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68 dash gauge question

So I am converting my factory fuel gauge to an aftermarket tach from OEM along with the console gauges. I have tried searching for a thread on this to no avail (I apologize if my searching skills suck). When using the original wiring for the tach, do you just wire that in separately or do I need to convert to the factory harness that came with cars that had a tach instead of a fuel gauge? Tried searching for a conversion kit to no avail. Any help you have and/or threads you find on this would be great. Thanks

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I don't know if I'm following you right but you want to replace a 68 dash pod fuel gauge to one that has and OEM tachometer? If so yes you buy the conversion harness from AAW / Factoryfit.com available at Ricks, Classics or AAW direct. That will get you wired for the tach and you will also have to get the correct 68 bezel to change the OIL light to a FUEL light.

Then as far as the console gauge pack first question is do you already have a factory console without gauges? If so then you need a conversion harness that matches your transmission. Also available everywhere. If you do not have a console then you need two harnesses. One creates the console stub then one for the correct transmission options. Very easy project and several good threads here for both 68 and 69 conversion to console gauges and factory tachs.


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Re: 68 dash gauge question

If you aren't adding console gauges, you just need to put the correct circuit board on the back of the instrument gauge cluster. Then, you will have to move a few wires in the cluster plug. You can "repurpose" one for the tac lead. The clock is powered by a separate wire lead. So, you can just tap in 12V to it.


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Re: 68 dash gauge question

I'm sorry I wasn't clear, OEM was the brand name of the tach I have, not an original tach. As for the console, I have the new harness ordered as well as the conversion kit.

Cb, thanks for the note and I'm glad that you said what you did. The last thing I wanted was to purchase another harness!

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I'm sorry I wasn't clear, OEM was the brand name of the tach I have, not an original tach. As for the console, I have the new harness ordered as well as the conversion kit.

Cb, thanks for the note and I'm glad that you said what you did. The last thing I wanted was to purchase another harness!

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OK, then there will be some wire cutting, too. The low fuel warning indicator (was the OIL warning) will need the yellow wire from the console. They don't reproduce the lens with FUEL on it. There are threads on here showing how people made their own...


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