Author Topic: 70 Cuda Sun Tach positioning  (Read 600 times)

Offline Gavlar 440-6

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70 Cuda Sun Tach positioning
« on: May 08, 2020 - 04:13:53 PM »
Just wondered if anyone has fitted a Sun Super Tach or similar to their Cuda and if so what position you chose?

It's going to be tricky mounting it in the normal steering column position as it that rotates on the ribbed section and there is limited room after because of the ignition switch and indicator stalk.

Interested to hear your thoughts.

Thanks.
1970 Cuda, 440-6 Pack, Burnt Orange Metallic, Shaker Hood, 4 Speed, Super Track Pack, #'s matching




Offline jimynick

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Re: 70 Cuda Sun Tach positioning
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020 - 04:48:05 PM »
I also have an old Sun tach and have given it a few thoughts. A piece of rubber ie: a section of a bicycle tube could be put between the tach and the column to prevent rotation. Using a better quality clamp itself would allow a bit more torque to be applied, too. If you're not too anal, you could also drill a couple (or one) holes in the crash can ans screw the bracket to it. Just my  :2cents:
PS- I don't think I'll do the old "screw 'er to the top of the dash" thing.  :nono:

Offline 70chall440

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Re: 70 Cuda Sun Tach positioning
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020 - 12:22:40 PM »
Mounting them to E bodies is a challenge to be sure, I once made a mount and put the tach in the right corner of the cluster/dash pad using the light bar plate. If you are careful about it you wont damage or modify the existing dash or light bar.
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Offline Gavlar 440-6

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Re: 70 Cuda Sun Tach positioning
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020 - 02:45:33 PM »
Mounting them to E bodies is a challenge to be sure, I once made a mount and put the tach in the right corner of the cluster/dash pad using the light bar plate. If you are careful about it you wont damage or modify the existing dash or light bar.

Thanks and after looking again I tend to agree that's probably the best and most sympathetic way of handling it.



1970 Cuda, 440-6 Pack, Burnt Orange Metallic, Shaker Hood, 4 Speed, Super Track Pack, #'s matching

Offline 70chall440

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Re: 70 Cuda Sun Tach positioning
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020 - 10:54:38 PM »
Its the least obtrusive and painful. If you can score a 2nd light panel, you can rivet the tach base to it.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6 EFI, 73 Cuda 416-6 EFI
05 Hemi Durango, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 Ram 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger 6 spd RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR (under const)
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)