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  1. Willie X replied to the thread Chime bar screws held tight in cast head.

    So, what happened with the impact tool? I noe use a battery powered impact wrench, Ryobi p234G. Be sure to use ground impact...

    Jul 23, 2019 at 12:32 PM
  2. Willie X replied to the thread Music box drum is loose on the shaft.

    I've never seen one come loose, so let us know what you find. Yes, left to right positioning will need to be exact. The rotational...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 11:43 PM
  3. Willie X replied to the thread Hermle 341-020 calendar gear issue.

    That "wire" is there to precisely locate and hold the dial in place for the next pick-up cycle. It has to be strong enough and properly...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 9:45 PM
  4. Willie X replied to the thread Looking to Upgrade my Spring Winder.

    I think I would get used to it but I like the idea of having the square clamped in tight and I don't have to look for the best fit. I...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 8:25 PM
  5. Willie X replied to the thread Rathbun Bushings - What would you do?.

    Well, I've been thinking bout "dropping out" myself. Reason being ... stuff like this. Willie X

    Jul 22, 2019 at 1:14 PM
  6. Willie X replied to the thread How do I open this clock?.

    Small round nose pliers make a good spanner for turning these two hole nuts. I recently ran across three of these (but smaller) on a...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:56 AM
  7. Willie X replied to the thread An Old Family Clock.

    It was important for the manufacturer and retailer to know how old the clock was for warranty and other reasons but they didnt...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM
  8. Willie X replied to the thread Looking to Upgrade my Spring Winder.

    All springs. Keep a strong pressure against the spring about an inch above the winder hook. That can be at the front or back...

    Jul 22, 2019 at 10:11 AM
  9. Willie X replied to the thread An Old Family Clock.

    #44, yes you will have to make the pendulum rod, it's around 3 5/8 long. Make it longer and shorten as necessary to keep time with the...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 9:42 PM
  10. Willie X replied to the thread American New Haven 30 Hour Clock (?) Help!.

    Yep, make the obvious easy repairs, put it in beat, oil it, wind it up and see how she goes. Paying close attention to the overswing...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 9:36 PM
  11. Willie X replied to the thread An Old Family Clock.

    It's pre 1902. Many cases have the date stamped or stenciled on the case bottom. I'm working on a 1889 one now. Willie X

    Jul 21, 2019 at 6:25 PM
  12. Willie X replied to the thread Checking for sloppy pivots - best technique?.

    That's a very nice video posted by TAT in post #4. It's a good example of: slight wear at the e-wheel pivot, severe wear at the next...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 2:52 PM
  13. Willie X replied to the thread A cautionary tale ....

    You can wind them out. Be sure to wear a leather glove. Willie X

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:44 AM
  14. Willie X replied to the thread longcase Strikes get out of sync..

    At the very edge. Rotating the bell is often good for fine adjustments. Willie X

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:37 AM
  15. Willie X replied to the thread Chime rod repair, parts, materials.

    What Bugs said. Buy new rods. The "flats" on the necked down ends of the rods were made with a file to slightly flaten a note that...

    Jul 21, 2019 at 11:34 AM