Clock needed for Heath

Garey Barrell k4oah at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Mar 17 18:08:20 EDT 2009

Glen -

Most all of them are by now. 

The motor seems to have been "unique" to say the least.  There are lots 
of motors that are "identical" except they have a gear output and almost 
always turn the wrong way.

Point of interest, the motor "can" be rebuilt.  Depending upon vintage, 
the gearbox is either soldered or glued closed.  Solder wick or 
desoldering tool can get most of the solder off, then heat the seam by 
moving a large iron around while pulling on the drive pinion.  It will 
come off, and there are no surprises inside such as springs etc.  The 
various pinions shafts fit into holes, and it's easy to see the 
arrangement once open.

Some failures are just dried up / hardened grease, and some have shorted 
turn(s) in the coil.  I rewound one, but can't find my notes.  Not 
difficult, just patience!

73, Garey - K4OAH
Glen Allen, VA

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Glen Zook wrote:
> The clock in my Heath SB-630 console is going bad.  I have cleaned and lubricated the motor as well as all of the number indicators.  It went from losing about 10 minutes per day to around losing 1 minute per day.  However, that is still not right and it is a pain in the posterior to keep changing the time.
> Anyone have a replacement clock or even the motor assembly with the seconds dial at a reasonable price or for trade?
> Glen, K9STH
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