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Factory Tachometer option?


I am really trying to stave off the urge to 'upgrade' my 1964 Beaumont SD, but am not being successful - I just can't resist. I look at the GTO dashes (which appear identical to mine) and I see the tachometer option, and a new reproduction tach is made that looks identical to original 1964 (different than 1965) GTO tachometers, and I REALLY want one (will replace the clock) - was a tachometer a factory option for 1964 Acadian Beaumont Sport Deluxe?

'64 GTO dash (bezels and lens markings look identical to my Beaumont):

1964 GTO gauges 1.jpg

Original GTO tach (rarely found):

1964 GTO tach original.jpg

Repro GTO tach:

1964 GTO tach repro.jpg

Even though it would be 'upgraded' I do want to keep the car as close to factory as possible.

Please let me know.

Thanks!

Dave

P.S. How much hassle is it to remove the factory gauge cluster?



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Yes, that is the correct factory tach for 64-67 Beaumont. I'd install one in a heartbeat!

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hardest thing I found was removing heater control knobs need small hands speedo cable hard to unscrew good luck



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Can you not get at it from the back without pulling out the cluster?

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Yes, that is the correct factory tach for 64-67 Beaumont. I'd install one in a heartbeat!


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pretty hard wires get in the way and new tach casing is paper thin I has to hot glue mine together to strengthen when bolting to cluster maybe little guy can slide under dash but not me lol



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I've had my clock in and out a few times.
Use quarter drive with universal and screw driver type end for the top (2) screws.

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Brian wrote:

I've had my clock in and out a few times.
Use quarter drive with universal and screw driver type end for the top (2) screws.


 I have to do this job . Don't suppose you remember what size of screws you need to use? I bought a clock but the screws did not go with it. Any other tips on making the job easier?



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Here is a couple pictures of the back of your dash bezel the clock mounts beside the radio with the four 1/4" hex head screws, the tach gets put back with same four screws. A good bit of light and as Brian says a screw driver with a socket on end of it and maybe a swivel too. 



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Picture 023-W1500.jpgPicture 024-W1500.jpgHere are (2) pictures.
The screw is 1/4 head and tread is 3/8in.
Other is tool as I use it and to hold screww in I just put a bit of grease on head to hold in socket.



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Thanks for the info , my car is a 66 and when I bought it there was a none working tach in it . Turns out the tach was not hooked up and only glued in place . I have bought a correct clock for a 66 and now need to get it in. I think the clocks were also all about the same (64-67).



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427carl wrote:
Carl Stevenson wrote:

Yes, that is the correct factory tach for 64-67 Beaumont. I'd install one in a heartbeat!


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OK that settles it. Both esteemed Carls say do it, so I will!

Thanks to all the guys for tips on how to install it, come autumn when weather simmers down I will let y'all know how it came out.

Not sure what to do with the OEM Arcadian clock ...

Dave



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  2012 US-built crew cab truck - Daily Driver and Boat Trailering



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Put the clock on your shelf, if I am right it's unique in the colour of the face, not the same as GTO. Someone here can correct me if I'm wrong.

Those tachs are cool...

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