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Three wire Clock?
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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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Bob,
That sounds great !!!
I wish I knew before I had you rebuild my original a month or so ago. Mine is working well and I believe I have it set up to make good time, so far.
Thank you for your services.
Thanks, Jay
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Good going, Bob!

Just one thought: can you make it go backwards? I'd like to get a bit younger and get rid of these aches and pains...I'm sure there would be a large demand. *G*

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I would prefer having the sweep Seconds hand. Is this to hard to incorporate?



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#5
I would be interested in one.



John J
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(03-15-2018, 05:41 PM)clevelandcoupe Wrote: Bob,
That sounds great !!!
I wish I knew before I had you rebuild my original a month or so ago. Mine is working well and I believe I have it set up to make good time, so far.
Thank you for your services.
Thanks, Jay
If your repaired clock fails under warranty I will credit that toward a conversion if you opt to go that way.

(03-15-2018, 07:45 PM)OLE PONY Wrote: I would prefer having the sweep Seconds hand. Is this to hard to incorporate?
Sorry, adding the mechanics for a third hand will drive the cost up considerably.
Last I knew the only reason these clocks have a second hand is so you can see if they are running. Wink

Bob

Tachs, Voltmeters, Headlight kits, Wiper delays and more at
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Bob have you decided to do this? If so let me know because I would like to have mine rebuilt.


John J
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I will be building a few anyway - I will reserve one for you.

Right now I am looking at whether using the OEM minute & hour hands is an option.

As a side note, I have had the prototype running on my bench off a 9V battery for a few days now. It's still keeping perfect time.

Bob

Tachs, Voltmeters, Headlight kits, Wiper delays and more at
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(03-24-2018, 01:14 PM)TheRktmn Wrote: I will be building a few anyway - I will reserve one for you.

Right now I am looking at whether using the OEM minute & hour hands is an option.

As a side note, I have had the prototype running on my bench off a 9V battery for a few days now. It's still keeping perfect time.

Excellent let me know when your ready and I will ship my clock to you.


John J
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