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    Hey fellas, Happy new year! So im finally getting around to my interior and was wondering if anybody knows a thing or two about the clock? Im sure its a common thing for them to stop working after a few years but I found a company that will convert it to a quartz functioning clock. Has anybody done this or know how to repair the original?

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    RE: Clock

    Quartz clock conversions work great.

    Sometimes cleaning the gear mechanisms and the points inside the old clock gets them going again.

    Alexander
    1959 Hardtop
    1960 Golde Top
    Alexander
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    1960 Golde Top
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      Is there a tutorial on cleaning clock?

      Does anyone have a tutorial on how to clean the points and mechanism? is it so simple as maybe using canned air to blow out any dust dirt, and maybe spray a little silicone or dry graphite into the mechanism?

      I just had one rebuilt a year ago and it just stopped working for some reason.....

      No need to reply. I found an article in then technical library.

      ~g
      Geoff In Carlsbad
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      • #4
        There is a thread on the VTCI forum about clock cleaning and getting them to work. I think it is in the 64 - 66 section, but the procedure should be about the same. I went with a battery operated quartz conversion because I always disconnect the car's 12v battery in my garage and now my clock is always correct and never needs resetting.

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          Joe my clock is always correct twice a day
          Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada
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          • #6
            Testing Clock

            Hi guys:

            How can I test my clock on a test bench? I know I can connect one lead, presumably RED from a 12v power supply. Where would I touch ground to complete the circuit?

            I have a test clock I am playing with and trying to get to work before I try my clock in the car.

            Any suggestions please?
            Geoff In Carlsbad
            1961 Thunderbird Convertible aka: Betty:cool:


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            • #7
              Quartz Clock Works Best

              title says it all. I could make the original work "ok", but proved unreliable. It was great to learn how it all works, but in the end, biting the bullet for a quartz clock is the better answer. Luckily my original electric didn't cost me anything but time.

              ~g
              Geoff In Carlsbad
              1961 Thunderbird Convertible aka: Betty:cool:


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