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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:29 am    Post subject: tachometer for clock swap Reply with quote

For a '67 dash is there a source for a tach with a face that matches the speedo to place in the clock opening? Thanks, Jim
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get an extra clock and send it to NHS to be turned into a tach

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: clock to tach Reply with quote

Good idea, thanks, I have had them rebuild my 356 tachometers in the past and they are great. Jim
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 67-71 ghias used a small (2 1/16"/52mm) clock. VDO makes a 2 1/16" tachometer in its Cockpit series, but it has a black bezel and red pointer. Perhaps, it could be modified it to serve your purposes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:50 pm    Post subject: small diameter tach Reply with quote

Thanks, I contacted NHS and we will see what options they offer. I know when they rechromed and modified my 356 tach from mechanical to electric with an 8000 RPM face it looked perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those gauges are awesome! Are you talking about North Hollywood Speedometer and Clock Company?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Those gauges are awesome! Are you talking about North Hollywood Speedometer and Clock Company?


Yes. For those who are new to them you'll find them here: http://www.nhspeedometer.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be prepared. They quoted me a price of $450 to convert the clock in my '71 to a tach, which I believe is the same as a '67.

I'm crazy when it comes to car stuff but not that crazy. I passed on it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a 52mm sunpro tach, slid right in the small clock hole on my 71 (ebay $15)

Volvo also had a 52mm tach.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Be prepared. They quoted me a price of $450 to convert the clock in my '71 to a tach, which I believe is the same as a '67.

I'm crazy when it comes to car stuff but not that crazy. I passed on it.


For those who want a tach that looks correct, there's NHS; for everyone else, there's Pick-N-Pull and AutoZone.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For those who want a tach that looks correct, there's NHS; for everyone else, there's Pick-N-Pull and AutoZone.


This is very true. Their craftsmanship is superb and labor does not come cheap. I decided I wasn't that interested for the price and had the original clock restored.

If I had a high performance engine, I would spend the money. The cost then becomes inconsequential in the scheme of things.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used an old porsche 914 tach and used my clock face with an insert supplied from a friend on this site. I'm no purist and had much more things to spend the $450 on. The tach looks great in the car.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting back on topic, there is only one 52mm tach I could find with a bright metal rim instead of black. VDO makes several lines, some with stainless rims and white pointers, but no small tach in those styles. Autometer has one, but an exact style match to our clock and spedo it is not.

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugedetail.aspx?gid=3016&sid=20
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nikita wrote:
Getting back on topic, there is only one 52mm tach I could find with a bright metal rim instead of black. VDO makes several lines, some with stainless rims and white pointers, but no small tach in those styles. Autometer has one, but an exact style match to our clock and spedo it is not.

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugedetail.aspx?gid=3016&sid=20


Good find! The VDO Series 1 gauges look the closest to stock 67-71, but they don't make a 2 1/16"/52 mm tach. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used an old porsche 914 tach and used my clock face with an insert supplied from a friend on this site. I'm no purist and had much more things to spend the $450 on. The tach looks great in the car.



Do you have a link to this site?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thom wrote:
Get an extra clock and send it to NHS to be turned into a tach

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Pic of this car please LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pic of this car please LOL


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: clock to tach Reply with quote

That is a beautiful car. Tell me a bit about it please, especially the name of the color. Jim
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: clock to tach Reply with quote

james m. stein wrote:
That is a beautiful car. Tell me a bit about it please, especially the name of the color. Jim


Trout Blue http://vintagebus.com/56kg
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:39 am    Post subject: 1956 link Reply with quote

Thank you for the info. Just great documentation and proof that to do it right costs $. I sent the clock off to NHS to be converted to a tach. Jim
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