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Old 05-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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1978 F100 "Rooster"

I have a 1978 Ford F100 4x4 with a 1992 Big Block 460 im building. Im wanting to make a custom gauge, how hard is it to hook up a sunpro speedo?
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:36 PM
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Easy 4 wires

Blk -grd
Bue - light
White- tach signal
red - Power
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work on the stock cable?
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Explain stock Cable ?....


The Tach has 4 wires


red to power (Under dash)
Blue > Light (Connects Under dash)
Ground > (Connect under dash)
White > Signal..run to TACH (-) terminal to coil
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Explain stock Cable ?....


The Tach has 4 wires


red to power (Under dash)
Blue > Light (Connects Under dash)
Ground > (Connect under dash)
White > Signal..run to TACH (-) terminal to coil
Coz he was asking about a speedo.......
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Stupid me ..............

I think Tach

What will the electronic speedo use as a rpm sender ?

There isn't any Electronic speedo signal source and the 78-79 uses the OEM speedo cable/with cable sensor.


You may ave to rob the system from a newer truck with sensor on the driveshaft or transmissin
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yea. i could do the tach easy, i was asking bout the speedo. will the stock cable work on aftermarket speedos?
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Best check with the manufacturer of the speedo, I recall in the old days, some worked and some didn't.
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im buying a sunpro speedo and i was hopeing it would work in the stock cable but ti think its all electrical, so ill have to buy an adapter kit
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thanks for all the help guys, i found a auto meter speedo that will work on my stock cable.
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