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RE: 1965-1966 Factory tach installation


I will pull out my parts tach and see how it looks. I think 65wagon is right, I think you can get to the back and tap it out pretty easy.

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at worst the vacum guage bezel is the same



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Oh really..........

That opens up a possibility for me to find one for Ken.

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Sounds clever.   If I had to I would look for that but I do have a pretty good cup. 



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Am I reading right that the brown wire goes to positive on the coil? That sounds wrong.

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I know, I'm sure that is wrong. I'm fighting a pretty nasty fever today but I don't think I'm mixed up on this? The tach wire always goes to negative.

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I'd forgotten what a monstrosity these tachs are!!! I love it! More 60's excess...Don't even think about commenting on the mess! I took the pic about 1 minute after I bolted it in for the first test fit. tach6.jpg

-- Edited by Carl Stevenson on Sunday 22nd of April 2018 01:59:23 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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looks GREAT !!!!



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Still has the 65 face on it. I may get brave and swap on the 66 face I have.

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It looks at home doesn't it Roger???!!!

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yup.. you know you won't be happy till you do...



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yes.. it does look real good there..   better than on my shelf ,, I must admit !!!



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Sometimes money in the bank looks better than parts on the shelf if it's something you'll never use! Same reason I've done a bunch of selling off lately. There won't be enough room in my coffin for all of it. As morbid as that sounds, that's the reality of it.

But you're still a hoarder Roger!!!!

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Hi carl. i haven't put it in yet so yeah that would be great! I 'll add it to the bill I owe ya.

 



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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)

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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Im listening too... You are talking the real wood?



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Saturday 24th of March 2012 10:56:07 PM

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ken from northern Alberta

38 Willys pickup electric powered project

39 Buick (327 with 700 r4)

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

66 Beaumont 4 door hardtop

69 Chevy CST pickup

1976 GMC 23'  motorhome



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Ha! No bill that I can recall. It's the other way as I recall...

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That tach looks great Carl!



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I love how massive they are! Talk about in your face!!!

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hey ken or carl , i have a grand prix wood plate from a tach car if you want a real car template found it in one of my boxs, carl the face plates are easy to change out, BUTTTTT the chrome suround has many tags that need to be bent and they are frigging fragile, i have a way to fix them if the worst happens.



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I am planning to give the face plate a shot some evening soon. If a guy bends the tabs real lightly and rotates them around to that one notch, the plate seems to come off easier, one tab at a time through that cutout. I think this one only has one broken tab so it should be ok if I can keep it that way.

Is the GP dash for sale or you are keeping it for one of your cars?



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it was real wood but i only grabed the cut out were the tach mounts, i didnt have the room to carry the whole dash, i will see if we have any 66 dashes left in our pile.



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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



-- Edited by 65wagon on Sunday 25th of March 2012 11:15:15 PM

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rabbit64cs wrote:

yup.. you know you won't be happy till you do...


 Your wish is my command! Done.



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that looks nice carl



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