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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:00:23 PM on 4 July 2018.
Clive Durham's Gravatar
 Location: Grenfell, NSW
 Member since 8 July 2015
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I need a clock unit for my AWA 563 mantle radio it has the 4 pin plug to connect to the chassis. If you can help in any way please email me, my email in open.

TIA


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Clive

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:21:21 PM on 4 July 2018.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
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Good luck with that search. I think probably 99% of radios with clocks have non-operational clocks. Maybe someone fixes them?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:34:50 PM on 4 July 2018.
Redxm's avatar
 Location: Tamworth, NSW
 Member since 6 April 2012
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I managed to repair one. The clock coil was open circuit. I unwound about 20 turns and found the break.
I got lucky.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:11:39 PM on 4 July 2018.
Clive Durham's Gravatar
 Location: Grenfell, NSW
 Member since 8 July 2015
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If only it was that simple, someone has been into mine and bent various bits.


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Clive

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 8:09:46 PM on 4 July 2018.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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The monkey strikes again.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:12:30 PM on 4 July 2018.
Robbbert's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 18 September 2015
 Member #: 1801
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I find the majority of electric clocks in valve radios to have frozen up and died.

I suppose that a specialist in this area would be able to repair them, but I've yet to meet such a person.

Many have already been attacked by others and needless to say, the clock still doesn't work.

Even if you get the mechanics fixed, then you find the radioactive "glow-in-the-dark" hands no longer glow - but they still emit radiation poison.

From memory, one clock radio in my collection still works out of many.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 9:23:33 PM on 4 July 2018.
Marcc's avatar
 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
 Member since 21 February 2009
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Interesting a clock frozen in time. If there is a photo back & front I think I may have one in the shearing shed, stuffed in a cupboard.

A lot of those things lock up as there is grease where it should not be or it goes hard & glues things. I had the Utes speedo start making noises like a strangled chook & rather than modular service it with another, just a likely to have the same issues, I dismantled it cleaned it re-lubed & all is well. Circuit board cleaner is useful there. Oldest clock in the place still running is pre 1930 (Ansonia "Antler").

There is a clock repairer in Rutherglen Vic. Apparently they're pretty good. Things are getting better gears can be printed, & CNC's can cut gears that small.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 10:12:21 PM on 13 July 2018.
Tallar Carl's avatar
 Location: Latham, ACT
 Member since 21 February 2015
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I just found out that Clive has Passed away Sad RIP.


 
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