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Username Post: Bench Test Clock        (Topic#368706)
MYFIRST64 
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06-15-22 09:51 AM - Post#2842938    


Finally got around to removing 64 Impala clock, which stopped ticking. Cleaned points and before I re-install, how can I bench test it?



 


junky 
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06-15-22 12:27 PM - Post#2842945    
    In response to MYFIRST64

ground the case and put 12 volts to the connector on the back of the clock. Best to do this with a fully charged 12-volt battery to simulate actual conditions in a car. If it keeps time for a minimum of 72 hours, then put it back into the car. I did this with my 1962 clock and it lasted about 3 weeks before it stopped working again. Used clocks are always a gamble if they will work for a day or a year.

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Impala_Mike 
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06-15-22 04:59 PM - Post#2842951    
    In response to MYFIRST64

Have you given any thoughts to an OER Quartz clock?
They are a bit spendy, 210 dollars, but the reliability is night and day to the original. They look exactly like the original.

I considered this for my impala, but it has factory air, and the dash is a PITA to remove.

Just an idea.

Mike



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MYFIRST64 
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06-15-22 09:11 PM - Post#2842958    
    In response to junky


Thanks for advice. I will test it using your method.



 
MYFIRST64 
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06-15-22 09:13 PM - Post#2842959    
    In response to Impala_Mike


Have factory air too and it's a PITA. And want to stick with original clock, but Quartz clock look cool too.



 
junky 
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06-15-22 09:38 PM - Post#2842960    
    In response to Impala_Mike

I was reading reviews on eBay about the OER clock, and one person claimed that the clock's face wasn't like the original. I haven't seen one in person so I have no way of telling. Like the others that have posted, mine is an air car, and I don't have enough patience left to drop the steering column and pull the dash to replace the clock. Mine tells the correct time twice a day.

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ampico-kid 
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06-17-22 06:30 AM - Post#2843021    
    In response to junky

I had a similar experience when I redid the interior of my 63 Impala (with factory air). I repaired the original clock and it worked (although wasn't real accurate) for about a year and a half, and then it stopped. I bit the bullet and removed the dash to get it out and put in a quartz rebuild kit that uses the original clock housing, face, and hands, so it looks 100% original. Keeps perfect time now and look totally authentic. Pricing for the kit is not cheap, but not all that bad considering what they want for a total repro quartz clock replacement. Here's the Ebay link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255454702690?hash =item3b7...



 
69_BOWTIE 
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06-17-22 11:07 AM - Post#2843040    
    In response to ampico-kid

Was it very hard to install the conversion , I had mine working for about a week then nothing.

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ampico-kid 
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06-17-22 12:16 PM - Post#2843047    
    In response to 69_BOWTIE

  • 69_BOWTIE Said:
Was it very hard to install the conversion , I had mine working for about a week then nothing.



Not difficult at all. Plus they give you a link to a YouTube video that goes over the whole process. Just a few simple gears to replace, and it fits right into the original casing. Looks great and works perfectly.




 
junky 
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06-17-22 09:49 PM - Post#2843064    
    In response to ampico-kid

Might you be able to provide the link?

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ampico-kid 
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06-18-22 07:35 AM - Post#2843074    
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  • junky Said:
Might you be able to provide the link?


Here's the link, and a scan of the instruction sheet that comes with the new Quartz clock mechanism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWj1hvlQ8lg

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