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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:41 am    Post subject: Will this work for my Ghia? Reply with quote

Found this while cruising through the interwebs and I think it's pretty neat. Want to know what you guys think about it.

http://www.vvwca.com/estore/Vintage_Volkswagen_Clu...oductid=13
Here's afew pics from the link incase you dont feel like opening it.
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Just a sticker
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This is what the recommended ranges are in the manual so I'm not sure on some of the aspects of the sticker, and the last few numbers??
Also has anyone here used their website? I might shoot them an email or do some more research on them later.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:49 am    Post subject: . Reply with quote

I used to belong to the VVWCA and they offered a similar item for sale, maybe 10 years ago. I had one on my '52 Zwitter...pretty cool.

That inspired me to put a real, functioning 4 cyl. tach from a Ford Pinto into my '68 Westy, in the blank area reserved for a clock...works well... might be cool to put one in the clock area of the Ghia...hmmmmm

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a mess to me.

There are change points marked on the speedo anyway. It all very simple...if it's lugging change down...if it's screaming change up.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Moxon wrote:
...if it's lugging change down...if it's screaming change up.


You probably can sing in tune too, John. All it takes to know when to change gear is a sense of pitch.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I fine tune my engine in the spring , I put extra long leads on my tach/dwell meter so it can sit on the passenger seat. I take it out for a spin and wind through the gears to 4500 rpms . Just to keep familiar enough with the tone. Even though my 1776 is built to handle 5500 rpms, at 4500 (stock limit) it already sounds painful and unnatural ! I never drive that hard to need a permenant tach.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just do what Dan Gurney told me he did! Run it up till she vibrates and shift !! LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know when to shift Cool lol all I get to do is listen to the tone of my engine. I thought it would be a cool accessory that I've never seen before on a vw. But it does kind of make a mess on the speedo. Guess I can live without it!

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Might be cool to put one in the clock area of the ghia

And I simply can't bring myself to replace the clock guage for a tach, Or cut a hole in my dash!suppose I'm a bit of a purist in ways.

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run it up till she vibrates and shift

haha too bad mine always vibrates! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the tach that I got here on Samba -- fellow removes the clock and puts a new tach in with a clock 'hand' so the white pointer is perfect. Nobody knows the difference. He even supplies the clock so you can keep your old one.

Two years later and we're happy with it.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I had just a clock to replace, I hardly car about the clock! It functions but it isn't even set right as of now - I unlplug the battery too often. But the guage serves to many purposes, almost wish I had a 69-71. Gotta love the 73 though Wink it goes 120mph

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gotta love the 73 though Wink it goes 120mph

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Going downhill in the Alps........................lol
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Gotta love the 73 though Wink it goes 120mph

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Going downhill in the Alps........................lol


With a rather large gust of wind on its back too Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's VERY cool and just bought one . . . . !

Thanks for the link !
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem!

I still might get one, even if I don't install it on my ghia.

Let us all know how it goes - just incase anyone else is interested in getting one.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

small vdo tach where the clock used to be, maybe I could get a silver ring for it
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can take the ring off your clock or any 2 1/16 gauge and use it on your tach.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the '72-'74 ghia clocks, see what SkrapMetal did in this thread:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3634869#3634869
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a superb idea! I think I will use either that idea, or yellow_submarine's.

I'll just buy a clock from a swap meet, or parts car so I don't have to tear apart mine, and I can keep it stored away for when i decide I need a clock. i would hate to tear it all apart and then decide I don't want/need a tach.

I appreciate the link! It's a wonderful comprise between stock, and custom.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think the problem with those stickers is they are difficult to read...a light overprint on a bolder original.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, it would probably cover up most of my numbers, considering mine are smaller and seem closer to the middle.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered one of those at the end of last month, still hasn't arrived.

Be CAREFUL, might be a scam of some sort, shouldn't take this long to toss one into an envelope and mail it out.

Caution ! !

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