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Old 05-19-2009, 09:33 PM   #1
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hi guys i really wanted to get a tach liked the idea of a rally pac but not the price :P....i just found one on craigslist listed as a 66...its listed at 150 dollars so im going to assume its not in "mint" condition soooo is there a place i can send this away to get it re restored because im no electrician ....if so how much would it cost....i know its not much help not having pics but the guy should be emailing me them soon...once i get i will post but a ballpark estimate would help...and lastly 66 and 65 rally pack is the same right!?!?!...(it is a 65 NOT a 64 1/2)
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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You have a '65 so you'll probably want the '65 RP which is NOT the same as a '66 (though they will both work mechanically in either car).

IMO, having owned and restored an original RP and having bought one of the Oval Industries repop RP's, I'd save the dough for the repop. By the time you get done restoring the original, you'll have spent probably as much or more.

Look on Ebay and you can get a nice FORD licensed RP for $360 through Sacramento Mustang.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1965-...Q5fAccessories

A used one on ebay will run at least $200.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:10 AM   #3
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i got the one from sacramento mustang as well. It includes the wiring harness and installation manual (it's the original manual so expoect a lot of fun figuring it out).
Like gothand says they are different. Low style (64.5-65) and high style (66)

here's the low style (64.5-65):


and here's high style (66):


mounted they look like that:
low:


high:


Both can be ordered with the following options:
6000 or 8000 rpm
ford script in tach, mustang script in tach.
As far as I know even coloured.

The 8000rpm versions are said to be not readable but I haven't seen one in person so far, so can't say.
For a stocker the 6000 rpm version is plenty

I have the low-style 6000 rpm version
will make a proper pic later

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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just found out it is a 65 original guy says it works well and that the paint is a bit "chipped" so do i tottaly wanna steer away still (guy doesnt have a camera so i have 2 go to his house)and it is a 6000 rpm still bad or?
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nvm looked at it saw it was trash guy got a little angry and he told me not to be on craigs list if i was a perfectionist :P
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The 8000rpm versions are said to be not readable but I haven't seen one in person so far, so can't say.
For a stocker the 6000 rpm version is plenty
Agreed. In the early 90's, I came across a garage sale while visiting San Luis Obispo, CA and a guy was actually selling a bunch of hi-po Mustang takeoff parts. I picked up an 8,000 rpm '66 Rally Pac that I gave to my younger brother for his '66 vert. The tach is tough to read!! At that same garage sale, I picked up a console for AC and manual tranny for $25 as well but passed on the original hipo manifolds for $10. Oh, those were the days.
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...and lastly 66 and 65 rally pack is the same right!?!?!...(it is a 65 NOT a 64 1/2)
No. The 64 always had the high-profile type. The 66, unless installed by a careless dealer, always had the low-profile type. The 65 could go either way, depending on the type instrument cluster. The high-profile was always black, but the low-profile was color-keyed to the dash. The one in my 66 is light blue, for example.
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Ya got that backward, pardner. This is the high-profile type:


This is the low-profile type:


mounted they look like:





I think you can see why the 5-gauge version is called the low-profile.

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2+2 if you look at the pictures the one you are calling the low profile one is actually sitting higher than the other. I think kalli had it right.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:20 AM   #10
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I did some research and it seems that most people call the later one the low profile.
It is sitting higher alright, but maybe the cut in the middle section is the reason they're called low profile.

So ignore low/high and just go with: "64-65" rally pac for the long type speedo and 66 rally pac for the clock type speedo

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