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67 Clock. Can I get it going DIY?


I had bought a spare 67 Borg dash clock a while back, intending to send it in for a quartz conversion. I remember a post from long ago where someone actually was able to breath some life into a clock by themselves.

Anyone ever get one going? Can I attempt it? I cant even figure out how the adjustment knob comes off!

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I think it was Mark with the 66 Grande Parisienne who did his wasn't it?

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Got it!

http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t59371939/tore-apart-my-clock-and-got-it-working-again/

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Mark Here is the link to your original thread I gust used the google microphone and it popped up . . http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t31756890/refurbishing-or-quartz-converting-a-car-clock/ one post mentions the pliers.method

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Well, I got the clock open only to discover the moving points contact arm is broken clean†off.

Doesn't appear to have ever been opened, so the arm probably fell out of the lamp hole. Shame is, it looks to be in perfect shape inside otherwise, and a push down on the winder sets it happily ticking away.

I guess it's time has come and gone...unless I can affix a new arm and point.

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How much work is it to get my original one†out of the dash? Now I'm on a mission.



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Mark just found this. axe Please call ahead 519-357-4304 or email us at oldetymeradio@tnt21.com as we may be doing a show in your area.Our Next Show Is The Toronto Classic Car Auction At The International Centre on Airport Road in Toronto Ontario Oct. 13th - 15Th. We will be in the vendor Section at the back come and say Hello we will not be there on the Sunday. This is a show you do not want to miss if you are looking for a vintage ride or just sit in them and enjoy. Thank You For Viewing Our Rare Site and enjoy. this weekend. have seen his ads before CAN'T OFFER A REFERENCE! Classic auction might be interesting Cliff

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Thanks Cliff.

Looks like a neat place,

http://www.oldtymeradio.ca/



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he is only there SAT just reread the text again. good luck

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Oh, that's too bad! Internals look good from what I can see otherwise. That arm needs to be pretty stout from how I remember the operation working when I tore a bunch apart to repair; clock winds down until that contact pad on the arm contacts the contact arm on the coil, completing the circuit and energizing the magnetic field and literally 'flicking' that arm down to rewind it. Ingenious operation really. I will check this weekend in my parts bin if I have one of those from my scrapped clocks.

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Thanks Mark, if you do have a spare contactor assembly, I'd take it and attempt a repair. I think it's doable.†Cheers.



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Cdnpontiac are you going to make a tutorial on removing fixing and reinstalling the clock? Hope you do I‚m nervous about tearing into it without some guidance My clock is only right twice a day right now

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I think the thing to do Greg is to buy a spare. Open that and play with it. No expert, but I'd bet most clock trouble is related to burnt or worn (or missing) winding†points. They actually contact every couple of minutes or so I think, so you can imagine how they get burnt and dirty†over time.

If you do manage to get it up and running, leave it open and†powered up for a while to see if it will actually keep winding. Fast or slow, there is a little spring tension adjuster†lever†that can be manipulated over time to get it set just right.

It's actually a cool little mechanism to see running. I'm impressed with it, and to think that they probably made millions of the same design. †

Opening the Borg clock,

Pull the winder knob fully out, firmly click a mini vise grip needle nose onto the exposed shaft and turn the chrome knob counterclockwise with pliers.

Remove the nut retaining the power connection prong off the back.

Gently bend back the 4 metal tabs retaining the lens. Pull the lens up and off the winder shaft.

Remove the outer light baffle. Pull the works up†out of the case.



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I have MANY '64 clocks, and I'd like to tear one apart (already have out of curiosity) and replace the semi-mechanical movement with a electronic quartz movement. I don't see it being too hard with the right research into movements. The biggest hardship would be to get the stock hands to fit† the new clock or "modify" the new clock's†hands to look stock.



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No luck on an arm for a clock sorry.. Took me a bit to find as most of my stuff is still packed in piles and piles of boxes after the fire. Will keep my eye open if I come across another and let you know!

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Thanks for looking Mark.†A reliable source out west†has found me one on his yard crawl!



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And if this one happens to have the same broken part, I'm sure the yard will let me exchange it for another one. He has lots of 67's there.

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