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Old 11-04-2005, 11:19 AM
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"Big Daddy" tach

A friend of mine recently asked me about a tach that was in his project car when he bought it. It's the "Big Daddy" Don Garlits tach, made by Dixco. It's the column mount version, not the hood tach. It's red, white and blue paint has faded, and he isn't sure it even works. It has red, black, and green wires. Does anyone know if this tach has any value? Can it be restored? Is it worth being restored?

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nope....not worth restoring....send it to me & i'll get rid of it for ya

don't know the actual value, however it would be a cool piece in a late 60's early 70's musclecar. Remember selling Lots of 'em when i was just starting in the parts business.................a LONG time ago
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Old 11-04-2005, 04:12 PM
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Doc here,

Try a look on EBAY...See what they are selling for.

The RED=12 volts
The Black=Hard ground
The Green= - side of the coil..

Somewhere you should have a lamp wire too..

Electronically you can restore it cheaply, if your capable of the work..it's only a DTL ot TTL chip, and a handful of resistors and caps..and a supply filter..easy fix.

Paint wise..up to you..what's your skill level there?

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Here is the earlier version on eBay right now.

The second version's body was completely painted.


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