Most popular tach in the 70's and other stuff

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  1. Marlabuck

    Marlabuck Well-Known Member

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    I currently have the bunny on my Scamp...
     

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    rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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    hey don't forget ansen sprint and keystone classics and the daisy (200s) american racing equip rims , american's bearclaw they took the place of torq thrust rims in the racing world .
     
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    Dartswinger70 Well-Known Member

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    I had a Super Tach in the late 80's on my 71 Pontiac. I remember unscrewing the worm clamp to sell it for gas money one night. I wish I still had it.
     
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      sonoramic Well-Known Member

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      May not have been the "most popular", but certainly the coolest!:

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      woods Well-Known Member

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      I had a Sun Super Tach in my first car.
      Been looking for something to go in the Dart.
      Just found it. Thanks
       
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      500 DUSTER Well-Known Member

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      Sun Super for sure
      under dash 8 track
      wasn't much for decals but had a fender emblem I loved on my 68 Super Bee simply said HEMI
       
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      hemicop Well-Known Member

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      Oh BOY! .... like you're asking (what was automotive "fashion" in the '70s?
      Well, P/S was HUGE then so a lot of guys tries to emulate them. To that end, you'd get:

      Sun tachs, as mentioned (S-W was second)
      Sun gauges with blue backlighting (looking to buy them now, BTW)
      gold anodized valvecovers,
      oversized rear tires (l60.15s if you could fit 'em)
      vertical gate shifters (racing auto trans weren't fully developed)
      "Lakewood" bolt-in roll bars
      8-track players
      white headers & undercarriage
      solid lifter cams
      Accel coil & wires
      Mallory or Accel distributors
      Cragar S/Ss in front, Ansen slotted wheels in the rear
      hood scoops of various styles. Usually to copy the P/S cars
      "Purple Hornies" glasspacks---Thrush 'glasspacks if you were poor
      "flex-a-Lite" 'glass fans
      'most anything by "Moroso"
      pinstriping
      cool-cans
      braided lines (as it was new stuff then)
      airshocks
      bolt-on traction bars (usually "Lakewood"
      NMW ladder bars
      Edelbrock "tarantula" manifolds
      (for Mopars) STR or Weiand manifolds.

      Did I leave anything out!!:D
       
    • Mopar Tim

      Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Yes you did! Air shocks. Missed it sorry.
       
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      diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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      its on the wrong side of the car?
       
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      hemicop Well-Known Member

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      I'd be curious to know what those mods cost today versus what they cost back then?
       
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      Forgot sidepipes. Can't add much since I was just a young pup in the 70's, but I hear you on not wanting the new retro looking stuff. I have a early 70's underdash fm 8 track in my 1967 Dart, my one concession to the digital age is a redirad so I can play my mp3 player through the FM radio in the 8 track player.
       
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      Sun super tach,
      Realistic FM converters , or reslistic 8 tracks
      Prismatic tape decals with the car name on them.
      Cragar S/S wheels
       
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      The rims!
       

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      The speakers.
       

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    • magnumdart

      magnumdart You in a heap of trouble boy. FABO Gold Member

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      Ass, gas, or grass...nobody rides for free.
       

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      Lots of good ones! "Back in the day" (I know you guys don't like that phrase) I managed a speed shop for a few years. At that time the Sun Super Tach was king for the street with Stewart Warner gauges. If you were a racer, you had a Moroso direct drive tach. Accel Ignition was just becoming popular as well as Comp Cams. Cragar SS wheels were tops and Appliance headers were tops for the street. The racers always ran Hookers. We sold so many top brands but our electronics sucked. We had Kraco. I always had Craig Powerplay 8 tracks. I never liked the cassettes and it was too early for CD's. Every box of parts had a sticker. Cheap advertising for the manufacturers. Oh ya, Vic Edelbrock visited my store for a open house we had. Cool thing!
       
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      My 72 Duster 340 had an in dash Sparkomatic am/fm cassette with under dash 8 track, 40 watt power booster tied to 4 Pioneer 3 way speakers, a 40 channel cb to keep in touch with my crusing buddies, sun super tach II, and both rear side windows were full of stickers to broadcast what was under the hood. I could rattle my mirrors with those pioneers and power booster, and the rest of the car with that ratty General Kinetics cam. Good times
       
    • magnumdart

      magnumdart You in a heap of trouble boy. FABO Gold Member

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      Been awhile since I drug these out.
       

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      R4Sedan It's hopped up to over 160 FABO Gold Member

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      I remember the Bunny Hi Jacker shocks.
      Definitely 8-track under dash.
      thrush mufflers.
       
    • dart4forte

      dart4forte FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Dixco red,white and blue Don Gartlits tech

      Purple Hornies
       
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      • magnumdart

        magnumdart You in a heap of trouble boy. FABO Gold Member

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        Don't know how many hooked one of these up, but you would be hard pressed to find one now. Imagine...cruise control for under 5 bucks.
         

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        Still have a flex-a-lite glass fan somewhere. Didn't move enough air so put a stainless steel flex fan on. Still using it. The tarantula manifold I still have on the engine.
         
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        mguner How many is too many?

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      • 1967 'cuda

        1967 'cuda Dropped on Head as a Baby

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        Don't forget the wild colored fake fur on the package shelf.

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        Wide tires that stuck out beyond the wheel wells.

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        Aftermarket small diameter dished 3 spoke chrome steering wheels (sometimes with metalflake or made from chain).

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        bobbing head dogs on the package shelf.

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        Fiberglass flex fans (usually green or orange).

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        Beer tapper, pool ball, and piston shaped shifter handles.

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