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Alternative clock movement
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luxstang and jeremycfr are on the list.

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Bob

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#12
It's been a while since I gave any updates so here goes:

I have managed to come up with a way to set the clock with the original set stem and knob so it still looks stock. Remember - these movements are all electronic, no gears to set the time, much like a digital clock on a modern car.

Also have a solution for setting clocks with broken or missing set stems (a more common problem than you might think).

I am not happy with the stock minute and hour hands solution, so I am currently looking into another way to incorporate them.

Bob

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#13
LOL, I have owned one of these since new and have restored several consoles and have I think 7 right now. Never paid any attention if it had second hand or how the center looked. I think most people that get hung up in details are weird, lol.
99.9% of the people that look in the car have no idea what the clock should look like. BTW do you have any of the coils for the original clock? What about making the coils?
David


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runninpony 
I'm good Bob, I had my clock fixed by you and it hasn't been installed yet! Thanks!
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#15
Bob, Can you do anything with the clock on the Grandé?
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Steve
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#16
David - no, the coil packs are extremely hard to find. They are the main reason I had to stop servicing the GT movements.
Of course the Borg movement coil pack is completely different - and plentiful. The GT was just an over complicated poor design.

NotAT5 - Glad to hear it. Do you disconnect it at all or leave it running all the time?

Steve - The Grandé cluster clocks are also GT so parts are scarce and quartz movements can only be done by ISI - don't let anyone tell you otherwise, ISI makes the quartz movements and they 'own' the process used to make a Borg quartz movement work with the GT set mechanism. That being said, this should work in the cluster clock as well, I just never thought of it. I guess sub-consciously I want you to convert your clock to a tach. Wink

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(06-13-2018, 09:00 AM)TheRktmn Wrote: I guess sub-consciously I want you to convert your clock to a tach. Wink

Steve - just do it... you won't be sorry.  You're going to put a center console in the car, anyway... so you'll need one of those clocks for the console.  Poke


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Bob - put me on the list for one of your new console clocks as well.  Do you need the core up-front, or could we send it along later?

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You're on the list, Eric. I have some cores here, I need to sort through and see how good they are cosmetically.

Bob

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(06-13-2018, 09:00 AM)TheRktmn Wrote: Steve - The Grandé cluster clocks are also GT so parts are scarce and quartz movements can only be done by ISI - don't let anyone tell you otherwise, ISI makes the quartz movements and they 'own' the process used to make a Borg quartz movement work with the GT set mechanism. That being said, this should work in the cluster clock as well, I just never thought of it. I guess sub-consciously I want you to convert your clock to a tach. Wink

Hahaha would love convert to tach but trying to stay true to the original build.
I will be pulling the dash out over the next couple of months. Will PM you when i am ready to pull the trigger

Steve
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#20
I know this is kind of dumb but I went through hell, 3 clock makers, reading rocketmans website info, exhaustive web searches, and hours of painting and polishing plastics and faces just to keep the original clock. Not because its going to be a concourse showcar or anything but for one simple memory. When you're sitting at a stoplight, and the engine is purring just enough to hear, that's when you hear the tick of the clock, the movement, the moment before you can if you wish, light it up like a friggin roman candle and scream off the line. Theres something about that little tick in that few seconds that's just special, and truly only in a muscle car.
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