View Full Version : Hawk/Lark Tachometer to HEI? Or....

Steve W.
02-28-2007, 02:38 PM
Any one know what it would take to wire a 62-64 Hawk/Lark tach to a GM style HEI? Also, are factory tachs hard to find for 1965 Larks?

02-28-2007, 05:51 PM
There was never a tach offered as factory equipment on a '65 Lark. A tach from a '64 Lark would match the rest of our dash gauges, but would not be factory correct.
I have a Pertronix unit in my distributer, and the tach works, if that helps you at all.

'49 2R-5 (original survivor)
'63 R2-Lark (barely surviving, lost it's engine)

02-28-2007, 09:46 PM
For grins & giggles I've been kicking around the idea of sending some old spare speedos to Classic Instruments to make up a tach that would match the gauges and speedo on my Daytona. Original? Nope. Look better? Absolutely! ;)

Tom - Valrico, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona


Steve W.
03-01-2007, 09:09 AM
Hello Eric,
Is the Pertronix unit in a Hawk that was factory tach equipped? What I'm wondering before I actually try testing is if the HEI/Pertronix tach output will trigger a factory tach with out the tach sending unit box like Studebakerparts.com: 800009 TACHOMETER SENDING UNIT FOR 1962-1964 CARS WITH RECTANGULAR BOXES..
I'd go for the look better method Tom!
I'll test the tach I have and see what happens.