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Offline thedeuceman

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Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:53:58 PM »
The tachometer in our Bal Harbour quit working, came from the factory with a 3 inch aqua meter gauge. I didn’t see too much interesting on eBay, apparently the 3 inch gauges are not all that common, though I do see Sierra makes them. Was wondering if anybody has one laying in their box of stuff they be willing to part with. I have a whole pile of the 3 3/8 inch ones, but they won’t fit in the Dash without hacking it up, and it has a plastic dash that is in perfect condition so I am hesitant to try and fit the bigger gauge in there.


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75 GT-150, 73 Johnson 115 "Sea Deuce'd"
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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 02:30:11 PM »
The tachometer in our Bal Harbour quit working, came from the factory with a 3 inch aqua meter gauge. I didn’t see too much interesting on eBay, apparently the 3 inch gauges are not all that common, though I do see Sierra makes them. Was wondering if anybody has one laying in their box of stuff they be willing to part with. I have a whole pile of the 3 3/8 inch ones, but they won’t fit in the Dash without hacking it up, and it has a plastic dash that is in perfect condition so I am hesitant to try and fit the bigger gauge in there.


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I was able to put a standard size tach in Phoenix's instrument panel when I put them in. it was a tight fit, but it went in okay and fills the hole perfectly.
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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 02:35:43 PM »
I’m not sure what would be different about ours but the bezel on the 3 3/8 tach is bigger than the recess in the dash


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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »
I’m not sure what would be different about ours but the bezel on the 3 3/8 tach is bigger than the recess in the dash


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I may have a spare tach for Phoenix laying around somewhere. You can have it Joe If I can find it.
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Offline Plugcheck

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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 10:21:14 AM »
I will take a look around at what I have.  Give me a few days.  It needs to be 3" OD?  It is that the bezel diameter?
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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 01:07:06 PM »
It needs to fit in a 3 inch hole, all of the Teleflex and feira gauges appear to be 3 3/8. Jim did find one that looks like it might work, no label on the switch so it will be trial and error


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Offline Plugcheck

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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 07:35:32 AM »
Found one on CL new for $40.00 that is 3", but it appears to be for OB only.   Was thinking you needed it for GT, but then read through the thread.  Its a Teleflex 57649P, maybe they make one similar for I/O?
Michael
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1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon

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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 07:50:34 AM »
I guess I should’ve updated the thread, Jim had one laying in his box of stuff, an old  aqua meter that fit and work just fine.


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Offline Plugcheck

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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 07:54:12 AM »
     No problem, just perusing the local CL this morning and stumbled upon this tach, with hour meter, sounds like a decent deal. 
Michael
1979 CVZ-18 388 CI Vortec Mouse
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1979 CVX-16 Johnson 175
2002 Bennington 2275CC 90 Mercury
1985 Intimidator project, gps 85 mph (on trailer)
1989 Lowe 200 Redneck fishin Toon

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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 04:36:41 PM »
i am also looking for a tach for my 85 intimidator.

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Re: Looking for a 3” tach for an IO
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 09:21:35 PM »
I did find that Sierra makes 3 inch tach and Speedo‘s in several different styles. If Jim hadn’t showed up with the one he had I was ready to head to Hennay’s and throw down the 80 bucks for a new one.


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Joe
75 GT-150, 73 Johnson 115 "Sea Deuce'd"
91 1900,  :) Name TBD
72 GT160, Next project
88 X19 Conroy, Project (up for grabs)