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Heathkit Digital tach & clock #755657
January 10th 2020 10:24 pm
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Hi all,

In my van is a digital tach and clock that say Heathkit on them both. I've tried to do some searching online to find out what I can about them with little info out there.

Neither one of them are working, but would be totally rad if I could get them going.

Just wondering if anyone out there had any experience with these and could help a fella out.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: MoJoeCustoms] #755690
January 11th 2020 10:36 pm
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The only Heathkit I know of was a company that was big into producing do it yourself electronics projects. I have a radio from the 40's that was a Heathkit project kit. You would basically by the box of parts and instructions and put it all together at home. Pretty neat stuff, wonder if they were some sort of project kits from them.


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Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: MoJoeCustoms] #755697
January 11th 2020 11:47 pm
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If they are vintage Heathkit kits then you may find a manual here: https://shop.heathkit.com/page/vintage-replacement-manuals
Or contact 'em. They still own all the paperwork.
Worth a look anyway .... smile

Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: MoJoeCustoms] #755767
January 13th 2020 2:04 pm
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Thank you guys for the info. This is what I got going on.

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Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: MoJoeCustoms] #755769
January 13th 2020 5:26 pm
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Those look really cool. If you can't get them working, I dabble a little in electronics repair and might be able to help out.


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Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: kursed] #755780
January 13th 2020 10:23 pm
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I appreciate the offer. I'll give it my best, but may take you up on that.

Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: MoJoeCustoms] #755783
January 13th 2020 10:51 pm
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Keep the shell and replace the inners … its a Heath Kit .. you build it … lol


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Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: frscke1] #755795
January 14th 2020 11:23 am
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Keep the shell and replace the inners … its a Heath Kit .. you build it … lol



You do make an excellent point!

Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: MoJoeCustoms] #755807
January 14th 2020 4:55 pm
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Finding the inner pieces in the correct sizes might be a bit more difficult that fixing them.

I've been restoring old video game systems, vintage electronic toys, and vintage audio stuff for the past 5 years or so, and I find that 90% a simple cleaning will fix most issues. 8% of the remaining stuff just needs a simple re-solder, and probably the last 2% needs critical components replaced (i.e. capacitors, diodes, resistors, etc.)


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Re: Heathkit Digital tach & clock [Re: kursed] #755954
January 18th 2020 9:44 pm
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I guess I'll start by opening them up and starting with a dusting, then see what's going on if anything looks funky.

Thanks for the info.

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