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1969 Camaro Tach and Gauges

Hey guys,

I hope everyone is well. I am researching and would like to install a set of original aftermarket console gauges along with the tach and center clock. My question is can I hook up the gauges directly and where does each wire go on what spade. I figure the gas gauge I can splice and move over to the console with no problem. But the others I am unsure of. I know I have to order a sending unit for the temp gauge and run the oil line but what spade is what regarding the ground and hot and alt hook up,etc. I have not seen the back of one yet and maybe they are labeled but I don't know.

The Tach is the next issue. I am running a Petronix HEI and know hooking the tach up will be different. I am told that I need a Tach Adapter? The Jegs part # is 110-49365 or the Summit part # is 49365. Is this all I need to install the Tach. Again I don't know I am only going off of my research.

The bottom line is that I am fairly certain that I can do this with minimal effort but before I invest the almost $900.00 for everything(tach, gauges,clock,clock lens,new temp sending unit,tach adapter,misc) I want to be absolutely sure it will work. I don't see the need to buy the wiring harness because I wouldn't use most of it.

I appreciate all of you input. Thanks in advance.


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im pretty sure the gages you buy have the wiring instructions, and if its all OEM, im positive you can find information on the web (especially if it's a 69 camaro your doing) good luck, im kinda doing the same thing you are too. if they dont come with instructions, ask whom ever your getting the parts from, im sure they're willing to help, hope i did?
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Doc here,

OEM's and GOOD aftermarkets, are usually marked on the rear of the gauge "S", "G", and "I". S for sender, G for ground and I for Ignition (12 volts switched)

The exceptions are Volt meters (no senders) Amp Gauges (no sender/grounds), and clock (just power and ground, if mechanical, memory if digital)

The rest is Illumination. (Panel Dim line)

Your Senders MUST be matched to your gauges..yours are probably 0 to 30's or possibly 30 to 60's. This includes the Fuel sender. Also be sure the tank and sender has a good solid ground or you get bad or no readings.

A Tach , If the ignition says you need an adapter, than get one...the rest will be power (red) ground (black) and illumination (blue, white, yellow or any color)

The Stock may have been a 2 piecer meter in the panel, and remote pickup amp, to verify, the Tach will only have 1 wire coming from the meter to the amp and 3 or 5 out of there..

Also I believe the original had a buffer shaper in circuit out by the Dizzy, looks like a noise filter cap..but it is not..If you run a stock tach<--READ without it, you will burn it up..you may run an aftermarket tach without it..

BTW..$56.00 at Corvette central For the buffer/shaper..only place left I Know to get one..for an SBC.

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