So it's unfortunate that it happened on my watch, but them's the breaks. After a week of adjustment, your clock should be keeping accurate time. It is long lasting and extremely reliable. We tried mightily to revive the patient, but in the end, a heart transplant was necessary. Corvette Clocks 1963-1967 Included are complete disassembly, restore the case, bezel, face, pointers, and we also install a new lens. Clean the mechanism with low pressure air.
If that is the case you can put things back together in the reverse order that you took it apart. Corvette Clocks 1968-1982 Included are complete disassembly, clean the face, repaint the pointers, and we rebuild or replace the mechanical movement. Chances are also pretty good that there is not too much wrong with it either. There is nothing really difficult, just time consuming. Lubricate the moving parts with clock lubricant.
So if you are searching for C3 door panels or a replacement clock, we've got you covered. Once you have the face off there are four places where the top of the case is held to the main case. We can restore or quartz convert your C3 clock at your option. To see how it's supposed to work, check out this currently at 460 views, many of which are from me! So that's what we chose. Getting replacement parts and further disassembling the clock movement was beyond our technical abilities.
What you hear is the mechanism winding the main clock spring. Delco entered briefly into the automobile clock business during this period, but due to the lack of restoration parts and relatively poor design of the original clockworks, we can no longer offer service on the original Delco clock movement. Once you take out the other four Phillips screws, the cluster is ready to pull forward. We restore gauges, tachometers, speedometers, windshield wiper motors, heater blower motors, consoles, and clusters! That'll save you from having to read about my car swaps and about the Corvette. This winding mechanism has a set of contact points that corrode over time and eventually the mechanism stops working and your clock stops.
Pry it up over the clock bezel tabs. Also be careful to watch the top where the light socket for the heat controls goes in, as it will catch the top of the dash. Over 123,000 orders shipped and received by satisfied customers since 1999! C3 1970-1982 Corvette Clock Conversion Kit Quartz You can do it yourself and save with this 1970-1982 C3 Corvette Clock Conversion Kit Quartz Subassembly from Southern Car Parts and your restoration project will stand out. We will need to evaluate your exchange prior to issuing credit to determine condition. In some cases, the clock will be operable.
You may want to replace the instrument bulbs while you have the assembly out. The 68-82 Corvette featured some of the most modern styling at the time of production. As with all Corvette reproduction pieces we carry, our Quartz Clock Conversion Kit is an exact replica of the original but has been manufactured using more modern technologies. However, there is a bit of nostalgia associated with the tick of the original mechanical units. Please note: Do not use this form, if you have any questions in-relate to order you placed, product availability, product return and shipping policies.
We select a winner every month:. We strongly recommend a quartz conversion. You should hear the clock wind and start up. Of course like any other mechanical clock, they also get dirty and lose their lubrication over time. Don't let the quality of your classic C3 Corvette restoration suffer from low quality replacement parts. The whole conversion takes about 2 to 3 hours, a little mechanical aptitude and a few tools, but having a clock that keeps accurate time is well worth the effort.
The hands pull off the shaft, preferably with a hand puller. C3 Corvette Parts at the Best Prices Selling Corvette parts is our passion. The set knob for the clock is held on with a slotted hollow screw that you need to take out as well. Please understand that these clocks have a self adjusting mechanism. You may want to remove some of the light sockets to give you room to lift the circuit board up to clear the clock when you pull it from the cluster. The quartz conversion runs more reliably, is less of a parasitic drain on the battery, and keeps better time. Using a pair of pliers bend back the two end tabs and the two indentations along the sides so that the mechanism can be pulled free of the case.
Make sure that the power terminal on the new quartz movement is the same as the old movement. If you listen closely to a working C3 clock, you will hear a click about every couple minutes. The next owner doesn't have to worry abo…. The 1968-1982 C3 Corvette is one of the finest Corvette generations in the storied history of Corvette. We can, however perform cosmetic restorations. They also supplied us with the correct needle paint, bezel paint and a new lens to complete our project. Judging not in the plans for your Corvette? After pulling the clock from the dash and opening it, things looked promising, since everything looked intact and functional.
The Porsche has been sold and sent off to the East Coast by transport. After a bit of contact cleaning sandpaper + DeOxit and lubricating use a light clock oil, and sparingly , we got it working again. For the 996tt, the coolant pipes are a known weakness, and thus a risk you take, until it happens and someone fixes it. Hurrah, the clock works again! Application: C3 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 Corvette Request More Info We will be Happy to Help You!!! The harness has clips on each end that when squeezed frees the plug from the socket. So, before we get to the raw numbers, some context.