Anyone have a lead on a tack/spedo gage ?

Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:28 pm

Hi All,

One of the cubarama photos showed a really neat tachometer/spedometer gage. Any idea where I can find one ? It looks just like the ones found in my brother in law's full size tractors.

Thanks, Rick

Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:35 pm

I read that they are very rare and very expensive.

Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:39 am

Do you have the link to the Cubarama pictures you mentioned. I am new to Cubs, having owned them now for only a few years. But, I just bought a 58, all original, from the original owner that has some type of IHC tachometer/speedometer mounted to the steering support column. I have no interest in it from a collector's standpoint. If these are rare and expensive, I would sell it to somebody who would appreciate it.

Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:57 am


Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:18 am

Thanks for the pic. That's what I have on my cub. Can anybody suggest a ballpark price for these?

Thank you,
B. Mahar
Savoy, MA

Tue Dec 21, 2004 10:41 am

Well..... I think they normally sell for $9.95 but because you seem like a nice guy I'll Give you $12.00 ?

kidding, but I would be interested in it if you sold it for a resonable price

Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:01 pm

Hi Bigchuss,

I am the originator of this posting.

Provided that your spedo/tach gage will work with a positive ground six volt system on a 1948, make me an offer.

I am a very new owner of the marvelous cub - and I do not have a handle on component prices. But just its value to me, I guess I would pay about $75 for a working gage. (I really have no idea if this proposal is high or low.)


Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:07 pm

Rick - that one is mechanical. It doesn't care what the voltage is. You will need the fitting at the distributor to drive it. Make sure you get it too.

Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:14 pm

I think this tac just got posted on Ebay

Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:19 pm

This looks like it came off a nice tractor, check out the other items for sale. Man I hate to see it get parted out like that

Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:23 pm

Todd wrote:This looks like it came off a nice tractor, check out the other items for sale. Man I hate to see it get parted out like that

Wheres the link Todd?. Or did you ferget to post it. :?:

Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:09 am

After posting to this thread yesterday about my tach, I received several offers and a few phone calls about the gauge. To avoid a private e-mail bidding war, I decided just to list the thing on Ebay. Again, I am new to Cubs, and I have no idea what the tach is worth. I am not a collector/ restorer. I use my Cub year round planting food plots, growing potatoes, skidding timber, plowing snow, etc.

This is my third Cub, and each time I buy one, I buy them as package deals here in New England. I have upgraded each time, sold the implements that I don't need, and kept the parts I do need. Todd mentioned that he hated to see the tractor get parted out. With the exception of the tach, these parts I listed are duplicates or parts I just have no use for. As a collector of WWII militaria, I understand the implications of parting out a collection. Perhaps I am making an ethical faux pas by parting out the tachometer. But if it is as uncommon as I am lead to believe, then I would like somebody to own it who appreciated it more than I. And if selling the tach allows me to put a down payment on a nice IHC M1 Garand, then that's something that I can restore and appreciate.

Sorry for the long winded post.
B. Mahar
Savoy, MA

Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:30 am

I also use my cubs for work rather than show, and think as you do. I'd love to have one of the IH Garands myself, but dollars tend to clash with want.

Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:39 am

I just meant it looked like a real nice original tractor from the pics of the stuff your selling, like the pto cover ect. it looks like it also had a factory step, and wheel weights. lots of goodies :o