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Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

I have a very cool old vintage tach I want to install in the wagon. I plan to put it on the column and I'd like to mount it with something a tad more attractive than a hose clamp. I need a clamp able to encompass about 2"-2-1/8" given where I want to mount it. Any ideas?

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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column

I used to have a tach mounted on the small end of a piston connecting rod and the big end clamped on the column. I welded a nut inside the small end of the rod. The tach was bolted thru the back of the gauge cup.
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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column

Iíve used a screw through the bracket into the column. No hose clamp.

Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column

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Iíve used a screw through the bracket into the column. No hose clamp.
Yeah, not drilling any holes in my tach mount and especially not in my original 4-speed column jacket.

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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

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I have a very cool old vintage tach I want to install in the wagon. I plan to put it on the column and I'd like to mount it with something a tad more attractive than a hose clamp. I need a clamp able to encompass about 2"-2-1/8" given where I want to mount it. Any ideas?
I put black shrink tubing over the hose clamp and heated/shrank it to conform to the band. Looks nice(r) and wont scratch your column.

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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

agree..you can wrap it. I used one of the screws already in the dash and stuck it just under the pad dashpad no hoseclamp needed. i cant post pics on here but can email you one.

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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

What about some high quality double sided tape? It's pretty strong, and you can remove it with solvents if you ever want to take it off.

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36" black cable tie? but I also have a tool to tighten them
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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

Google "column tach mount"

There are plenty of cool options.


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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

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I put black shrink tubing over the hose clamp and heated/shrank it to conform to the band. Looks nice(r) and wont scratch your column.
This is probably the best quick and easy solution.

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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

Hide a shift light under the dash and have it shine against the windshield through the defroster vent..
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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

I vote for the shrink wrap plan. cheap too.

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Re: Good alternative to hose clamp to mount tach on column?

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Please have a look at my "Garage." There's a photo in there of my "cool old tach" that I mounted "upside down" to the underside of the dash top.

I used a kit I bought off eBay that consists of two strips of metal strap and two strips of rubber. The kit sandwiched the tach's base to the plastic instrument carrier at a screw hole, I added a second screw hole for the other end of the straps.

It's a very simple, very nice, very clean mounting. PM me if you want additional pictures of the setup.

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