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Howdy folks,

 

Have any of you ever added a hood tach to a 7173?

 

Summit offers this: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/sdk-c8az17a326b/overview/

 

From reading I understood that Ford didn't provide any from 1970 onwards.

 

My car doesn't have a tach and I would like to keep the dash original (which means no tach and no center guages) so a hood tach sounds like a possibility to me. Or would that be a terrible sin?

 

Cheers,

Vincent.

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I've never seen one on a 71-73 and with the hood turn up at the windshield you might not even be able to see the entire gage face. I do think they are cool and have always liked them on certain cars. I had a friend in High School who had on on his Firebird and I thought it was the cats ass cool.

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I don't think it would look right on a NASA hood, but I think it might be ok on a flat hood.

 

I kinda agree but really think the hood tachs look weird on the 71-3's.

NASA/NACA = terrible

flat hood = not as bad but still not preferred.

 

same applies to shakers for our cars

 

Ray

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I feel column mounted tach would be more useful as well as not requiring drilling hole in the hood. I also feel it would look very out of place on the hood. Just my opinions. Chuck

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I know you mentioned keeping the dash original. Have you looked at Rocketman's Tach conversion? He's a member on here and several have done this. I am looking at it down the road at some point.

 

http://rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-tach-all

 

scroll about 2/3 down the page and look for part number "M7123S: 1971-1973 Ford Mustang Tachometer for cars without factory tachometer"

takes your idiot light pod and keeps those functional but adds a tach that looks stock.

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I'm looking in to adding the Rocketman Tach conversion in my car, I recently bought a very good Core on E-bay, so I can keep my original.

http://www.rccinnovations.com/index.php?show=menu-mustang-all#tachs

 

a have to agree with the hood mount ones looking out of place and hard to see because of the angle of the hood.

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Howdy folks,

 

Have any of you ever added a hood tach to a 7173?

 

Summit offers this: https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/sdk-c8az17a326b/overview/

 

From reading I understood that Ford didn't provide any from 1970 onwards.

 

My car doesn't have a tach and I would like to keep the dash original (which means no tach and no center guages) so a hood tach sounds like a possibility to me. Or would that be a terrible sin?

 

Cheers,

Vincent.

 

No hood tach it would not look right. Add a steering column mounted tach which would be period correct.

1972 Q-Code 4speed one of 201 produced. Staggered shocks, 3.50 traction lock, 44K miles.

Rodney from SW Florida

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Wow, that's a lot of "no" ;-)

 

I'll look at the alternatives, esp. the column mounted one as I don't want to have to send stuff over to Rocketman (I live outside the USA...).

 

Thanks for all your responses!

 

Cheers,

Vincent.

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Even for us in Europe the Rocketman is a good deal. You can also buy a complete one from him, pay for the core and send yours back to him after you installed the new one and he'll simply refund you the core.

That way you don't have a waiting period where your car is sitting while your core gets shipped to the US and back.

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