The most common problem in 1963-1982 Corvettes is not something major like the engine or transmission. No, the most common problem in C2 and C3 Corvettes is a clock that does not work. While it may seem like a minor issue, it can be a major annoyance.
The electric clocks included in 1963-1982 Corvettes all seem determined to self destruct. If, by chance, your clock is still working, it’s probably so slow that it’s useless. Thankfully, there’s an easy, affordable fix – and you can do it yourself.
The remedy is a 1963-1982 Corvette Clock Quartz Movement Kit from Zip. You’ll also want to consider needle paint, bezel paint and a new lens to complete your project. Follow along with our tech article 1963-1982 Corvette Clock Quartz Rebuild as we convert the clock in a 1964 Corvette from the old electric movement to the modern quartz movement. You’ll find step-by-step instructions with pictures so you can get the project done yourself. The whole conversion takes about 2 to 3 hours, a little mechanical aptitude and a few tools. But having a clock that keeps accurate time is well worth the effort.
The fist step is to remove your clock as per your Corvette shop manual’s instructions. We always recommend that you have your shop manual close by whenever starting any DIY project. A few additional tools and supplies will be needed for the conversion: small pliers, needle nose pliers, flat blade screwdriver, 5/16″ nut driver and a paint brush. Mechanical aptitude is always a plus, but remember, you have our 1963-1982 Corvette Clock Rebuild Technical Article to guide you every step of the way!
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