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Old November 17th, 2011, 08:17 AM
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Jaeger gauge face

Could be a very expensive and or time consuming route in terms of calibration but I'll chat with a shop that has done gauge face work for me in the past. If I have any luck, I'll keep you posted
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Old November 17th, 2011, 02:26 PM
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I have made a faked up Jaeger gauge face in Adobe Illustrator. I am going to make a waterslide decal from it to put on a donor Jaeger tach from an MG, which I will regut with a VDO marine. I can use a special laser paper to print the face. Only a few bucks for 5 sheets on the 'Zon.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 02:36 PM
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Jaeged

Well, I gotta say Bill, thats one sweet look'in face. I'd shower you with more acholades only I'm not sure it would all make it's way through our server here at work over to D90.

If you get so far as to do a running propotype of this thing, please respond back. Cripes it probably even has some strong commercial potential. From what I've read on the airwaves the Brits for one have interest in a period correct, well calibrated tach too. I'm sure it may have something to due with bring'in one of these fine mills up to speed when they're a little cold! I'm curious and hopeful to see what you come up with.

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Old November 17th, 2011, 03:50 PM
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Mark, I will certainly document the success or failure, but as far as selling them....not gonna go there.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Thanks for this Bill, I will need it later

I did not locate a 200tdi but I did find a NICE 2.25 diesel to use instead and will be needing a tach!
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Old January 4th, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Here are the donor bits. The Faria diesel tach I found on eBay for $20. The Jaeger tach is from some random Brit piece of crap sports car and was $15.
I have to put the Faria guts in the jaeger housing. I'll have to mount it by drilling holes in the back so the studs poke thru. They'll need to be isolated from the case. The signal and power wires as well as lighting have to connect.
The dial face will have to be fixed in place around the edge somehow. Still noodling that issue.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 08:37 PM
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drilled the old housing for the Faria studs. next up is the center thing that the gauge face attaches to. Too pooped out tonight, but tomorrow I will make the piece. It must be bent exactly so in order for the face to lay flat and be perfectly centered.
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Old April 12th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Curious Bill,

Hows this coming along?

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It's done. The waterside decal is a slightly purplish shade of black, and the white markings aren't as "white" as I'd like, but it passes the 5 foot test. Gonna do a few more coats of semi gloss clear coat hoping to further hide the difference. Needs calibration.
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You should have made it go to 11.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Very nice Bill!

A couple of questions if I may;

What is the outside diameter of the tach housing?

Where do you plan on taking the signal from?

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Revisiting this thread. Now that I have to mount the darn thing there are a few things I wanted to improve on. One was to have Jay print me a vinyl version of the face which came out awesome but I kinda fudged it when I went to put it on, so I've asked him to make me another one to reattempt.
Second is to find a mounting plate. Thus the call out for the wiper motor cover plate. Les Parker says he has one so I need to get that from him.
Mark, the tach signal comes from the alternator. On the back of the tach is a switch that you set depending on your pulley ratio. Set it, put the thing in the case and that's that. White wire to tach stud on the alt.
Outside diameter is the same as the Series speedo and triple gauge. Even has the same bezel.
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That is awesome.

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Talking with Chris at Spiyda to come up with a solution using an off the shelf MG Smith's tach. No it won't be diesel range of 0-4k, it'll just be the regular gauge with an external signal boost so that the weak voltage from the W terminal on the alternator can sufficiently excite the wire wound element of the tach.
Alternately I might try using an ABS sensor as a pickup from the crank pulley.
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