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Kundo Midget

celticprince59

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A midget Kundo that I have just overhauled is running well, except even after the regulating nut has been turned to full slow (anti-clockwise adjustment),it is still gaining about 30 minutes in 12 hours. It is fitted with the 5F Horolovar s/s .022' as per the Guide. I suppose I will have to thin down the SS. I am wondering if this is normal. The pivots, holes etc are all shining, with the correct side movement etc.. I have adjusted the overswing and the clcok is in beat but is only giving 5 BPM. The clock runs perfect with no sticking when the anchor unit is removed and the clock wound 1/2 turn.

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Kevin W.

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Celtic, what if you just went down the next thinner suspension spring? :thumb:
 

celticprince59

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I had a .018 which is the thinnest there is and I even thinneed it further and still very fast... no fluttering either

Andy
 

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By the way I even adjusted the pallets as the previous "person" had put them all cockeyed.

Andy
 

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celticprince59 said:
A midget Kundo that I have just overhauled is running well, except even after the regulating nut has been turned to full slow (anti-clockwise adjustment),it is still gaining about 30 minutes in 12 hours. It is fitted with the 5F Horolovar s/s .022' as per the Guide. I suppose I will have to thin down the SS. I am wondering if this is normal. The pivots, holes etc are all shining, with the correct side movement etc.. I have adjusted the overswing and the clock is in beat but is only giving 5 BPM. The clock runs perfect with no sticking when the anchor unit is removed and the clock wound 1/2 turn.

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I believe the adjustment to slow down your clock is clockwise :) If you have it maxed the other direction, that could certainly be your problem (but 30 minutes is a lot!)
 

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Hi S/B.

This is one of the Kundo's that are regulated anti-clockwise as the pendulum's 4 balls are fully extended at the moment. This is achieved by an anti-clockwise rotation of the knurled nut

Andy
 

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I am almost thinking the problem may be in the escapement, they are factory set and once moved, to get back to original position may be a long job?Is the half tun of the pendulum what this clock should have?
 

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you have the right s/spring.

is it a bit short?

if its still gaining with the thinner spring the only thing it CAN be is tripping through the pallets intermittently.
 

celticprince59

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Hi Kevin and the rest. This one of mine only does 180deg and not a degree more...must be a trade unionist( tongue in cheek)...lol. As you mentioned it is a long and tedious job to set the pallets. Let us call it a labour of love.

Apologies to all trade unionists.

Andy
 

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Hi all,
Pallets reset and thinned the spring down a wee bit and it is now running smoothly....It was worth the effort: :eek: clap::clap:
 

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