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Jones cable drive Tachometer
« on: June 07, 2011, 01:46:16 PM »
Had a great time meeting Jon and talking with Chad at Infineon despite the rain out.  Sunday I was at a swap meet and spied a Jones-Motorola Tach, cable drive style with cable, in fairly nice condition amongst a bunch of non-race items so I asked the guy the proverbial "How much?" expecting something insane.  After a bit haggling I walked away with it for $55.  I'll post some photos when I'm not so busy...last week of school!

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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 04:33:28 PM »
Mike, it was a real pleasure to meet you and your god son at the track over the weekend. I also had the pleasure of meeting Dale Mathers (kiwiboss) who flew in from New Zealand. In spite of the rain, I still had a great time. That's a nice score on the tach. Last week of school... lucky you!
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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011, 04:14:02 AM »
It was great to meet you as well Jon!! just didn't have enough time with too many to talk to!! Was a shame about the rain but for me still a great event and great to see Chad get the win!! the attention to detail on Chads Camaro is impressive!! i must say!!

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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 04:36:06 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, Dale.  I appreciate it.

This thread needs some pictures, so here's a set of original Jones Motrola 3.25" face tachometers.  The diameter of the outside edge of the bezel is ~3.7" for each of these.


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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 04:42:19 PM »
And a larger 4.25" JONES Motrola cable-driven tachometer.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 04:46:57 PM »
And I believe the 1970 Chaparral Camaro also used a 4.25" face JONES Motrola cable-driven tachometer, similar to item posted just above.

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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 04:51:19 PM »
And a MOON labeled 4.25" face JONES Motrola cable-driven tachometer.  A better pic could come from BRUCE302.

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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 03:19:55 AM »
Here are a couple of pics of the above tach, they benefit from not having been reduced for email reasons.
The numbers on the decal on the back are:  Model 5103-B-113  Ratio 1-2 Code EI Counter RAL

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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 05:53:59 AM »
Is that piece original to your Firebird, Bruce or something that you picked up later?
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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 08:42:36 AM »
It was something I picked with a view to using but since then I found a pic of my interior and courtesy of Chad Raynal, i now have the exact right version.

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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 03:51:56 PM »
Great news that you were able to get an interior photo and get the appropriate tach. Definitely one of the benefits of networking with fellow like-minded enthusiasts.
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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 09:27:43 AM »
Here's the pic Jon, I had to reduce it for here, but zoomed in you can see the tach.

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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 05:39:36 PM »
Terrific photo, Bruce! Thanks for sharing that one.
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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2013, 03:02:25 PM »
A '68 Stahl-Moroso tach from my collection.
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Re: Jones cable drive Tachometer
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 05:18:43 AM »
Are these hard to come by? I haven't been too impressed with my Jones. The needle seems to bounce around more than I expected. Any one else have the same issue? Cable and tach drive are new btw...