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Old 01-12-2016, 05:03 PM
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Need recommendation for hand-held tach

I have been trying to find a compact, hand-held tach for adjusting my carb (4 bbl holly on a chevy 350). I searched and found an EZ-Tach +Plus from Electronic Specialties but I do not know anything about their products. I like the wireless concept but are they accurate with a readable display? What should I be looking for? I purchased a standard tach/dwell meter from Summit but the rpm scale is not that good. There are three marks from 600 and 800 rpm (250 rpm per mark). I would like to see a scale with 100 rpm increments. Again, I would appreciate any recommendations.

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Were it me and you already have a tach, why not just strand 3 wires (1 to juice, 1 to ground, 1 to coil) and you've got it.
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inductive tachometer.. clips around the spark plug wires...

will not give an accurate reading with MSD.. .

LCD Automotive Multimeter with Tachometer Kit

it also has a dwell meter and Hz..

you may find a set of these test leads makes it even better..


stackable bananas plugs.. tel co type clips.. these are a copy of my personal set.. i sent the owner a picture of what i use and he duplicated them..
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