Re: [FWDLK] L-FORWARDLOOK Digest - 13 Jan 2017 to 6 Feb 2017 (#2017-7)
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Re: [FWDLK] L-FORWARDLOOK Digest - 13 Jan 2017 to 6 Feb 2017 (#2017-7)



These clocks are easy to repair, just clean and reassemble.
They are  actually a clockwork clock, with a solenoid winding it.
Points are closed, power activates the solenoid to pull the ratchet up.
Ratchet  starts back down, making the clock "Tic-Tok", and
when the ratchet  gets to the bottom, it closes the points again and it starts all over again.
About every 2 minutes as I recall.

So, to repair, carefully bend the tabs up and remove the cover.
Using an emory board or such like, clean the points.
That is the repair.
Other than cleaning, since you are there.
Points get dirty and don't pass the current, so the clock stops.

Adjustments are also easy, just takes time.
If its slow, you adjust it up one 12 hours day, If fast, you turn it back a day.
This is for each minute it is fast or slow. Once adjusted, it is accurate.

It's been Decades since I did this repair on many clocks, so I may be a little fuzzy.......

Ray

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Richard Woodside <rwoodside@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The Clock Works, 1745 Meta Lake Rd, Eagle River, WI 54521, 800-398-3040, has done more than half a dozen clocks for me, both Imperial and Brand-X.  Always $59.95 plus shipping.  Always worked perfectly.

Dick Woodside
1968 Imperial Coupe and Convertible

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