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Well for anyone else interested in the clocks they are made by Lackner. Number on the back indicates June of 1956. Both work when plugged in (and buzz), however the neon does not light up. After some research I think the transformer may be bad. From what I was told by her dad, both of these came out of their dealership (original). I am hesitant to remove the glass as the printing can be easily damaged and rub off. Should I enjoy as is or try and open one up to see if it's easily repairable?

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Well for anyone else interested in the clocks they are made by Lackner. Number on the back indicates June of 1956. Both work when plugged in (and buzz), however the neon does not light up. After some research I think the transformer may be bad. From what I was told by her dad, both of these came out of their dealership (original). I am hesitant to remove the glass as the printing can be easily damaged and rub off. Should I enjoy as is or try and open one up to see if it's easily repairable?

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Can you bring them along on Saturday? I have a little bit of experience with neon.
 
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More hpd30 work. Metalcloak required 3" to be cut off the old clevite bushing mount. We opted to put in 4 spot welds, as well cut slots down the front of the bracket to run more beads. One thing I worry about is the MC is solid and heavy. This bushing mount now has a lot of top weight making the 1/8 steel welded to the housing the weak spot

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Then came perches. Setting them level is easy. My hurdle now is where to place the lower control arm skid in relation to the perch. This will definitely change my control arm length and placement. I also need to figure out what I will be doing with my front shock mounts (poly mounts, hacked stock, something else...). The artec perches eliminated the bar pin and include the new lower shock location. However, if I want to use all 12" of my future shock travel I am going to need figure out tower placement when the time comes....

I am fairly certain now I will have to run poly towers up front and hack the new perches to accept the poly lower mounts.

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The new sleeve for the duroflex bushing was also pressed in.

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I have a lot more work to do still.
 
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Lackner clock update!

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The neon in both clocks are still good. Both needed new transformers. I found a company near my office who used to deal with neon and he had an old transformer he gave me. He knew a lot and schooled me on the basics of neon.

I still need another one for the other clock, but I'm am beyond excited. Her parents are going to be estatic when they see these lit up for the first time in 30 years