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Old 04-17-2011, 06:27 PM
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Aftermarket tach mounting locations?

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Lets see where some of you mounted your tach (other than in a home made gauge cluster)? The most logical place seems to be the shift column, but the whole thing moves when you shift, so the gauge moves with it.

I cannot for the life of me find a better spot to mount the gauge though. I was thinking to the inside of my glovebox door, so if I wanted to see it i could just open it...I'm kinda out of ideas.

pics are good!
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:28 PM
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Mounted mine to the A-pillar
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:33 PM
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I took the stock cluster, moved the amp gauge to where the temp gauge is, ( that wasn't easy ) then put the tach in the right hole.

Then mounted 2 5/8 oil pressure and temp. gauges on the steering column.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:49 PM
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The lower left corner of the windshield area as pictured seems to make the most sense. It seems to be a choice between having the tach in your face so you can see its action and run into a tree, or have it in a less ergonomically friendly spot and hunt for it and run into a tree. Next to the speedo would be your best bet if you can put whatever was there in a different spot without too much ado. Not an option with a '68 FSJ's cluster, so I'm probably going to rely on the earballs for my engine RPMs.
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I always liked the Tach. mounted on the hood
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X2 on the A pillar.

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I took the stock cluster, moved the amp gauge to where the temp gauge is, ( that wasn't easy ) then put the tach in the right hole.

I'd like to see that; can you post a picture?
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I always liked the Tach. mounted on the hood
Good, traditional spot. But around here you have to keep brushing the snow away from it.
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i guess 1 lil hole on drilled into my a pillar wouldn't hurt anything TOO much...

how to find a spot for the tranny temp gauge, haha.

all my other gauges are mounted on the AC unit at the tranny hump. out of the way, but you def. need to look down away from the road to check on them.

(old picture of old instrument panel, etc)
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