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Old 04-18-2004, 09:12 PM   #1
Chris Wiehle
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Default 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

I want to put a tach in my '53 business coupe but it's still on 6 volts. I have been searching ebay & the net to no avail. Any help would be wonderful.
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Old 04-19-2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

I got one from Westach. http://www.westach.com/ They can do positive or negative ground, any number of cylinders, and whatever rev range you want. It may take a while to get one made, however, and it's not cheap. My 5000 rpm flathead 6-volt negative ground was just under $120.

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Old 04-19-2004, 05:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

I found an old 6V Sun two piece unit on ebay and had it converted to solid state by Williamson's Instraments. You also don't need a 6V transmitter, they can make it 6V, and all the heads will work with the converted transmitter. I've seen mint (12V) 4 & 6 cylinder transmitters go begging on ebay. Williamson's charges about $175 for the conversion. They can also put a new face on your tach head or refinish your old transmitter. Check out thier website @ http://www.williamsons.com/ I love my tach and it will stay with me even if the truck finds a new home someday.
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Old 04-19-2004, 11:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

Thanks for the info guys but those are both out of my price range. I will keep your links though- for the future.
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Old 04-20-2004, 12:10 AM   #5
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

There's a sun 6v transmitter on ebay now - for an 8cly. What motor do you have?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...473538210&rd=1

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Old 04-20-2004, 08:44 AM   #6
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

I don't understand. What does it do. (In lamens terms)DO I need that to run a 12 volt tach.?
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Old 04-20-2004, 08:46 AM   #7
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

By the way Iceberg- Sweet car for what I can see of it.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:32 AM   #8
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

That is the transmitter for a Sun two-piece tach. You can use any head (like in Iceberg's picture) that uses an EB transmitter. They require mercury batteries, that show up on Ebay now and then, but you can use AA batteries if you change them frequently.

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Old 10-28-2005, 01:09 PM   #9
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

The Tach Shack at www.tachshack.com has new "antique" 6 volt tachometers.
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I want to put a tach in my '53 business coupe but it's still on 6 volts. I have been searching ebay & the net to no avail. Any help would be wonderful.
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:49 PM   #10
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Default Re: 6 volt tachometer - where and the hell are they?

Yucel, how the hell did you find a year-and-a-half old thread to respond to for your first post?
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