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AutoMeter Traditional Chrome Series Tachometers 2897

Tachometer, Short Sweep Retro, 0-8,000 rpm, 3 3/4 in., Analog, Electrical, Each

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, visit www.P65warnings.ca.gov.

Brand: AutoMeter

Manufacturer's Part Number: 2897

Part Type: Tachometer Gauges

Product Line: AutoMeter Traditional Chrome Series Tachometers

Summit Racing Part Number: ATM-2897

UPC: 046074028977

Gauge Style: AutoMeter Traditional Chrome

Tachometer Usage: Standard

Gauge Series: Analog

Gauge Range: 0-8,000 rpm

Gauge Size (in): 3 3/4 in. diameter

Gauge Size (mm): 95.25mm diameter

Sweep: 90 degree sweep

Tachometer Installation: Universal

Gauge Face Color: Black

Gauge Number Color: White

Pointer Color: Red

Bezel Finish: Chrome

Shift Light Included: No

Memory Recall: No

Playback: No

OEM Replacement: No

Sending Unit: Electrical

Quantity: Sold individually.

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Your musclecar deserves a solid American-made set of instruments that captures the strength and style of classic high performance. These are the traditional Chrome series tachometers from AutoMeter. Featuring a chrome bezel, white digits, black face, and florescent orange pointer, they'll dress up any ride.

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Q:

I have a 318 LA motor running factory distributor with a PerTronix Ignitor II solid state ignition system and PerTronix Flamethrower II Coil installed - will this Tacho work with this set up?

Asked by DAVID on November 20, 2017

A:

Thanks for your question. In our experience Pertronix ignitions are a nice upgrade to older points-style ignitions, but the tach signal output can often be fairly noisy which poses additional challenges when trying to connect a performance tachometer. We recommend adding part ATM-9116 to your shopping list for this install to help filter the input going to the tachometer. In the rare circumstance that you may continue to experience a jumpy or erratic AutoMeter tachometer needle following the installation of ATM-9116 on this application, please contact our tech team directly at 866-248-6357 for advanced troubleshooting tips to get everything playing together nicely.

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Q:

Is this gauge easily taken apart? I'd like to powder coat the chrome case and bezel. Thank you.

Asked by DENNIS on December 27, 2016

A:

Thank you for your question. The case can be removed by removing the acorn nuts on the back of the assembly.

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Q:

Will this Tach work and read correctly with solid core ignition wires. Would be using on a 53 ford flathead.

Asked by MICHAEL on November 07, 2016

A:

Thank you for your question. Auto Meter 2897 is not recommended to be used with solid core ignition wires.

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Q:

What color is the back lighting and can it be changed?

Asked by SCITT on April 07, 2018

A:

Thanks for your question. This instrument includes a conventional incandescent bulb which will provide warm white illumination as standard, with red and green covers provided to tint the gauge backlighting if desired. We offer blue (ATM-3207) and yellow (ATM-3208) bulb covers separately as well LED bulbs in the following colors: white (ATM-3288), blue (ATM-3286), green (ATM-3285) red (ATM-3284), and amber (ATM-3286).

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9 Customer Reviews for AutoMeter 2897 - AutoMeter Traditional Chrome Series Tachometers

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nice looking tach, easy install

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1) Tach needle registers only when power is on, meaning if you turn igition off, tach will display last rpm registered, but can be reset by turning key to on position and off again. 2)no tach limiter needle (no issue unless you are looking for period correct look).

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Reviewer: from CA

Date: December 09, 2014

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Auto Meter Retro Tach

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I chose this tach to mount on the column of a '65 four speed Skylark. It's short sweep mimics the factory gauges and helps to maintains a "period correct" appearance. It is a solid well built gauge made in America, with a smooth and steady needle. It works and looks fantastic! The only small issue was wires a little too short that went to the engine bay and the need to splice in more length. A great product, I'm happy with my choice. ...read more

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Reviewer: from CO

Date: March 15, 2014

Cool, little retro tach

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Especially when compared to specialty car websites, this little retro tach is definitely the right price. Comparable units I saw went for more than double. I'm going to strap this one to my steering column and call it done.

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Reviewer: from CA

Date: April 29, 2018

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retro looking tach

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Rated good and not excellent only because if you are looking for performance , know that this tach is a little hard to read(would not recommend for racing) . I put this on the steering column in my 69 impala and it looks like a million bucks , matches the cars style and era , has steel housing and quality you would expect from auto meter and summit delivered again in two days(that is amazing for cross border transactions).... ...read more

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Reviewer: from Canada

Date: October 03, 2017

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Really Cool Tach

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It matches the rest of my Traditional Chrome gauges perfectly but mine did not come with any bulb cover. I didn't feel like fishing the bulb out of the back to make it green like the rest of my gauges but it still looks great as is. It comes with ample wiring, a solid mount, and good instructions. If you're shopping for a tach for a race car this probably isn't for you, but it is perfect for a cruiser, especially if you are a little space limited. ...read more

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Reviewer: from ND

Date: October 09, 2016

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Some parts are not legal for use in California or other states with similar laws / regulations

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