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Installing a tachometer #751365
August 07th 2019 12:47 am
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I have a Chevy g20 5.8 8cyl and I'm sure this can apply to more than just my engine. But I would like to install a tachometer so I can monitor my idle Rev and such. How would I go about that? Would I go off of a distributor or ignition coil? Thank you with any information you have for me.


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Re: Installing a tachometer [Re: Mikeburkey] #751373
August 07th 2019 6:46 am
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what year is the van? the HEI distributor has a place to hook a tach lead to.

Re: Installing a tachometer [Re: NEmery] #751392
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It's a 94


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Re: Installing a tachometer [Re: Mikeburkey] #751410
August 08th 2019 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by Mikeburkey
It's a 94

is there a pigtail with an unused wire coming off of the coil? I think that there generally is on a GM TBI with no factory tach. that would be the tach wire.

Re: Installing a tachometer [Re: NEmery] #751480
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Is the coil in the dog house does anyone know by chance?


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Re: Installing a tachometer [Re: Mikeburkey] #751485
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Yeah coil should be on top of intake right /passenger side.


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Re: Installing a tachometer [Re: Astrocreep66] #751530
August 11th 2019 11:18 am
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Alright thank you


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