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Hey everyone,

I would really like to get a hood tach for my future 69 Mach 1. Does anyone know of a company that reproduces these? How much do they cost? Also, what did the cars that had the hood tachs installed have in the dash in place of the tach reading? The hood tach was a dealer option, and I have not seen very many of them. This and the coolness factor are the main reasons I would like to get one. Thanks in advance for any advice.

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" Also, what did the cars that had the hood tachs installed have in the dash in place of the tach reading?"

The hood tach was a dealer installed option. Though I don't know for certain, it's reasonable to assume that the dealer wouldn't bother removing/changing the instrument cluster. If there was a tach in there, they'd probably just leave it.
 
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So, would both tachs work in sync, or just the one on the hood would function?
 

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in 69-70 if you got a Dash tach you got idiot lights instead of guages ,,if you wanted guages you had to loose the dash tach and if wanted ,,install a hood tach
 

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The hood tach was a dealer option. Mostly , if you wanted that particular car that day in the show room , and it was a non tach ( in the cluster ) car. Then if you wanted a tach the dealer would install one on the hood. They are rare. It was an option not too many people wanted. No one at this time is reproducing them.
 

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I saw on in a catalog for Fairlanes/Torinos recently. Can't remember for sure if it was Crites or Dearborn Classics. One of them had them listed and I think they were about $300.
 

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I've seen them on for over $500 or more.
 
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they are not being reproduced at this time, as far as I know. They are quite expensive. I have a Pontiac hood tach that was modifed with a Ford symbol and the word Pontiac removed from the face. It is a 67 GTO tach. Anyone interested I might sell it.
 
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