Clock Highs, Oil Pressure Gauge Lows

Jimbo64

CCCUK Member
Whilst waiting for snow to finally melt and rain to wash away the salt on our roads, before taking my 72 to my mate's garage to rebuild front suspension with new bushes, ball joints and shocks, I decided to take my centre console "out" in order to replace my non-functioning oil pressure gauge and have a go at trying to fix my clock. The latter courtesy of many How To videos on the Intraweb.
Suffice to say, console removal was a delight....again! And I was frustrated to say the least when I saw that the oil pressure gauge pipe from engine, had "snapped" (very hard thin pipe) behind the console, probably with me "wiggling" the console so much getting that forward.
So new gauge not going in yet. Rockauto came to my rescue, with an oil pressure pipe kit ordered in minutes.
So onto the clock, got it removed reasonably well enough, then onto dining table (warmer inside than garage!) and carried out the strip down, as per watched videos and once I had cleaned and gently blew a lot of dust etc away (thanks Mrs G for lending me your hairdryer) I connected it to my battery charger and hey presto, a lovely working clock, which was accurate for a good five minute trial.
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Vetman

CCCUK Member
Well done. Corvette clock is the only component that runs day and night for possibly years at a time while the battery is connected. No doubt why so many eventually stop working.
 

kentvette

CCCUK Member
Good work! I'm envious of your working clock - ours hasn't run in 30 years, but I just have never been able to bring myself to pull the centre console out! As everything else there works (famous last words of course!) I just know all the gauges would stop if I got the clock going! And, as the car spends a lot of time with the battery disconnected, I'd always be re-setting it!

At least I can justify this: :D
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Chuffer

CCCUK Member
Good work! I'm envious of your working clock - ours hasn't run in 30 years, but I just have never been able to bring myself to pull the centre console out! As everything else there works (famous last words of course!) I just know all the gauges would stop if I got the clock going! And, as the car spends a lot of time with the battery disconnected, I'd always be re-setting it!
But at least it tells the correct time twice a day ! :ROFLMAO:
 

sublimemike

Well-known user
My clock didn't work and I was lucky - just tightened the nut holding the wire on the back a quarter turn and bingo. Disconnect the battery though before you touch it as its a permanent live. Might save anyone pulling the dash. It's tight behind there but possible.
 

Chuffer

CCCUK Member
Good work! I'm envious of your working clock - ours hasn't run in 30 years, but I just have never been able to bring myself to pull the centre console out! As everything else there works (famous last words of course!) I just know all the gauges would stop if I got the clock going! And, as the car spends a lot of time with the battery disconnected, I'd always be re-setting it!

At least I can justify this: :D
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Mmmm , nice (y) What make is it ?
 

kentvette

CCCUK Member
Mmmm , nice (y) What make is it ?
Nothing fancy - I'm not into that sort of thing - it's put together by a little watch making and reparation company over in the east of France, Michel Epenoy, who made a selection of designs for The Corvette Club de France, to mark the clubs 30th anniversary. Mine wasn't expensive, and I thought it would be a bit of fun, and when a couple of friends bought various editions, I had to have one!
 
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