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  • Tach upgrade

    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

    1966 Avanti II RQA 0088
    Jim
    Often in error, never in doubt
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    ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Now that SB is over I'll bring this back up and hope for some help.

    Jim

    1966 Avanti II RQA 0088
    Jim
    Often in error, never in doubt
    http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

    ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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    • #3
      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

      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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

          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            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
            '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
            Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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
                '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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