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12-09-2019 04:46 PM
cpadget Given that the clock works great, I would like try to fix the pin that changes the arms. As of now, my only way to set the clock is to pull the battery cable till it reads correct. So anytime I do work where I remove the battery cable, it screws me up. Maybe I will give them a ring since they are local. Thanks Walker
12-09-2019 02:46 PM
walkerhoundvm
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Originally Posted by cpadget View Post
Iíve posted a pic, just to say I was surprised at how well mine has held up over 36 years. Having said that, I cannot adjust the time anymore. It keeps time perfect, as it always has, but when I pull the pin out to set the hands, it doesnít turn them. It acts like it wants to grab them, but doesnít do it.

Matt, I saw that you tore yours apart initially. Any thoughts on what my issue might be? I certainly donít want to send mine in on looks alone, as Iím ok with how it looks.
There's a company in Scottsdale/Mesa I would trust if you ever need to send the clock or any gauge in - Dick's Speedo-tach. They have a very quick turnaround time and are reasonably priced - if you want to stick with originals. If not, I highly recommend Speed Hut. They are very close to original and work like a charm.
12-09-2019 11:18 AM
Matt1981CJ7
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Iíve posted a pic, just to say I was surprised at how well mine has held up over 36 years. Having said that, I cannot adjust the time anymore. It keeps time perfect, as it always has, but when I pull the pin out to set the hands, it doesnít turn them. It acts like it wants to grab them, but doesnít do it.

Matt, I saw that you tore yours apart initially. Any thoughts on what my issue might be? I certainly donít want to send mine in on looks alone, as Iím ok with how it looks.
IIRC, that adjustment pin has a tiny gear at the end of it. When you pull the pin, the small gear engages with a larger gear that turns the hands. My guess is that small gear has either come loose from your pin, or the teeth are stripped.

Good luck,

Matt
12-09-2019 11:04 AM
cpadget I’ve posted a pic, just to say I was surprised at how well mine has held up over 36 years. Having said that, I cannot adjust the time anymore. It keeps time perfect, as it always has, but when I pull the pin out to set the hands, it doesn’t turn them. It acts like it wants to grab them, but doesn’t do it.

Matt, I saw that you tore yours apart initially. Any thoughts on what my issue might be? I certainly don’t want to send mine in on looks alone, as I’m ok with how it looks.
09-11-2019 12:48 PM
keith460
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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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