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Clock repair
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 09, 2017 10:20AM

This recently came up here.
We are aware that Clarks has a Quartz kit for Corsa clocks. Well... I did a little research and found this service.
The Clock Works in Eagle River, Wi.
They specialize in the repair of vintage stock automobile clocks and also install Quartz movements. Their prices range from $140 - $210. 2 year warrantee. And Yes, they do Corvair Monza and FC clocks.

info@clockwks.com

Has anyone here done business with them?

Corventure Dave

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Re: Clock repair
Date: November 09, 2017 11:21AM

I would recommend a call to Fred.

Fred's Classic Radio & Clock Repair



He's a Corvair Enthusiast as well as a radio and clock tech.
I asked about having my Late Model Monza clock repaired, but he said the movement in them is sub-par and parts are tough to get. He says a quartz movement is the way to go.
He does repair the Borg movements in the FC and EM dash top clocks.

Give him a call!


Dan Davis ~ Pierce County, WA ~ CORSA Western Director + Corvairs NW + North Cascades Corvairs + Corvanatics
1966 Corsa Turbo coupe ~ ~ 1966 140 Corsa ~ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 'Vert Sierra Tan/Fawn ~ 1964 Monza 'Vert (SOLD) ~ 1960 Monza Ermine White/Red PG ++ ~ 1965 Monza 140/4 Evening Orchid w/ ivory/black interior ~ 1962 Monza Wagon 102/4 ~ 1963 Rampside/Scamper ~ 1963 Red/Greenbrier ~ 1969 Ultra Van #468

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 09, 2017 11:34AM

Good to know Mr. Bybee is still doing this. I did not know he also did clocks!thumbs up

Corventure Dave

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 09, 2017 12:59PM

I think they are fairly easy to get going, mostly clean, oil and add the diode mod . Sometimes the main bearing gets wore oval, a couple of ways to fix it. Some was in the FAQ and tech guide. YouTube videos of 60s GM clocks. I did mine 2 years ago, still keep nearly perfect time. No, I don't do it for a living.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: November 09, 2017 04:17PM

Just got off the phone with Fred. It's been a lot of years since he and I were on the CORSA Board together. We haven't seen each other in many years, Same Fred. Great guy and still going strong. We talked about the old days and CORSA conventions. He still autocrosses. Check out his site.thumbs up

Thanks Dan.smileys with beer

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: November 11, 2017 11:53AM

I used them several years ago. I sent them a clock for my Monza that I had won off of ebay. It did not work. I sent it them and they did a full overhaul and replaced the hands. It worked great but when I went to install it I the mounting holes didn't line up. I just drill a few new holes in the backside of my gauge cluster and mounted it. It worked great for a few months or so and then part of the second hand broke. I called them back and asked about it. I also mentioned that the holes didn't line. It was only then that he said my clock was for a Chevelle and not a Corvair! I didn't feel like pulling it apart again so I left it that way until I realized that the original movements do a great job of draining the battery over the winter. I finally removed the clock and put in my homemade tach. Overall, I think they do good work, but I was a little disappointed that they didn't tell me I had the wrong clock to begin with.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: November 11, 2017 12:19PM

Had you contacted them when you found the mounting holes to be wrong, they might have said to you "that means that it is a Chevelle clock". If the clocks look identical on the bench, there is no way that the person doing the repair would have known exactly what clock it was. I have found this with Chevrolet parts, they look the same, until you put them side by side, and see the differences. I can show you an early Cadillac ignition switch, that looks exactly like the early Corvair ignition switch, until you compare the bezel threads. One is 28 threads per inch, and the other is 40 threads per inch. If you were not 100% familiar with the 2 switches, you could easily make the mistake. Only when someone told you that the bezel doesn't fit, would you then tell them about the difference. Sellers also make the same mistakes, because they don't necessarily know what the clock came out of, but rely on pictures for identification purposes. How many people know the difference between all the early model clocks? How many people know the difference between an early model 1962 / 1963 EM clock and a 1964 EM clock? Outwardly, they all look alike, but there is a difference.

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: ihscomputers ()
Date: November 11, 2017 12:28PM

I had the Clock Works install quartz movement into the non-functioning external dash clock on the V8 Rampside last year.

They did a great job and it works perfectly. thumbs up

Dean F. Gemberling
Columbus, Georgia


1963 Rampside V8 - YELLOW - Built by Ken Arnold in 1998

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: Pedigo ()
Date: November 11, 2017 02:25PM

junkman Wrote:
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> How many people know the difference
> between an early model 1962 / 1963 EM clock and a
> 1964 EM clock? Outwardly, they all look alike,
> but there is a difference.

'64 has an added ground wire.

Oregon City,Oregon
'61 Loadside
'62 8-door Corvan

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: November 11, 2017 03:15PM

thumbs up

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Re: Clock repair
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: November 11, 2017 04:31PM

junkman Wrote:
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> Had you contacted them when you found the mounting
> holes to be wrong, they might have said to you
> "that means that it is a Chevelle clock". If the
> clocks look identical on the bench, there is no
> way that the person doing the repair would have
> known exactly what clock it was. I have found
> this with Chevrolet parts, they look the same,
> until you put them side by side, and see the
> differences. I can show you an early Cadillac
> ignition switch, that looks exactly like the early
> Corvair ignition switch, until you compare the
> bezel threads. One is 28 threads per inch, and
> the other is 40 threads per inch. If you were not
> 100% familiar with the 2 switches, you could
> easily make the mistake. Only when someone told
> you that the bezel doesn't fit, would you then
> tell them about the difference. Sellers also make
> the same mistakes, because they don't necessarily
> know what the clock came out of, but rely on
> pictures for identification purposes. How many
> people know the difference between all the early
> model clocks? How many people know the difference
> between an early model 1962 / 1963 EM clock and a
> 1964 EM clock? Outwardly, they all look alike,
> but there is a difference.

In my case they told me they had in their notes that it was a Chevelle clock, and I had described it as a Corvair clock when I shipped it to them. Anyway, the clock did work fine after they serviced it and the turnaround time was quick.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2006 Mazdaspeed 6
1997 Honda CBR1100XX

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