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    Default pendulum hitting weights

    Any particular tricks to get a pendulum further away from the weights so that it doesn't hit them? Movement is 451-050A. Not sure if they come with different post lengths. Thanks!

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: MuensterMann)

    Yes, you can buy these in several different lengths. I usually go digging in the ole scrap pile.
    Willie X
    Last edited by Willie X; 07-16-2017 at 05:50 PM.

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: Willie X)

    How much farther do you need the pendulum to hang? Some times a new hole can be drilled and gain almost a quarter inch.

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: dickstorer)

    What diameter are the weights that you have ?
    R&A it is what it is

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: R&A)

    As a last resort, you can get some chunks of teflon an push
    the chains or cables off a little to clear. You can mount them
    to the bottom of the seat board. You can't get much this way
    with cables but chains are relatively forgiving.
    Modifying the pendulum post is another option, as a last resort.
    The correct diameter weights is the right way.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: Tinker Dwight)

    The diameter of the weight shells is about 1 3/4". I am switching around pendulums on two grandfather clocks as I suspect the pendulums were replacements (one too long, one too short).

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: MuensterMann)

    Well if the pendulum might have been replaced. The bob maybe to thick
    R&A it is what it is

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: R&A)

    Is it possible you clock could be leaning forward or back? Though you might expect both weights and pendulum to remain parallel to each other they might not
    Nick, lots to learn, late starter.

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    Default Re: pendulum hitting weights (By: novicetimekeeper)

    Quote Originally Posted by novicetimekeeper View Post
    Is it possible you clock could be leaning forward or back? Though you might expect both weights and pendulum to remain parallel to each other they might not
    Mounted at different heights, they would be parallel but not the same
    distance apart. They have to be real close to start with to end up touching
    on any typical angle for a tall clock.
    Tilting forward would make them closer, assuming the pendulum was
    mounted higher to the back.
    Tinker Dwight

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