Vintage Sun Super Tach. Why are they worth?

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  1. daves66valiant

    daves66valiant 68 Dart 340/727:66 Signet Vert 340/5spd: 68 D100

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    eBay one near mint $375! Whoaaaa. What are they really valued at.
     
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    • j par

      j par Well-hung Member

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      The Don Garlits tach that I want the guy is asking $475...
       
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      xLURKxDOGx "An angel fat, at satan's feast" FABO Gold Member

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      Mortgage the house.

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      • Mopar-Mitch

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        I've been looking at vintage sun tach's also, crazy prices. I still have a super tach II but they don't appeal to me like the original sun super tach. I found a nice one at a swap meet last year for $300.00 and passed on it, I should have bought it. They started making nice new one's by sunpro but they sold out to bosh and they quit putting the sun logo on them, I'd like to even find one of the newer ones. I've been thinking about finding an old super tach with bad chrome and putting the internals in a new bosh cup.
         
      • toolmanmike

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        Start a wanted ad here. May'be someone has one for you.
         
      • diymirage

        diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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        i think i paid $29.95 at autozone a few years ago for a brand new one (still with the sun logo)
         
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        • Fisho

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          I picked up a nice used one for $25 last month. Deals are out there if you're patient
           
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            Cost new - $15

            Cost of questionable 40 year old vintage - $350

            Reliving your youth - priceless !!

            What's in your wallet?
             
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              I've thought about buying a new Bosch and adding adding a Chrysler parts decal to recreate the look of an old Chrysler parts tach, It just wouldn't go to 10 grand like the original.

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              • redchihuahua2004

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                I got a nice vintage piece a few years ago for about $100.00 via ebay
                 
              • daves66valiant

                daves66valiant 68 Dart 340/727:66 Signet Vert 340/5spd: 68 D100

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                Found a decent vintage one on ebag last night. Crazy what some are going for.

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                  I am looking to clean out some old parts and found this Sun Tach. Can anyone tell me what it's worth? Thanks.

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                  • 67Dart273

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                    the thing is, there are "Super tachs" and then there are "Super tachs." The first ones had separate senders WHICH WERE NOT ELECTRONIC. These used expensive and now impossible to find mecury batteries and a RELAY to activate the meter. Good luck finding a sender that works

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                    The first one I bought in the '70 or '71 was a one piece electronic version
                     
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                    I couldn't tell you what it is worth for sure, but it's a 1980's model if that helps.
                     
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                    That's the one I got for $25.
                     
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                    Thanks!
                     
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                    Looks like prices are all over the place for this tach. It says "Sun Super Tach II." Don't know if that means anything except that it came before Sun Super Tach I.
                     
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                    I don't think this is one of those. It does, however, have four wires coming out of it. I figure red one to the + power supply, black one to ground, green one to lights, blue one to coil???
                     
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                    The one I have just says sun super tach.
                     
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                    I've got one of those sender's (somewhere in the garage) but I don't have the tach that goes with It!
                    I have no idea if it works or not, I'd bet heavily against it.
                    (What's a mercury battery? Upgraded ford?)
                     
                  • Daves69

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                    FWIW, This never used "new" tach hit the floor and cracked the glass in a move years ago...............

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                    I wasn't too concerned because of what this little sticker states.............

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                    Likely the cheapest Sun made in the '80s. Better quality was made earlier and elsewhere IMO.
                     
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                    Yuck.
                     
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                    I do believe ....
                    green is coil
                    blue is dash lights....maybe pull the tach bulb and check the contacts with an ohm meter. see if you get continuity to the blue wire on one contact and to black on the other.
                    red is B+
                    black is ground
                     
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