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Stewart Warner Tachometer Cup

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by 1957Willys, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Mar 30, 2018
    1957Willys

    1957Willys Member

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    I have a old Stewart Warner Tachometer that I'm having trouble finding a mounting cup for it is 3-5/8 in diameter. s-l1600.jpg s-l16001.jpg s-l16002.jpg
     
  2. Mar 31, 2018
    Mark Wahlster

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    Mark Wahlster

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    I assume since in 40 years I have never seen a 3 5/8" tach that its actually a 3 3/8" tach (you measure the body not the face) so the VDO is the cheapest new option.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2018
    sterlclan

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    I used a 51258 wix oil filter, cut the mounting end open and stuck the tach in. A couple of slots in the side for a hose clamp to clamp it on the column. I’ll see if I can find a picture.
     
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  5. Mar 31, 2018
    1957Willys

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    I like the idea and the filter is a tall filter also?
     
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    sterlclan

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    its the same filter that goes on a 258 happened to have a new one and thats what i used.

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    Greevesman

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    Oldriginal86

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    That is one slick tach mount.
     
  9. Mar 31, 2018
    1957Willys

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    What size tack mount did you buy?
     
  10. Apr 2, 2018
    1957Willys

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    Is that 1/2 inch cloth wire loom?
     
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    sterlclan

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    Yes I took it off of one of the parts rigs
     
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    Greevesman

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    Tach cup is 3 3/8". Steering column is 1 1/2"/
     
  13. Apr 4, 2018
    1957Willys

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    How did you cut the center out of the oil filter with out damaging the lip on the outside edge?
     
  14. Jul 18, 2018
    1957Willys

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    How did you secure the tac inside the filter housing?
     
  15. Jul 18, 2018
    sterlclan

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    I cut the center of the filter out with a cut off wheel in Christine my muffler cutter, pulled the rubber out and cut in the groove.Fyi the base of a wix filter is stupid thick.A bead of black window silicone(automotive type) around the edge and slid the tach in,i used led bulbs so i hope i dont have to pull it apart for lighting.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2018
    1957Willys

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    I used a ACDelco PF24 and the base on it was unreal. I used foam rubber pad that is almost 1/8 thick and its a snug fit. After I get this one mounted I might try and find a vintage oil filter and mount it in that to kinda fit the age of the jeep.
     
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    Muzikp

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    That's just so cool, I'll be stealing that idea.
     
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    sterlclan

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    it attracts a lot of looks when its in a crowd. i slotted the bottom and attached it with a hose clamp.
     
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