# Tall Clock Strike Problem

#### Barrymac

Golden Circle
I keep thinking I'm missing something obvious here but the hour hand (square hole) and the snail don't match up. As the pics show the hand is pointing directly at 9 but the clock will strike 8 at that point. What am I missing? This is a newer hand and has been altered to fit the square cannon.

#### SuffolkM

NAWCC Member
Hi Barry

You can position the hour hand in one of four positions, so in this case I think you just need to refit the hands to give you the correct position on the snail.

Michael

#### novicetimekeeper

##### Registered User
Hi Barry

You can position the hour hand in one of four positions, so in this case I think you just need to refit the hands to give you the correct position on the snail.

Michael

Surely that will only give him 12,3,6,9. I can't see how he gets 8 with that

#### R. Croswell

##### Registered User
The snail is positioned to strike 8. There is no position on the square shaft for the hour hand that will be correct. Examine how the snail is attached to the shaft. There may be a screw in the side of a collar that can be loosened to allow adjustment, or the snail may be pressed or attached with a rolled seam that is a friction fit. There should be a way to advance the snail disk to "9" without disturbing the position of the hour hand.

RC

#### shutterbug

##### Moderator
Staff member
NAWCC Member
I agree with RC. There has to be a way to move the snail. I find they are often just friction fit. The only other possibility I can come up with is that the rack tail has been altered or replaced.

#### SuffolkM

NAWCC Member
Surely that will only give him 12,3,6,9. I can't see how he gets 8 with that

I laughed aloud when I realised my mistake here - sorry for the daft suggestion on my
part. You are right of course.

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