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    I was working on the Gt today and having "Gordo" moments, (sorry Gordo no other way to explain it), when I hear a ticking noise . Wth. The battery was hooked up and I've been noticing a battery drain that I couldn't figure out.
    It's quiet out here in the country so you you can hear everything. I pull every fuse out of the fuse box. Still a ticking noise. I ask my son does he hear it? He looks and says "It's the clock." What? I never thought it worked.
    Apparently it does and it's keeping time too. I set it to the right time and sure enough 4 hrs later, still running and still proper time. How many out there have a clock that works? If I knew enough on how to create a poll, I would. But just out of curiosity, how many people have a clock that works and keeps time too? Strange days indeed. Jarrell
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    I have a working one in both of my GTs and 2 more ticking away in my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    I was working on the Gt today and having "Gordo" moments, (sorry Gordo no other way to explain it), when I hear a ticking noise . Wth. The battery was hooked up and I've been noticing a battery drain that I couldn't figure out.
    It's quiet out here in the country so you you can hear everything. I pull every fuse out of the fuse box. Still a ticking noise. I ask my son does he hear it? He looks and says "It's the clock." What? I never thought it worked.
    Apparently it does and it's keeping time too. I set it to the right time and sure enough 4 hrs later, still running and still proper time. How many out there have a clock that works? If I knew enough on how to create a poll, I would. But just out of curiosity, how many people have a clock that works and keeps time too? Strange days indeed. Jarrell
    My clock keept time just fine until the battery drained, putting it on the charger almost nightly because I loved having the working clock, I thought it was the battery. I bought a new battery and the same thing kept happening. I spoke with Gil about this way before he came out with the new replica and he said that’s common, as the clocks age they tend to draw more amperage and consequently battery draining started becoming a common problem. I just unplugged the clock and miraculously my battery came back to life. Now I have the wideband where it used to be. Maybe someday I’ll get the replica I really do have a soft spot for having it, it brings the dash back to its classic time era and adds an important element in the enjoyment of sitting in and driving the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    I have a working one in both of my GTs and 2 more ticking away in my house
    I knew it was going to happen.
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    ( 2 more ticking away in my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    My clock keept time just fine until the battery drained, putting it on the charger almost nightly because I loved having the working clock, I thought it was the battery. I bought a new battery and the same thing kept happening. I spoke with Gil about this way before he came out with the new replica and he said that’s common, as the clocks age they tend to draw more amperage and consequently battery draining started becoming a common problem. I just unplugged the clock and miraculously my battery came back to life. Now I have the wideband where it used to be. Maybe someday I’ll get the replica I really do have a soft spot for having it, it brings the dash back to its classic time era and adds an important element in the enjoyment of sitting in and driving the car.
    I have on a Maintainizer (sp) have just been disconnecting the neg every time. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cub View Post
    My clock keept time just fine until the battery drained, putting it on the charger almost nightly because I loved having the working clock, I thought it was the battery. I bought a new battery and the same thing kept happening. I spoke with Gil about this way before he came out with the new replica and he said that’s common, as the clocks age they tend to draw more amperage and consequently battery draining started becoming a common problem. I just unplugged the clock and miraculously my battery came back to life. Now I have the wideband where it used to be. Maybe someday I’ll get the replica I really do have a soft spot for having it, it brings the dash back to its classic time era and adds an important element in the enjoyment of sitting in and driving the car.
    You know that brings me to this question Has anyone thought of Pods? Like this https://www.amazon.com/GlowShift-Uni...38743276&psc=1
    I was thinking down at the top of the console, making a flat surface using a wooden block, wood cut out of plyboard painted black, and double sided 3M tape. or these https://www.summitracing.com/parts/g...SABEgKmHfD_BwE They look cooler. Jarrell

    P.S check out the items on the rest of the Amazon page.
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    Strange Occurrence

    I’m really surprised people have battery drain issues with the clock. One of mine has been running for 3 months off of a 9V battery!
    And on that note it would be easy to take the wires out of the fuse box for the clock and hide a little 9V battery box with a rechargeable battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    I’m really surprised people have battery drain issues with the clock. One of mine has been running for 3 months off of a 9V battery!
    Your're killing me here. I have to wind my Mantle clock one a week Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    I’m really surprised people have battery drain issues with the clock. One of mine has been running for 3 months off of a 9V battery!
    And on that note it would be easy to take the wires out of the fuse box for the clock and hide a little 9V battery box with a rechargeable battery
    True, you were editing while I was typing. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    You know that brings me to this question Has anyone thought of Pods?
    Thank goodness you included a link. When I first read your post I thought you were referring to Tide Pods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrcollinsjr View Post
    Thank goodness you included a link. When I first read your post I thought you were referring to Tide Pods.

    Harold
    O man, you too Harold? Just can't catch a break tonite. But seriously, I kinda like the pillar gauges. (Pods), would they be feasible in the Gt. I know the Mantas had them. I think the ones that had Air Conditioning, I may be wrong, but have seen them. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    O man, you too Harold? Just can't catch a break tonite. But seriously, I kinda like the pillar gauges. (Pods), would they be feasible in the Gt. I know the Mantas had them. I think the ones that had Air Conditioning, I may be wrong, but have seen them. Jarrell
    Mantas with AC did have them I also believe.

    I’ve played around with various A-pillar pods. Not a single one I tried will fit even after hours of reshaping with a heat gun.

    I made my own and mounted it to my door for a little unique flair
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    I have also thought if a decent pod for the A pillar could be fabricated it would be a nice place for a small speaker. When travelling at highway speed with the windows down the speakers in back don't cut it.
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    I'm liking that one company (can't remember the name) that has a system which allows you to monitor a few things wirelessly using a phone with their app. If you can hide the device, then you could use a phone app for some gauges like AFR and never need to modify the interior. For long trips, you could watch more info closely and around town, take a quick look once it warms up and then close the app. I bet you could even get the app to show up on a smart watch and have AFR right on your wrist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    Mantas with AC did have them I also believe.

    I’ve played around with various A-pillar pods. Not a single one I tried will fit even after hours of reshaping with a heat gun.

    I made my own and mounted it to my door for a little unique flair
    Looks nice, I just didn't want to have the wires to deal with when I opened the door. With my big feet, I'd rip them out. Wayne Torman had a good write up on how to use the flexible hose from door to interior like the newer model cars do. I think he was using power mirrors at the time. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autoholic View Post
    I'm liking that one company (can't remember the name) that has a system which allows you to monitor a few things wirelessly using a phone with their app. If you can hide the device, then you could use a phone app for some gauges like AFR and never need to modify the interior. For long trips, you could watch more info closely and around town, take a quick look once it warms up and then close the app. I bet you could even get the app to show up on a smart watch and have AFR right on your wrist.
    Yeah, but nothing says engine, but a gauge to look at. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    I was working on the Gt today and having "Gordo" moments, (sorry Gordo no other way to explain it), when I hear a ticking noise . "It's the clock." What? I never thought it worked.
    Yes. Anytime you have a problem that defies logic and sends you on a wild goose chase and causes you to do some sort of crazy thing to fix it counts as a Gordo Moment.

    Yuk! Yuk!

    A CLOCK? Holy Bejeesus! You might as well put a sun dial on your hood bump. What, you ain't got a wrist? There's something new, it's called a W..R..I..S..T......W..A..T..C..H. They're amazing, they even stay with you when you leave the car! Some of the fancy ones even wind themselves while you walk. And there's even new fangled ones that use alien technology and don't need no windin' at all! Jeesus, Marry, and Yousef! I saw me a feller's car where he done went and had a clock in his radio. Gooooooolly, what'll they think of next! I just keeps it simple: If I look out the window and I see sunshine, it's daytime. If'n I sees darkness, it's either nighttime or I'm in the garage with the lights off. I used'ta have an hour glass, but I ran out of salt fer my watermelon, so I used some of the salt inside. It didn't taste real good and now my hour glass runs fast. I tried plugging it inter the wall socket, but it caught fire and now there's salt all over the floor.

    If'n I really needs ta know what time it is I just yells: "What time is it?" and 10 people will whip out their sellphones and tell me what time it is and show me an itsy bitsy cat video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Yes. Anytime you have a problem that defies logic and sends you on a wild goose chase and causes you to do some sort of crazy thing to fix it counts as a Gordo Moment.

    Yuk! Yuk!

    A CLOCK? Holy Bejeesus! You might as well put a sun dial on your hood bump. What, you ain't got a wrist? There's something new, it's called a W..R..I..S..T......W..A..T..C..H. They're amazing, they even stay with you when you leave the car! Some of the fancy ones even wind themselves while you walk. And there's even new fangled ones that use alien technology and don't need no windin' at all! Jeesus, Marry, and Yousef! I saw me a feller's car where he done went and had a clock in his radio. Gooooooolly, what'll they think of next! I just keeps it simple: If I look out the window and I see sunshine, it's daytime. If'n I sees darkness, it's either nighttime or I'm in the garage with the lights off. I used'ta have an hour glass, but I ran out of salt fer my watermelon, so I used some of the salt inside. It didn't taste real good and now my hour glass runs slow. I tried plugging it inter the wall socket, but it caught fire and now there's salt all over the floor.

    If'n I really needs ta know what time it is I just yells: "What time is it?" and 10 people will whip out their sellphones and tell me what time it is and show me an itsy bitsy cat video.

    That was great Gordo!! Got me laughing so hard, tears came out of my eyes. I always used a sun dial but couldn't when it was cloudy. Dam a W..R..I..S..T......W..A..T..C..H. Jezze we never heard of such things down south here. Just picking at ya, but you got the " I'm so pissed" comment down pat. Almost like a trademark, just need to copyright it. Great sense of humor, Gordo. You gotta make Charlotte. We need to talk. Take care, Jarrell
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    I have a clock that works when the car is off, but doesn't work when the car is running. One day I'll pull the dash... one day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Yes. Anytime you have a problem that defies logic and sends you on a wild goose chase and causes you to do some sort of crazy thing to fix it counts as a Gordo Moment.

    Yuk! Yuk!

    A CLOCK? Holy Bejeesus! You might as well put a sun dial on your hood bump. What, you ain't got a wrist? There's something new, it's called a W..R..I..S..T......W..A..T..C..H. They're amazing, they even stay with you when you leave the car! Some of the fancy ones even wind themselves while you walk. And there's even new fangled ones that use alien technology and don't need no windin' at all! Jeesus, Marry, and Yousef! I saw me a feller's car where he done went and had a clock in his radio. Gooooooolly, what'll they think of next! I just keeps it simple: If I look out the window and I see sunshine, it's daytime. If'n I sees darkness, it's either nighttime or I'm in the garage with the lights off. I used'ta have an hour glass, but I ran out of salt fer my watermelon, so I used some of the salt inside. It didn't taste real good and now my hour glass runs fast. I tried plugging it inter the wall socket, but it caught fire and now there's salt all over the floor.

    If'n I really needs ta know what time it is I just yells: "What time is it?" and 10 people will whip out their sellphones and tell me what time it is and show me an itsy bitsy cat video.

    Talking about sun dials, reading your post made be remember when our family moved back to Finland from Sweden in the beginning of the 80's and my father got a sun dial as a gift from his co-workers and a woman suddenly asked: "Are you sure it will work in Finland where the time is one hour advanced compared to Sweden ?"
    Another thing that came to my mind from asking the time by yelling was what to do when you get lost in a desert and there is nobody to ask. You just take out a deck of cards and start playing patience, and it won't take more than a minute before there is somebody behind your shoulder telling you where to put the cards.
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