Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: New Bloomfield, PA
Critique on new tachometer purchase
I've been wanting to install a tach in my 69, so, I began the search for the right one. Since it's a 350 w/HEI dizzy, I needed the 0-7000 with a 5000 redline with compatible electronics. I looked at Rick's, Camaro Central, NPD, Heartbeat City, TamRaz, etc. to find a unit that didn't need a filter. Then, I checked Fleebay for any deals and found one offered for $175 from The Parts Place guaranteed to work with an HEI dist. Since it was ~$25 less than the others, I decided to try it. I removed the radio and fuel gauge, then, used the installation template shown on the forum and shaped it to fit from the front and it worked great for cutting the dash without removing the cluster. Ran jumper wires from the proper supply points and placed press on connectors for the tach itself. Then, connected the wires, placed the unit in position and installed the nuts and washers. Fired her up before buttoning everything up and "whoola", the tach worked as advertised. It goes to 7000, back to 0, then goes to the operating RPM...similar to the tachs in todays cars that calibrate themselves before taking the reading. Just wanted to give a thumbs up
for that unit if anyone is interested in doing the same and concerned with the need for a tach filter.
Karl / VetteFreak
69 Camaro RS 350/350TH...Burgundy...711-Black Int/Houndstooth Seats
2007 Corvette Conv. LS-2/A6...Monterey Red/Black Top & Int