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  • Speedo/Tach/Gauges: 1951 Commander Clock

    Does anyone know how to remove the minute hand on a 1951 Commander Clock?

    I have tried everything I can think of.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    A Clockmaker would know that. Myself, I would never open one up, let the Pro's do that.
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      I'm trying to make all the repairs myself. It means more to me to stand back and say I did this. I was able to get most of the clock apart fairly easily. I just am not sure if there is a trick to get the minute hand off of the clock or not?

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      Plus my funds for this project are low and I would rather try to fix it myself than pay someone to do it for me.

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      • #4
        I've had some clocks out of the case, but I'd be afraid of breaking the shaft by trying to remove the hands. I'd ask a clock repair shop also.

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        • #5
          Did you see this post ? http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?107281-Studebaker-Instrument-panel-clock-service&highlight=clock+repair The guy who posted it is a watchmaker, maybe send him a message.

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          • #6
            There are probably special tools to do the job.
            RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

            17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
            10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
            10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
            4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
            5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
            56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
            60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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            • #7
              Thank you all for replying. I have found what I believe is the problem. There are 3 stripped teeth on the driven gear for the mechanical movements. Unfortunately, now I have to get the minute hand off and find a parts clock. Any suggestions?

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              • #8
                The clocks were made by clock making companies, not by Studebaker. A similar age clock from a different brand of car might yield the parts you need.
                RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                • #9
                  Thank you for that. I do have a few other clocks from the same era. I'm still fighting with the darn minute had. I do not want to break it trying to fix it, which sometimes happens.

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                  • #10
                    On some of my vintage cars I have found that the hands screw off counter clockwise as opposed to being pressed on like some of my other cars. I found that Nash used the same movements in there 53, 54, 55 models as Studebaker and I have substituted clockworks from a Nash into my 52s clock
                    1942 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan * 1952 Studebaker Champion Regal * 1954 Studebaker Commander Regal Starlight * 1967 Thunderbird Hdtp * 1969 Continental Mark III * 1969 Mercury Marquis convertible * 1972 Buick Riviera * 1973 Continental Mark IV * 1978 Glass Top Lincoln Town Car * 1983 Mercedes 300SD * 1986 Dodge RAM 4WD * 1999 Infiniti Q45

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                    • #11
                      Thank you. I will try threading them off. I have tried that with no luck but I will try again.

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