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Re: Clock help
Big B1 #752060 Thu Jul 23 2020 06:48 PM
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Be cool to get some pics of that thing being removed nonetheless.

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Re: Clock help
Big B1 #752061 Thu Jul 23 2020 06:56 PM
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The old core and coil transformers can be fairly hefty. There should be a handle on top of the can. Be good to tie a rope around the handle and secure it to the bucket, just as a backup in the event if gets away from you,

Re: Clock help
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It was a beast to remove because it was stuccoed around entire can . I had someone on the roof and had it tied off to ensure it didn’t come crashing down . Once I broke out enough brick stucco it lifted off its bracket .
It now resides on my work table ready for next step .
Thank you to all for your Input on this .
GREATLY APPRECIATED !!

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Re: Clock help
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did you get the bracket ?

was there a neon tube behind the marquee, there should be ?

you might consider adding a pull chain switch so you can turn the neon on/off -

congratulations - mission accomplished .. ... cool

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Re: Clock help
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Originally Posted by advertologist
did you get the bracket ?

was there a neon tube behind the marquee, there should be ?

I don't believe that's the lighted marquee. It looks like the version with a plexiglass insert that picks up light from the tube in the bezel.

Re: Clock help
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Yes ,it picked up light through face neon .

Re: Clock help
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Yes , I got the bracket too, I took the ring off and took bezel off , hands of clock but face seems to be all one piece with neon running through it . How does that separate from back can to access clock mechanism and transformer for neon?
I appreciate all the input , hate to keep bothering you guys but your wisdom is what makes this site the best .

Re: Clock help
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Glad you were able to get it down safely Randy.


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Re: Clock help
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The face should just lift off of the can with all the bezel screws out. May have to use a flat blade screwdriver and hammer to tap it off. Probably rusted a bit. The neon will be wired in on the backside so clip those close to the transformer. Are the tubes in one piece? They may still work. Maybe wire in a new power cord before cutting the neon wires.

Re: Clock help
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Hi Morgan , yes the neon still works ,both tubes are in perfect shape one pink one is green .I didn’t want to disturb them or the wiring to them . Will it be necessary to cut wires to get the face off to get to clock mechanism? I was just going to change out clock mechanism and put it back together and freshen up the marquee plastic as it’s brittle. I wanted to keep its looks original as possible.
Thanks Randy

Re: Clock help
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the back of the clock should open up as mine does, first take the hands off of the face then
cut a couple pieces of 2X4 too lay the face on while you open up the back and change the clock mechanism,
the 2X4's will lay between the neon on the face shouldn't have too disturb the neon at all.. .. ... cool


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Re: Clock help
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Originally Posted by advertologist
the back of the clock should open up as mine does, first take the hands off of the face then
cut a couple pieces of 2X4 too lay the face on while you open up the back and change the clock mechanism,
the 2X4's will lay between the neon on the face shouldn't have too disturb the neon at all.. .. ... cool

Randy, got a pic of yours?

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If the back doesn't open, you can lift the face off the can and access the movement there. The reset knob/shaft will need to be removed to allow easier access. You don't need to disconnect neon if just replacing the motor movement.

Re: Clock help
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Randy, got a pic of yours?[/quote]

back should come off too replace clock mechanism & install pull chain too turn neon on/off .. ... cool

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Re: Clock help
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The back doesn’t look like it opens there are no screws around perimeter of back side . I will work the front up with flat blade there is a lot of rust around bottom edge. The neon rings seem to be below can portion of face but I have foam blocks to help keep it off tubes . I truly appreciate all the answers from all of you .
Thanks Randy

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