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Old 11-02-2007, 09:02 AM   #15
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OK lets try this. The two photos should ID where to attach a 7812 (oops, you were right - brain fade). The red wire is hot, black ground and yellow is the regulated output. I didn't add any filter caps because there are already a good number on the P.C. board. Remove the diodes and the bad resistor and see how it ends up.

With any luck this should be my 500th and also a 'fix-it' post
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:21 PM   #16
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Okay I think I got it.
I will get the power supply chip tonight or tomorow morning.
I will let you know how it goes.

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P.S. Congrats on the 500th and for sharing your knowledge of "fixin" things with me!
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Old 11-03-2007, 04:57 PM   #17
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You might not be able to tell but she works again.
I cannot say how happy I am that the clock works again.
It has one light out on the hour side but it is not noticeable on most digits.
I wired it just like you said using a three terminal 1amp 12volt regulator.
Thanks again for everything Vernon.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:15 PM   #18
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Cool -
Glad we could get it going.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:18 PM   #19
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Thanks, my 1977 Overlander's clock is also DOA. If the board is not broken or fried somewhere I think I can repair mine also. Ill take it out and report back
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:29 PM   #20
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Thanks, my 1977 Overlander's clock is also DOA. If the board is not broken or fried somewhere I think I can repair mine also. Ill take it out and report back
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By looking at the design, I think they were taking a cheap way out using the design they did. Lucky for us 'cause it leaves a predictable failure mode for us to fix.

Good luck!
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:48 PM   #21
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Roger,
Thanks to Vernon, this was a very satisfying and short project.
He provided the expertise. All I needed was a soldering gun, a $1.50 power chip, a little scrap wire and 2hours of a Saturday morning( this includes going to the electronics shop just once). Don't ya just wish all of them projects turned out this way?
hopefully you will have the same luck. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 11-25-2007, 11:16 AM   #22
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I hope it will be that easy. I have yet to find the time to pull out the clock. I have been going over the short falls of the PO. He used it for 5 yrs (I think) without any maintance. Only thing he accomplished was pullin the wheels and packing bearings and even that is suspect.
Winter is here so little projects like the clock are in order.
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I have an '82 31' Excella...does this trick also work for it's clock as well? My clock is out, too, and for some reason it's a VERY important piece to the front look of the TT. I haven't removed the panel yet...Do I have to remove the pop-rivets to get the panel out or does it simply "pop" out of the casing?
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:38 AM   #24
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I have an '82 31' Excella...does this trick also work for it's clock as well? My clock is out, too, and for some reason it's a VERY important piece to the front look of the TT. I haven't removed the panel yet...Do I have to remove the pop-rivets to get the panel out or does it simply "pop" out of the casing?
There are two nuts from the rear on my '77. the entire clock and faceplate come out, the there are two screws behind the decals that remove the faceplate from the electronic guts. I have only seen this exact clock used for 2 or 3 years in the late 70's but knowing Airstream - it may have reappeared in your '82.

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Old 03-05-2008, 09:17 AM   #25
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Anybody has any ideas for replacement insruments for my 71 Tradewind? Especially round instruments that are the same diameter as the originals. What was in my now empty holes in the control panel was an indoor outdoor thermometer and a barometer.
Does this by chance look like what you have (or had) - this was a 25 cent yard sale find just in case I ever needed a replacement - got anything you want to trade....
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:53 AM   #26
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On my 71 the clock is easy. It does not fit in a large hole as the other intruments. The clock face is the control panel. I just bought a long stem El Cheapo movement from Hobby Lobby and voila instant clock. For the other holes Ganglin has been reading my mind. I almost bought an altimeter off ebay but am settling for a barometer.

While in the area of control panel my ammeter does not work. I could really use some advice on how to check if the problem is with my ammeter or somewhere else in the system. Being a 71 most stuff is direct wired rather than going through some kind of circuit board.
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Old 06-08-2008, 02:02 AM   #27
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I'm in the process of replacing my dead '69 round clock with one from a vintage Porsche 911. I may replace the whole setup with automotive instruments eventually. I can't help myself, I'm a gearhead and love the look. I wonder if a fuel gauge sender would work in the holding tank...
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I wonder if a fuel gauge sender would work in the holding tank...
It might work in the fresh water tank, but the float would quickly become fouled with the contents of the black tank.
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