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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: post your pics of how u mounted your tachometers Reply with quote

how u mounted your tachometers, trying to get ideas of what looks good
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To the left of the speedo.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the pic. maybe I shouldnt of been so vague, I am planning on tossing in a 5 inch tach. the location on the left is definently a no go thats where my oil, temp, and vac/boost is located. any other nice options? how about a bracket for easy install. Thanks again TurboedBug
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some are mounted under the dash, on a pod off the steering column and in a cup above the radio.

Try searching the gallery.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again glenn, off to the gallery
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to the right of the speedometer:

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have MS, but I don't drive around like THAT all the time! Laughing

No sir only gauge I have is the speedo, and that's currently got a stripped cable spline so it's disconnected.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good call I should sell my tach and the other gauges. make a laptop mount and go that route using the software for my ecu
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ hotrodvw where did you get that bracket? I think that looks great
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine too Hotrod!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posting photos in my response has never worked for me, even following the Samba instructions to the letter. Here are two possibilities from my own Beetles:

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The tach is from a Porsche 914, which has the same diameter as the Beetle speedo. This method requires cutting out the factory speedo opening, relocating it to the left, and welding in a new speedo pod to the right from another car for the 914 tach.

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Another 914 tach, this time in a RadioShack "project box" under the dash. Disadvantage is that it's out of your direct line of sight.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3.3/4" mini monster tach

Mine mounts with a plate sandwiched under the mirror

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Hers uses a plate that screws in under the the visor mount screws

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it works well because it's always in your peripheral, and you can't see it from outside.
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