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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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1969/1970 Clock
« on: May 11, 2017, 07:38:08 PM »
Looking for a 1969 or 1970 clock. Running preferred or non working in need of a good clean and lube with good coils are ideal.

Was outbid on two clocks on ebay in 2 weeks by the same bidder who now has them for sale in their ebay store for $400 (4 times what the winning bid was).  I won't mention the seller but if you search for 1970 parts, and find overpriced junk that's the guy. He has 2 ebay id's.
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Offline chrisntam

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 05:10:20 PM »
I know the seller you speak of. You are spot on with your assessment.  You want a gasket for a door handle?  That'll be $275 + $50 shipping.

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On your clock, why not take yours out and have it converted to quartz movement?  Some don't like the quartz movement due the second hand sweeping smoothly, not one second at a time.  Not an issue for me,  had mine converted.

Why not send yours out for either repair or conversion?  I bought one on ebay a year or two ago, had it converted to quartz, the only downside is the wood grain color did not match exactly.  I do suggest you have your existing clock restored/converted due to the wood color matching issue.  If I recall correctly, the wood grain portion may be able to be moved from one clock to another, not 100% sure though.

I'll look to see what I have, I may have two, I'll let you know.

chris.
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Offline Jeff Rose CLC #28373

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 05:35:28 PM »
I converted mine to quartz. You can take the woodgrain off of yours and transplant it to another.
Jeff
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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 09:09:17 PM »
I prefer to have mine ticking - it adds to the cool factor for me 

Yup. Sounds like you found the same seller. Old untested brake booster and master cylinder, that'll be $300. Bloody heck, I can go down and get rebuilt stuff at O'Reilly with a warranty for $185 total.
Dan LeBlanc - CLC # 27657
1970 DeVille Convertible
1953 Series 62 Sedan (Parts Car)
1953 Fleetwood (Project Car)
2004 Deville

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 06:58:23 PM »
This is what I have, the case is rusty and the knob is stuck on the shaft.  I think it came from a junker in the northeast.  I'd like to keep the exterior woodgrain, it matches the bezel I put in the car, but the knob appears to be stuck pretty good.  I would assume it is not working.

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2017, 07:06:59 PM »
To remove the knob, you have to hold the shaft very tightly and unscrew the knob.

It will come off.

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »
Thank you for the advice, I figured it was a press fit.  I'll give it a spin and try that.

Thanks again!

chris.
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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 01:25:41 PM »
When you get it opened up, let me know if the two coils look burned, or if there are any broken wires to and from them.
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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 07:14:12 PM »
Yeah!  We have both!  Burned coils and loose wires!

Thanks to Bruce & Dan for the tutorial on how to "unscrew" the knob and how to identify toast inside a clock!

chris.
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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2017, 06:54:09 AM »
It's only slightly crispy on the inside!
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Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: 1969/1970 Clock
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 07:16:06 AM »
Snapped it up and should have it for the weekend.  I'll still clean and lube the internals, and add an inline fuse as well.
Dan LeBlanc - CLC # 27657
1970 DeVille Convertible
1953 Series 62 Sedan (Parts Car)
1953 Fleetwood (Project Car)
2004 Deville