This will take you to the main site where there is history, technical information and other information on these cars.
This takes you back to the main page of the forums.
This is the control panel to change your password, information and preferences on this message board.
Click here if your lost your password or need to register on this message board. You must be a registered user to post. Registration is free.
Search this board for information you need.
Click here to buy cool Squarebirds mechandise.
Click here to support Squarebirds.org. For $20 annually receive 20mBytes webspace, a Squarebirds e-mail address and member's icon on the message board.
  #11  
Old 02-24-2012, 07:39 PM
lawyercalif lawyercalif is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: May 12 2011
Posts: 240
lawyercalif is on a distinguished road
Default

Those are Classic Gauges I bought on Ebay. Thanks for the hint on the speedometer needle paint. However, if I have any problems with the speedometer working on the new C6 transmission I am installing, I will then get a Classic electric speedometer to replace it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbirds8 View Post
Now that looks good. nice job. tester's model paint has a red that match's the needles almost perfect for the speedo needle. what gauges did you use?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-24-2012, 08:17 PM
tbirds8 tbirds8 is offline
Super-Experienced
 
Join Date: Nov 6 2006
Posts: 907
tbirds8 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks they look perfect in there
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-24-2012, 08:25 PM
Richard D. Hord Richard D. Hord is offline
Super-Experienced and Proud Kentuckian who bleeds Ford Blue.
 
Join Date: Dec 16 2008
Posts: 2,868
Richard D. Hord is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Daniel,
I love what you done to your instrument cluster!
Richard D. Hord
__________________
'60 Thunderbird "Christine"
Registry #33436
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-26-2012, 03:38 PM
JohnG's Avatar
JohnG JohnG is offline
John
 
Join Date: Jul 28 2003
Posts: 2,228
JohnG is on a distinguished road
Default

in case you did not locate it, the article on clock repair is at:

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ock_repair.pdf

I got out an extra clock I have that I managed to get to work about 5 years ago. When I first applied power, there was a loud, racheting sort of sound from the electromaget and it's contact points. After about 15-20 seconds, that ceased and the second hand began to move. I let it run for a couple minutes and disconnected it. It continued to run for about a minute or more. I think this means that the electromagnet is essentially winding a spring with the clock running off of that spring like an old pocket watch. The electromagnet then provides tension as needed. (all this is being written by a rank amateur and should be treated accordingly).

If you had the racheting sound, that is a good sign.

Make sure and test with a real 12V battery, not a charger.

There is a copper tab on the edge - it tends to provide a better ground than the mounting tabs. Since the current flow is pretty low, good connections are important.

Last edited by JohnG : 02-26-2012 at 06:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-27-2012, 12:58 AM
lawyercalif lawyercalif is offline
Experienced
 
Join Date: May 12 2011
Posts: 240
lawyercalif is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tbirds8 View Post
Now that looks good. nice job. tester's model paint has a red that match's the needles almost perfect for the speedo needle. what gauges did you use?
Thanks for the tip on the Testors paint. I bought some today and it matched the other gauge needles perfectly.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:02 PM.

Driving, racing or working on cars can be hazardous. The procedures and advice on this website including the message board are opinion only. Squarebirds.org and its webmasters and contributors do not guarantee the correctness of the advice and procedures. The Squarebirds.org and its webmasters assume no liability for any damage, fines, punishment, injury or death resulting from following these procedures or advice. If you do not have the skills or tools to repair your car, please consult a professional. By using this site you agree to hold harmless the Squarebirds.org, its authors and its webmasters from any resulting claim and costs that may occur from using the information found on this site.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.