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Dead clock on 67

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ButternutYellow
Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:43 pm
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My 67 has had a dead clock ever since I first bought it

The problem seems to lie with two small coils that form the motor that winds up the clockwork. They have ostensible signs of having overheated, and they are both opencircuited. Simulating the motor movement with your finger does wind up the mechanism, and the clock actually runs for a few seconds each time.

I don't want to replace the clock with a quartz unit, for the love of authenticity. I thought I might be able to take the clock apart and rewire the coils, but it does look difficult

Has anyone tried this? Any advice? Am I crazy to even consider such a solution?

Thanks!
Camaro #1: 67 RS convertible, Butternut Yellow, 230 c.i., 3 speed manual, manual everything, lucky to have brakes at all, door mirror fell off, sold long ago, still here in my dreams
Camaro #2: 67 convertible, Ermine White, base 327 c.i., 2 speed Powerglide, 12 bolt posi, front disc brakes, power everything, tilt wheel, remote mirror, custom interior
 

 
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I seen OEM clocks for sale on the camaro sites.
I know vette clocks are rebuildable.
found a quartz clock here
http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll ... ~~~~A10~A1
might be the only way to go
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I don't want to replace the clock with a quartz unit, for the love of authenticity. I thought I might be able to take the clock apart and rewire the coils, but it does look difficult


I think thats why everyone goes to quartz Antonio.

I remembed this reference, maybe it will help:

Clock Doc?Bill Russell P.O. Box 820?10 West Main Street,Monteagle, TN 37356 ,Info 931-924-8888, cthoinker@aol.com

And I found this guy on the web:

http://www.tachman.com/gm.htm

Hope one of them works out. And don't forget to post if you find the answer to your quest. Good Luck
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Perhaps look for an antique clock repair shop who specializes in old mechanical watches and clocks.. ?
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I fixed my clock with the burned out coils

I found this guy on eBay who will refurbish some models of auto clocks for a very reasonable flat rate.

I live in Spain, so mailing the clock round trip sounded risky and expensive. He generously offered to sell me a spare coil board for me to install. It all went really smoothly and the clock is now happily ticking away in the car, and even keeps reasonably accurate time

I can't recommend this man highly enough. You can look him up on eBay as "oldsmike". Really nice, really honest guy.

If you live stateside, you will be better off sending your clocks to him. This is definitely not a job for fumbling fingers

Thanks a lot to all those who pitched in!
Camaro #1: 67 RS convertible, Butternut Yellow, 230 c.i., 3 speed manual, manual everything, lucky to have brakes at all, door mirror fell off, sold long ago, still here in my dreams
Camaro #2: 67 convertible, Ermine White, base 327 c.i., 2 speed Powerglide, 12 bolt posi, front disc brakes, power everything, tilt wheel, remote mirror, custom interior
 

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That's a great find and great news. Thanks for keeping us informed.
 


 

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