View Full Version : Clock's in 1950 Champions?

09-16-2010, 07:13 PM
Now that I have started driving my Champion, I really miss having a clock.
Did any of the 1950 Champions have clocks?
I am thinking about putting one in the hole in the area where the "silver bullet" is located just below the odometer.

Any information in this regard would really be appreciated.

09-16-2010, 07:29 PM
The factory clock did indeed go where the "silver bullet" is. If you want I might know where a NOS one is, but it wouldn't be cheap.

09-16-2010, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the information! I really do not want to put any more "big" money in the car right now. I am hoping to find a battery operated one that will slide into the hole with a rubber band around it to make it stay put. Right now, I have a volt meter in that spot that just happened to fit snug with the wide rubber band around it .

09-16-2010, 07:42 PM
I have one here in stock. Let me know. Roy

Studebaker Wheel
09-16-2010, 07:44 PM

The last one that went thru ebay brought over $200. They are very difficult to find.

09-16-2010, 08:29 PM
Look at that. Twenty 'till four and still not a single mile on the odometer. Must be antemeridian.:D

Mike Sal
09-16-2010, 10:13 PM
I found my clock at the York swap meet 20 years ago & I had to really really think it over before shelling out the $60 the vendor wanted for it. I never saw another one until the prices shot up like everything else. Now, it seems they pop up fairly regular.
Mike Sal

09-16-2010, 10:25 PM
I took the '51 Land Cruiser out for the first time in months today. Had to put a charger on the battery. I think the clock finally drained it. Funny thing about the big Borg Warner clock in that car...the little booklet with the "lifetime" warrantee is still hanging by a string to the back of it.

1950 Champion RegalDeluxe
09-17-2010, 04:37 AM
If you are willing to wait and search for a while you will find them on Ebay and other places for what seem to be reasonable prices.
Many require repair, and that is not a bad thing if you have one that looks good.
I think that there are other non-stock options available, to include using a pocket watch, or modifying an old styled alarm clock with a similar diameter bezel if you are looking to do this on the cheap for now so that you can do it right later.