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Old 01-15-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Lets see pics of your tach mounting locations

I currently have a tachometer mounted on top of my steering column. It looks ok but the tach isnt working properly and the needle bounces about 1000rpm either way so its hard to get any kind of accurate reading. I want to replace it with a new one. I will probably just put it in the same spot. ANyone have any recomendations for brand? I want a nice chrome one like I have now. Im guessing maybe 3.5" or so diameter.

Lets see pics of what you guys have.

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Old 01-15-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Here are my gauges. I took the wimpy bulbs out that comes with them and put in LED's.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #3
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Re: Lets see pics of your tach mounting locations

You can see my current tach on top of my steering column. I think it needs to be replaced. Its very innacurate and bounces around. I rewired it and put in the 10k resistor but it made no difference. Any suggestions on a new one about the same size? I have no idea what brands are good/reasonably priced.
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I always mounted them on the a-pillar just above the dash pad.
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Mine its from Orielys I think its a Equiss tach (or something like that) I like it on the column myself.
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Yeah I like the tach on the steering column also. Its a nice looking add-on I think. Im looking for a new tach to replace the one i have...
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Re: Lets see pics of your tach mounting locations

Found a White Faced SunPro Tach on ebay. I'm also trying to keep the interior of my truck as close to '68 as possible. So, having the tach on the steering column with a Pipe clamp is about as 1968 as you can get.

Plus you can't beat the location. it's perfect.
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mine is also on the column ...
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I put my aftermarket tach in the cluster.
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Most people do put it on the column. I put it on the A-pillar so I don't have to look down. Plus I slide the column forward.
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I like the aftermarket install into the dash. I would love to do that if i could find one shallow enough like yours. I do kinda like it hose clamped onto the steering column though. It makes it nice and old school looking like 96 said.
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I have mine on the column as well but on the side rather than the top. But when I drive at night, I get a reflection in the windshield right in my line of sight. Anybody have a simple cure?
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:13 AM   #14
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Re: Lets see pics of your tach mounting locations

mine did the same thing , i made a visor for mine and it fixed the glare ...i think you can see the one i have
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For me,the old school place to mount a tach is center/top of the dash. I built all my model cars that way in the '60s. I had a Suntune mounted in the dash in my GMC before I swapped a tach dash in. ll my trucks have had tach dashes for the last 25 years or so. I have a dash w/Camaro tach for my '67 project,but thinking about a cup mount since it's an old schooler
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Interested also. Looks like a good thread.
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Found a White Faced SunPro Tach on ebay. I'm also trying to keep the interior of my truck as close to '68 as possible. So, having the tach on the steering column with a Pipe clamp is about as 1968 as you can get.

Plus you can't beat the location. it's perfect.
Love the gas pedal foot! Had one in an old D@@ge truck I had years ago. Did you get the mini foot to go on the head light dimmer?
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Found a White Faced SunPro Tach on ebay. I'm also trying to keep the interior of my truck as close to '68 as possible. So, having the tach on the steering column with a Pipe clamp is about as 1968 as you can get.

Plus you can't beat the location. it's perfect.
Love the gas pedal foot! Had one in an old D@@ge truck I had years ago. Did you get the mini foot to go on the head light dimmer?

Oops...forgot to open the left eye...I see you already have it!
Nice looking truck.
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I have mine on the column as well but on the side rather than the top. But when I drive at night, I get a reflection in the windshield right in my line of sight. Anybody have a simple cure?
Best Buy sells a non glare film for the Ipad units that can be easily trimmed to a custom shape for what you are looking to do. I can't remember the name of the brand, but it comes in a thin black and yellow box.

Easy to install and works great on my Ipad in the situations you describe.
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mine was already on the pillar from PO....
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Awesome. So it ft in front of the dash pad with no modification?
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Mine will be dead center of the gauge pod/cluster and I'll use the column shifter mount for the shift light mount. As the shifter will be floor .
This way no need to find a manual tilt column..
The column shift mount will Make the shift light look more factory..
My other option is in the just dash 3 pod dash pad.. And use the column shifter mount for an I pod mount..
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I currently have a tachometer mounted on top of my steering column. It looks ok but the tach isnt working properly and the needle bounces about 1000rpm either way so its hard to get any kind of accurate reading. I want to replace it with a new one. I will probably just put it in the same spot. ANyone have any recomendations for brand? I want a nice chrome one like I have now. Im guessing maybe 3.5" or so diameter.

Lets see pics of what you guys have.

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Awesome. So it ft in front of the dash pad with no modification?
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