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--- Jim Adney <email@example.com> skrev: > On 13 Oct 2004 at 23:03, Jon Remers wrote: > > > The clock on my 67 fasty died, so I tore out all > the cogworkery and > > replaced with Volvo 240 parts (you know that > soviet styled tractor we > > make..) > > Up thru '70, the type 3 clocks are rather easy to > repair. I generally charge > $25 to clean them up, repair them, and set them up > for another 25 years. I > believe there is a writeup on this at our web site. > > > I know this is sacreligious to some, but I spent > like a day on the net > > to find info on how to repair. I used a lot of > time trying to repair. I > > asked a clockrepairsman what was wrong and he > wanted like 45 usd just > > for checking it. The clock was really dead... The > Volvo cogworkery is > > actually VDO made and works perfect. The annoying > (but charming bla > > bla..) click is forever gone and I can actually > trust the clock! > > If you found a nice way to fix these, then it might > also work for the late ('71- > 3) clocks, too. That's where we could really use > some help. > > If you have any way to post what the end result > looks like, that would be > interesting. If it looks really nice, then we'll > want details. ;-) > > -- > ******************************* > Jim Adney, firstname.lastname@example.org > Madison, Wisconsin, USA > ******************************* > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > List info at http://www.vwtype3.org/list | > mailto:email@example.com > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > The post from Per Lindgren in swedish was about which 240 model I got the cogworkery from but I'll answer it in english. I am not really sure which model the clockwork came from. I have a friend who works in a junk yard and he gave me the assembly less the car.. He said it was from a 240 model but I did«nt know there were several 240 clocks. It is far from a straight bolt in, more like a epoxy glue in.. You also have to be creative with the soldering iron. I don't think it is important which model you take the parts from, probably parts from Mercedes, Audi, Toyota or whatever would do the job just as good. Maybe taking them from a VW would be the best for heart and soul.. I used parts from Volvo because it was at hands. I was talking about an early clock yes, but also think it could be done to a late clock as well. The mod I did was not looking good, at least not on the inside but if I would have spent some time looking for a better suited clockwork it could be done neater. Sorry for this long post but I«ll have to tell about this part of my clockwork... My first plan for the broken clock was to make a t3 tachometer from it. I harvested pics on the net and worked in Adobe Photoshop to make a background with the correct numbering and the so cool "UPM". I planned to take the internals out of a cheap tachometer that I had and put them in where the clockwork was. The big problem was that the letters of the t3 clock are cut in plastic glass thingy that sits over the grey background. This makes the letters "stand out" from the background. I was never able to reproduce that effect. When I tested the background together with the housing and lighting it looked so shitty that I abandoned the project. But ... I«m sure it could be done neater.