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Post by fishhead on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:57 pm

I got the threaded sleeve off the shaft with a tiny flathead screwdriver but the knob remains stuck in place.I tried prying it loose with a small prybar but no luck.Are these things glued on or just a tight fit?I don't want to damage my clock,any suggestions? Thanks.

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Post by pila on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:02 pm

If you have some penetrating oil handy, like Liquid Wrench etc. a drop of it on there to soak for a bit might help. Some masking tape on the lense to protect it, long nose pliars on the stem after you pull it out a bit. Pry on the pliars against the knob with a screw driver & not against the clock mechanism. Had to do that some years ago..

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Post by fishhead on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:21 pm

I'm glad I asked,it's best to hear from someone who's been there.Does anyone have a REALLY TINY gear puller? Thanks for the help friend,I'll take your advice.

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Post by 1973montec on Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:23 pm

fishhead wrote:I'm glad I asked,it's best to hear from someone who's been there.Does anyone have a REALLY TINY gear puller? Thanks for the help friend,I'll take your advice.

little needle nose has to grab the stem. it will come off WE Wink promise
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Post by fishhead on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Yup,got needle noses.Forceps,hemostats,clamp.... Very Happy

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Post by 77mali on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:17 pm

Paging Dr. Howard, Dr. Fein, Dr. Howard....

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Post by WyldeBill66 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:24 pm

Or like mine, it just pulled out, stem and all... Sad

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Post by fishhead on Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:29 pm

Ouch....sorry to hear that bro.Mine is soaking in penetrating lube overnight before surgery tomorrow.

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Post by pila on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:08 am

I see that some clocks are being converted to new tech digital style, that actually keep time !!. Mine would speed up in summer. and lose time in winter. I have triple gauges in the clock openings on both cars now.

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:37 pm

Did you get that clock stem off? I've got an extra if you mess yours up.
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Post by fishhead on Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks! I've been real busy lately and haven't been back to it,but maybe the extra-long soak will be a good thing.Once I pull the little knob off I can remove the dash bezel so I can clean the gauge faces,I forgot about G3 chevelles having 9 gazillion screws.I found a hood for my 73 but will have to ask the guy to deliver it for extra scratch since my buddy with a truck let me down.I snagged a 400 2-bolt block recently for one of my engine builds and will be sending it to the local machinist soon.I've got WAY more plans than I will ever have money but I guess that's what gets me out of bed every day.I'll let you know if I that knob gets FUBAR and we can make a deal.

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Post by fishhead on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:29 am

cheers Hooray!! After a very long period of constant penelube injections the knob has FINALLY cooperated!No damage.Yeesss!! All it required was constant,gentle tugging with pliers every few days.

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Post by dragons_lair59 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:13 pm

Nice glad to hear it all worked out to the good

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