Smiths tachometer for sale

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Smiths tachometer for sale

Post by Roger King » Wed May 17, 2017 6:14 pm

I have a new, unused CAI Cobra electronic tachometer for sale with all fittings. This was a special order instrument from CAI, with a custom-fitted red jewel lens at the bottom of the dial with an LED fitted to serve as a high-beam warning light, as in original 289 Cobras. This has two fly-leads exiting the case, and no legend on the dial (as original). This means that the red warning light could be used for something else if desired.
It's in as new boxed condition as it was my spare in case of failure, never needed. The original plug is included, which has bullet connectors soldered to the leads for ease of installation.
Asking £125 inc. p&p, which is a significant saving on what it cost me!

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Post by catsx11 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:31 pm

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Re: Smiths tachometer for sale

Post by Roger King » Wed May 17, 2017 6:33 pm

Might have a speedo as well if you're interested, just let me know.

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Post by catsx11 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:41 pm

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Post by Roger King » Wed May 17, 2017 7:05 pm

Mechanical, yes, with trip. Presumably your gearbox would drive it? I know nothing at all about modern electronic speedometers.

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Re: Smiths tachometer for sale

Post by nikbj68 » Wed May 17, 2017 11:30 pm

Yes, LT77 speedo drive directly under the gear lever remote.
Hawk 289 FiA...AT LAST!!!

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Re: Smiths tachometer for sale

Post by PeterA » Thu May 18, 2017 9:11 am

Alan
I cannot state you will have this problem as it depends upon the geometry of your dashboard, I can only say that I did. I followed Rogers example and had my tachometer fitted with the high beam light but when it came to refitting it the light socket and connection on the back were just foul of the Hawk cross beam to the extent that the unit would not seat at all. As a temporary expedient I ran the unit slightly revolved such that the light fittings were above the beam. This winter I removed the dash and as part of a rework cut a recess in the beam, not sufficient to trouble its structural integrity but enough to accept the light fitting and the two small wires. If you are expecting to simply remove your current tachometer and slide in the new there is a chance that it won't. That said the fix is not difficult with the dash out and once completed the effect is a very nice detail.
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Re: Smiths tachometer for sale

Post by Roger King » Thu May 18, 2017 10:05 am

Not an issue with my instrument, Peter - the added indicator light is an internal LED, with just two wires coming out of a flat rubber grommet on the back of the tacho. There's no bulbholder to foul anything. The dimensions are exactly the same as the standard CAI instrument, with a couple of mm of rubber protruding.

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Re: Smiths tachometer for sale

Post by PeterA » Thu May 18, 2017 1:07 pm

Hi Roger, OK then no problem and all the better for it. Mine came back with a plug assembly which caused the above.
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