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    Posted: 07-August-2017 at 1:33PM
Does anyone happen to have a 1976 Gran Torino RPM Tach Gauge?
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is the 76 tach a 2 wire or 3 wire?
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I pretty sure by '76 they were all three wire. 
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that's what i was thinking too, not sure if they changed in 76 or 77?
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Hi Guys, I do not know if it's 2 wire or 3 wire, I have a empty circle area on the right side of my dash just above the radio. Does anyone have a tach or know someone who could? Thanks.
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if you are looking to put a tach where the clock would go, easiest mounting is to get a clock and gut it for it's housing.
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Ok so you have a standard cluster? And you want to put a tach in the clock delete hole? I was assuming you needed a sport tach.....
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Yes, I have a standard cluster with the option for either a clock or Tach. Do you where they sell a 76 Gran Torino RPM Tach Stock Gauge? I want to put one in where there is an empty cluster on the right. The one I'm looking for has a silver middle part with a black back, white numbers, and a red needle.
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i've only seen clocks in there and only a couple at that! but not sure on a factory tach option??? maybe someone else will know more...
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Ok thanks, another question. Does anyone know where to find or know someone who has the wheel well chrome moldings for a 76 gran torino? I need 4, 2 for sure.
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which ones for sure?? i may have a couple available? if the local guy that has dibbs on them passes???
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I'm in need of the passenger front and back for sure, the others are in good shape but if you have something in better shape, I would take them all. Let me know.
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i was afraid you'd say passenger rear... seems like everyone wants that particular one for some reason!! front may be ok  i'll have to wait and see if that other guy wants any first but i'll let you know if it becomes available Wink these are "holy grail" items to find BTW i searched for a while to find the ones on my car!! WTF happened to the originals i sure would like to know Confused
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

if you are looking to put a tach where the clock would go, easiest mounting is to get a clock and gut it for it's housing.
 
I agree with Randy.  If you just want to add a tach to your current dash, get a three wire setup and it'd be easy to add without changing your entire cluster wiring like you'd have to for a sport cluster.  Three wire tach just needs 12 volts and a signal from the negative on the coil.  Easy setup.
 
And the only way to get the tach was with the sport cluster.
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Ok thanks, do you happen to know where to find a 76 torino gas cap emblem with the word Torino on it?
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i have only one of those too, but that same guy has dibs on it too, i think he was talking about stopping by to look at those items this weekend maybe...
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If you're interested, I have a tach for a standard dash that a previous owner added in to where the electric clock originally was. It's actually a really good match to the rest of the dash. I am converting my car to a sport cluster, so I'd sell it to you if you want a tach :)
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@california Johnny, Ok let me know. I'm still interested in both items if the guy doesn't decide to buy them.
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What brand of tach is it? Can you post a pic? I am interested in one if the OP isnt.
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Originally posted by Power Surge Power Surge wrote:

If you're interested, I have a tach for a standard dash that a previous owner added in to where the electric clock originally was. It's actually a really good match to the rest of the dash. I am converting my car to a sport cluster, so I'd sell it to you if you want a tach :)


This tach. Thanks.
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