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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scottrod2, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. mow too much
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    mow too much
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    Kaydub.........neat gauges
     
  2. buikwag
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
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    1. Buick Nailheads

    Here's some I have 1st one is in my Buick Wagon, I have two of them, one for a spare and they work perfectly. The second is a 4000 rpm Sun Tach that I have in my 65 Chevy Truck.
     

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  3. e1956v
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    e1956v
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    Stewart Warner cable driven works clockwise or counter clockwise 5 1/8th
     

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  4. Carguy365-24-7
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    I have this Airguide tach but it doesn't have any switch to select the number of cylinders .From what I've found is that it's from a boat?Can anybody give me more info? PAUL
     

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  5. Chebby belair
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    Chebby belair
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    from Australia

    Airguide did lots of boat accessories like clocks, compasses, barometric guages and stuff. I have an earlier model Airguide in my 54 - pic is posted earlier in this thread. I gutted it and put Dixco blisterpack blandness inside. At least it works.....

    Based on what I found inside mine, (which admittedly is an earlier model) your Airguide is prolly going to need a sender unit I reckon.
     
  6. BLUDICE
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
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    Hey, where can I get a 6v positive ground tach for my shoebox?
     
  7. Carguy365-24-7
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    Thanks.That's what I figured.....On to ebay it goes...PAUL
     
  8. mow too much
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    mow too much
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    Heres a couple I have.[​IMG]
     
  9. Kurto
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    I'm looking for a vintage pedestal tach that reads to 10000 or 11000rpm that would have been available in the early 70's. Any suggestions? There's some damn nice ones in here but not many read that high!
     
  10. Paul Windshield
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  11. Here's mine, won't work because of the magneto in the car.
     

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  12. Studedewd
    Joined: May 10, 2009
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    from USA

    Here's one of mine.
     

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  13. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
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    Scottrod2:

    The Stahl tach you have was made around 1967 or 1968.

    Jere Stahl was know for making some really trick headers that worked on small block Chevrolets in drag racing.

    Dick Moroso used Stahl headers in the mid 60's with a great deal of success and his corvette was kind of a test car for Stahl headers at the time.

    I remember a few sets of headers that Dick put and went slower they were send back pretty quick to Stahl for some more work.

    Jere Stahl and Dick became friends and around 1967 Dick was offered a position working for Stahl in York, Pa. Those were the days when the decals and stickers said Stahl & Associates.

    That working relationship only lasted about 1 or 2 years and Dick moved back to Connecticut. That is when he openned the store on Greenwich Ave. and really started Moroso.
    Before the move to York, Pa. Dicks business was known as Performance Automotive and located at that time on Cannal Street in Stamford.

    Dick knew that Jones Motorola made tachs for submarines on Fairfield Ave. in Stamford, Connecticut so he used them to make the tachs.

    I believe that the idea really came from someone else for the tachs that Dick either knew or got wind of from some where.

    Nice to see some of the original tachs are still around.

    Jimbo
     
  14. Paul
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    Pat Swanson put this one together for me,
    he used a body and innards from a speedometer like the one next to it with a new face

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Paul
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    couple more

    'nuther mechanical SW

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    and my favorite, a Dixco from Vashon, WA

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  16. AlteredChevy
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    from Chi Town

    has any one ever seen a "GAS RONDA" sun tach
     
  17. Like this one in my 409 car?

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  18. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    No, but I have a Gas Ronda RAC Tach. This one isnt mine but looks just like it.

    [​IMG]

     
  19. scottrod2
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    Thank you Jimbo. Excellent information about my tach.
     
  20. hoffbug
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    Guys.. Any idea who the manufacturer of the tach on the left might be?

    These both came off vintage Brutanza "Brut" snowmobiles made from 72-74 . We had never seen a tach like the one on the left.. The one on the right was used in 72 only.. and the 73-74 used another style altogether as shown in the bottom picture on the left..

    Maybe this is a prototype.. what thows me off is most SW stuff has "RPM in Hundreds" printed on the face like the one on the right.. The one on the left we think might have been a prototype has "RPM in Thousands" printed on it..
    Any ideas?

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    73-74 main production tach on left..

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  21. guffey
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    guffey

    this is about 5&1/2" in diameter
     

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  22. 289 Sportscoupe
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    from California

    Hi guys. I pulled mine off a '68 Ford F250 at a local salvage yard. I've never seen a Faria tach with the Ford logo/script, only the Rotunda or Faria script. Anybody have info on it?
     

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  23. Rudebaker
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    from Illinois

    Just picked this up, I believe it was made by Dixco. PO said he bought it in '68 and ran it until '74 when he sold the car. He put it back in the box and packed it away. Doesn't have a mark on it, it looks like brand spanking new. Never heard of OK Tire and Rubber though.

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  24. johnnie
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    johnnie
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    from indiana

    I have one of those. I found mine at a swap in Ohio. Picked the one in the first pic at the same time.
     

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  25. There are a few OK Tire stores here in Ontario Canada. One here in Parry Sound!
     
  26. turdchazer
    Joined: Dec 4, 2008
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    turdchazer
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    from Spokane

    Not sure but I thought I heard somewhere that Dixco made the tachs for Napa???
     
  27. Here's a pic of a tach I had in my 67 Mustang GT in 1977 when I was 18, I bought it second hand at Valley Speed and Marine in Kamloops, BC for $16. I've never seen another Gas Ronda signature model(RAC), but a few months back one of the mainstream car mags, either Hotrod or Car Craft had a feature on vintage tachs that had a photo of one, I've often wondered if its the same one. Final bid was $116.​
     

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  28. Rudebaker
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    Thanks, found out there used to be some in Iowa up until a few years ago. Sounds like it was a fairly good size chain.
     
  29. indianhead74
    Joined: Mar 3, 2005
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    I remember Stahl as a force in Jr. Stock drag racing, Jerry Stahl manufactured headers. Didn't know about the tachs. Was Jones an English firm? Indy
     
  30. dam8
    Joined: Apr 14, 2010
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    dam8
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    from mass

    Guffy, I love the tach with the vac wow don't see many of those!
     

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