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09-11-2019 12:48 PM
keith460
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Originally Posted by scottyDive View Post
I just cant get the fogginess out of my clock lens

And you won't either. I tried several failed attempts to scrub or chemically clear the UV damaged clear cover but it had remained yellowed over from years of being exposed to the sun.

I made one out of 1/4" thick polycarbonate that I had water jet cut from our fab shop and made several. First one that I drilled for the adjustment knob and the two locating pins was slightly off so I had to make another one. Not to hard but it is time consuming to get the old cover out from the bezel that surrounds it. It was included in a thread I started here: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/c...l#post10794261
09-10-2019 08:09 PM
scottyDive Before i run to ISI for a $36 lens replacement, anyone stumble across a less expensive solution? I just cant get the fogginess out of my clock lens

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06-05-2019 12:37 PM
raenglehart Sorry fellas, completely forgot to provide the update. After some back and forth with Lauri on how far I want them to do the restore, it was a basic refurb since I was able to get it working prior to send off to them. I got it back months ago and unfortunately due to some serious health issues, more surgeries, etc. the clock is still sitting in my shop and the Jeep is collecting dust. Everything went well with dealing with them (like everyone else), so once I get off my utt and am better enough, I'll get the clock back into the dash where it belongs.
10-02-2018 10:12 AM
Matt1981CJ7 Nice work repairing your clock, raenglhart.

Keep us posted.

Matt
10-02-2018 09:46 AM
raenglehart Keeping the thread alive........I let the clock run for over a week, kept perfect time. Packed it up, called Lauri this morning to ask about the JeepForum discount (if it still applied). Will drop the clock by the USPS today/tomorrow and await for their evaluation. I'll keep ya posted, but am optimistic everything will be great seeing as how everyone else's experiences have gone (well, except the Tach work that is ).
09-21-2018 02:25 PM
ScroungerLee Great thread, thanks. I don’t have a clock in my ‘86. I have always had old vehicles for fun and I find when I look at their clocks I then double check with my wrist watch anyway :-)
09-20-2018 04:34 PM
raenglehart Well, after reading over this whole thread this AM, I couldn't wait 'til the weekend to pull my OEM clock. Got it out relatively easy. Checked power and ground at the plug and full 12vdc, so it's getting power. Hooked it up to a bench power supply, and nothing. So I figured I'll be sending in for a full re-do. Curiousity got the best of me and, we'll frankly I enjoy solving my own problems or at least giving it a valiant effort[emoji57]

I was able to open it up no issues...just gotta take your time and be patient. Nothing looked broken/out of place other than the aforementioned missing set arm & knob. Cleaned up the spade contacts. Spun the gear by hand a little and lubed the gears while I was at it. While still out of its case, I hooked up power again and BAM! working like a champ. So, I may (and I say with caution....may) be able to get away with a cosmetic job if I send it in at all. Right now. I set the time and am going to leave it hooked up to power for say a week or so (checking daily). If it keeps time, Yay me!! If not, then I gave it a shot and will send it in for the full refurb.

Tick-tock now as I watch and wait.

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09-20-2018 10:14 AM
raenglehart Alrighty.........2 hours well spent (read form end-to-end). Guess I need to get my clock hooked up to see if it even works (Quartz) and then give ISI a shout. Thinking back to all the CJ7's I've had over my years (5 going back to mid 90's), I wonder how many OEM gauges I threw away or gave away when I was forced to sell the jeeps off for one reason or another?

The only thing I cannot wrap my head around is there exaggerated shipping quotes. I can't stand when companies charge 2, 3, 4 times over actual shipping costs with no justification other justification other than padding profits.

I'm going to do a cost comparison of the two mentioned companies and see whats what.

Received a quote back from ClockWks
$179.95 (Qtz replacement, clean/polish, repaint hands)
+$10 (replace missing stem set)
+ $14 (shipping)
$203.95 (1 year warranty) [Optional rush job for +$20 - 24 hour quick-turn]

*I can say one thing, Jerry @ Clock Works is super quick with e-mail responses.....I mean within 5 minutes thus far.*
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Based on worse case scenario and prices y'all have been quoted from ISI:
$140.00 (Qtz replacement, clean/polish, replace bezel, repaint hands)
+ $ 19.36 (Set Knob)
+ $ 4.40 (Set Stem Pinion)
+ $ 12.05 (Set Stem)
+ $ .61 (Set Stem Spring)
+ $23.00 (Shipping)
= $199.42

* New Lens = $36 (Whoah!) = $235.42 (Don't think I'll need this add-on, but Worst Case, man, they are proud of the little bits for sure)

Due to everyone's clock re-do results, ISI is definitely looking like the way to go.............Decisions, decisions.

Now to get my clock out for a good inspection hopefully this weekend.
09-20-2018 09:14 AM
raenglehart Yup, you're right. That was Hoov.

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09-20-2018 09:04 AM
Matt1981CJ7 I think you are talking about Hoov's tach. I didn't send mine in.

The tach refurbs they do is disappointing because they replace the original "in-series" tach guts with the same guts put in many of the cheap aftermarket tachs. As a result, they have to be wired completely different than the original.

Matt
09-20-2018 08:49 AM
raenglehart I hear that Matt. I was just reading your latest on the Tach repair job. Hopefully after all your evidence, they'll do something to make it right.

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09-20-2018 08:46 AM
Matt1981CJ7
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Originally Posted by raenglehart View Post
Great Thread guys. I guess I'm too late to get into the "forum discount" but I'll take the time to read and digest this long thread before making any decisions on how to proceed. I recently picked up a 1985 CJ7 Laredo with the factory options such as clock and tach. Tach seems to work fine. Clock not so much. Missing the set arm. I finally to it out yesterday to open it up and see whats what, but after perusing this thread on my phone last night, I think I may just put it back together and use one of these companies mentioned to do a rebuild or quartz conversion. Now to go back and find the posting talking about the CJ mechanical vs quartz comparison. Pretty sure my '85 is the Quartz.

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Glad you are finding this thread useful.

Yes, your clock is likely quartz. I'd recommend ISI to refurbish your clock, but I can't endorse them for any other gauges, unfortunately.

Matt
09-20-2018 08:38 AM
raenglehart Great Thread guys. I guess I'm too late to get into the "forum discount" but I'll take the time to read and digest this long thread before making any decisions on how to proceed. I recently picked up a 1985 CJ7 Laredo with the factory options such as clock and tach. Tach seems to work fine. Clock not so much. Missing the set arm. I finally to it out yesterday to open it up and see whats what, but after perusing this thread on my phone last night, I think I may just put it back together and use one of these companies mentioned to do a rebuild or quartz conversion. Now to go back and find the posting talking about the CJ mechanical vs quartz comparison. Pretty sure my '85 is the Quartz.

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02-07-2018 12:36 AM
LKCJ
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Originally Posted by Jim1611 View Post
Got my quote back from ISI for my gauges. I wrote them back and declined to get anything done. Too high for me.
Jim, that's not good. I was under the impression that the Speedo being 97.00 included the needle painting on the fuel and temp gauges. I see that they added additional charges for those gauges on your quote. I was told on the phone, 97.00 for the Speedo cluster and 67.00 for the oil and volts gauges.

That's a pretty big difference. I guess my quote will not be what they told me on the phone. 187.00 is quit a bit more than I was expecting. I guess I will wait and see what they say about mine.

Lance
02-06-2018 08:45 PM
Jim1611
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Originally Posted by keith460 View Post
Yeah, I'll say. I have gotten new NOS gauges on eBay cheaper than that.
I've been keeping my eye on ebay for them but they don't seem to show up when I'm looking.

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Originally Posted by Matt1981CJ7 View Post
I will say I'm happy with my OEM clock refurb from ISA, but I wont recommend them for other gauges.

Matt.
I'm somewhat disappointed with the pricing on what I sent to them but did want to give it a try. I'll either clean up what I have, they do work, or I'll buy new Speedhut gauges.
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