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dode
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posted June 03, 2003 09:39 AM
Ok, we have a brand new distributor this year, but I think we have some sort of an ignition problem. I know we are turning 5500 to 6000 rpms on the track. However the tattle tale says like 7800 - 8000 when I hit it. This has me baffled. When I work the recall in the driveway, it works perfectly. Would a problem with a wire cause this? I really have no idea.

John

sdhnc29
Member
posted June 03, 2003 10:21 AM
Make sure that your tach lead is not touching the coil lead . If it is , it could send false signals to the tach . Also double check to make sure that nothing is connected wrong . Any thing that will false trigger your ignition , such as the mag pick up wire's running parallel to , or crossing over the coil wire's running from your ignition box will also cause this . But if this is the problem , you should also have a high RPM miss as well . Other than that , you might call the tach manufacturer and run this problem by them .

Steve

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dode
Member
posted June 03, 2003 11:14 AM
it is an autometer pro comp tach...standard HEI distributor with MSD coil, cap, and module, so everything is inside the distributor. I will check the routing of the tach lead though. I will try and give autometer a call too. Thanks.

John

jhon hollomon
Member
posted June 03, 2003 01:59 PM
I have a 5 inch recall auto meter tach also. No matter how many rpm's you turn it will only show that you've turned 4200. Anything under 4200 it reads accurately though. Can this be fixed?


racer17j
Member
posted June 03, 2003 10:18 PM
dode make sure your set on the v 8 setting i pulled in one nite and my recall read 8600 and the most i had turned all year was 5500 turned out i had the recal button pushed when i turned the power on and it reset to v6. just turn power off hold recall turn power on and hold it till the needle hits 4 then release it it will now be set at v8


dode
Member
posted June 04, 2003 08:16 AM
hmmm...I have never heard of that...I thought you set the number of cylinders from those little jumper wires on the back, none of which are cut. Is this wrong? Thanks.

John

racer17j
Member
posted June 04, 2003 05:28 PM
how many wires do you have on the back? on my auto gauge (cheaper version of the same thing) i just have the green with is the feed from the hei white and red wich are power and memory power and black ground. is that how yours is set up?. if you go to auto meter's web site that have all the wiring diagrams online you can take a look and see what you have got to make sure it's set up right


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