks Howard and Don.

I've never heard of it as an option on the 55's and considering the piece is different between 55 and 56 I'm guessing it was only a 56 thing.

Wonder if it is on the 56 schematic. I don't recall seeing it.

For me personally, I sometimes have a bit of trouble getting my legs in the car if the emergency brake is pulled. So I don't really need a reminder 😁

Posted on: 10/20 15:03
'55 400. Needs aesthetic parts put back on, and electrical system sorted.
'55 Clipper Deluxe. Engine is stuck-ish.
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