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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 03, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Since the quartz replacements are so expensive for our dash clocks, and since mine was totally dead anyway, I got one of those $2.99 battery operated clock mechanisms you get at hobby stores, or walmart too I guess. Its just a small clock motor and hands to install in a home made mirror plate or other type of designer clock.
I removed my old motor system and the new unit tucked right into the spot with a little trimming of the hole for the shaft to enter. I used the old retainer screws and plate to hold it place. Then I cut the hands down to apox.same length as the old original hands so they would sweep the face normally. I painted the second hand silver, the other 2 hands red and presto... working clock.
Most of these last a year on the 1 small battery in back. The clock is easy to remove anyway and is still lighted by the original interior bulb that sticks into the clock housing like normal.
Not a points type replacement, but it works and even goes 'tick tock' Here are pics ...








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Looks nice. Mine is rock steady. At one time only.
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I love it !!.....backyard yankee (oops...shadetree) ingenuity at its best.........Darn nice job !! (a pat on the back.)

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Pretty cool! Do you know anything about electronics? Or have a friend that does? It would be very simple to add a 12V to 1.5V regulator so that the clock would run off of the cars battery just like the factory one did!

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Yes, its called a DC-to-DC convertor. Can be bought from www.newark.com or maybe Radio Shack.
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Cool thanks for that tip guys, then I could use the original power plug for juice and nix the battery.
Man maybe I could patent this and make a million but by then it will cost that much to buy another 1st Gen.

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