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RE: 1965-1966 Factory tach installation


and now it has the correct 66 redline !!



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Yupperrrrr, now I'm an even happier camper!

Already have my redline set but I think I may have to drop it down a bit. I don't like over revving big blocks.

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over revving ....??  you got extras?? don't you??



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ah the mighty mouse, red line whats that, hold her till the valves float



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65wagon wrote:

ah the mighty mouse, red line whats that, hold her till the valves float


 Easier to find, cheaper to build, I've always been a lot harder on my small blocks than on my big blocks!

Pretty much 5200 max for the big blocks I've had and never had an issue with one.



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001.jpgyou said it,ive never had an issue beating on them

the 68 rag was running a 396 four gear, i crossed at 7800 in second gear

-- Edited by 65wagon on Sunday 25th of March 2012 11:13:06 PM



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Holy smoke job batman!  That must have been fun!

 

 



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69 Chevy CST pickup

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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yup.. you know you won't be happy till you do...


 Your wish is my command! Done.


 That tach face should look familiar Ken...



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Yeah, I do,  looks a lot happier now!  You know what they say, there's no face like chrome!



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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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66 Grande guy wrote:

Yeah, I do,  looks a lot happier now!  You know what they say, there's no face like chrome!


 LOL, that's pretty funny Ken! I like that!

It looks happy because it's going to be hanging out on a dash, showing off! It wasn't happy on the shelf!



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66 Grande guy wrote:

Yeah, I do,  looks a lot happier now!  You know what they say, there's no face like chrome!


 LOL, that's pretty funny Ken! I like that!

It looks happy because it's going to be hanging out on a dash, showing off! It wasn't happy on the shelf!


 LOL ......



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66 Grande guy wrote:

Holy smoke job batman!  That must have been fun!

 

 


 that big boat surprised many a mustang , a vette or two, and the poor kid in a twin turbo z 300, all at the cost of the ocatianal trans bearing, multiple clutches, a broken bell, fun costs. this was taken before i hand sanded all the three coats of white enamal and primer off to reveal the original blue



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HI CARL..good article...if i get this right..I have ADD....you have a 65 tach that doesnt work also? i have an NOS piece that is the brain for a cup tach....



-- Edited by marxjunk on Tuesday 19th of June 2012 05:03:44 PM

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Hmmm, do you mean the whole movement minus the face?

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i will post a pic..no movement the circutry, you adjust this for accuracy..it counts and correct the rpms

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what would a tach like that be worth ?



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ive seen thenm for 50 and ive seen the for 500..they seem to sell for 200 to 450,,ive been watching them for a while...

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for a good working  complete tach stupid money, none of them work properly, im refiting mine it takes alot of time though, hey carl lost another tanny bering number three rebuild coming up



-- Edited by 65wagon on Sunday 24th of June 2012 03:27:14 PM

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Ken, have you installed your tach yet?

If not, I'll pop this in the mail to you. It will save you about 2 hours of measure, measure, measure to make sure you have the holes in the right spot.

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Reviving an old thread here. I think at the time this thread was current, I sent that template to Ken. It seems to me that someone else requested it after that and he mailed it to them. Now I would like to put a factory tach in my Strato Chief and would like to have that template back!

Does anyone know where it is?

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I'd have to really rack my brains. I'll sleep on it and maybe I can remember who I sent it to.

 



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38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

66 Grande Parisienne 396 with AC (built October 26 1965)

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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No worries if you can't remember Ken. I will just have to make another one. It just takes time to make sure the dimensions are right, but I work cheap!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Ken, have you installed your tach yet?

If not, I'll pop this in the mail to you. It will save you about 2 hours of measure, measure, measure to make sure you have the holes in the right spot.

DSCF0312.JPG





Does anyone know where this template ended up? I would like to have it and also another member could use it as well.

Thanks

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I am sure you already have this, but just in case

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-- Edited by 63gpman on Monday 28th of November 2016 12:19:36 PM

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Yes, but I was hoping not to have to make a new template. I likely spent a good hour measure/measure/measure to make that template last time!!! Just being lazy...

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You are doing more work than the factory likely did. OCD car guys are great, I am part of that group of people also!

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