Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

lookin at tachs on ebay... newb q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rwright07, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Posts:
    536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    corporate hobo
    ook so i have a 76 w/o a tach... im lookin to put one in to know when im doin the best on the highway and to basicly just have one
    am i looking for an electrical or mechanical tach?
    how would i go about installing it?
     
  2. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Posts:
    984
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Corn Country
    That depends if you have a tach drive distributor or not. If not, then electric is the only option. If it's a new unit, the included paperwork should tell you all you need to know about installation. If it's a used unit without an install manual, the manufacturer's web site might have PDFs of the install paperwork. You might check one of those sites now, like autometer.com, and see if they have any PDFs in their support section.
     
  3. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Posts:
    536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    corporate hobo
    thanks, how would i tell if i have a tach drive distributor?
     
  4. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Posts:
    7,757
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ct
    what year is it?
     
  5. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2005
    Posts:
    984
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Corn Country
    76 I think.
     
  6. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2004
    Posts:
    25,546
    Likes Received:
    542
    Location:
    horseheads , ny 14845
  7. rwright07

    rwright07 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2005
    Posts:
    536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    corporate hobo
    yea that is about what i need... confused about the website... how do i order one off autometer or do i need to call?
     
  8. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2001
    Posts:
    8,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    central IL
    if i were to put a tach in a truck dash 67-87 then i would take a 75-up tach from a camaro or firebird or etc and put it where the fuel guage goes, and then get a small van fuel guage and put it in one of the small guage holes on the left

    i may do it to my 77, as i have a tach cluster out of a 6.6L 78 trans am when i was stripping it for scrap

    thinking about it

    just an idea/thought, and it would work with a little detail work


    good luck
     
  9. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2003
    Posts:
    6,881
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Kitsap County PACNORWEST
    I got a complete tach gauge set on ebay with the printed circuit everything you need and I plugged it into mine no problems. The whole thing was like $80 shipped. I had to have the tach repaired and had it recalibrated to 7K and that was like $40.:D

    [​IMG]

    Ira
     

Share This Page