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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 00, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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I spent the week-end sorting through the various parts I have for the dash in my 69. I am not sure "interesting" is the right word for that task, but it was. Does anyone happen to know of a way to bench test a speedo or tach for accuracy - or even if they work at all?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 00, 11:42 AM
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you could test the speedo pretty easy by spinning it with a drill, use a broken piece of cable. the tach has to be hooked. 3 wires, power ground, and neg side of coil, not sure which is which.



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 00, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Jim! I'll give it a "whirl" and see what happens. My guess is both of my units are bad, but I'd like to save them if possible. If they are bad, is there a way or an outfit that will rebuild them?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 00, 08:59 AM
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outfits do exist, but I'm not personally aware of any. Also, I'm shopping for a good used tach for my '68, any in good shape and working will do.



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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 00, 02:22 PM
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You might try picking up a copy of Hemmings. They usually have several advertisements for this service. Your yellow pages might also list a local speedometer repair shop. If they can repair a speedo, they should also do tachs. I had both my tach and clock reworked by North Hollywood Speedometer (818)761-5136. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.
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