Id really like to have a tach in my 78 cj7, I cant belive it didnt come with one having a 304 and the 3 speed stick. What are some good options? I dont want anything that sticks out too much Im shooting for as stock looking as possible with the least amount of effort.
Base CJ's didn't come with a tach, I don't have one either in my '83 CJ5. They were part of Laredo, Renegade, etc. packages or could be added as a stand alone option.
Quadratec sells stock replacements or you can use pretty much any aftermarket tach. When I get one, I'm leaning toward toward the OEM for the retro look and it doesn't make much sense to me to have an 12k rpm tach for an engine that shouldn't see much more than 4-5k max.
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Originally Posted by jeep-jeep-01
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It doesn't look too bad, but you could always put a tach on the steering column behind the wheel, and attach it with a hose clamp. You really don't have too many options unless you want to start cutting holes in your dash.
When I looked about yr ago..... Advance Auto had a nice Sun Pro II 8000rpm with black case and silver bezel. Very nice and half the price other others I think it was $43 or so. Mounted to the steering column and I have a Stock Tilt Column so room on all the applications. This is full size, 4" black face lighted.
Selectable for diff cylinders, comes with wires, mtd bracket
I have a SunPro tach I could sell you. I had it mounted to the steering column with a hose clamp. Bought a stock in dash replacement since I am doing a frame off restoration. Sorry I didn't take a head on picture of it before I started the tear down but you can kind of see it from the side in this picture. You can see a stock replacement one with a white face gauge insert in the next picture of my gallery but you would have to cut a hole in the dash for one of those. I can email you a picture of the tach itself if you want. 0-8k rpm SunPro.
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1979 CJ7, FI 5.0L Ford, NP435, D300, Full floated D44 Detroit, D30 Detroit EZ Locker.
Just rembered I have a friend who no longer has a jeep but has a NIB orig in the dash tach he offered to me and am sure he would sell it. If you are intrested let me know and I will get the two of you togather