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jlmccuan
06-21-2007, 01:06 PM
Can anyone point me the right direction to get my '66 Avanti II tach to work with HEI? I found a company that will move the electronics from the sending unit and set it up for HEI, but the cost is $250 and the wait is 3 to 4 weeks.

Thanks

Jim
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jlmccuan
06-25-2007, 11:58 AM
Now that SB is over I'll bring this back up and hope for some help.

Jim
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JDP
06-25-2007, 12:49 PM
A after market tach just hooks to the tach terminal on the HEI, will that not work with yours ?

JDP/Maryland
66 Sports sedan
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 Daytona R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

N8N
06-25-2007, 04:33 PM
not if it is the same style as the Studebaker ones... I think they hook to the other terminal of the coil (current sensing rather than voltage sensing)

nate

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JDP
06-25-2007, 04:56 PM
N8 there are two styles of Studebaker tachs and senders, one hooks to the negative side of the coil, the other to the positive. BTW, since you are not returning any calls, I selling some of the good stuff in the stash without you getting first dibs. i will hang on to some of the AC stuff for you though. :)

JDP/Maryland
66 Sports sedan
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 Daytona R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

sbca96
06-25-2007, 05:18 PM
Just go and buy a new Stewart Warner Tach and Speedo and install them.
Stude used a slightly larger diameter then what is available now, so
if you get both they will match. The standard all electric unit will
just hook right up to the terminal on the HEI. Thats what I did with
the '60 Hawk. Its also what I will do with my '63 Avanti.

Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

N8N
06-25-2007, 05:36 PM
sorry, had phone off all day, was in meetings w/ customers and county plans reviewer (don't allow cell phones in plans review office.) I am tapped out broke at the moment, am going to pick up my "new" truck this PM. So if you know of anything I need and feel like saving it for me you'll be doing me a favor but I might not be able to pay you until the end of the month.

nate

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sbca96
01-27-2008, 10:56 PM
Anything new found out on this? I followed my own advice and checked
into the cost of the SW tach and speedo .. OMG, the prices went up in
the last few years. Now what?

Tom