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Hot Rods Any good looking new tachs?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loveoftiki, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. I see what was Sun is gone...I’m wanting a period looking tach for my Falcon...no monster tach, no big shift light, just a cool looking, simple tach. If there’s a gauge cluster to go along with it even better...
     
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  2. 51504bat
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    I went with VDO for the tach and gauges in my '39 p/u with an 8ba. Everywhere I looked for a tach they were mostly 8,000 rpm or higher which is way over kill for a stock flathead. VDO had a 4 grand tach that looked plain and simple. They also had matching water temp gauges that only went to 220. With my flathead running at 180 or less I didn't need a temp gauge with a high limit of 280. The volt meter which I added later has a white needle while the 2 temp gauges and oil pressure gauges have orange needles but no biggie IMO. gauge 2.jpg gauge 1.jpg
     
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  3. Bosch bought out the rights to Sun and sell the old look gauges. I don’t know much about the price or quality though.
     
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  4. Yep...I sure wish they would have kept the Sun name and logo..
     

  5. 31hotrodguy
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    I bought this from JEGS about 2 yrs ago for my gasser. I plan to buy more if they still offer them.


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  7. LM14
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    Sun tach, old skool looks but new inners.
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  8. BamaMav
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    69 1/2 Maverick dash!
     
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    The Bosch Retro Line one looks like the Sun one, without the Sun logo:
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  12. borderboy1971
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    When I first read the thread title, I thought you asked for good looking new techs. I apologize, and we can now return to your regular programming.
     

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  13. southcross2631
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    Bosch tach went into my Morris DSCF3541.JPG
     
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  14. Dirty Dug
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    Summit sells a 6000 rpm Stewart Warner tach but it doesn't come with a cup.
     
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  15. Black_Sheep
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    Speedhut.com has an online design tool that allows users to spec out every aspect, with an extra cost option for custom artwork. I had them build both the speedo and tach to match my existing SW Greenline gauges. I had the speedo built to get a 4.5" diameter gauge instead of the 3 3/8" SW. The current SW Greenline tach has an unusually deep body and I couldn't find a chrome cup that I liked which would accommodate it. The size of the Speedhut tach allowed countless cup options. If you can't find what you want, create it...

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  16. denis4x4
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    I used the Classic Instrument website to design my own tach for the Zipper. Pricey, but worth it.
     
  17. Frankie47
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    Nice looking gages, too bad about the digital odometer.
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  18. HunterYJ
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    I really like the chrome body of the budget Autogage tach from Orielly's in my buddy's 55 Ford, but we both wish it hade a more traditional face rather than the standard Autometer style face.
     

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  19. tubman
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    I have this cheapo Sun-Pro in my '51. It was less than $20 from Summit and has a "plain" look I like. It is quite accurate as well. I had a larger version and didn't like it, so I substituted a 2 1/16" unit.

    Edit : Now that I look at the picture, I think I should paint the knob in the center gold to match the speedometer.
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  20. Muttley
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    Get an old Sun Tach and have Williamson's Instruments convert the box to work without the batteries. I had the one in my car done about ten years ago, the price was reasonable and it's been 100% trouble free.

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  21. ... Went with a Bosch also ... easy hookup ... 20180713_133029.jpg
     
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