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Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

I would like to conver the big in dash gas gauge in my 68 to a tic toc tach and move the gas to the console with the oil temp and batt ... What does this involve?
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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

on the dash its a new circuit board and of course the tic toc Tach, do you have a console?

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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

Contact American Autowire, one of our sponsors.
You will need a new Dash Harness, Front Light Harness, Engine Harness and Console Harness. You will need a new sending unit for the Temperature Gauge. You will replace the Oil Sending Unit with a Brass Fitting and an Oil Line that runs to the back of the Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge. Of course, you will need the gauges and low fuel sending unit that mounts with the console gauges. You will also need a Tach with a new Printed Circuit Board. On the Speedometer side, the Emergency Brake and Generator Light bezel will need to be replaced with Emergency Brake and Low Fuel.
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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

????? you dont need to change all that ???? to add a tic toc tach?? and center console gauges I do this conversion at the shop often
ON THE CONSOLE
1) center console gauge pack
2) console harness
3) console gauge conversion harness
4) oil pressure line and block fitting
5) temp sending unit appropriate for you car
ON THE DASH
1) circuit board
2) tic toc gauge

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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

You can use the Console Gauge Conversion Harness with the Original 41 year old Dash Harness, but why bother with something that old. You can contact American Autowire and have them convert your original harness to a Tach and Console Gauge Harness.
All of the wires are replaced and the only item reused off of the old harness is the Fuse Box.

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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

Are you using the factory style console gauges?
Autometer sells a panel that fits in the front of the console and mounts standard round aftermarket gauges. I used those and did a lil rewiring to put the tic toc tach in my 68.





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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

If you want originality, do it like Camaros-n-Chevelles (this is the way I did it)
If you don't care about originality, do it like crazyshopmonkey

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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

yes i have the factory gauges for the 68 ( silver 120Mph) and i do have the console.... i am considering putting in a different speedo that would have a higher range on it... how would that work? and what could i find to match it for the speedo... do they make the 140 black one with just the tach for 68? i dont like the look of them so much other options?
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that's the best thing about camaros! so many options

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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

68 gauges are silver. Only 68's used the tic toc tach, with the clock in the middle.
67's used dark faced gauges, they fit in a 68 dash, but no tic toc tach in 67.





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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

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I would like to convert the big in dash gas gauge in my 68 to a tic toc tach and move the gas to the console with the oil temp and batt ... What does this involve?
Hey there. I just finished doing the build on my '68 (like *this evening*) so this is all fresh in my mind. My car was a stock L6, so I had to do a complete conversion. Here is what you need:
  • Tic-toc-Tach (duh)
  • Gauge Package (duh again)
  • Underdash harness for the console gauge option (explained more below)
  • Engine harness (more below)
  • Circuit board for the tic-toc-tach option
  • An extra jumper wire to power the clock

I'm not completely sure what you have right now, but based on your message it sounds like you have the console gauges right now, but are only running a few of them. But onto the wiring...

First, besides the loom that runs to the console gauges, the underdash harness needs to have the signal wire running from the coil to trigger the Tach at all. Your stock underdash harness probably doesn't have this (my old one didn't). But even if yours does, your engine side harness probably won't have it either. You can check for sure by seeing if you have a brown wire also attached to the coil. If you don't, I can explain how I did mine if you like.

Second, the clock is powered by a separate 12V feed that isn't tied into the rest of the dash gauge harness. For that, I ran a single 14G wire from the "BAT" terminal on the fuse box to the clock's 12V terminal on the back of the tic-toc-tach assembly.

Any questions, just ask.
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Re: Dash Gas to Tic Toc Tach?

thanks guys i just copy paste and printed this whole page... if i have any more questions i'll bring it up later
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