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Has anyone done, or had done, a quartz conversion for a 71-73 Mustang. My mechanical repaired clock has failed, again. I'm looking to get it converted and hopefully be more reliable.
Thanks, Chuck
 
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Rktmn, Keep me in mind. I will gladly be your proof of concept guy. As a matter of fact, if you have the parts now, I'm ready to ship. Amazingly the clock in my Eliminator still works, when I plug in. I guess I'm just too lazy to install an inline fuse. Chuck
 

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Two years ago I faced the same issue of either getting my console clock rebuilt or quartz modified. Back then I don’t think #Rocketman was offering that service. I did learn that some companies were offering a generic wall clock quartz movement as a repair solution that proved unreliable due to the extreme heat cycles encountered in vehicles parked in the sun in hot climates. Made sense when I thought about it, but only AFTER I succumbed to a “really god priced quartz reproduction”. My bargain lasted less than one year. I then purchased a quartz replacement from a reputable rebuilder (The ClockWorks) and was very satisfied with their product. I just checked their website and learned they were having QC issues with their suppliers and are not currently offering quartz conversions. They still offer rebuild service for original OEM clocks.
Don’t go the bargain route, you’ll just be buying again.🙁
 
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Good timing. I have fixing to assemble some cores I have here already. I would love to get some real feedback - please send it to me.
Would you like another for your test? It's not working now so you couldn't really break it.

I'm approaching time to reinstall the console. Since I haven't seen any acceptable current alternatives, I was thinking just to reinstall and leave nonfunctional.
 
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Two years ago I faced the same issue of either getting my console clock rebuilt or quartz modified. Back then I don’t think #Rocketman was offering that service. I did learn that some companies were offering a generic wall clock quartz movement as a repair solution that proved unreliable due to the extreme heat cycles encountered in vehicles parked in the sun in hot climates. Made sense when I thought about it, but only AFTER I succumbed to a “really god priced quartz reproduction”. My bargain lasted less than one year. I then purchased a quartz replacement from a reputable rebuilder (The ClockWorks) and was very satisfied with their product. I just checked their website and learned they were having QC issues with their suppliers and are not currently offering quartz conversions. They still offer rebuild service for original OEM clocks.
Don’t go the bargain route, you’ll just be buying again.🙁

I was (am?) doing stepper movement conversions back then. Did you get one of those 3D printed clocks I see in eBay?
 
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I used a company called Instrument Services out of Roscoe, IL (https://www.clocksandgauges.com/) about 8 years ago to convert to quartz movement. It lasted a few months and then started losing time. I sent it back twice and still the same problem. It works well for a couple of days but then it starts losing time which renders it useless. I would like to eventually get mine fixed but in reality the clock location is hard to see due to the shifter boot I am using.
 
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That's ISI. They make the Borg conversion kits. They have a process to use their Borg units in the console GT (General Time) clocks that requires you send the clock to them. Unfortunately the quality of their kits has gone downhill over the last 18 months or so.
Your clock problem sounds like the clutch is slipping (not enough tension). That's a tough one to fix - go to far and you're looking for replacement parts.
 

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I was (am?) doing stepper movement conversions back then. Did you get one of those 3D printed clocks I see in eBay?
Yes. Mine is just like those console clocks offered on EBay but originally it was offered outside EBay. Total junk in my experience.
 
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