Fordmods Logo

Tacho suitable for V12's 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Tacho suitable for V12's
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:59 am 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

Wondering if anyone has a tacho suitable for use with a V12 Jag? or knows of a manufacturer who makes something suitable.

Problem is most if not all tachos are for 4,6 or 8 cyl motors.

I realise a 6cyl one can be used with a resistor inline or some sort of setup like that.

The car is running a Motec ECU, but the motec ICE dashes are too bloody dear!

Hope someone has some info. BTW, the Smiths Tacho that comes standard is no longer suitable as it cannot react to the engine speed quick enough. plus it does not rev to 9500rpm like the motor does.

Someone must know something to help out.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 3277

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 36 images

Ride: Ronald Mcdonald Mobile

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

i have several v12 tachos here that go up to 10,000. bu i dont think the old man would want to part with one.
its off a 4l v12 lamborghini espada, it revs to 8000 and god it sounds good.

but i will ask him and see what he says

 

_________________

Gooooone - Eb2 Coon - 143RWKW
Now - Mazda MX5 with HKS Supercharger 190RWKW
Crescent Motorsport Liverpool - 9600 6229

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:30 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

what brand are they? I don't recall who provided the instrument gear for the espada.. pretty sure it would be the same gear in the murac's as well. but yeah find out for me.. What capacity are the espadas out of interest. (before anyone comments I know this has no bearing on the instrument gear, just out of curiosity)

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:41 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 3277

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 36 images

Ride: Ronald Mcdonald Mobile

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

4litre. im pretty sure Smiths make the instruments

 

_________________

Gooooone - Eb2 Coon - 143RWKW
Now - Mazda MX5 with HKS Supercharger 190RWKW
Crescent Motorsport Liverpool - 9600 6229

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:18 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

yeah the smiths reaction time is to slow, the needle ends up not being able to keep up witht the engine when you shift especially. it just gets lost and starts flapping around like a hairdresser with a glass of chardonay. If you can inagin what that looks like. The espada is not a fast reving motor though is it? the Stock Jag v12 is pretty lazy so the guages suit. but now with the new ultra light honeycomb fly wheel the thing is nuts, real mongrel to get off the line though. like a fat a** formula ford.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:04 am 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 38

Posts: 1000491

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: AUXR6 HP With Ducati SupA Bike!

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

You cant ring up autometer and ask?

 

_________________

RIP SCOTT

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:59 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

I already have done that Frank, hence the reason I am asking here. I was wondering if anyone knew of Tacho's that were suitable, now established, tacho's other than Smiths, Auotmeter and the other major companies within australia so not make stuff suitable for a 12 Cylinder.

Anyone in the UK I can recommend I call scene as you appear to be a wealth of knowledge.

Thanks for stating the bloody obvious.

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:58 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names