: Ford tach

11-15-2008, 10:45 AM
I saw the pictures of the Ford speed sensor used on the accessory drive gear then plugged in to the factory harness. In my case my truck came with a gas engine, can I make my factory tach work? Should I replace the instrument cluster? What parts do I need?

11-15-2008, 07:30 PM
Just think how much easier it would be for us to answer that question, if you had identified your make and model.

11-16-2008, 10:09 AM

Go there.

11-18-2008, 09:40 PM
1990 F 150 5 litre six cylinder 5 speed manual

11-18-2008, 10:43 PM
I do not know about integration to your cluster. Your Ford 4BT adapter plate has a hole in it for the Tach signal to read flywheel teeth. as can be seen in page 3 of the above linked page. The dakota digital sender will fit directly in the hole as will other brand's sensors who's Part numbers are also listed in that thread.

11-19-2008, 05:58 PM
I can get a complete set up from Isspro or stewart warner but i'd like to use the stock tach.

11-20-2008, 05:39 PM
There's no way you can use the six tach. If you use the Ford diesel tach sender in the timing cover and a diesel tach and wire it together right you can make that work. Or you can use the dakota flywheel tooth setup and a V8 tach.

11-21-2008, 06:13 AM
Why can't you use the Dakota digital tach adapter and whatever sensor you can come up with (flywheel teeth, pulley bolts, alternator,???)?

11-21-2008, 10:00 PM
I looked at the link and It looks like the easyest solution. The site says it works with 4-6-8 cylinder tach so I can use my stock instrument cluster and stock tach sensor port on the rear structure. Thanks for the help guys.

11-22-2008, 01:28 AM
Hey Marco, I'm using the Dakota flywheel sensor with my Toyota tach and it works perfectly with a little calibration. Come check it out sometime.

11-22-2008, 10:12 PM
Sounds good Jason, I'll come by your place on Monday.