Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

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Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

Post #1 by falconcritter » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:40 am

I had this Steward Warner Stage 2 Tachometer Modified for electronic ignition - set up for 6Cylinders back fourteen years ago . Looking too install in my 69 Falcon . the tags on the wires are some-what good , but would like to ask 1) tag says ( see in pictures ) 12 V + on the red . my question is where would I place it with Battery , alternator , solenoid , fuse box ? 2) do I need to place a inline fuse with it ? 3) And the two little black wires for the light... does it matter which wires are Positive or negative ?
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Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:36 pm

falconcritter wrote:I had this Steward Warner Stage 2 Tachometer Modified for electronic ignition - set up for 6Cylinders back fourteen years ago . Looking too install in my 69 Falcon . the tags on the wires are some-what good , but would like to ask 1) tag says ( see in pictures ) 12 V + on the red . my question is where would I place it with Battery , alternator , solenoid , fuse box ? 2) do I need to place a inline fuse with it ? 3) And the two little black wires for the light... does it matter which wires are Positive or negative ?
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1. This 12 volt + should hookup to a switched source. Ie Is energized when the ignition switch is in the run position.

2. You could have a fixed if you wanted though it shouldn’t really need it.

3. Correct doesn’t mater so much on a light ols style incondisant bulb, it may with a Led blurb. However if you can I’d the wire that goes to center contact of the socket that would be 12 volt +. This can be hookup to the light switch or to a 12 volt switched source. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

Post #3 by falconcritter » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:38 pm

Switched source ? Solenoid ? Coil ? Key ignition ?
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Post #4 by bubba22349 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:25 pm

Can’t use the solenoid. I use the ignition switch, you could also use the 12 + side of coil. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #5 by falconcritter » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:22 pm

Thanks Bubba ! NOW... IF IT WOULD ONLY STOP RAINING !
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Post #6 by bubba22349 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:28 pm

:beer: your not worried about a little rain. Wish you could send some of that rain over here though it’s been very dry this year. :nod:
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Post #7 by falconcritter » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:57 pm

ARRRGGGGGG ! :bang: Well all that work in the heat and humidity..... and the tach is off by 1,100 1,200 rpm ! Rats !
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Post #8 by mustang6 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:25 am

Many tachs had a switch inside to convert them between 4/6/8 cyl, check for that
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Post #9 by falconcritter » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:18 am

The tach itself was sent to a company that rebuilds gauges , clocks , tachs etc for old cars . There is no switch ! It was updated , but over time and moving it was damaged .
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Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

Post #10 by bubba22349 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 pm

falconcritter wrote:ARRRGGGGGG ! :bang: Well all that work in the heat and humidity..... and the tach is off by 1,100 1,200 rpm ! Rats !


Falconcritter, :shock: well that just sucks! Could you still send it back to them and get it recalibrated? Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #11 by falconcritter » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:57 pm

I tried that and the guy I talked to chuckled when I told him the date of the receipt. He said, he would fix it , if it was just done ... , but, way to much time has passed . I just got a new old stock Sears Tachometer off of EBay . Will update when I install it ! Maybe Second Time is the Charm !
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Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

Post #12 by falconcritter » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:41 pm

The new old stock Tachometer has come today and got it installed !!! No Problems ! ALL RPM'S :beer: !!!!!
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Re: Modified S&W Tachometer Install Questions

Post #13 by bubba22349 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:08 am

:beer: congrats falcon critter, looks great! :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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