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by Grant » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:14 pm

Looks Stunning MarkImage
Have you had the seats re-trimmed or coloured?Image
I love your Car so muchImage.. Cus it's go a Gear Stick and a 3rd Pedal :P
Wishing you all the best Mark and hats off the Graham and JohnImage ...GrantImage
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by dmgress » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi Grant
Thanks! New seat cushions - the old ones were too far gone to be repaired, the rest of the leather has been re-connolised plus a new wood switch panel! I was amazed how much difference it has made!
As you say, well-done Graham and John!
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by Kevin Birch » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:56 pm

Mark, it looks stunning, hope the Swiss vignettes have survived on the screen, can't tell from the piccies. Looking forward to see it on the circuit this year and have missed you and Elaine over the past few years, always enjoyed your company.
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by Dion » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:50 am

Just beautiful. Fantastic colour combination.
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by dmgress » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:06 am

Kevin Birch wrote:Mark, it looks stunning, hope the Swiss vignettes have survived on the screen, can't tell from the piccies. Looking forward to see it on the circuit this year and have missed you and Elaine over the past few years, always enjoyed your company.


Hi Kevin
Thanks - we are very pleased with it! Vignettes still in place along with 2015 tax disc! Hopefully back on the road in spring - would be good to meet up!
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by dmgress » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:07 am

Dion wrote:Just beautiful. Fantastic colour combination.


Thanks! John and Graham seem to be doing a great job!
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by dmgress » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:48 pm

Having got the car back from Culverlands and looking so nice it seemed a shame not to liven up the new switch panel by having a go at fixing the clock... I had discussed clock repairs with Kevin (Birch) about 5 years ago but had been somewhat intimidated by the prospect of dismantling it, however, as Elaine pointed out, since it wasn't working anyway I could hardly make it worse. The clock in my car (April 1969) is a Smiths Jaeger with front adjuster and speed regulator (as below).

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Following the discussion with Kevin I was expecting to find more obvious contacts (Kevin's car is 1968 I think) but was confronted by this arrangement which seems to be some sort of spring loaded diode with a mechanical connection to the balance wheel. The plastic housing for the diode and spring had cracked and split and when I removed it it fell apart into 4 pieces. What appears in the picture is the plastic housing after I glued it back together and strengthened it with some plasticard strip: this repair didn't work at all.

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However, I found this website: https://www.clocks4classics.com on YouTube along with some really helpful videos and bought their repair kit for £62 including postage. What you get is a small circuit board (which replaces the diodes / contacts) and some other little bits and pieces. Fitting the circuit board is a bit fiddly as a lot of the clock mechanism needs to be removed, some pieces discarded and then the whole thing reassembled; however, the video walk throughs and downloadable illustrated instructions are really clear and so after 15 years we now have a working clock which seems to be keeping quite good time!

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I haven't added a detailed description of how to fit the circuit board as I cannot improve on the instructions and links on the website (link above). I really do recommend Clocks4classics - the owner (also Mark) seemed very friendly and I received the kit by return of post. Hopefully this will be of interest to other members!
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