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#1 Wheels

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Who makes a decent 1/25 scale tachometer?
Looking for a tach similar to a Auotmeter racing tachometers
and the older Sun tachometers.

Thanks for looking!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

If you want a normal not a super dial...Detail Masters makes a nice kit #3220

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:27 PM

Ive taken an oil filter from the parts box, make sure It's solid, or fill it with putty, paint it add a gauge decal and wire it, add a loop of foil around the gauge face.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

Or any round piece of plastic, some spures are big in diameter to be a tach, I have used spure before, and use a gauge decal from a NASCAR gauge set

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

Revell Pro Sportsman kit has great tachometer, with is pretty close of Autometer Sports Comp tachometers. And the best thing is, that there is a shift light. I installed one in my Nova Stocker, and it looks pretty good.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:43 AM

If you want a normal not a super dial...Detail Masters makes a nice kit #3220

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Holy Cow.... what TOOLS can handle detail at that level of magnitude??? I probably couldn't SEE most of those parts without some sort of readers, and the smaller the parts are, the more my hand starts shaking trying to handle them. WOW!!!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

This shows the one in the 64 T Bolt kit...I ran a short wire to the dash.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

Very Nice T- Bolt! The tach looks good also! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hey mike do this come with instructions ?

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I know it's a dumb question but i

would need some for that Wow.

The detail is amazing.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:26 PM

ive been tryin to cast them tachs from the sportsman kit.. some are good an some have no shift light...lol but still all useable..

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:09 AM

I've been using the MCG tach, but looking at that Detail Master.....well.....I MUST order a few. And since I build 70's stuff, the shift light is of no consequence. We didn't need a light to tell us when to shift. ;)

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

I found a nice tach in the Revell Acura Integra pre-decorated kit. I guess it is in the Integra glue kit.

It has a shift light and pretty nice details. Here's a picture of mine. It's box stock. I painted the wheels aluminum instead of gold.

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I'll add pictues of the tach later.