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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote george w Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/02/2020 at 2:32pm
I second the idea of the quartz conversion. Just the case, face and hands are kept so no worries about any lost or worn original parts.
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Going to convert my clock, thanks for the link.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tomj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/02/2020 at 10:44pm
Originally posted by bigbad69 bigbad69 wrote:

Unless you want the car 100% dead nutz stock, the quartz conversion is the way to go.

It would be cool to add a sound module that made the right sounds, and also a switch to make it run fast two minutes a week, you know, to get that OEM feeelz going.

(Technology-wise, it would be easy to do!)

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I was able to successfully repair my little clock. I replaced the points with some contacts salvaged from an old pinball game. The coil is good though it looks a little dark and I might rewind it.. I carefully cut the salvage relay leaf and popped the contact out. I drilled the old one out of the clock and carefully dremmeled the new one until it popped into the old hole then I swaged it over with a punch. I think I'll add a snubber capacitor to keep the spark down.
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Originally posted by First_Gear First_Gear wrote:

I was able to successfully repair my little clock.

I hope it stays running!

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Mine is still running on my brothers bench. Still gains about a minute a week.. due to him and his family getting Covid I haven't been able to pick it up....
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i used redline gauge works for speedo and clock conversions
they can convert your stock speedo to GPS as well
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bikerfox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2020 at 12:50am
Bought a clock from Galvin's and it intermittently worked.
Found a clock resto shop nearby and the guy lightly oiled
it and bent back a couple of metal areas that shouldn't have
been bent. Instead of letting it run 24/7, I installed a battery
cut-off switch and when the car's in the garage, the clock
doesn't run, thereby extending its longevity.  Works for me!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ramblinrev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2020 at 10:23am
Thanks, Matt! I like the sound of a ticking, re-setting clock, too!
I had my AMX clock restored 35 years ago....put a 1 amp fuse in the line, as the rebuilder suggested (to prevent coil from burning out if points stuck), and it still works fine!

AMC used Borg for a long time: All the 68-70 AMX/Javelin clocks and 61-63 American clocks, that I know best, are Borg.

I had two 68-70 clocks restored this summer for a reasonable fee. One is going to be my brother's retirement gift (he'll have "time" on his hands to enjoy his '69 AMX). The other is my back up clock.
Then I have an NOS Hornet clock to put in my '74 California Hatchback X. (My 'forever' 74 has a factory tach, so no room for the clock!)

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bigbad69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2020 at 3:45pm
FSJ's post was excellent! Can it be made a sticky somewhere? I would hate to see it lost in the bowels of the forum database.

Does he know a moderator who could do this? Wink
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