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post #1 of 22 Old 01-07-2016, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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8-cyl. Tachometer part needed

I found this original equipment 8-cyl. tachometer and purchased it on e Bay, when it got here over six years ago it was missing the electrical retainer clip on one [wire] side. Not wanting to cut the affected wire on the jeep, it has been sitting and waiting for a solution far to long.
Does anyone have an idea where I might find, purchase the clip or the clip with the proper wire connector for this device.
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I'm pretty sure those are standard Packard 56 type connectors. You may check your local Napa. Or find them online; there are several online sellers that have those connectors. Below is one I've used.

http://www.repairconnector.com/packa...-and-housings/

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FWIW - The 6 and 8 cyl tachs used the same connectors (maybe you can scrounge one off a 6 cyl tach?). I probably have a couple in the parts pile, I'll check when I get home.

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I'm pretty sure those are standard Packard 56 type connectors. You may check your local Napa. Or find them online; there are several online sellers that have those connectors. Below is one I've used.

http://www.repairconnector.com/packa...-and-housings/
I hope it is that simple to find this connector, will get behind the dash the dash to be sure
For some reason I was worried about it being some unusual connector that AMC used. For that reason and the fact there has been no other problems back there for quite some time, I did not get in there to actually look.

The other end is what you described as a Packard 56 split tail male terminal so I might have a tachometer soon where that hole is now.
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FWIW - The 6 and 8 cyl tachs used the same connectors (maybe you can scrounge one off a 6 cyl tach?). I probably have a couple in the parts pile, I'll check when I get home.
The one thing I do not have is a stock pile of is Jeep wiring components.
Motorcycle wiring connectors have changed so freequently in the last twenty years [Three times for Harley] I was expecting difficulty finding the correct connector.
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FWIW - The 6 and 8 cyl tachs used the same connectors (maybe you can scrounge one off a 6 cyl tach?). I probably have a couple in the parts pile, I'll check when I get home.

It doesn't have to be off a tach. The connector on the harness is the same connector.

So if you find an old wiring harness, you can cut out those connectors right off the ignition switch and use them.

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It doesn't have to be off a tach. The connector on the harness is the same connector.

So if you find an old wiring harness, you can cut out those connectors right off the ignition switch and use them.

Thanks John, wishing I did this long ago.
Going to go through some of my son's junk!
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Let me look and see if I have one. If I do, I'll send it to you.
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Let me look and see if I have one. If I do, I'll send it to you.
Thanks lugnut28 I haven't finished looking, but for now I have not found one in the stuff we have here. I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth but this is a # 10 wire that is several inches short.
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Thanks lugnut28 I haven't finished looking, but for now I have not found one in the stuff we have here. I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth but this is a # 10 wire that is several inches short. RN
Will this work for you? The length is 12" if not message me and I will make one for you. I have the wire, and the correct terminals. Name:  image-3336808179.jpg
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I am not sure, my harness is bundled up and taped where the connectors come together. I will get in there to have a better look. I think it has to be a male connector?
I don't want to trouble you if this is a counter part. But thank you.
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I am not sure, my harness is bundled up and taped where the connectors come together. I will get in there to have a better look. I don't want to trouble you if this is a counter part. But thank you. RN
It's no problem. Just let me know.
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I wonder if this tach. is going to be a problem with my after market HEI ignition?
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It's no problem. Just let me know.
lugnut28 / What you are holding is the same connector that is on the tachometer in my picture, post #1.
The tachometer needs a male and a female connector. If I am not mistaken we each have female connectors show in the photographs. I would need the male connector to make this work.
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I wonder if this tach. is going to be a problem with my after market HEI ignition?
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It shouldn't be a problem, if you pulled power for the HEI from the correct location.

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