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I have just purchased a '66 SS. I feel like a proud papa. I had a '71 in high school in the late 70's -- still regretting getting rid of it, but we all make mistakes. This time, I'm in it FOR GOOD! I'd like to know:
1. What size rims were standard? This one has 15".
2. It has a tach just to the right of the steering column hanging from the lower part of the dash. Is this stock? (It's not operating now, and if it's not stock, I will probably remove it) ( the car has an M35 powerglide if that matters)
 

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1966:

L6 Wheel size 14x5 Tire size 6.95x14
V8 and/or AC 14x5, 7.35x14
396 14x6, 7.75x14

You didn't mention engine size. The tach does not sound stock.
Can't seem to get columns to work on this site. What's up?

Mark




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Some 66 ss's came with a factory tac bolted to the dash to the right of the steering wheel. lower part of the dash. Right at where your knee would be. Its called a kneeknocker tach. All chrome around the outside. Real nice option to have. I have one in my 66 ss. hope this helps you out. jason
 

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Norton,

Here's a picture of a correct tachometer for a 1966 Chevelle.

silverstone.fortunecity.com/tvr/246/1966_fact7.jpg

This is where it would be located.

http://silverstone.fortunecity.com/tvr/246/1966_fact5.jpg

I have a facts and figures page for the 1966 Chevelle at my web site. Click on link below. Just look for the Chevelle info section.

I also have an 66 SS but mine didn't have the original engine, so I put in a 409.

Good luck,

Bob

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Bob

Bob's 409 Chevy Page

silverstone.fortunecity.com/tvr/246/bob_s_409_chevy_page_index.html



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Just to add a little clarity to the tire size, because back in the 60's and 70's, letter sizes were commonly used to denote tire size.
6.95 x 14 = D78x14
7.35 x 14 = E78x14
7.75 x 14 = F78x14
8.25 x 14 = G78x14
8.55 x 14 = H78x14
 

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mr409:

thanks for the pix:

the tach in this car IS in that location and it is all chromed. However, the face does not look quite like the picture. The letters A C like i the picture is not present. In addition, it tops out at 6000.
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Are these differences meaningful ?
 
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