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Alternative clock movement
#31
The push and hold solution is ok. There are several other clocks that work the same way. The switch and wait for 5 seconds is a bit fidgety but once you get used to it I guess it’ll be ok. I mean you don’t do that twice a week anyway, so.....

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#32
(09-09-2018, 01:29 PM)luxstang Wrote: The push and hold solution is ok. There are several other clocks that work the same way. The switch and wait for 5 seconds is a bit fidgety but once you get used to it I guess it’ll be ok. I mean you don’t do that twice a week anyway, so.....

Yeah, I hate having to add another switch - that's why I figured tapping into the dash light circuit to activate set mode would be easiest. Turn on lights, press button...

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#33
Chin Huh rofl   $199.95


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#34
That's the same guy that's making the 67-68 Mustang clocks.

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#35
In my opinion you should have started a new thread in our introduction section instead of hi-jacking another member's thread (who is also a site advertisers and supporter).



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#36
(10-12-2018, 11:13 AM)Don C Wrote: In my opinion you should have started a new thread in our introduction section instead of hi-jacking another member's thread (who is also a site advertisers and supporter).

Thanks, Don. I just moved his post to the Introductions section.

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#37
You're a lot more gracious than I am, Bob.

Don



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#38
(10-12-2018, 11:13 AM)Don C Wrote: In my opinion you should have started a new thread in our introduction section instead of hi-jacking another member's thread (who is also a site advertisers and supporter).

I wasn't trying to hijack anyone's thread.  One of this site's members linked to my product listing on another site and I was trying to be responsive to it.  

If people don't want information then feel free to remove my post (I just joined for this one purpose) and take down the link to my product listing.
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#39
Not a matter of liking, just forum etiquette. The thread initiator (who is also your competitor) was gracious enough to copy your thread over to Introductions.



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#40
Now that the redesigned tachometer movements are 99.9% ready for production I have had some time to work on the clocks. Sometimes it's best to walk away and approach it cold.

Barring any unseen problems I 'believe' this is it:

* Since it is a digital clock it is very accurate. The motor only moves 2 times a minute rather than the constantly running motor of a quartz clock so the running clock pulls less than 1A (actually it is a constant 0.02A) @ 12.5 VDC so battery drain is negligible.

* I will re-use the entire clock except for the second hand so the clock will look stock, less the second hand.  If a core is missing the second hand it's no problem as I have a stock looking chrome center cap I install.

* The clock will bolt in and connect electrically just like an original clock and use the OEM illumination. Nothing to add or modify from stock.

* The original set stem and knob will be used when available. Cores without a set stem will get a small push button where the stem would be.

* To set the clock, pull out on the set stem and hold for 4 seconds.  This will activate the set mode.
Release the stem, then pull out again. The minute hand will advance 30 seconds. Release and pull out, release and pull out will move the minute hand 30 seconds each time.
Holding the set stem out continuously will advance the time at roughly 1 hour every 3 seconds.  
Release the stem for 4-5 seconds and the clock will exit set mode.
   
That's it. I hope to have a video showing the clock and how to set it soon.

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