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Alternative clock movement
#1
I originally posted an 'Any Interest' thread in another section, but now that I have this neat little Marketplace I will post in here instead.

For reference, this is my original post (https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-three-wire-clock) :
(03-15-2018, 02:41 PM)TheRktmn Wrote: Many of you are familiar with my 'three wire' tachometer conversions.  Many of you also know that I repair clocks.  Some of you may have noticed that I had to stop offering clock servce to the General Time (GT) movements used in the console clocks due to a lack of usable parts.

Well, I have come up with a 'three wire' clock conversion for the console clocks used in 69-73 Mustangs and 71-73 Cougars.
 
Without going into detail right now, I would like some input from actual owners on whether or not the differnces in my clock versus the OEM clock will be acceptable or if I should abandon this product.

Differences from Stock:
1 - There is no second hand.
2 - I am not using the stock hands but very close replacements.
3 - I have not come up with a suitable chrome center cap, so right now it is black.
4 - The new clock uses the OEM wiring plus a third switchable wire.
5 - The clock is silent. No winding, clicking or ticking. (The minute hand 'tics' forward each minute, but makes no sound.)

The good news:
It bolts in like the original.
To the casual observer it will look stock.
It draws almost no power at all (less than 0.05A @ 12.5 VDC).
I don't have a firm price yet, but I can say it will be less than the 'quartz conversions' currently being offered.
Of course it will have the RCCI Lifetime warranty.

I have enough cores and parts to build 10 anyway, but am wondering if this is something I should look at offering as a new product.

Thoughts?

Bob

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#2
A couple of changes since that was posted:
The minute hand moves every 30 seconds, not every sixty.
When the minute hand moves there is very slight 'tic'.

I have also found a way to use the OEM chrome center piece.

There is still no second hand and I doubt that there ever will be. This is not a concourse correct conversion, but an affordable option to make the console clocks usable again.

I will post pictures of the converted clock with the OEM hands and the modern 'illuminated' hands.

Bob

Tachs, Voltmeters, Headlight kits, Wiper delays and more at
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#3
Bob,
I'm in !!!
I want my clock to work correctly..... I'm not that concerned about total originally.
Thanks, Jay
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#4
Here is a converted clock with the OEM hands and the chrome center cap:

[Image: M7123_CC_S.jpg]

...and a converted clock with the modern 'illuminated' hands. Note that the hands are longer than stock (and I think easier to read). I did not put a chrome center on this one, but it would be the same as the one in the OEM hands picture above. The hands are not illuminated in this picture.

[Image: M7123_CC_I.jpg]

The hands can be set to illuminate with the dash lights only or any time the ignition is on. If wired into the dash lights they are not dimmable.

This conversion is different from the quartz movement conversions in that it is actually a digital timer chip that moves an analog stepper motor once every thirty seconds.

Bob

Tachs, Voltmeters, Headlight kits, Wiper delays and more at
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(04-13-2018, 06:46 PM)clevelandcoupe Wrote: Bob,
I'm in !!!
I want my clock to work correctly..... I'm not that concerned about total originally.
Thanks, Jay

Thanks Jay. I have you on the list.

Bob

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#6
Looks great Bob. I still want one.


John J
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#7
Looks nice.  Would like to get one.  How do I get on the list?
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#8
John J and AOCUSNRET are on the list.
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Bob

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#9
Put me on the list too. I want mine to work too, and as most here may have noticed I'm not the concourse correct type of guy. Smile

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Mike

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#10
Put me on the list.


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