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'67 122s, in way over my head

Slow going on the Amazon. M41 started making bearing noise. So I gotta pull that soon. I didn't feel like doing that right now and the 240 is occupying the garage for rust and windshield work.

Instead I decided to fix a 164 clock to put in the dash somewhere. These things are interesting. They seem to be a mechanical movement but the spring is wound by 12v? There is also a fusable link in the clock that is a low temp solder with a 120C fusing point. So when the solder hits 120C the solder joint will break one contact will separate from the other under spring pressure.


So the fix is to find the right solder, which in my case was 52% Indium/48% Selenium stuff I found online.


Hooked it up to 12V and nudged the little wheel inside and it started ticking.

Made some tweaks to the cooling system. On the aftermarket brass/copper radiators that Skandix and other places sell there are small holes in the side plates that fit #8 screws with enough clearance to not hit the core. I assume for the fan shroud on P1800ES models. I repurposed those to mount my "oh no it is summer and I'm in traffic" electric fan.


I also got fed up with the noisy metal blower wheel I had on the aftermarket blower motor (supposed to fit an early 80s Wagoneer among other cars). I found a bathroom blower fan STL file online that looked similar to the quite brittle original setup. A few modifications later to match the original fan's dimensions and a few hours on the 3D printer and I have a new blower fan that is far quieter and actually moves more air than the metal blower wheel.

Finally I put together a revised design for gauges and switches below the dash.