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Offline yancy50

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clock repair
« on: June 01, 2019, 02:10:36 pm »
The clock in my 1971 Mustang is no longer running after 48 years. Can anyone suggest a reliable place to have it repaired? thanks

Offline rickmustang

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Re: clock repair
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 09:31:30 am »
Clean the contact points with fine sandpaper and add a little light oil on gears and my bet it will be back running. Test with a 12 volt source without reinstalling to be sure....Rick

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Re: clock repair
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 11:44:01 am »
Thanks but how do you remove the knob that moves the minute hand?

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Re: clock repair
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 02:31:32 pm »
If it’s the console clock then its same as the 69/70, then pull it out far enough so you can grip it with some small needle nose pliers. Then it just unscrews from the set shaft.

As above, clean the points. They wind the clock spring. Blow out the dust with some compressed air, and use a very light oil on the mechanism.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 07:40:50 pm by hopey »
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Re: clock repair
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 03:07:24 pm »
Tried that but when you pull it out all the way that is how you move the minute hand.

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Re: clock repair
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2019, 03:44:19 pm »
Tried that but when you pull it out all the way that is how you move the minute hand.

Edited: for gauge cluster clock, looks like there is a nut holding the knob on in the assembly drawings.

For a 69/70, Pull out so you have some of the set shaft exposed in front of the lense. At the same time it engages the set gear at the back. Grip the set shaft with the pliers so you do not turn the shaft, Unscrew the set knob. It’s tight!
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Re: clock repair
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2019, 05:06:53 pm »
That is what I thought but knob is locked on

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Re: clock repair
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2019, 06:26:43 pm »
Here, have a look at these photos on ePay, drawing seems to show gauge instrument cluster clock having a center nut/set screw holding the set knob on...

Console clock is same as 69/70, they are really tight!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1972-1973-Ford-Mustang-Instrument-Clock-NOS-New-Never-Installed-Working/133019084770?hash=item1ef88e27e2:g:rIMAAOSwhLZcropo

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Re: clock repair
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 07:16:51 pm »
Just a knob sitting on the shaft...no nut....I should point out that the clock is in console and not dash. I greatly appreciate all of the assistance each of you has provided to me. I would say the hell with the clock but since I ordered the car new she is not just transportation but family....

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Re: clock repair
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2019, 04:09:49 pm »
https://www.clocksandgauges.com/

From a professional clock repair guy (really)

ISI makes most of the kits that the other clock guys use ....

Here's an older post on the same subject...

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=78370.msg519349#msg519349


John