Consolette cost?

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  1. William623

    William623 Member Supporting Member

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    image.jpg I picked up an assortment of goodies today at the Webster car show including a maverick Consolette with a clock. I'm just curious what is a good price for one of these in good condition? I'm planning on putting it in my car but I was just curious.
     
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    if memory servers correctly, prices were in the $200 region...
     
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    Thank you, seems that I did pretty well price wise on mine then.
     
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    Does the clock work?
     
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    Probably not since 1972...
     
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    I have not checked it yet, but the previous owner stated it did. Just had to remove when he installed a shifter. Is there a way to check with out power?
     
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    It is from a 70 maverick, there is only one small crack easily repairable. I also got an extremely good condition comet deluxe gas cap for five bucks, a small bumper supports for 10 and a hump hugger console today!
     
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    I was considering making a removable block off plate and install a better clock, most likely a digital one. But I will definitely test that one!
     
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    The movement is cheap and along with the heat/cold and vibration in a automobile, after a couple years they rarely kept time... After three or four years, were generally dead...

    The clocks have a "auto wind" mechanism that consists of a electrical contact on a arm(similar to a relay) that closes as the main spring unwinds... When the contact closes, a electromagnetic coil kicks the arm so it rotates approx a half turn, which tightens the main spring and the process repeats... Problem is they have to rewind approx once every 60 seconds or 60 times in a hour, 1440 times a day, 10080 times a week, 525,600 times a year -- well you get the picture...

    Would be interesting to retro fit a modern AA battery movement into one...
     
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    I have a NOS consolette with clock if anyone is interested. Brand new never been put together or hooked up.
     
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    I remember an old auto krafters catalogue that offered a quartz clock conversion for those, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    That's was actually pretty helpful, luckily mine still looks pretty good. I just have to figure out how to make a block off plate.
     

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