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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 15, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Tach for engine test stand

Hi All,
I'm currently building a test stand for running an engine prior to installing in my 67 Ragtop.
I've had numerous issues with an oil leak at my front cover area, but that's a whole 'nother story. I'm to the point of finding inexpensive gauges to install in the control panel. Last item to find is a tachometer. I want one that can be installed in a panel rather than mounting on a steering column. I prefer a 3 3/8 inch mount hole.
Anyone have any suggestions?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 15, 04:57 PM
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Re: Tach for engine test stand

I have always had good luck with :Sunpro Sun Super Tach II Tachometers CP7903 Tachometer, Super Tach II, 0-8,000 rpm, 3 3/8 in., Analog, Electrical, Each
summit has several for your application, depending on what you want to spend
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 15, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Do you know if that tach can mount outside the "can" it is shown with
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 15, 05:01 PM
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Re: Tach for engine test stand

I NEEDED to know if the Evenrude tach in the boat was accruate and how accurate ... I needed to re prop the boat after the professional propping was set up for a race boat, not a cruiser/ fishing , overnighter etc.
So got one of these
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-...-908250304.htm

Yep worked well for a long time too, espec considering in saltwater conditions... but did not stand up to a 3000lb petrol water blaster quite a few times when washing the boat down
Note its in NZ dollars so US should be a little over 1/2 that price. 18 to 20 bucks US

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 15, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the suggestions, but so far neither will meet specific needs. Per Summit, the Sunpro does not mount in a flat panel and the marine tach is not an analog gauge. I'm still looking for a tach that meets my needs.
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Re: Tach for engine test stand

Have a look down these.. may find something similar closer to home?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Sear...estedCategory=

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 15, 04:48 AM
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Re: Tach for engine test stand

Auto Meter 5161

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