Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:24 pm
any sources for the hand held pto rpm gauge . I did a google search,and came up with everything but that one. thanks,Jim
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:27 pm
Try "hand held tachometer" on eBay. There are several kinds listed.
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:29 pm
I've got one out in the barn!
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:45 pm
Ricky, do you use it and like how it works?
Bob, I just did a ebay search, and found 4 or 5 vintage Stewart Warner 757w model tachs . They do get $$ I see. Thanks,Jim
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:35 pm
I have a 727W. Got it for $19.00 on
At the moment the three 727Ws are a bit pricey .. sheeshhhh now that is an understatement .. $100.00 is a bit much. There are always a bunch of them on
though. Keep watching they will pop up. There are a couple other types as well but the 727W is probably the neatest.
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:04 pm
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:39 am
Thanks Rudi and Bob. I may consider that harbor freight tach, while keeping my eye open on ebay for a Stewart Warner 757 tach. The Harbor freight price is good, and looks like good reviews . Thanks , Jim
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:57 am
Along with the Stewart Warner tach, A C also made a hand held mechanical tach. I have one of those and it works quite well. it sounds like the price of the S W has gotten a bit out of line, I used to find them at swap meets & such for $25 -$30 routinely.
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:08 am
Gary Dotson wrote:Along with the Stewart Warner tach, A C also made a hand held mechanical tach. I have one of those and it works quite well. it sounds like the price of the S W has gotten a bit out of line, I used to find them at swap meets & such for $25 -$30 routinely.
I think mine is an AC. I'll have to look when I get home from work.
Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:32 pm
Yep, it's an AC. Works very well. I used it to check the engine RPM after rebuilding my '53.
Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:42 pm
Ricky , that is very cool ! I placed a bid on ebay, and that lasted all of 15 min, till I was out bid.....looks like these little hand held contact tachometers bring big $$. I received feed back from a Guy that sold one for 175.00 2 weeks ago . Hang onto that Gem ! thanks,Jim
Would the A-C Stand for Allis chalmers ?
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:45 am
No! A C Delco. I lucked out on mine, I bought a box of Coleman lanterns from a guy and it was in the bottom of the box, still in the original tube. I'm sure it meant nothing to him.
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:26 am
Gary, that's what you call a sweet find.
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:09 pm
These look interesting. So interesting that I think I would like to have one....
Hey.. I did say I was a tool junkie
These are completed auctions and they all averaged at less than $28.00Cdn each. Very fair price indeed.VTG AC Hand Held Tachometer in Box # 1536486 Great CondSold for: US $28.75AC SPARK PLUG VINTAGE TYPE 1 HAND HELD TACHOMETER
Unfortunately there are no AC units available in auctions at the moment. In a few days we may see some more. Just search
for AC Hand Held Tachometers. There are no Stewart Warner's available either at the moment.
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:37 am
Rudi, have to agree The AC would be a nice one o have. I currently do not have a bid in on ebay, the stewart warner auction is up to 65.00 with 1 day to go. Looks like the last ones went for 100.00 or better. Jim
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