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Old 02-06-2003, 06:21 PM
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I just bought a sweet Autometer tach for my chevelle. I'm want to know were the best place to put the meter in the car and if there is a kit involved I should buy. It's a 72 colum shift.

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the best place to mount it is the best place to see it <img src="graemlins/evil.gif" border="0" alt="[evil]" />
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on the column. On my chevelle i have it on the column. If that doesn't work try on the ground, on the hump over the tranny, that works well.
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What metoed did you use to mount the tach to the steering colum? The problem eith mounting my tach to the tranny hump is all the other tach's are there.
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to hold the tach down I used a very large water heater clamp. The ones that you use a screwdriver to tighten. That works really well. I think that it would be a better chice with the steering column. It's easier to see that way.
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maybe my last post wasn't right. Not a water heater clamp. One of the clamps that you use on your water hose and your fuel hose to clamp it onto the fuel filter. That is the one I mean.
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Old 02-17-2003, 05:34 AM
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I put an Autometer with shift light in my 67 Camaro on the steering column, and it works great. Just get a large stainless steel clamp (CANADIAN TIRE)and slip thru the groove on the tach. You can adjust it anyway you want.
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Good Idea. Where did you run the wires? Along side the steering colum?
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I don't know how the 72's are set up but in my 65 I have three large gauges on the dash. One for speedo one for fuel oil and temp and the one in the middle is for the tach. Now the one in the middle I cut out and placed the aftermarket one inside of the dash. The opening is only about 3 inches but the tach is about 5 inches in diameter. But the back of the tach is just small enough to fit in there and look sweet. You can try that if it is not to difficult. But if you don't want to cut into the dash you can run the wires along the side or bottom of the column and then run them up under the dash.
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Old 02-27-2003, 07:40 PM
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i have a 70 and i put mine on the piller up top. I have a screw that holds the cover on, i just put that threw a hose clamp and put the tach in that. I like it..

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