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Post by pellets4fuel » 29 Mar 2018, 11:18

Didn't quite know which topic to put this under, so I picked the speed shop, as it is somewhat performance related.
Wondering if anyone knows what brand of mini tach gets used to make a mini tack in your clock "dummy" insert? Been thinking about doing one in there, and I had to take my instruments out to get my AC stuff squared away, so now would be the time. I have a clock I could put in there, but it don't work, and I would need to restore the plastic face somehow anyway as some of it is broke away.
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Post by 70b302cat » 29 Mar 2018, 11:41

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Post by pellets4fuel » 29 Mar 2018, 12:02

Thanks for the link Dave. Was just wondering if some small tach from local parts store for 40 bucks could be bought and I could do it myself. Price is fair for Rocketman's,
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Post by ebraden7298 » 14 May 2018, 12:14

I installed the Rocketman one last summer. Works great, a little hard to see at night though.

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Post by pellets4fuel » 15 May 2018, 10:02

Thanks again. Probably won't go that route. Doesn't sound like the best option to try to put a little tach in where the clock is suppose to go. With my car having a 4-speed a tach would be nice. What are others doing for a tach in a standard car and making it look good?
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Post by mo2872 » 15 May 2018, 13:00

I did the Rocketman tach as well, and have had no issues seeing it at night.
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Post by Royce » 15 May 2018, 16:05

Back in the '70's when I had no money I spent a weekend destroying the dash of a '68 standard Cougar to install one of these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sun-super-tach ... SwrBRa-Pcv

I ended up cutting the bezel around the factory clock opening completely off the dash and then epoxying the Suntune unit in its place. It worked OK but it definitely looked like an 18 year old hacked the dash up to install a instrument that didn't match anything else.
pellets4fuel wrote:
29 Mar 2018, 11:18
Didn't quite know which topic to put this under, so I picked the speed shop, as it is somewhat performance related.
Wondering if anyone knows what brand of mini tach gets used to make a mini tack in your clock "dummy" insert? Been thinking about doing one in there, and I had to take my instruments out to get my AC stuff squared away, so now would be the time. I have a clock I could put in there, but it don't work, and I would need to restore the plastic face somehow anyway as some of it is broke away.
Thanks,
David
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Post by 1967 S Code » 16 May 2018, 17:21

I used rocketman’s Mustang mini-tach. The Cougar mini-tach is on back order. The Mustang mini-tach has a flat face and should make it easier to see. The font for the numbers matches the Cougars as well.
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Post by xr7g428 » 18 May 2018, 11:57

That looks great!
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Post by pellets4fuel » 18 May 2018, 13:49

Yea Steven that looks nice. Still curious what kind of tach they are starting with to make these. I did watch a youtube that shows a guy using a 20 or 25 dollar 2inch tach off Amazon. It looks ok except for all the hot glue he used to attach it to the back side. Another thing I thought about doing was the rally pack gauge pods like the Mustangs use, doing a tach and oil pressure gauge (cuz an oil pressure gauge would be nice on a rebuilt motor) until I checked out pricing on those pods. Can't really do anything underdash having a console.
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