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Restoration / Re: Original tachometer
« on: December 21, 2009, 12:15:53 PM »
Hgger69, how do you plan to wire the tach?

Do you have a HEI? The Classic Industries catalog states you can not use their tach with HEI system.

I was planning on adding the tach also, I have a HEI, and do not know how to wire it.  There is a hookup for a tach from the HEI, but not sure if it will work.


I have a 45 kV supercoil from ACCEL and I donīt think itīs HEI!? How do you know that?? ???
I had a 5" Autometer tach before and I just moved the wiring from that to this new tach and it seems to work but I havenīt run the engine yet, just toggled it with the starter!  ::)

Restoration / Re: Original tachometer
« on: December 01, 2009, 04:26:18 PM »
It's going to look great when it's done! :)

Thanx! Iīll get more pics when the job is completed!

Restoration / Re: Original tachometer
« on: November 30, 2009, 12:19:11 PM »
I did some work on saturday and here is the result!
First after using the template I drilled the contur with a small drill and then I used like a Dremel tool with a smal sand paper tool and smothened it up!

And this is a mock up for the new gauges! I think this is gonna be great when the wiring is completed! Iīm also gonna move the Pionees stereo to the glove box and mount a radio delete Deluxe plate instead!

Restoration / Re: Original tachometer
« on: November 27, 2009, 03:08:43 PM »
I added the whole guage package to my car. The dash carrier was removed so it was a little bit easier. The cut outs were done with a flat blade tip on a soldering gun. It goes nice and slow kind of like a warm knife through cold butter. Stinky, yes but it gets the job done.  Once installed it looks like a factory job.

Just a pet peeve of mine - I would be sure to add some type of center dash guage at the same time you add the tach. There were (2) ways to order a tach. It came along with a center dash fuel guage OR you ordered it with the center dash clock along with the whole console guage package. If you don't put something else in there it just looks strange.

I know, I know - It's not my car so you can do what ever you want. :)

Hope this helps,


Thanx for your answer Mark! Are oyu the same guy as MarkX22  above or...? :)
Maybee I will try your method, it sounds interesting to!! The important thing here is to make sure that the tach are fixed in its position I guess!

I appreciate your kindness mark and .......of cause Iīm puttin somthing in the middle!!:) :)

I bought the fuel gauge at the same time as the tach! :D My console already had a cutout for a center gauge. It had a lid for steering wheel shift! The P R N D window were covered with a black piece of tape!

Iīll mount the fuel gauge and tacho at the same time!

Restoration / Re: Original tachometer
« on: November 27, 2009, 09:45:46 AM »
Mark, what did you use to make such nice cutiing edges?? Iīm impressed!!
I just but a tool like a Dremel to use for this operation when Iīm making this while all the parts are still mounted in the car!?

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Newbie w/69 needs help please.
« on: November 27, 2009, 09:32:50 AM »
Itīs a great lookin ride, dude!!
Love the wheels, looks like they are Intro ones??
...also appreciate that the orignal Argent Silver grille!  :D

Restoration / Re: Original tachometer
« on: November 26, 2009, 08:08:58 AM »
Thanx Mark!!  :D
I actually found theese drawings yesterday at the Team Camaro site, great templates!!

Restoration / Original tachometer
« on: November 25, 2009, 08:49:06 AM »
Yesterday I pulled my old and broken fule gauge out and Iīm gonna replace it with a new original tachometer instead.
But I have to enlarge the mounting hole a lot when the tacho needs moore space then the fuel guage!

..but to my quest, how do I secure it on the backside?? I canīt find anything in the Assembly Manual regarding this mounting??  ???
There are three screws in the back that I assume youīre suppposted to use but do you need some moore parts or what?

Restoration / Re: pictures of my camaro ss 350 1969
« on: October 30, 2009, 09:33:22 AM »
Lookin soooo good ...and the "right" colour also !  :D

General Discussion / Re: Need some pics for the home page!!!
« on: October 19, 2009, 08:09:16 AM »
...oops. ok, that ones!  :-[
Iīll get you some pics from Sweden then!  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Need some pics for the home page!!!
« on: October 17, 2009, 09:50:51 AM »
What homepage are we talking about...!  ???

Originality / Re: 1969 standard (non-RS) grill trim
« on: September 18, 2009, 07:53:07 AM »
All non-RS grilles arrived at the plant with the bright surround molding already installed; the plant masked off the molding and the portion of the grille inboard of the molding and painted the outer portion body color.

Another question regarding this.. Was the body color around the grill also a full gloss using exactly the same body paint? ..or did it have flattener in it for a satin finish?

My were painted full gloss like the rest of the car and I doubt it would be different from the factory?! I think it would look strange with it in satin!

Restoration / Re: Camaro Update
« on: September 18, 2009, 07:51:25 AM »
Lookin good, dude!! Awsome!  :P
...recognize the interior....!  ;) ....but I havenīt seen that circled D in the shift column pattern before, standard or repro??

Originality / Re: 1969 standard (non-RS) grill trim
« on: August 12, 2009, 07:51:41 PM »
Very nice ride Hakan!
It's refreshing to see one with steel wheels, body color paint and dog dish caps.
Too many rally wheels and SS mags floating around for my taste. I'm an "old timer" who remembers that "back in the day" most of the Camaros came with wheel covers or hub caps.


Thanx Al, Iīm glad to hear that and itīs exactly my point too!
Iīve been there with my 18" bling bling wheels but I think theese look much better. I get a lot more response from people with theese wheels set as well. I think this old school COPO-look attracts the eye more! I donīt want toto have a car that looks like all other 69:ers! :)

Originality / Re: 1969 standard (non-RS) grill trim
« on: August 12, 2009, 02:05:01 PM »
Lookin' good Hakan.
Real nice. ;)

Thanx! :D
...itīs the detailing that makes the looks!

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