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04-01-2006, 10:03 AM
Hello, What ever happended to Clock Doc? I have tried to call, email, and looked at a changed web site. Can someone recommend a person who repairs clocks. I have a 1950 starlight that needs it's clock repaired.

04-01-2006, 11:08 AM
Try Red Line Gauge in Humbolt, Tn 1-800-375-2310. I know he can convert it to quartz don't know if he still repairs. I have used him for over ten years and he stands behind his work. Good Luck

04-01-2006, 11:10 AM
Well Roy - I have no idea what became of Doc Clock. Maybe his time ran out![xx(]

If you only needed the Champion's clock CLEANED, I'd suggest Ted Harbit.[}:)]

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

04-01-2006, 01:05 PM
I have a 1950 Champion with the clock located in the center,lower half of the speedometer.
When it arrived from EBay, after a $318 winning bid, it was inoperative. It was an easy fix and has run over a year now. Carefulluy dis-assemble , a small jewellers screwdriver is whatl you need. I have fixed several auto clocks and most are of the point type and stop working when the points stick due to arcing caused pitting. You will see a coil solenoid, a metal shroud attached to a spring and the points. With alcohol(non-drinking kind), and swab, clean out the grime . Put a few drops of silicone oil at the gear and escapement balance points. Check the points and remove pits with a point file or emery cloth. While out of the case, apply 6 volts and the clock will snap to a wind position and start working. If it stops, manually encourage the balance wheel, repeating until it is running for an hour or so. Put it in the car and rejoice.