I hate midget torsion clocks

Dells

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I have a Kundo midget that is giving me a lot of problems, it’s been running fine for years then all of a sudden it stopped and won’t go again, I have stripped and cleaned it , including mainspring and oiled with Mobil 1, also polished pivots and bushes to within an inch of there life, polished anchor pin and fork , it’s in beat .
Anyone have any suggestions it would be much appreciated.
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Schatznut

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Keep in mind that this is just a Kundo miniature with a shorter suspension spring and a cutout in the rear plate. And we all know how much fun the Kundo miniature can be! Two things that have taken me down on these movements are the clearance between the pendulum and the retaining plate, and some minor imperfection on a tooth of the mainspring barrel. The latter may not be obvious for months and months.
 
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I can see from the photo that the pallet is hung up. This suggests you've got power at the escape wheel, although maybe not enough. Can't see from the photo where the slot in the fork is relative to the anchor pin. Is it far enough forward to hang up on the pin?
 

Dells

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I can see from the photo that the pallet is hung up. This suggests you've got power at the escape wheel, although maybe not enough. Can't see from the photo where the slot in the fork is relative to the anchor pin. Is it far enough forward to hang up on the pin?
This clock has the closed end fork, the pin is about 3/4 the way along the slot in fork.
I have checked every wheel at high magnification.
 

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How did it perform without the anchor installed and a couple of clicks on the mainspring?
 

Burkhard Rasch

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does it run without hands , dial and motion work? Kind of encircling the problem...
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Wayne A

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At three clicks to freewheel I take them down for overhaul. Should run at full wind though. First thing I noticed was where the fork is, seems way to low compared to the two kundo "midgets" I have both of which have the fork about 1mm from the top of the pin.

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Dells

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At three clicks to freewheel I take them down for overhaul. Should run at full wind though. First thing I noticed was where the fork is, seems way to low compared to the two kundo "midgets" I have both of which have the fork about 1mm from the top of the pin.

Wayne
I have tried moving the fork up a bit and down a bit but I will have another go, at the moment it’s back to the book and I know that’s only a starting point .
 

Ken M

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I have a few clocks with that hairs breath between the pendulum and a bracket. One clock I gave up and just removed the bracket, I just couldn't get enough clearance, I don't know how it ever ran like that.
 
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