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  • Borg Clock Confusion

    When I received the borg clock for my 61' Stude, I went ahead did some research about finding a quartz conversion. Little did I know that I would be getting into.

    I am beginning to find out that whenever I mention the name Studebaker, the price for conversion goes up. I tried to find a way to purchase a do-it-yourself kit and still no luck for it is not available for my clock.

    I am a bit confused by this since I am no expert about clocks but if, lets say, a 63 chevy impala has the "same" borg clock (as far as the mechanism) then why wouldn't work in my clock?

    Anyone care to comment on my problem? Is there really a difference with borg clocks (if they are the same size) mechanically?

    I know I have been pushing this do-it-yourself kit issue a lot lately but I want to find the most affordable way possible. And if I can spend $60 instead of $150 for practically the same job, I will.
    1947 Studebaker M-5
    1946 Studebaker M-5
    1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser
    1961 Studebaker Lark 4-dr. Sedan
    1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser

  • #2
    So does that mean that you contacted the Co. that was recomended here: Instrument Services Inc. in Roscoe, Ill?

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      So does that mean that you contacted the Co. that was recomended here: Instrument Services Inc. in Roscoe, Ill?

      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Yes, I contacted the company and they proceeded to tell me that they didn't have a do it youself kit for a 61' borg clock. However, when I look at the picture that they have of the quartz movment and box it comes in, it is in the exact shape of the old mechanism that is in the clock right now.
        1947 Studebaker M-5
        1946 Studebaker M-5
        1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser
        1961 Studebaker Lark 4-dr. Sedan
        1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser

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        • #5
          Yes, I contacted the company and they proceeded to tell me that they didn't have a do it youself kit for a 61' borg clock. However, when I look at the picture that they have of the quartz movment and box it comes in, it is in the exact shape of the old mechanism that is in the clock right now.
          1947 Studebaker M-5
          1946 Studebaker M-5
          1948 Studebaker Land Cruiser
          1961 Studebaker Lark 4-dr. Sedan
          1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by 61LaRk4dr
            I am a bit confused by this since I am no expert about clocks but if, lets say, a 63 chevy impala has the "same" borg clock (as far as the mechanism) then why wouldn't work in my clock?
            Ask them. They should (maybe...hopefully?) tell you why or why not.

            63 Avanti R1 2788
            1914 Stutz Bearcat
            (George Barris replica)

            Washington State
            63 Avanti R1 2788
            1914 Stutz Bearcat
            (George Barris replica)

            Washington State

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by 61LaRk4dr
              I am a bit confused by this since I am no expert about clocks but if, lets say, a 63 chevy impala has the "same" borg clock (as far as the mechanism) then why wouldn't work in my clock?
              Ask them. They should (maybe...hopefully?) tell you why or why not.

              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State
              63 Avanti R1 2788
              1914 Stutz Bearcat
              (George Barris replica)

              Washington State

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              • #8
                You need to contact Dave Lindquist. He did mine for $75.00.

                http://www.autoclock.com/

                ________________________
                Mark Anderson
                1965 Cruiser
                http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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                • #9
                  You need to contact Dave Lindquist. He did mine for $75.00.

                  http://www.autoclock.com/

                  ________________________
                  Mark Anderson
                  1965 Cruiser
                  http://home.alltel.net/anderm

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                  • #10
                    I've fixed over a half dozen Borg clocks and they are a cinch to get working. Only real down side is if the magnectic coil is fried and I haven' found one yet. Witha small screw driver,
                    remove the back screws and holding the Time set shaft with a pair of needle nose, screw off the set knob.
                    Open the clock and look at the points which I almost guarantee you will need cleaning with a point file ot crocus cloth. Then pull back the movable point to wind the spring. As it winds down , clean everything in sight with an alcohol swab and then lube with a thin oil (watch oil from local clock guy is best but I have used silicon and its OK). Keep winding the clock manually until it continues to run. Then apply six or twelve volts and let it run overnight on the bench. I always put a one amp fuze in the test circuit.
                    Good Luck --'s fun and easy.
                    ,,,Dick Curtis
                    The 1950 Champion Starlight
                    Santa Barbara
                    CA

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                    • #11
                      I've fixed over a half dozen Borg clocks and they are a cinch to get working. Only real down side is if the magnectic coil is fried and I haven' found one yet. Witha small screw driver,
                      remove the back screws and holding the Time set shaft with a pair of needle nose, screw off the set knob.
                      Open the clock and look at the points which I almost guarantee you will need cleaning with a point file ot crocus cloth. Then pull back the movable point to wind the spring. As it winds down , clean everything in sight with an alcohol swab and then lube with a thin oil (watch oil from local clock guy is best but I have used silicon and its OK). Keep winding the clock manually until it continues to run. Then apply six or twelve volts and let it run overnight on the bench. I always put a one amp fuze in the test circuit.
                      Good Luck --'s fun and easy.
                      ,,,Dick Curtis
                      The 1950 Champion Starlight
                      Santa Barbara
                      CA

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                      • #12
                        Can you use a 6v clock in a 12v car, after you clean it?

                        John

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                        • #13
                          Can you use a 6v clock in a 12v car, after you clean it?

                          John

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                          • #14
                            Only if you decrease the voltage to the clock power feed. Otherwise you'll fry the coil.


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                            Clark in San Diego
                            '63 F2/Lark Standard
                            http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              Only if you decrease the voltage to the clock power feed. Otherwise you'll fry the coil.


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                              Clark in San Diego
                              '63 F2/Lark Standard
                              http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

                              Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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