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Offline rocket52

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  • Name: E.A. Sprik
Clock 1956
« on: April 21, 2015, 10:41:04 AM »
I have to repair my clock.
Can anybody tell me how I can seperate it ?
I guess that I have to get of the knob of the adjustment shaft ?
But what is the safest way to do that ?

Kind regards,

Everhard

Offline J. Gomez

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  • Name: J. Gomez
Re: Clock 1956
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 10:57:20 AM »
Everhard,

You will need to unscrew the knob (for the hour/minute adjustment) from the shaft. It may be tight so you will need to hold the shaft securely to unscrew the knob.

Once you removed the hour/minute/second hands under the face cover plate there is a small spring and a brass washer do not lose them.

Good luck..!
J. Gomez
CLC #23082

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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  • Name: Dan LeBlanc
Re: Clock 1956
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 11:58:25 AM »
I think you have it disassembled far enough.  In a lot of cases, spraying the movement with Deoxit D5 and lubricating all pivot points with a synthetic clock oil should bring it back.  As you can see, the movement is well exposed now.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Offline Jon S

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  • Name: J. Schapiro
Re: Clock 1956
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 12:42:06 PM »
You will want to disassemble it all the way to ensure the points are clean or need a light filing since these are the core of the winding mechanism.  I use a small pair of surgical grips to hold the stem and then unscrew the knob.  The backs (2 manufacturers) normally pry apart with the help of a small screw driver.

Do  not use anything like WD-40.  Use sewing machine oil on the pivots, lightly file the points and then close it up and your good for 20+ years!
Jon

1958 Cadillac Sedan De Ville
1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1981 Corvette
2004 Mustang GT

Offline TonyZappone #2624

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  • Name: Tony Zappone
Re: Clock 1956
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 06:19:11 AM »
find a hole.  squirt WD-40 in hole.  let dry.  been doing this for fifty years.  chances are it will run.
Tony Zappone, #2624
1936 Pierce-Arrow conv sed
1947 Cadillac Conv cpe
1958 Cadillac conv
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Offline Jon S

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  • Name: J. Schapiro
Re: Clock 1956
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 07:48:24 AM »
find a hole.  squirt WD-40 in hole.  let dry.  been doing this for fifty years.  chances are it will run.

Type in clocks and WD-40 on Google - A definite no no!
Jon

1958 Cadillac Sedan De Ville
1973 Lincoln Continental Coupe
1981 Corvette
2004 Mustang GT

Offline jaxops

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Re: Clock 1956
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 10:16:47 AM »
You can actually get "clock oil" which doesn't run like sewing machine oil so it stays on or in where you apply it.
1970 Buick Electra Convertible
1956 Cadillac Series 75 Limousine
1949 Cadillac Series 75 Imperial Limousine
1979 Lincoln Continental
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Offline rocket52

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  • Name: E.A. Sprik
Re: Clock 1956
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 04:52:37 PM »
Thnx everbody !
I got the clock seperated with youre tips.
A friend of mine repairs amplifiers and has Dioxit 5. I sprayed a little bit in the clock.
An other friend of mine repairs old clocks an has clock oil.
And yes !! It works...

The clock has come back to live !!

 

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