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Larry 03-07-2014 01:50 PM

Factory 12,000 RPM Tach
 
Well almost:D. I am upgrading all the wiring in my 59 to a 12 circuit fuse harness and the the block is out getting machine work done on it and the tranny is also being rebuilt, so with time on my hands, I got the idea from the TRL but I wanted my gauges to match. Just bought a cheap 2-1/2" tach and basically swapped face plates. The trick was finding a tach that the 6,000rpm mark was 180 from 0.



Restifier52 03-07-2014 03:28 PM

Cute. And clever. I like that kind of thing. That's why I painted the valve covers yellow and the air cleaner white on my 408 stroker Windsor.

jopizz 03-07-2014 03:31 PM

Larry,

Nice job. Can you tell us where you got the tach and the model. I'm sure others would like to do the same thing.

John

Larry 03-07-2014 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jopizz (Post 82586)
Larry,

Nice job. Can you tell us where you got the tach and the model. I'm sure others would like to do the same thing.

John

Thanks jopizz. The tach I used was (1Sunpro 2 5/8 in. 8000 RPM Super Tach II) from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/251426782252...84.m1439.l2649

The needle pops right off and the face plate is just held on with two small Phillips head screws. There is a plastic piece behind the face plate that needs to be trimmed ever so slightly for the clock face to sit flush because the clock face is not flat all the way around, and you need to use these type led bulbs because there is little room between the circuit board and rear housing
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121196714161...84.m1439.l2649

jopizz 03-07-2014 03:59 PM

Larry,

Thanks for the info. Maybe Ray can add this to the TRL.

John

Larry 03-07-2014 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jopizz (Post 82588)
Larry,

Thanks for the info. Maybe Ray can add this to the TRL.

John

Guess I should have taken more pictures during the modification :o

YellowRose 03-07-2014 04:40 PM

Factory 12,000 RPM Tach
 
Where did you mount this Tach? I will look further into this.

Larry 03-07-2014 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YellowRose (Post 82590)
Where did you mount this Tach? I will look further into this.

It is mounted in the factory clock housing and will go back into the dash where it came from.


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