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Old 07-18-2009, 04:34 PM
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Need a tach for diagnostic work

I'd like to find a good underhood tach that will read numbers like in .25 or .50. I'm guessing nobody makes analog ones anymore although either will be fine. I need to adjust my RPMs in the ol' truck. It has a horseshoe bracket for the coil, so alligator clips make it impossible to clip on.

Nothing too expensive. Used is OK.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:41 PM
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You should be able to find the old tach & dwell meters , There great for setting idle & adjusting carb ....I have an old snap on one that works great , its about 30 years old .. LOL ... Lew
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Cool.

I only wonder how accurate they are anymore after use and all these years?
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Use the built in zero set screw, and they're as accurate as when they were new.
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That's right. Assuming there's one...off to to yard sales / flea markets tomorrow for a new one.
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The Actron one they sell at Autozone and Advance Auto is inaccurate out of the box, even using the zero screw.

I ended up buying a $99 digital timing light with tach for my work, comes in handy since it works on 2 cycles too.
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I scored a Mac Tools ET-360 - dwell, tach, voltmeter, and ohmmeter. It came with a Ford horseshoe adapter! Perfect! It also came with its manual and etc in its box.

Cleaned, set the zero-out, and put in a new battery. Works beautifully.
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