View Full Version : Bench testeing a 56 clock

05-21-2007, 09:06 AM
Want to bench test my 56 clock. Don't want to burn it up. What is the procedure??? Thanks.

05-21-2007, 09:48 AM
Positive 12 volts to the terminal, negative to the case.


63 GT R2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

Dick Steinkamp
05-21-2007, 09:57 AM
You might throw a low amp in line fuse between the 12v and the clock terminal just to be on the safe side.

If you haven't already done it, you will probably have to clean it, oil it, and file the points. There was an excellent thread on this a while back.



05-21-2007, 10:07 PM
These were not electric clocks. They were electrically wound clocks. When the spring wound down, a set of points would close. This would happen every five minutes or so. An electric pulse would rewind the spring.

05-24-2007, 11:58 PM
i have a question while we are on the subject, I have a 62 lark and im wondering. Does the clock pull out of the dash board or is there anything holding it in. Is it a very big hassle? I havent looked i was just reading this thread and rememberd mine dosnt work. I

Looking to build up my 62 lark daytona 289. any ideas?

05-25-2007, 08:38 PM
Been 32 years since I had a 62 Lark.

I'm just about to post what I think are my recollections and (BIG lightbulb going off) keep my mouth shut and let folks who know what they're talking about respond.[|)]