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162000 km

Post by michaelbalk330 » Sun May 19, 2019 6:37 pm

Jamie and I took the 330 to her mothers house for dinner tonight… Beautiful weekend in Atlanta… I turned 162,000 km on the way. The only thing not working… The darn o’clock ....One of these days I just need to pull that thing out and get it repaired. I’ve now put about 6000 km in four years on this baby… With no major problems… Without a doubt Driving her is still one of the smoothest, most mechanical,And visceral sensations you can have
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Re: 162000 km

Post by tyang » Mon May 20, 2019 7:07 am

Hi Michael,

That's great. I'm glad you're enjoying the car!

You'll have to decide whether to repair the mechanical part, or have the guts replaced with a quartz movement. The reason these clocks stop working most often is because the contact points inside get dirty and stop passing current. You can try cleaning the points and the clock will work, but the hardest thing will be carefully bending the tabs back on the bezel to take the clock apart. If they break, you'll have another problem.

Enjoy the car, and know the time will be right twice a day!

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Re: 162000 km

Post by 330GT » Mon May 20, 2019 9:07 am

michaelbalk330 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 6:37 pm
… The darn o’clock ....One of these days I just need to pull that thing out and get it repaired.
Mike Eck at https://www.jaguarclock.com/ can make the clock work reliably for years. He puts a small circuit board reduces the current switched by the carbon tipped arm. So, with very little current, no arcing occurs and the clock keeps working for a long time.
See http://www.parrotbyte.com/kbc/ferrari/3 ... m#20140809 for details. Mine has been working for 5 years now.
Regards, Kerry
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