Electronic tach

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Electronic tach

Post by penntoy123 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:02 pm

I have an old tach/dwell/volt tester. Where is the best place to connect it?

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Re: Electronic tach

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:59 am

It will only be usable as a volt meter.
It has settings for 8cyl,6cyl and possibly a 4 but that's for a vehicle with a single coil.
Hooked up to the bike it would (at best) read 1/2 the actual rpm.
The dwell angle feature is intended for points.Its function is negated by the advent of the pulse coil.
There is no point dwell angle to measure.theres not enough voltage at the pulse coil to operate the meter.

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