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DIY clock repair/adjust (1/12)
 2/27/05 10:00pm
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Poquoson, VA - USA

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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.


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This may be old news, but I found this site while looking for a replacement clock in my '73

http://members.aol.com/jjneyjr/clock/grepair1.htm

 



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DIY clock repair/adjust (2/12)
 2/28/05 2:21am
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baytown, TX - USA

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1979 maui blue/doe skin, fuel injected 383, 6-speed manual, hooker sidepipes, 3.90 gear


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could have used this info last week, oh well my radio clock works!
DIY clock repair/adjust (3/12)
 2/28/05 8:07am
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1979, 350sb, as my kids affectionately call it "shit brown" Corvette purchased in 1996. 84,000+ miles. Not a show car, but I love her just the same.


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Solid article!  I like how the guy took time to take the appropriate pictures and insert them into his article.  Most times a pictures DOES say a thousand words.

I hope more of us can take this type of indepth photos next time we tackle a project so that we can post them for the rest of the club.

I know I will be doing that as I learn the ins and outs of Corvette mechanics-ship.

DIY clock repair/adjust (4/12)
 2/28/05 2:16pm
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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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Nice article!   From time to time there is an eBay auction for clock repair if you don't want to do it yourself.  Drill through the eBay C3 Auctions into the Electrical category.  In the category list click on the C3 Clocks link.

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DIY clock repair/adjust (5/12)
 2/28/05 2:30pm
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Poquoson, VA - USA

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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.


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Missed getting one last week.. restored to concourse and went for $51..
There is one on now but strarting at $150.. no bids yet. I believe I've seen them in the catalogs for that price...

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DIY clock repair/adjust (6/12)
 2/28/05 10:59pm
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Coventry, RI - USA

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1978 L82 Coupe


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Ray  Thanks for the link on clock repair that is what i call a good article very detailed , have to repair or replace mine soon as weather gets better here. snowing like crazy here this eve keep thinking spring can't come soon enough. thanks again   
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DIY clock repair/adjust (7/12)
 3/1/05 1:27pm
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1979 L-82, dark blue


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Ray, appreciate the link.  my clock doesn't work.  I think I'll pull it and try to fix it now that I have the interior pulled apart.  I can do it in the house while I wait for the weather to break.
DIY clock repair/adjust (8/12)
 3/28/05 3:45am
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, - Canada

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1979 red - oyster leather trim.


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The clock in my Vette was not working. I dismounted it and followed the instructions at the link indicated in the first message of this thread.  And now, believe it or not, it's working!!!!  I'm real glad about this site which put me in contact with very valuable info.  Adam, you maintain a really great site for Vette owners !!!
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DIY clock repair/adjust (9/12)
 4/18/05 11:19pm
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Handy link.  I did mine the other day after reading the article.  I'm in the electronics business so was able to use an ultrasonic cleaner (Isopropanol bath) to get it clean.  Used Electrolube spray to lubricate the spindles.  Only took me an hour to get it going again and then 1 day to adjust properly.
Re: DIY clock repair/adjust (10/12)
 6/8/21 3:51pm
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, - Canada

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1972 Corvette Stingray Coupe, 350 Base engine, p/s, p/b, a/c, automatic. All as original other than someone repainted it a Bright Yellow. It was Sunflower Yellow originally. Drives great, a nice 20 footer.


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Really old post to reply to but any chance you still have the clock repair guide to upload or link to. It would probably still be useful to others and myself. My clock still works but the set knob doesn't work anymore. Always nice to see what others say about different repairs and tricks they may discover in the process.

Thanks,

Bruce



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Re: DIY clock repair/adjust (11/12)
 6/13/21 2:18pm
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Cana, VA - USA

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1975 Stingray 71 350 engine Flat top pistons Sniper fuel injection Hyperspark ignition Vintage Air air conditioning Borgeson power steering box


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I "fixed" mine a year or two ago -- it worked for a day then quit again.  I replaced it with a quartz clock which works great.  It looks original, but the seconds hand moves a bit different so someone would be able to tell that it is not original if they knew what to look for.

 



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Re: DIY clock repair/adjust (12/12)
 6/15/21 12:47am
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.


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The good news w/ a quartz clock is you don't have to take it apart periodically to clean the points on the spring winder.  😀



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