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Old 02-22-2017, 09:55 PM   #151
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Excellent! There are actually three SMD LEDs for illumination. I should be all set!

As a side note, the interior sure is messy. Lots of solder flux and even a layer of dust on large capacitors. I gently put the shop air to it and I'm sure I saw some debris flying off of it!
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:58 PM   #152
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BTW, how did you fabricate/form the mounting ring on your early prototype that the back of tach actually mounts to?

Ever find a clock?
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:34 PM   #153
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I currently have a 63 cluster I'm installing a tach in for a customer and i was going to use black RTV to seal the rubber gasket to the housing.

As far as the prototype, i cut the ring in the lathe and had the plate with the holes plasma cut. The reason i changed the process was because it was too consuming to make that small ring. Was easier to machine it from one pc of aluminum.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:39 PM   #154
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I'm thinking your tach was assembled wrong. when you take those 2 nuts off the back, its supposed to separate. Thats how you wire it. So yours was totally crimped together?
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:42 PM   #155
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I have not put any more time into finding a clock. I found a guy on ebay selling clusters with clocks and i asked him some questions about them...he said they were super special made and cost $300. I'm skeptical, but ok to each his own.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:58 AM   #156
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I'm thinking your tach was assembled wrong. when you take those 2 nuts off the back, its supposed to separate. Thats how you wire it. So yours was totally crimped together?
Yep, totally and permanently assembled. At least until I got a hold of it. I bought it from Amazon. I'm gonna see about getting the word out by giving a review that there may be a bad batch of them on the shelf.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:16 AM   #157
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Yep, totally and permanently assembled. At least until I got a hold of it. I bought it from Amazon. I'm gonna see about getting the word out by giving a review that there may be a bad batch of them on the shelf.
Have you mounted the tach without the face plate on yet? Did you use the bracket from rideblue00?
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:40 PM   #158
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Have you mounted the tach without the face plate on yet? Did you use the bracket from rideblue00?
Yes, I sure did. I didn't use his plate design because without the face plate, the tach installs into the cluster further by about maybe 1/4" just guessing. So I made a plate with a narrower ring. I included four tabs to secure it. It's not as fancy but it's very secure.

My plan was to upload a few pics but haven't gotten to it. Soon I hope.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:52 PM   #159
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Yes, I sure did. I didn't use his plate design because without the face plate, the tach installs into the cluster further by about maybe 1/4" just guessing. So I made a plate with a narrower ring. I included four tabs to secure it. It's not as fancy but it's very secure.

My plan was to upload a few pics but haven't gotten to it. Soon I hope.
Thanks...would love to see...I don't want the face plate on the tach...I think it will look cleaner. Agree?
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:55 PM   #160
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Yes, I think it does look better. I also RTV'd the glass and rubber gasket on the housing just for more dust protection. The rubber also gives it a bit of cushion against the front of the cluster.
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Yes, I think it does look better. I also RTV'd the glass and rubber gasket on the housing just for more dust protection. The rubber also gives it a bit of cushion against the front of the cluster.
Thanks...Can't wait to see pictures!
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:26 PM   #162
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Here ya go...
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:28 PM   #163
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Here ya go...
Looks fantastic! Thanks for the pics!
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:38 PM   #164
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Thanks. Kinda crude but it works quite well, I think. I'd love to have one like yours, Ride!
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:28 PM   #165
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Working on a bracket for a 63 cluster
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