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Old 09-06-2005, 09:37 PM
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Tachometer and HEI ignition

hey guys. Have a 69 Camaro with an OER reproduction tachometer. I am running an HEI ignition and am having trouble with the tach. As soon as the key is turned to "run" the tach pegs out all the way! I just noticed that the Classic Camaro parts catalog says that these tachs are not to be used with HEI ignitions! arrgghhhh! Anybody know how to make this tach compatible with my HEI? Thanks.

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Old 09-08-2005, 03:27 AM
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Bad news.

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Bad news Dude..No tach adapter is yet available for the 1 st generation Camero tach and HEI or aftermarket as of yet..at least from what I could find on the web..

You Could use the Stock Tach meter..remove the two meter wires from it, and get a modern tach and remove it's meter, and wire the stocker to it..Then figure out where to mount the new tach circuit board...This way you would have a working very stock looking Tach...What you have to do is measure the meter units with an ohm meter to verify the resistance is close enough to be accurate |(within a few hundred ohms..)

Good Luck!

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