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    Posted: Dec/03/2020 at 10:53am
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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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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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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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. 


Edited by FSJunkie - Nov/22/2020 at 1:40am
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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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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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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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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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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 S Curry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2020 at 9:48am
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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