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63Bullet 01-02-2007 01:58 AM

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?

Alexander 01-02-2007 09:18 PM

RE: Clock
Quartz clock conversions work great.

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

1959 Hardtop
1960 Golde Top

GeoffInCarlsbad 11-03-2016 08:37 PM

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.


Joe Johnston 11-03-2016 08:49 PM

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.

Dan Leavens 11-04-2016 10:15 AM

Joe my clock is always correct twice a day:rolleyes:

GeoffInCarlsbad 11-05-2016 12:48 AM

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?

GeoffInCarlsbad 09-25-2017 10:58 AM

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.


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