Replacing tach and possibly dash, seeking advice
My car: 1972 W-code
Iíve done some troubleshooting and made some calls to experts and itís advised that I just replace my tachometer. It works perfectly up to 4500 rpm, then wonít go any further until the motor falls back below 4500 rpm, then resumes normal function. So, Iíll keep the original tach in a box. Iím getting the correct LS-5, 5500 rpm, 3 screw tach from OPGI as the replacement.
So, this leads me to my advice seeking. I removed the dash pad and saw it was one of the fiberglass core units. I never really liked the way it fit, so Iíll order the genuine repro dash pad replacement from OPGI. Can any one attest to good fitment of these?
While Iím doing all this, the dash assembly on there has a crack under the speedo and above the column cut out. It bugs me. Also, tne dash has that silver trim painted on with small over sprays here and there. Again, it bugs me. The new ones seem to be updated with the chrome trim instead of the silver paint.
Being a 5/72 build, it has the seat belt warning light, but nobody make a repro dash with that, correct?
Iíve decided to sell my Chevelle. Iíve had it for a year, Iíve met my hero car and after much internal deliberation, Iíve decided to move on. So, Iím doing all this for the next buyer basically (whomever that may be). The tach and dash pad have to be done in my opinion. While Iím going for it, is it worth doing the dash assembly as well?
I want top dollar, so Iím spending the money to do these things right. Thanks for any advice.
(PS, Iíd prefer not to derail this thread into aone focused on the sale of my car. We can start another one for that)