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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 13, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Not one to just rest on my laurels of getting my fuel light to work....

I have a quartz movement clock that stopped working a few years ago.

I pulled out the housing and bench tested it. Hooked red wire to 12v and GND'ed the case. Nothing.
I also verified that the power wire that attaches to the gauge housing is good.

Brian mentioned it could need a cleaning in another thread... how does one clean a quartz movement?

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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

This is as far as I could get... Not sure how this thing comes apart from this point on...


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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Any input from you fine folks? I've scoured the board for any answers...

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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Well that looks like a mechanical housing not quartz. Here is a 1969 conversion set, I don't seem to see any conversions for 67-68 Tic-Toc-Tach
http://www.whitegauges.net/products/...pair-Kit.html#

In theory you would remove the black nuts and pull off the top cover and then carefully gently blow out the dust and crap, then if you get it all then silicone spray to lube and put the cover on and test. Or take the whole unit to a watch/clock repair shop.


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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Here is a conversion for tic-toc-tach

http://www.classicindustries.com/cam...rts/n3085.html


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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

I got the case open. There is definitely a quartz movement. Not to mention, I still have my original brass Borg movement as a desktop conversation piece.

Inside...it's as clean as a whistle...no dust, particles that I can make out.. The outer case was sealed pretty good.






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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Okay power it up and bench test if it starts kicking, then you may have had a ground issue. If not the tuning fork like crystal maybe damaged, dislodged from its seat or dead.


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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Bench tested it already. It's most likely dead. I spoke with a couple of the clock service shops this morning. They said the clock lasts approx 5-10 years if you run them full time. They also said they are not repairable...just replace with a new one. So...I got a good life out of this one.

Question is...is it worth it to have them do the replace of the movement? The only hard part I can see is soldering wires to the movement (on my application) for power and GND. I SUCK at soldering plain wiring...it will be even worse since the clock has a tiny working area to solder to.

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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

I believe the link I posted to the 68 replacement already comes with wire leads so all you would have to do is terminate them in your existing clocks plug. Call Classic in the morning and ask them to pull one from inventory and see if it is pre wired.


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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

The manufacturer of the kit are these guys.

http://www.clocksandgauges.com/

Cheaper to buy from the source in this instance. $75.00 for the kit shipped. I bought from them off of eBay and it does say you will have to solder the wires.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quartz-Conve...item3a7d226d2c

We'll see how it goes...

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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Where on earth are you located? (kinda enjoyed typing that)

I've soldered in some pretty small places and would be happy to attempt it for you if you were close enough?

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Where on earth are you located? (kinda enjoyed typing that)

I've soldered in some pretty small places and would be happy to attempt it for you if you were close enough?
Totally appreciate the offer...but I live in the state of fruits and nuts (Cali) Would be a bit of a drive.

I'm going to bring it into the office...I'll get a lab tech to solder the wires for me.

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Sounds like a good plan, good luck.

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Re: Quartz Clock in my Tic Toc Tach stopped working....

Received my quartz movement from ISI on Monday... After cheating and having a lab tech solder my wires for me (3 minutes it took them...I'd still be there at midnight) I got around to installing it into the housing. Everything is VERY easy to do...EXCEPT...getting the 3 pronged dial plate nuts on. What a Beach... I'm surprised the movements don't break with the pressure needed to get those nuts to bite on the movement prongs. Miserable little bastages.

The new movement is working! Right now...I'm bench testing it for at least a day to see how it keeps time before installing it back in the gauge housing and finally back into the car.

If you have the mechanical know-how (and a little patience)...this is a very easy job.

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