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Old 09-04-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Looking to add aftermarket Tach and need stock fuel gauge

Hello,

Looking to install an Autometer Tach in the Fuel Gauge spot to the right of my Speedo. I can't seem to find the small fuel gauge to replace it for any year past 1980. I've only found ones for 75-80 and 73-78 and I have a 1984 C10.

Would either of those work? I'll be putting it where the clock is currently.

Also, will the circuit board be okay just folded back so I can fit the tach? I'd make sure it couldn't short anything but wanted to know if there's anything I should look out for.

Thanks in advance!

Rob
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:15 AM   #2
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Re: Looking to add aftermarket Tach and need stock fuel gauge

I heard you can get a small tach and put it where the clock goes from Summit
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:36 AM   #3
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Re: Looking to add aftermarket Tach and need stock fuel gauge

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Hello,

Looking to install an Autometer Tach in the Fuel Gauge spot to the right of my Speedo. I can't seem to find the small fuel gauge to replace it for any year past 1980. I've only found ones for 75-80 and 73-78 and I have a 1984 C10.

Would either of those work? I'll be putting it where the clock is currently.

Also, will the circuit board be okay just folded back so I can fit the tach? I'd make sure it couldn't short anything but wanted to know if there's anything I should look out for.

Thanks in advance!

Rob
I purchased a small fuel gauge from LMC & put it in the blank spot on my 89 duallys cluster when I added a tach. The font was correct for 81-87 gauges.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:04 AM   #4
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I purchased a small fuel gauge from LMC & put it in the blank spot on my 89 duallys cluster when I added a tach. The font was correct for 81-87 gauges.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:24 PM   #5
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Re: Looking to add aftermarket Tach and need stock fuel gauge

Hey SCOTI. Did you have to cut the white cluster housing at all to get the tach in? Seems that the tachs wiring harness needs a hole to pass through on these? Ive wanted to do this for some time but have no idea how hard it is.
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I purchased a small fuel gauge from LMC & put it in the blank spot on my 89 duallys cluster when I added a tach. The font was correct for 81-87 gauges.
I would like to hear more about this. Do you have any Part Numbers for what you bought fuel/tach and how much modification needed to be done?
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Re: Looking to add aftermarket Tach and need stock fuel gauge

My kit came from here....
http://www.gmsports.com/content/1980...uge-conversion

But the quad gauge set-up was crap. They had mis-matched the font for the 2 upper vs lower gauges. That part of the kit is still sitting in the box. That's when I just ordered the small gas gauge w/the correct font from LMC.

There is a hole already in the plastic housing for the tach wire to slip through & I found another housing that had the fourth opening (clock housing vs a blank).


Repo tachs available here....
http://www.lmctruck.com/NewParts/CC/CCRPT.htm
or here
http://www.classicparts.com/Dash-Par...ducts/349/30/0


The fuel gauge came from LMC but I just checked their catalog online & could no longer find it. I did a quick Google search & found them here....

http://www.classicparts.com/Dash-Par...ducts/349/16/0
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:57 AM   #8
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Re: Looking to add aftermarket Tach and need stock fuel gauge

for a easy lazy way of doing it, yeah you can stick it where the clock was. i just removed the clock and put it in its spot and tied off the wires kinda tight to hold it there. only pic i have of it

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Re: Looking to add aftermarket Tach and need stock fuel gauge

Thanks Scoti! That's exactly the info I needed. Much appreciated, that's the gauge I wanted to know about.

Rob

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My kit came from here....
http://www.gmsports.com/content/1980...uge-conversion

But the quad gauge set-up was crap. They had mis-matched the font for the 2 upper vs lower gauges. That part of the kit is still sitting in the box. That's when I just ordered the small gas gauge w/the correct font from LMC.

There is a hole already in the plastic housing for the tach wire to slip through & I found another housing that had the fourth opening (clock housing vs a blank).


Repo tachs available here....
http://www.lmctruck.com/NewParts/CC/CCRPT.htm
or here
http://www.classicparts.com/Dash-Par...ducts/349/30/0


The fuel gauge came from LMC but I just checked their catalog online & could no longer find it. I did a quick Google search & found them here....

http://www.classicparts.com/Dash-Par...ducts/349/16/0
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