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zex85gt
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posted 05-10-2004 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zex85gt   Click Here to Email zex85gt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 83 F250 4X4 and the tach doesn't work. It had a mallory dual point distributor and now it has a DUI dist.[351W].The person I got it from said it worked breifly and quit. Could I get the tach fixed? If so where? Or get another inst. cluster and which years will work? My new dist. does not have a resister. I also gained almost 2 more mpg with new dist.
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Ricky Lynn

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MLariviere
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posted 05-11-2004 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe you could get info from DUI. I put an MSD system in my car,and had to do a few things for the tach to work.

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zex85gt
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posted 05-11-2004 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zex85gt   Click Here to Email zex85gt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It quite working with the mallory which had no vaccum advance.

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MLariviere
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posted 05-14-2004 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can use a clustewr from up to 86. I would still contact DUI to see if it's wired up correctly. My MSD unit said in the directions it will fry all test equipment/tachs if not wired properly. They go off the trigger wire,not from the coil.

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zex85gt
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posted 05-15-2004 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zex85gt   Click Here to Email zex85gt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
MLariviere: Well I went to the ford dealer and borrowed thier service manual. There is a fuse that supplies 12V for the tach,seat belt light and brake light. Changed the fuse now it works. Maybe this will help someone else.
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MLariviere
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posted 05-15-2004 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool! At least it was an easy fix!

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