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post #1 of 10 Old 02-27-2003, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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help and ideas on mounting tach on dashboard

i want to mount my tach on the dashboard to the right of the steering wheel, any ideas or what do i need to get the tach mounted up there.
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Do you plan to let us know what year the car is?
If it happens to be a 87-93, get the autometer tach guage pod. For the other years,I have no idea.
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sorry 91 and i dont want to use the pod
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Then you will need to use screws or bolts. Drill holes in the dash where you want the tach to be.
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I wish I could send you pics...my car is in the garage...still buried in snow:-( I have an 88GT. I removed the dash housing and used sheet metal screws to mount the tach. The reason I removed the dash was to use a piece of sheet metal for support and stability from the inside. Just screwing it in may cause the tach to pull through the plastic or cause it to crack. As for the wiring, I notched (small enough to pass wires through) the base of the dash housing. I ran all my gages to the dimmer for illumination. Hope this helps.
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thanks for the tips
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I used a backing plate for mine too. I just popped out the switches on the right side and through bolted the tach through the plastic and into a piece of flat steel. Nice and ridgid.
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Yup, you will definetly want to through bolt it and add a backing plate on the backside and maybe some lok-tite on the bolts. I used a rectangular piece of 1/8" aluminum for my backing plate, thing is solid. I first just screwed it in and used some epoxy, but it would always become loose and almost fall off, now no problems. Same setup as TC89LX

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I used a rear view mirror mount and drilled the tach back for the mirror bolt. The bottom is velcro-ed to the dash.

http://members.cox.net/joelynch4/tach1.JPG
http://members.cox.net/joelynch4/tach2.JPG

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Tach mount

send an email to [email protected] they make a dash mount for tachs that geos in the air conditioning vent without damaging the visible dash
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Also saw a pic of 1 on Pauls high performance web site.
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