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8/19/2020 2:15 PM  #1


New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

I clearly not the first one to try this,  but I thought I would share a recent project where I designed and printed a couple mounts to install a stock(ish) looking large Tachometer in the right spot, and move the 68 oil pressure gauge to the center “clock” hole.  **or move a gasoline gauge for a 68.

perhaps I will head off some comments, by stating my goal was to keep costs down, and maintain as close to a stock look as possible, retaining the factory lenses with the center ‘nips’.

https://i.ibb.co/bXxP2gT/092658-AD-B7-D3-4-B54-A997-E4-D97-BA6220-B.jpg

https://i.ibb.co/ySQ1nZ0/B2327420-7-DE7-403-A-98-A7-3-C72-E0-B9-F147.jpg

 

8/19/2020 2:20 PM  #2


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

I may source the matching 4.5” speedometer at some point, but my stated goal on the outset was to keep the cost down while creating a clean functional stock(ish) GT type cluster.  
I also wanted to make it as “plug n play” as possible.  In this version, I only needed the factory (non GT) plugs, plus one connection for the tach signal to the coil.  

**I will post more pics and details when I am allowed to do that.  😅

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8/30/2020 7:12 PM  #3


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

I like it. I’m all about keeping cost down. I attacked my gauge bezel on my 66 with a dremel tool to make a set of while faced Autometer gauges and speedo work. The stuff you can by to accomplish what I did is way over priced.

Last edited by BillyC (8/30/2020 7:13 PM)


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10/10/2020 11:26 AM  #4


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

Going to try and post link to a few pics of the adaptors I have created to install a 4.5” speedhut tach and adapt a 68 oil pressure gauge to work in a 67 gauge cluster.  

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LiPYdFncgdZdDBQv8

https://photos.app.goo.gl/LiPYdFncgdZdDBQv8

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10/10/2020 11:28 AM  #5


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10/11/2020 8:11 AM  #6


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

That’s a clean looking install. I like it.


John  -- 67 Mustang Coupe 390 5 speed
 

10/13/2020 6:08 PM  #7


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

Let us know if you offer up the adapters you made for sale, that's a nice clean looking instrumentation cluster. I went with the mini tach conversion myself, but debate about updating the look again.

 

10/13/2020 9:10 PM  #8


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

@zed
yeah,  I had one of the early mini tach sold by a guy in Australia.  It worked great,  I was just never satisfied with the smaller size and not really having it in the "right" location.   


I can easily print off another set of mounts.  If anyone is interested just drop me a PM.  

the Tach ring is specifically sized for a Speedhut 4.5” Tach, and I think it will fit their Speedo too.

i have two versions of mounts for the center “clock” hole.  Above I show mounting a 68 oil pressure gauge in a 67 cluster,  but a 68 cluster would need a gas gauge.  

I have a totally different design for anyone who want to relocate their existing oil(67) or gas(68) gage to the center.  Because of how those gauges sort of fit behind a face plate, that design is a little more involved, and requires a face plate with an overlay,   I will post up a pic of that shortly.  

the nice part is the existing cluster wiring is easily adaptable and the leads just move over to the new spot.   

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10/14/2020 8:58 AM  #9


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

This adaptor enables you to move either a standard 67 oil or 68 Gas gauge to the center position.  
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3eADYfXGy9fHLf9GIIfT2GqyxrPqGrw-SilUi6F9T12Kl4lgVLOiNwRZqOy-dX3434tuAsDVSL9tYBRt3p9EzzzO4-9j1q0PyTRPbOVqkEdC1L8qQLqygcGeKf9cgt9RhiuOMS_4eHITcNvRQpBdO5O=s1330-no?authuser=0

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10/23/2020 10:14 PM  #10


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

That looks really good.  I like moving the fuel gauge to the center.

 

10/30/2020 8:31 PM  #11


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

https://i.ibb.co/1LfTpwm/DCA6-E641-C36-E-4-B9-F-A111-4-C7-AAD27-BC9-D.jpg


I have been slowly tweaking the design of the vinyl overlay.   Son far this is the closest I have gotten to a stock(ish) look..

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11/27/2021 11:32 PM  #12


Re: New take on adding 4.5” Tach to 67/68 Cluster

did you ever get anywhere with making the oil pressure mount available for sale? I am  looking for a solution to mount the 68 oil gauge in the clock hole and would prefer to not have to fabricate anything.

 

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