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Old 07-10-2003, 10:49 AM
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Question Repairing old car clocks?

I have a nice old analog clock in the dash I would like to get working again, anyone have any tips on doing so. It looks like it might need a good cleaning and lube since it will run for a few minutes and then stop.

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There is a firm that specializes in restoring/rebuilding OEM gages. It was a long time ago when I used them, I will post the name later if I find it.

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There are folks advertising clock repair every month in Hemming's Motor News. If you can't find a copy,I can fax them to you. Also, you could try a local clock repair person-they'd have the solvents and lubes to do the job correctly. In either case, get an estimate for both the repair and the TIME. My experiences with clock repair is that it ain't cheap and it ain't fast.
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Go to your local craft supply place and pick up a standard clock mechanism and adapt it to your clock, all you need is a set of resistors to reduce the 12V down to 3V or 1.5V and your good to go. Some fabricating is required to fit the old clock arms but that is the hardest part.
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try www.clocksandgauges.com
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I rebuilt the clock from a '63 olds, all it really needed were the contact points cleaned and lubricate the movement. I had another one that the coil had burned up in and I didn't want to try to solder a new one in. This was an easy repair.
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