Fwd: Clock refacing

Ken Chambers

Platinum Subscriber
Jeff, I sent a msg to Hhf18@aol.com and received a reply regarding the
clocks. My questions weren't really answered, however. Here's the
thread.

I'm not going to do anything with my instruments at this time.
Perhaps a winter project. John Friese recommended North Hollywood
Speedometer. They have a website and looks like great work but don't
know their prices. If anyone else has recommendations or would like
to pick up the research, we'd all like to know.

Best,
Ken Chambers


Begin forwarded message:


> From: Steven Silberberg <sasilberberg@gmail.com>
> Date: July 23, 2009 7:11:46 PM PDT
> To: Ken Chambers <kchambers@surfnetc.com>
> Subject: Re: Clock refacing
>
> --like to find some shells to have redone sometimes they get
> trashed when they come apart so
>
> or will get a batch redone then exchange--dont want o ruin someones
> clock
>
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Ken Chambers
> <kchambers@surfnetc.com> wrote:
> Steven,
>
> Thanks for the reply. Here are some photos of Amphicar clocks, an
> old one with the speedometer alongside that could also use a
> facelift, and a new one front and back.
>
> What can you offer? Examples? Prices?
>
> Several other members have expressed interest in having their
> instruments refurbished as well.
>
> Thank you,
> Ken Chambers
>
>
>
> On Jul 22, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Steven Silberberg wrote:
>
> i had some done--but it only makes sense if i can get some shells
> and have agroup done at once--got any shells you want to sell?
>
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Ken Chambers
> <kchambers@surfnetc.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I got your email address from a fellow Amphicar owner. He thinks
> you have restored the face and installed new quartz movements in
> Amphicar clocks. Can you let me know please if you do this. Do you
> have a web site?
>
> Thanks very much,
> Ken Chambers
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
 

Canadian four amphs

Amphicar Expert
Steve says he needs at least 6 clocks with good chrome rings to send out to get a better price from his guy,
I have put 1 in he had for himself it looked good
As I said, he has all mine, waiting for more..\GORD.
 

bkahler

Member
Gord,

Do you know what he charges per clock? I will definitely want to do
at least one and would possibly commit to a second one if we were one
short of getting a batch done. Depending on price of course!

Brad


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Canadian four
amphs<> wrote:

> Steve says he needs at least 6 clocks with good chrome rings to send out to
> get a better price from his guy,
> I have put 1 in he had for himself it looked good
> As I said, he has all mine, waiting for more..\GORD.
>
>
 

jwillia

Member
Thanks Ken, I too would make this a winter project, perhaps we can get a bunch of owners together once we find the right guy to do it and collaberate.

Have a great Summer.



Jeff Williams Red 62





To: jeffreyd_7@hotmail.com
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20499] Fwd: Clock refacing
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 01:22:15 -0400
From:




Jeff, I sent a msg to Hhf18@aol.com and received a reply regarding the
clocks. My questions weren't really answered, however. Here's the
thread.

I'm not going to do anything with my instruments at this time.
Perhaps a winter project. John Friese recommended North Hollywood
Speedometer. They have a website and looks like great work but don't
know their prices. If anyone else has recommendations or would like
to pick up the research, we'd all like to know.

Best,
Ken Chambers


Begin forwarded message:




Quote:




> From: Steven Silberberg
> Date: July 23, 2009 7:11:46 PM PDT
> To: Ken Chambers
> Subject: Re: Clock refacing
>
> --like to find some shells to have redone sometimes they get
> trashed when they come apart so
>
> or will get a batch redone then exchange--dont want o ruin someones
> clock
>
> On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 1:15 PM, Ken Chambers
> wrote:
> Steven,
>
> Thanks for the reply. Here are some photos of Amphicar clocks, an
> old one with the speedometer alongside that could also use a
> facelift, and a new one front and back.
>
> What can you offer? Examples? Prices?
>
> Several other members have expressed interest in having their
> instruments refurbished as well.
>
> Thank you,
> Ken Chambers
>
>
>
> On Jul 22, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Steven Silberberg wrote:
>
> i had some done--but it only makes sense if i can get some shells
> and have agroup done at once--got any shells you want to sell?
>
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Ken Chambers
> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I got your email address from a fellow Amphicar owner. He thinks
> you have restored the face and installed new quartz movements in
> Amphicar clocks. Can you let me know please if you do this. Do you
> have a web site?
>
> Thanks very much,
> Ken Chambers
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
 

bkahler

Member
I am in no real rush so waiting until this winter works fine for me.

Thanks!

Brad


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 11:04 AM,
mike_israel<> wrote:

> I have one, possibly two of them.* Like others, interested in price.
>
>
 

jfriese

Active Member
If Steve has a good silkscreen, that's a lot of the battle. The exact chrome rings aren't available any longer but there's a replacement that is so good you have to look close to see any difference from the Motometer original. I think I have a spare, unconverted, clock sitting around with a bad face plate. Chances are I would include it in the batch too if it would get converted to a quartz movement.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red
 

LSolheim

Member
Are the quartz movement conversions limited to NEGATIVE ground cars, John?
--Larry



From: jfriese [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 2:34 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20499] Re: Fwd: Clock refacing



If Steve has a good silkscreen, that's a lot of the battle. The exact chrome
rings aren't available any longer but there's a replacement that is so good
you have to look close to see any difference from the Motometer original. I
think I have a spare, unconverted, clock sitting around with a bad face
plate. Chances are I would include it in the batch too if it would get
converted to a quartz movement.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red
 

jfriese

Active Member
Larry,

When I had mine done I had them bring both hot and ground leads to the back of the clock. This entailed adding another post to the back of the clock so that both positive and negative leads are there. This way you can ground the side that you need with a short wire and connect the hot side to the wire from the battery. This way the clock works for either positive or negative ground cars.

John Friese
67 White
67 Red
 
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