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  1. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    Thanks Karl and i am sorry for the very late reply. I eventually got around to having a closer look at pallet arbor and crutch and it is a friction coupling it just didn't want to move at first.
  2. Marko62

    French round Movement Japy Freres - - Need help with timing marks

    G'Day everyone. Well it has been a while and this clock has been on and off the back burner quite a lot, while i did other projects but the clock now strikes every half hour and keeps good time. All I had to do was turn 2 new barrels replace both springs and a bush or 2. The instruction and...
  3. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    Thanks for your reply, here is a picture of the back of the clock. Thanks for the feedback on the bushing tool. As i had never actually seen one other than a picture so i had no idea of dimensions, i will shorten the overhead arm.
  4. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    The clock that i re-bushed with this tool is still working but it is temperamental. It keeps good time but to get the beat right one side of the clock needs to be raised about 8mm on top of rotating the movement inside the case as much as possible and still be able to get the key on the arbors...
  5. Marko62

    Mainspring replacement

    I think i will go with the weaker,shorter spring mostly for the reason i don't know if the current spring is the original spring. Thanks everyone for your help
  6. Marko62

    Mainspring replacement

    Thanks for all the replies This particular spring is for the Time.Both barrels are the same size and i want to buy both springs at the same time neither of them are in very good shape, in fact the springs probably match the condition of the clock when i got it. I had to bush the entire clock...
  7. Marko62

    Mainspring replacement

    Thanks for the replies Bruce & TH. I don't think i want to be shortening or narrowing new springs I received a reply from Timesavers saying that the #57 spring was a listing error. Ronell clock company does appear to have stock but they don't seem to ship internationally. Cousins UK have a 17mm...
  8. Marko62

    Mainspring replacement

    I took the mainspring out of one of my clocks to see what sort of condition it is in. I am assuming it has broken in the past and a new hole punched, and now it is just about ready to break again. The spring calculator on this site says the spring should be 0.669 x .0125 x 66.1" which is 17mm...
  9. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    Under those terms i think i can claim my bushing tool a success
  10. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    How long would a clock need to keep running after being bushed before it is declared successfully repaired.
  11. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    The clamps arrived sooner than expected. Now its ready for a test run
  12. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    Once i find out if it works i will probably look at making a driving punch something like this Pusher 7.1 mm KWM (Flume) – PERRIN which would also require a solid stump i guess
  13. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    With the Bergeon you also get solid stumps i assume to be used as an anvil, how do you get enough downward pressure to push the bush in? I have never actually seen one other than the photos online
  14. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    The arm is rock solid, it is made from 50mm box section with a 3mm wall. However i did get a twist in the base so i had to screw it to a timber base. I have read in a few posts that the bushes in the store bought product have worn which then means they have play in the shaft. With this one they...
  15. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    I hope to have the toggle clamps https://www.amazon.com.au/TING-Toggle-Clamp-Antislip-Horizontal/dp/B00S9D0Z46/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1JYVQN4VDARQI&dchild=1&keywords=toggle+clamp&qid=1592676853&sprefix=toggle%2Caps%2C312&sr=8-2 midweek to finish it. I will find out if it works then i guess.
  16. Marko62

    Bushing Tool

    I thought i would try my hand at making a bushing tool based on a picture of one mentioned here. I am still waiting for a couple of clamps to be delivered so i can finish it off but i thought i would post it here for a little feedback on whether i am on the right track or not.
  17. Marko62

    Help No Westminster chime

    OK thanks for the replies. All sorted now, chimes every quarter and adjusted the gizmo.
  18. Marko62

    Help No Westminster chime

    It is St. Michael's chime.
  19. Marko62

    Help No Westminster chime

    Good morning Shutterbug and thanks for the reply. That will solve one problem, while i have it out of the case i will have another look to see why it doesn't play the Westminster chime
  20. Marko62

    Help No Westminster chime

    Thanks for the reply. Yes i did try that,but it didn't help. After reading the chime clock basics page my guess is that i have put the locking plate back incorrectly.

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