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Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« on: August 11, 2013, 09:56:52 AM »
So, I'll group these two things together. How do you go about removing the dashpad? Does it mean taking the whole dash apart to do so?

Also, I've got a tach that I'd like to put in my car but I don't know where to wire it up at. I read something suggesting you wire it at the distributor? But I can't find where you would do that.
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 10:32:23 AM »
Tach wire goes to the distributor side of the coil, make sure the tach is set to the number of cylinders. Can't help with the dash though.
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 10:34:53 AM »
Ok cool. Is it one side to the distributor coil
 and one side to  ground?
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2013, 11:05:48 AM »
You should have 3 wires(not counting the light)pos/neg and the tach wire(probably green?)that is the only wire to the coil. Connect the pos to a switched terminal the other to a good ground.
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2013, 11:38:08 AM »
There is a total of 6 each 5/16" nut's to remove and are difficult to get to so unless you are going to recover or replace I would go with dash cap.  Fred   :)
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 11:50:51 AM »
 Like 74 PintoWagon wrote the tack wire (usually green) goes to the coil. NOTE: it gets attached to the NEG (-) post the same one the dist. wire is attached to.
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 12:24:56 PM »
Alright cool. Yeahhh, the second-hand tach I got doesn't work hahah.

Also, thanks Fred! I figured they had to make it difficult haha
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 01:59:52 PM »
Guess there was a reason why it was for sale huh, LOL..
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2013, 06:00:39 PM »
There is a total of 6 each 5/16" nut's to remove and are difficult to get to so unless you are going to recover or replace I would go with dash cap.  Fred   :)

What Fred Said... the 1979 I just did also had several smaller screws to remove besides the ones he mentioned + it's a yes. To remove the dash you have to have everything out vent-to-vent to reach all the screws.
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 08:57:37 PM »
What Fred Said... the 1979 I just did also had several smaller screws to remove besides the ones he mentioned + it's a yes. To remove the dash you have to have everything out vent-to-vent to reach all the screws.

Ouch. I'm lazy. It's no show car so a dash cap is just fine hahah
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2013, 09:09:47 PM »
Glad mine is in good shape, lol..
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 01:36:36 PM »
Also if you do install cap I would not use glue that comes with it I would use silicone so it will be easy to remove after car gets wrecked and you want to install in next car as I did.   Fred   ;D
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Re: Dash Pad Removal and Tach Install
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2013, 01:47:07 PM »
Now that is a good tip..
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