That's correct, it's not a true "kick out". I've been home with the flu for a week. Maybe that's effecting my cognitive abilities...The ELSR systems switch off the spindle motor and leave everything mechanically engaged, whereas the feed-rod clutch and the MLSR system disconnect the feed-rod or threading clutch (respectively) and leave the spindle motor running.
Does anyone know when Monarch eliminated the feed rod clutch? And whether this style of "hard" carriage stop was offered after they stopped using the dovetail attachment on the apron? I will probably make something similar if one wasn't available.