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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old May 11th, 13, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Clock Removal Trick?

I have my tach and radio out of the dash for repair and would like to swap out my clock and lens. I took the two screws out of the lens and the clock wobbles around, but I can't figure out how to get the bottom of the lens loose and can't figure out how the little knob comes off the adjusting shaft. Any help would be great. Thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old May 11th, 13, 04:12 PM
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The knob just unscrews (lefty-loosy/righty-tighty) but you may need to hold the shaft with a pliers, wrap tape on jaws to prevent marks.

Hopefully someone who has done this recently will chime in, but ...
IIRC, the lens is clipped into housing and bottom, and just tips out from the top once the knob is out of way.
But it's been years since I took one apart.

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Re: Clock Removal Trick?

If it's a 69, you have to get the 2 screws from behind the dash out to release the clock. You lay on your back on the driver's side door praying you will be able to extricate yourself when you are done. Although, if you got the tach out, you might be able to use that hole to loosen the screws. As for the lens, once you get the 2 screws out of the top of the frame and unscrew the set knob, it should just roll right out.
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Thanks guys. I will give it a try.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old May 12th, 13, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Seems correct on the lens, but not on the knob. No luck in twisting to unscrew because it looks like it is a rectangular key into the knob instead of threads. Finally broke the lens taking it out, but it was cracked so not a big problem.

New question - the ears are broken off the clock carrier. It looks like the mechanism will come out and go into a new carrier (small clock carrier - not dash), but I can't find them anywhere. Any leads on where to find one? Thanks
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The center of the knob is a slotted screw. At least it is on factory units. Have you tried the various part venders?

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Yes, but so far they only sell full clocks. I need someone who sells random used pieces but don't know who that would be.
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Re: Clock Removal Trick?

I removed the screws but pulled dash pad to retrieve clock body, you do have a bayonet type lite plug on top with a 194 bulb. Other than that, pull the instrument carrier.

For analog to digital clock conversions, Look up a company called ClockWorks. http://www.clockwks.com/The_Clock_Worx.html

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Yeah I have never seen it sold alone but one of the restoration shops should be able to create one for you - But a new quartz movement clock is $100.00 to $150.00 most places, and that will be a lot cheaper then someone crafting one for you. You might be able to canabollize the new unit to slip your original into the carrier.


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