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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 6:52pm
FSJ's post about how to actually renovate one of these clocks is now in the Restoration Stickies area.
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Originally posted by ramblinrev ramblinrev wrote:

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!

You probably sent that clock to my former professor who taught me that trick in the first place. He restores old car clocks and radios on the side as a hobby. He is a truly remarkable man. He was an engineer at North American Aviation in the 1960's and played a pretty significant role in developing the Apollo spacecraft command module. Many students tried to get on his good side by buying him a bottle of Glenfiddich.

You are all welcome. Happy to help. 


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Sent mine to Instrument Services Inc and they told me 6-8 wks for the conversion to quartz. Will let you know how it turns out.
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I converted mine myself. Bought the kit from Instrument Services and took a few hours to disassemble, install, and test. I also learned that an orange paint pen is remarkably close to the original color of the hands on my clock.
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Originally posted by mbwicz mbwicz wrote:

I converted mine myself. Bought the kit from Instrument Services and took a few hours to disassemble, install, and test. I also learned that an orange paint pen is remarkably close to the original color of the hands on my clock.

My eyes are bad, so I would not trust myself. Cry
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