Aftermarket tachmoeter/rev counter

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Aftermarket tachmoeter/rev counter

#1 Post by SimonO » Mon May 12, 2014 6:35 am

I have a PFL Mk2 without a rev counter - but would like to install one.

I am considering either swapping the dash for a later 2500 one or putting an aftermarket rev counter (pod thing) on the dash.

Anyone recommend/used an aftermarket unit???

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#2 Post by englishbull » Mon May 12, 2014 11:35 am

See how Dave Harvey as fitted his new rev counter into existing dash bezel
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#3 Post by Dave B » Mon May 12, 2014 6:17 pm

If you can get a PFL 2500 dash, that would be the easier way, as everything springs to life as it should without any wiring harness mods, all the necessary wiring is already installed.
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#4 Post by red2000chris » Tue May 13, 2014 4:59 pm

have you got a radio or just the plastic panel? I haven't got a radio so I used a TIM rev counter and oil gauge and fitted them in the plastic panel.
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#5 Post by Dave B » Tue May 13, 2014 6:42 pm

red2000chris wrote:fitted them in the plastic panel.
Bit out of line of sight there. Mind you don't run up someone's chuff whilst checking your oil pressure :wink:
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Re: Aftermarket tachmoeter/rev counter

#6 Post by SimonO » Sun May 18, 2014 8:03 am

I like Dave B's suggestion of fitting a PFL 2500 dash. Can they be easily distinguished - loads come up on eBay but I never know what they are! :(

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#7 Post by CAR » Sun May 18, 2014 10:04 pm

SimonO wrote:I like Dave B's suggestion of fitting a PFL 2500 dash. Can they be easily distinguished - loads come up on eBay but I never know what they are! :(
Pointed sword shaped needles, black bezels and a chrome 'button' in the centre of the dial. fl dials have square needles and black bezels with a chrome outer edge. The dash will also have a rheostat for the dial illumination on pfl, fl has a rectangular seatbelt warning light and hazard warning light switch.

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Re: Aftermarket tachmoeter/rev counter

#8 Post by SimonO » Tue May 20, 2014 8:45 am

Thanks!

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Re: Aftermarket tachmoeter/rev counter

#9 Post by SimonO » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:31 pm

Only four years later...

I have fitted a PFL Mk2 PI dash into my 1972 2000 - just in time for the RBRR.

However the one on the dash doesn't work correctly. I believe it's due to me having the 123 electronic ignition fitted and my rev counter is the RVI type.

Can anyone recommend a place to convert my current dial to RVC, or is there a "plug-in and play" alternative (I would like the dials to match if possible)

I realise that the wiring will need to be converted too....

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Re: Aftermarket tachmoeter/rev counter

#10 Post by sprint95m » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:12 pm

SimonO wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Only four years later...

I have fitted a PFL Mk2 PI dash into my 1972 2000 - just in time for the RBRR.

However the one on the dash doesn't work correctly. I believe it's due to me having the 123 electronic ignition fitted and my rev counter is the RVI type.

Can anyone recommend a place to convert my current dial to RVC, or is there a "plug-in and play" alternative (I would like the dials to match if possible)

I realise that the wiring will need to be converted too....
Your tachmoeter is connected to the ignition coil's positive terminal?

I got one of these to work on a Dolomite with 123 ignition, with the existing wiring, by bypassing the ballast resistor
and then running a new separate feed to the 123 distributor (from the fusebox inlet side).

(on a standard early Dolomite a tachometer failure results in no ignition,
doing the above means that should such a tachometer failure occur the car will still run.)



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PS I saw your car at John o' Groats on the RBRR!
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previously ran for nine years a Dolomite (1850), a 2500S (for 4 years), a Dolomite 1500HL (for a few months),
a Dolomite Sprint (for 10 years) and a second 2500S (for 5 years until 2007).

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