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I just bought and installed a new hood tach on my 68 from Ames. When I turn the ignition on the gauge does a sweep test, all the way to the right, then back to zero. My old gauge didn't do this, is this normal on the new gauges or is something wrong?
 

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A lot of the new movements do that when they power up. You may want to read the directions to see if this is a normal operation for the new tach. If it doesn't say that it is normal , call Ames where you bought it & ask them. The call is free to their tach line.
 

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I think the gauges on the new Ford trucks do that when they power up. The tach came with no instructions and the guys at Ames didn't know. Works fine, just wondered if anyone else has a new hood tach that does this.
 

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The originals do not. Many new cars with analog type gauges do this. It may be due to your unit being new and upgraded, or it may be something else. I'd check into it, though.
 
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