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Tachometer photo please!

PostPost by: rfurzer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:08 am

I have the wrong tach ( one fr a cortina mk2). I have googled and know that I need a 2434/00 for my +2s130/5. Can anyone send me a photo of one ( or even better sell me a spare!)
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PostPost by: rjaxe » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:05 pm

Russ, no spares I am afraid but here are a couple of pics of the RVI 2434/00 tacho from my +2 S130/4. I am deleting the RVI circuit on this unit and replacing it with a driver circuit based on an LM2917N. This will enable a voltage signal to be picked up from the -ve terminal on the coil which should enable the tacho to work better with my Aldon distributor.(I hope)
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RVI 2434 00 002.JPG and
RVI 2434 00 001.JPG and
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PostPost by: rjaxe » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:24 pm

Russ ignore the rear view pic, I have just noticed it is not standard having been partly modified.
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PostPost by: rfurzer » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks!
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:49 pm

These pictures were taken of a spare that came with my S130/5 decades again, the face looking the same as the one in the car but it is marked 2419/00 RVI. I no longer have it, in fact if anyone comes across it (note my writing on the back) report it as stolen as I posted it to NicolaColtro last month and it never arrived (in Padua).

Where are you based, it helps people to know?

Tachometer Face, from +2 111_0248.JPG and
Tachometer rear, Neg Earth.JPG and

[EDIT on Christmas Day] By concidence, and using my new Christmas present, I scanned in a slide of my old +2 S130 dash board showing that it had flat faced rims and orange needles as described by the thread opener in his last post. Apologies for poor memory and Red Herring.]
1985a 10 Elan+2 S130-5 dash.JPG and
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:24 pm

Meg,
I think you tacho is from a different model, the +2 has a flat chrome bezel.

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PostPost by: JJDraper » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:25 pm

I think that only the later +2 (S130) instruments all had the flat bezels and a dark grey background. I believe the earlier ones are as the picture (and my car). Check out the parts list.

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PostPost by: rfurzer » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:57 pm

Thanks for your help (and the photos).

I will keep an eye out for a "correct" tacho. If I cant find one I might consider a new smiths "cobra" type RVC unit one day.

I am in Tasmania BTW - but if you have a spare tach (or a dial face even), we do get post down here!

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:37 pm

Russ,
Assuming you are after a Tacho to match your Speedo are you looking for a flat-faced one or a bevel-edged one (like mine was)? To help clarify the whole business what is your chassis number or VIN so we can map the type against car variant?
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PostPost by: nhhiker » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:08 pm

Russ

I do have a spare tach. It reads RVI 2434/00, It came out of a junked Elan +2S. Flat face. PM me if you want to. I am in the states.

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PostPost by: andyelan » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:46 pm

Hi Everyone

It was my understanding that all 130/5 had flat bezel, grey faced instruments

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PostPost by: rfurzer » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:57 pm

Thanks guys- I've pm'd Bill.

My other instr are grey faced/ flat bezel/ orange needle.

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