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Calling out all guys running AFTERMARKET tachs!!!
#1
I'm so fed up with the MSD screwing with the factory tach and i'm going to get an aftermarket one so i can utilize a shift light. i know i've seen a video here with someone running one. where is everybody mounting them and what size are you guys running?

on the car now seems to be about 4 or 4.25 guages. i'm tempted to mount the thing on the dash all the way to the right so its always noticed when driving down the track but can be taken down when driving on the street.

i have seen them mounted on the steering wheel just covering the clock or the factory tach. but i wanna see what size everybody else is running.

(doing this might negate my worries about the ALT harness and running a 1-wire alternator)
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#2
I have a Sun tach 3.5" mounted on my column partially blocking my factory tach, and an MSD shift light mounted on one of the screws that hold the dashpad on, the side near the center AC vents it points right at my face.
this one, http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-8952/


Now my factory tach started working so if I ever make the dash lights brighter I will remove the column mounted tach and just use the factory with the shift light.

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1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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jorgem2;25177 Wrote:I have a Sun tach 3.5" mounted on my column partially blocking my factory tach, and an MSD shift light mounted on one of the screws that hold the dashpad on, the side near the center AC vents it points right at my face.
this one, http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-8952/


Now my factory tach started working so if I ever make the dash lights brighter I will remove the column mounted tach and just use the factory with the shift light.

could you ever so kindly provide pics? i am thinking a 5 incher would be just too obnixous looking!!!
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could you ever so kindly provide pics? i am thinking a 5 incher would be just too obnixous looking!!!
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I agree 5 inch is way to big I would stick to a 3.5 or smaller. Mounting one on the dash is a pretty tight fit because of the angle of the window. I wanted to put mine there but it wouldn't fit. If you go smaller than 3.5 it could work. you could also get a hood mounted tach from earlier models I was thinking of doing that at one point. But those don't come with shift light's but you could run an independent shift light that would come off once your done racing.

Eric


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Mine is 3 1/2 inch mounted on column

Alan L


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#6
i'd be interested on where external shift lights are being mounted!
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#7
For a while a had a 3.5 SunPro just like the one pictured above. What I did was wrap a strip of 1/2 inch foam insulation tape around it and slid it right into the spot where my original tack had been in my cluster from the back. Worked fine and looked OK.

Eventually I converted everything to Dakota Digitals which some people hate but I really like.

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My mustang is named Beth.

As in

Beth I hear you calling and I'll fix you right this time.
but both the kids need braces and I just can't spare a dime.
Just a few more paychecks and I'll get right back to you.
Oh Beth what can I do? Beth what can I do?
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#8
3-5/8" Autometer on the column. I'll post a pic in a few.


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Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

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im going all phantom guages went with a five inch in dash a little thought and an extra cluster u can make an awsome cluster sorry no pics of that try to make some later
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#10
Im runing a 5 inch autometer sport comp where my factory speedo used to eb. With a little fabrication i got it to fit in like a glove and looks great. I used the large external shift light and replaced my factory fuel level gauge with it, also took a little fabrication, but nothing too serious at all. I was able to keep the printed circuit board intact enough,(but pushed out of the way,) so i still have the directional lights working.. unfortunetely, no current pics.

Executioners Racing
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