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bruce linde

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easy fix... just file down some the screw-head until there's enough clearance... don't even have to take it apart. :)
 
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I give up - what? Too much WD-40? Man, I'd be afraid to take that barrel apart, for fear it would come apart like a grenade.
 

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I give up - what? Too much WD-40? Man, I'd be afraid to take that barrel apart, for fear it would come apart like a grenade.
The barrel… The screw on top is binding against the arbor above it. Definitely one for the hall of shame.
 

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The "repairer" is supposed to have cleaned it? All needs dismantling, cleaning properly and fitting a proper barrel hook.
And getting a refund!
Awe, Mike, All you have to do is file off that screw head and wash away the shavings and other gunk with a good spraying of WD-40 and it’s done, right? Only cost is the $5.00 for the WD-40. Then you’re ready to print business cards.
 

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The barrel… The screw on top is binding against the arbor above it. Definitely one for the hall of shame.
I was being sarcastic, Bruce. Hence my comment about the barrel blowing up. No telling what other bodge work will be found when it's disassembled.
 

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Only cost is the $5.00 for the WD-40
You need only about 100 ml for complete lubrication of the whole movement, so $3 should be sufficient. clown.gif

Alternative and instantly done: do not file down the srew head, instead hammer it deeper into the barrel with a few blows, done clown.gif
 
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You need only about 100 ml for complete lubrication of the whole movement, so $3 should be sufficient. View attachment 727794

Alternative and instantly done: do not file down the srew head, instead hammer it deeper into the barrel with a few blows, done View attachment 727794
Yes, your probably right about 100ml for that clock. That would get it “dripping clean”. But what about a grandfather movement with three trains? Or a Hershede tubular chime. Big can! You could clean the tubes too.
 
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Awe, Mike, All you have to do is file off that screw head and wash away the shavings and other gunk with a good spraying of WD-40 and it’s done, right? Only cost is the $5.00 for the WD-40. Then you’re ready to print business cards.
I could have made a fortune! :chuckling:
 
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When a barrel is bulged out like that, it is a sure sign that the spring "let go" suddenly. Can't tell from the picture, but that second arbor may very well be bent a little causing the screw head hang up. Needs to come apart for complete evaluation and a good bath.

RC
 

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These guys all missed it.
The problem is --- there's a finishing nail holding the dial on.
How long of a test run could the last repairer gave given it?
 
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Pity, would love to see what is holding the screw in place, most likely nothing.
At the risk of losing an eye or a finger? :chuckling:
 
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Willie X

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You can bet there is a nut on the other side of the spring.

Guess the test run wasn't very long though!!!

Hopefully he didn't charge 300 bucks for this masterpiece.

Willie X
 

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Hi Willy,
Gave me a laugh about the $300, I sometimes wounder if we are doing the right thing by informing some people how to do things and the next week they are setting up as clock repairers. :?|
 
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Hi Willy,
Gave me a laugh about the $300, I sometimes wounder if we are doing the right thing by informing some people how to do things and the next week they are setting up as clock repairers. :?|
And what idiot informed the rocket surgeon that performed this abomination?!
 
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It has to be his own work, a little knowledge is dangerous.
The $300 charged is from another thread on here
 

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It has to be his own work, a little knowledge is dangerous.
The $300 charged is from another thread on here
I sure hope so. Foisting off this disaster on someone else is just short of criminal!
 

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There are a lot of things i wouldnt do to a clock, and im good at figuring out ways to do things, that are hacks on cars, i just cant on a clock. Ive put together demolition derby cars using a lot of strange things to get them to run again, but for some reason ive never thought about is why the difference between cars and clocks...
 

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Wow I am only a amateur. I spent 5 minutes looking at those photos with my mouth open .
Not only the screw head. And the nail which the other end pressing on the front plate.
The face is out of alignment bent down and the cock between rear face and just above the spring shaft is bent . Bottom pin is snapped off . & cleaned never the rust is still visible.
This has enough wd might be worth recycling.
That bulge, that could be the nut on the inside drum,, plate nut .
Return to sender .
 

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Aww, come on guys, all of that stuff can be fixed. The hard part will be locating parts for the missing strike train!
Wait, I'm sure I've got the correct strike train parts in my junk box somewhere!
 

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