1970 E Type tach problems


(calicojack) #1

Hello Members:
My tach suddenly stopped working. Is there a common fault that I can attack quickly?
Thanks Jack


(bob trimpe ) #2

A blown fuse (F7) put mine out.


(Nick Saltarelli) #3

The later series Es had impulse tachs that contain some basic electronic components including three capacitors which, after 50 years, get tired and fail. Check these out first, otherwise West Coast Instruments for an electronic conversion.


(Geo Hahn 1969 Series 2 OTS) #4

Don’t know them (Google comes up with violins)… maybe West Valley Instruments?


(William H Wayman 1970 S2 DHC) #5

Yes the electrolytic cap inside goes bad. Observe polarity, and you can use a slighly larger value in both rating and voltage without problems.


(Les Halls 1968 S1.5 2+2 Atlanta) #6

Contact Mike Eck to get the tach fixed/uprated, he did mine when I fitted the EDIS kit and and it works great.

You can find him at…www.jaguarclock.com


(Nick Saltarelli) #7

Yes. West Valley Instruments. Morris Mintz. He did my tach. Quick turnaround at a much lower cost than the popular NEUS rebuilder.