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rpm /pto gauge

Postby JGtools » 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
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:27 pm

Try "hand held tachometer" on eBay. There are several kinds listed.

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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby ricky racer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:29 pm

I've got one out in the barn!
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby JGtools » 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
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby Rudi » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:35 pm

Jim:

I have a 727W. Got it for $19.00 on :eBay: 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 :eBay: though. Keep watching they will pop up. There are a couple other types as well but the 727W is probably the neatest.
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby Bob McCarty » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:04 pm

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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby JGtools » 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
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby Gary Dotson » 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.
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby ricky racer » 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.



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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby ricky racer » 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.

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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby JGtools » 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

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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby Gary Dotson » 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.
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby JGtools » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:26 am

Gary, that's what you call a sweet find.
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby Rudi » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:09 pm

Jim:

These look interesting. So interesting that I think I would like to have one.... :D 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 Cond

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Sold for: US $28.75

AC SPARK PLUG VINTAGE TYPE 1 HAND HELD TACHOMETER

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Unfortunately there are no AC units available in auctions at the moment. In a few days we may see some more. Just search :eBay: for AC Hand Held Tachometers. There are no Stewart Warner's available either at the moment.
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Re: rpm /pto gauge

Postby JGtools » 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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