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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 01-05-2001 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone disassembled a clock from a '69?? I can't figure out how to get it apart without breaking stuff. I read a recent article on how cleaning the contacts will get it working again and I want to try it out.

Thanks,

Scott

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Gary
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posted 01-05-2001 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, I wondering the same thing on my 69 Mach rally clock. I can't get the plastic lense off and don't want to take the chance of breaking it as they are not available separte. Mine doesn't work work either. Iv'e heard of a place that can rebuild them but don't recall where or who does it.

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Ken
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posted 01-05-2001 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott, there places right in California on this site that do clock repair, give it a look : http://users.interlinks.net/shrigley/cam/instr.htm

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Troy
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posted 01-06-2001 02:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Troy   Click Here to Email Troy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott/Gary, If your on a budget and semi handy with tools and patience, you can do it yourself. I took the clock out of my 70 Mach 1 and got it running again.

Once you have the clock apart, the points are easily fixed with a fine file. The biggest problem that I had was the fact that the thing had seized up because all of the orginal lubrication had dried up. over the years.

So to answer the original question, yes I have done this. What do you need to know?

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Gary
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posted 01-06-2001 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Troy, how thw heck did you get the setting knob off to remove the lense on the clock? I tried to pull up on it with a pair of needle nose, and tried to un-screw the knob with no success. I figured this was the place to start but didn't want to force it not knowing how it is attached.

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Troy
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posted 01-07-2001 03:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Troy   Click Here to Email Troy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gary, You don't need to remove the setting knob for this operation. I gave up and left it on for the duration of the project (rather than break it).

Sorry, I'm working off of memory here but, once you have the clock out, there are three (four ?) metal tabs that hold the whole thing togeter. Bend them straight (carefully) and you will be able to slide the rear case off. Once this is done, the lens will pivot out of the way, and you will have access to the guts of the whole clock.

Try that first,

Troy

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65coupei6
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posted 01-07-2001 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To get the set knob off you can pull it up and grab the stem with some needle nose pliers. Then grab the knob with a regular set of pliers and turn. Put a rag over the set knob so when you grab them with the pliers you don't sratch it.

Remember after you file the points also lubricate the clock with 3n1 oil or WD-40. Use only a small amount!

If you want I can convert your clocks over to quartz and get rid of that old movement. Check out my site at : http://quartzkit.hypermart.net

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 01-07-2001 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, it works! I cleaned the contacts and lubed the mechanism and the clock started ticking again. That's the good news. The bad news is I'm running out of things to do other than dropping the motor back in. Guess I better get on it.

Thanks for the help,

Scott

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