All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum

Like riding lawn tractors through mud, woods, rocks, and snow? Then this is the place for you! Share your ideas, Post your projects and more!
 
PortalHomeSite RulesEventsFAQSearchRegisterLog inBuild-Off

 

 Need a tach

Go down 
+4
GenevaCustoms
Jamus
Doc Sprocket
Garrett Hamilton
8 posters
AuthorMessage
Garrett Hamilton
New Member

New Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2014-04-27
Points : 3607
Posts : 9

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMay 1st 2014, 10:04 pm

Where can I find a small engine gauge type tach for less than 40 bucks
Back to top Go down
Doc Sprocket
Site VIP
Doc Sprocket
Site VIP

2500+ Posts
2500+ Posts!
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2018 Build-Off Entrant
2021 Winner of Winners
2021 Winner of Winners
1st Place Build-Off 2016
1st Place Build-Off Winner 2016

Age : 50
Join date : 2013-04-21
Points : 7048
Posts : 2914
Location : Ontario Canada

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2014, 7:56 am

Garrett Hamilton wrote:
Where can I find a small engine gauge type tach for less than 40 bucks

If you're referring to an analog sweep gauge, you can't- unless you have a horseshoe in your pants. Regular automotive gauges do not work properly with our engines. You can get it to read, but if you actually care about accuracy, then no.

Now- cheapest and easiest is the TinyTach- available all over the place. You may also be able to find a cheaper used tach for an outboard motor (marine), diesel (can often be adapted) small motorcycle, or such.
Back to top Go down
Jamus
Established Member
Jamus
Established Member

500+ Posts
500+ Posts

Age : 44
Join date : 2010-06-28
Points : 5536
Posts : 511
Location : Southern WV

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2014, 10:10 am

Not sure on accuracy as I haven't tried it yet, but there is also a way to turn a bicycle speedo into a tachometer. I think it was posted on here or intructables.com, or both.

Not the one I was thinking of, but here's a link to the idea.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Tachometer-made-from-a-bicycle-speedometer-cycloc/#step1
Back to top Go down
http://www.rcbashers.com
Garrett Hamilton
New Member

New Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2014-04-27
Points : 3607
Posts : 9

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2014, 11:06 am

I looked at the tiny tach. I wasn't sure if it would work. BUt ill look into it thanks
Back to top Go down
GenevaCustoms
Member
GenevaCustoms
Member

2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant
2015 Build-Off Entrant
2015 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 26
Join date : 2013-09-24
Points : 4145
Posts : 315
Location : Florida

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2014, 1:45 pm

The sunpro super tach III is adjustable to 2,4,6,8,10 cylinders but is huge with a shift light and costs near 100$. There better be another option for my twin because I to want a gauge not digits
Back to top Go down
Garrett Hamilton
New Member

New Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2014-04-27
Points : 3607
Posts : 9

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2014, 3:48 pm

Yeah same here! And I wont pay 100 for a tach. I want a gauge really. I cant find a single cylinder gauge type tach though
Back to top Go down
kieranruffell
Member

Member

2014 Build-Off Entrant
2014 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 23
Join date : 2014-01-22
Points : 3744
Posts : 43
Location : Whangarei, New Zealand

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Need a Tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2014, 6:28 pm

I bought one on ebay it seems pretty good for the price although it's pretty slow on updating
It was only $15 with free shipping.
Have a look around on eBay just search outboard tach or motorcycle tach and you should be able to find them.
Back to top Go down
the54
Member
the54
Member


Age : 29
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3756
Posts : 51
Location : Ontario Canada

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeJuly 28th 2014, 10:26 pm

I did a lot of research on this two years ago... The 68 series by Equus has a tac that works with 1 cyl all the way a 12 cyl. (6068, 7068, 8068) the 6068 being the low end line is around $60 at the time. Theres a button on the back that can be pushed to calibrate the tac to work with any amount of cylinders.


Last edited by the54 on July 29th 2014, 11:27 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
the54
Member
the54
Member


Age : 29
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3756
Posts : 51
Location : Ontario Canada

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeJuly 28th 2014, 10:30 pm

the54 wrote:
I did a lot of research on this two years ago... The 68 series by Equus has a tac that works with 1 cyl all the way a 2 cyl. (6068, 7068, 8068) the 6068 being the low end line is around $60 at the time. Theres a button on the back that can be pushed to calibrate the tac to work with any amount of cylinders.


Here's an eBay link I just found:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Equus-7068-Tachometer-Black-Dial-/301238026895?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item46232f828f&vxp=mtr
Back to top Go down
Craftsman1998
Veteran Member
Craftsman1998
Veteran Member

1000+ Posts
1000+ Posts!
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2014 Build-Off Top 3 Winner
2015 Build-Off Entrant
2015 Build-Off Entrant

Age : 26
Join date : 2013-10-30
Points : 4882
Posts : 1068
Location : New jersey

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeJuly 29th 2014, 8:10 am

Thats a lot for a tachometer What about This one
Back to top Go down
the54
Member
the54
Member


Age : 29
Join date : 2014-01-12
Points : 3756
Posts : 51
Location : Ontario Canada

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeJuly 29th 2014, 11:26 pm

Craftsman1998 wrote:
Thats a lot for a tachometer What about This one



Hey that's the one I use in my car! There great tachs but like most tacs, there is only a 4,6,8 setting on them. It wont accurately read a single or twin right.  Crying or Very sad 
Back to top Go down
Marines2621
Member
Marines2621
Member


Age : 26
Join date : 2012-12-31
Points : 4313
Posts : 215
Location : Mountainburg, Arkansas

Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitimeMarch 13th 2015, 9:46 am

Back to top Go down
Sponsored content





Need a tach Empty
PostSubject: Re: Need a tach   Need a tach Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Need a tach
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Looking for Tach and Ammeter recommendations
» How do you wire in a tach into a Kohler 14hp OHV?
» How do I wire up a tach to a vanguard vtwin

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
All-Terrain Lawn Tractor Forum :: Technical Forum :: Engine Tech :: General Engine Tech-
Jump to: