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Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« on: August 30, 2020, 01:06:17 PM »
Hello everyone - dash is out, looking for a contact for someone who restores the clock in the instrument cluster
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 01:42:52 PM »
Do you want quartz or original movement?

The quartz conversion is a DIY job

The second moves continuously and does not tick like the oem movement.

There is a shop in Rockford, Il that will repair the oem movements
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 02:30:50 PM »
Here's a good article from Jim Smart of 360 Mustang regarding the clocks found in the '65 to '73 Mustangs. It gives a nice overview of original mainspring movement clocks and the newer quartz movement replacements. And then it goes on to tell you how you can repair your existing clock or replace its movement with a modern quartz movement.

http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/interior-electrical/1610-how-to-fix-a-mustangs-stock-clock-mechanism

If you decide to handle the repair or replacement, good luck and have fun.

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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 02:36:30 PM »
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 03:02:51 PM »
Also Phil Severance. I believe that he has NOS movements for many Ford clocks.
http://www.phidonrestorations.com/about.php
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 07:17:58 PM »
You might want to try to get it working yourself first. I've "fixed" over 2 dozen different kinds of old car clocks (my own 68 mustang included) just by taking the back covers off, filing the points on the solenoid contacts & lightly spraying the gears and clock spring with WD40. Nine times out of ten, I've been successful in getting them to work. The only time they didn't work for me is when the clock spring is broken or the solenoid is burned out. After you get it working, bench test it for a few days by powering it up with a 12 volt power supply. There is even an adjustment arm on them to make it run faster or slower if it doesn't keep proper time. Think of it as a miniature grandfather clock that uses a spring and solenoid to wind instead of weights. And like that grandfather clock, it requires occasional maintenance. The oldest one I've "fixed" so far was a 1951 Hudson clock.
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 08:52:22 PM »
Thanks everyone - I desire the quartz upgrade

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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2020, 11:16:25 PM »
Thanks everyone - I desire the quartz upgrade
Keep in mind that you can tell the difference between the quartz movement and the original movement of the second hand. If you are ok with that then it will be fine in a pleasure driven car but in concours the original movement is what is expected. Just wanted to inform in case that is a consideration.
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2020, 09:28:54 AM »

               A few years ago I got a new clock from a vendor. It looks oem and the second hand ticks. I still have the original I plan to have it repaired.                       
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2020, 02:13:44 PM »
DOC clock in eagle river, W. HES DNE MANY FOR US EITHER STYLE
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 03:52:35 PM »
Iíve used The Tach Man in the past for a couple different gauges.

Cheers
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2020, 05:22:30 PM »
Iíve used The Tach Man in the past for a couple different gauges.

Cheers
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used to use him until he sent a tach back with a $200 charge and he never cracked it open. asI marked it
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Re: Looking for clock restorer (instrument cluster)
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2020, 10:56:51 PM »
Also Phil Severance. I believe that he has NOS movements for many Ford clocks.
http://www.phidonrestorations.com/about.php

+1.  I have had Phil repair two clocks, 66 Mustang Rally Pack and 68 Cougar Console Sport Clock.  I went OEM movement on both and they work great.

Remember, "even a broken clock is right at least twice a day."

Best of luck

Cory