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3/4/12 11:36pm - Original Message: 'adjust an original clock?'
daveo76
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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I actually found a working original style clock in a box of spare parts.  It seems to gain about 2 seconds in three minutes.  It won't take long for it to get way out of time at that rate.  It looks like there is a rocking or sliding switch accessible through a hole in the back, but I have no idea how it works or if you can even adjust it that way.  Any thoughts?

P.S. I know the sensible thing would be to buy a replacement quartz unit, but I have this working original so I first want to try that route.  Call me crazy.....


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3/5/12 12:41am - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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Woodland, WA - USA

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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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If you send me a PM with your Email I can send you a PDF file that shows how to clean, ADJ and test

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3/5/12 12:56am - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Sounds great, Bob.  Thanks.  PM is on its way.  

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3/5/12 3:26am - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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info should be in your inbox

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3/5/12 6:42am - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Mine gains about 5 minutes a day.  I just adjust when I get in...  Too much trouble to get to it

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3/5/12 1:34pm - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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3/5/12 2:19pm - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!  Lets hear it for Bob!!!  He is our "answer man" of the week!!
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3/5/12 5:10pm - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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My corvette folder is about 4 Gig I wish I new how I could share it I enjoy searching for stuff Its easeir than acually doing it?

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3/5/12 11:45pm - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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rraider1 said: My corvette folder is about 4 Gig I wish I new how I could share it I enjoy searching for stuff Its easeir than acually doing it?



I understand what you are saying!!  I am the same way.  I love hunting and findind the solutions for corvette problems!!!  Keeps me sharp minded!!!  But then again EBO would tell you that I have no mind!!! 
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3/6/12 12:57am - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
daveo76
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Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

Joined: 8/25/2005
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Yep, Bob's pretty cool and I live only about 20 miles away from him!  He sent me two different files about rebuilding and adjusting the clock - I should be able to get it working in tick-tock Ermmshape now.  

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3/6/12 1:02am - Reply: 'Re: adjust an original clock?'
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1977 T-Top,350,Auto Black Ruby Pearl,Steeroids R&P conversion

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He lost his so he forgot what one looks like

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