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Alternative clock movement
#21
runninpony 
Bob, my clock hasn't run since you rebuilt it. Thanks again!
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#22
(06-14-2018, 04:24 AM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Bob, my clock hasn't run since you rebuilt it. Thanks again!

It hasn't?

Bob

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#23
runninpony 
I meant it wasn't hooked up or installed since the rebuilt, LOL!
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#24
I have finally settled on what & how I am going to build these things.

Looking stock has always been one of my main concerns when updating something so I will use the OEM hour & minute hands and the chrome center piece from the second hand. Unfortunately I cannot incorporate a second hand. If someone wants a second hand on a modernized movement they will have to send it to ISI for a quartz conversion.

The aftermarket illuminated hands I had shown in an earlier post will not be an option.

The set knob will still set the time, but electrically. It has two modes: Slow (30 seconds forward) and Fast sweep. There is no reverse. I will include instructions with the converted clock, I just haven't written them yet.
Lighting, installation and wiring are all factory - no changes necessary.

I do require a complete core, though. Lens condition does not matter - I can replace that if desired - but the connector, set mechanism, hands and dial all have to be there.
I do have some cores here but I need to come up with a core charge that will get people to send their old clock back for the core refund. Any suggestions on what a reasonable core charge would be?

I am planning to sell these for the same price as my Borg quartz conversions = $125.00. Of course they will have the RCCI lifetime warranty.

As an intro I will offer a special price to those 'on the list'.
Luxstang
Jay (clevelandcoupe)
Eric
JohnJ
jeremycfr
AOCUSNRET

If you're still interested in getting one or want more info PM me.

Bob

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#25
I think whatever you charge for your other core charges would be just fine.

Come to think of it, I think I still owe you a tach/speedo cluster, and the clock from my clock/speedo cluster as well.

Eric

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#26
UPDATE:

I have had the proto running for quite a while. I did a 'final' assembly of all the parts and let it sit on the bench running for three weeks. It kept perfect time, no issues at all. During that time I found a suitable chrome center piece so it looks more like an original clock.

After installing the center cap and reassembling everything I went to set the time. This clock is electronic and is set electronically, not through the gear set up it originally came with. Well, as it turns out after 3+ weeks of not working on the clock I had forgotten HOW to set the clock and when I did go by the instructions I had written I found the procedure rather confusing and frustrating. So I came up with an alternative. Unfortunately the parts I need are back-ordered and will be here sometime in August.

Bob

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#27
Any time someone comes up with new innovations, it's a process and there are bound to be hiccups.  Thanks for taking this on... I'm a huge fan of your work - my RCCI Clock/Tach conversion is simply awesome, and I'm looking forward to getting one of your clocks for the center console. thumb

Eric

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#28
Hi Bob,
Could you possibly do one for a 67 Cougar ? I have a core.
Thanks,
Nat
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#29
Hi Nat,

The 67/68 Cougar clocks have a Borg movement so it can be converted to quartz. This conversion is for clocks with GT (General Time) movements that cannot be converted to quartz. Down the road I might offer these for Borg clocks as well, but right now I am just working on coming up with a GT conversion.

Bob

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#30
Another update, another set back....

The switch I was waiting for and thought would work is a bust. At this point I think I will go with my original thought when I started this project.

I will replace the set knob/shaft with a sub miniature push button. This button will set the time. A third wire will need to be connected to a power source. I think tapping into the lighting would be best, but it can be done through a separate switch if you prefer.

To set the time:
Turn on the lights (or switch on alternative power source).
Wait 5 seconds.
Push and hold the button that replaced the set stem/knob. The minute hand will start moving.
Holding the button will make the clock move forward at high speed. Pushing & releasing the button will make the minute hand move forward 30 seconds each time.
When done, release the button for 5 seconds, turn off lights or alternative power source if not needed.

Thoughts?

Bob

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