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Product # 2890

  • 2-5/8" (66.7mm)
  • Air-Core Air-Core
  • 0-4,000 RPM
  • Incandescent
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Since 1957, AutoMeter has set the standard in performance, accuracy and durability with their legendary Tachometers. The absolute pinnacle of engineering and technology, it’s no wonder AutoMeter can lay claim to more motorsports victories than every other gauge manufacturer combined. The patented air core meter movement, wound in house to exacting standards, can move the needle from 0 - 4,000 rpm in 333 milliseconds. An inaugural inductee to the Hot Rod Speed Parts Hall of Fame, no other tachometer on the market has had anything approaching its impact on professional racing. Built for a lifetime of service under the harshest conditions, this is the no compromise tach for no compromise builds. When you’re ready for the best, there isn’t another choice.

Feature Points

  • Traditional incandescent lighting illuminates around the perimeter of the dial
  • 12 and 16 volt compatible, well-suited with nearly every street car or race car electrical system
  • Gauge kit includes bulb and socket assembly, red and green bulb covers, mounting hardware, and detailed instructions for installation
  • AutoMeter’s race proven air-core electric tachometers provide quick and accurate readings with a needle so responsive it can go from 0 - full scale in 333 milliseconds
  • Compatible with most 4, 6, and 8 cylinder engines (2 - 4 pulse per revolution ignition signals) with points, electronic, and most 12V high-performance racing ignitions.

Bulb & Socket

  • 3220

Light Covers

  • Red 3214 & Green 3215

Mounting Hardware

  • Bracket Included
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Can the gauge be rotated in it's pod , to be mounted upside down ?

Asked by: Strip
Hi, This 2890 tachometer can be rotated 360 degrees in its mounting strap assembly. It can be mounted upside down. Thanks, Jim
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-12

Hello, Is it possible to get this gauge as an in-dash version or to simply remove the pedestal and clamp? I need a low rpm tach like this for my diesel tractor and would like mount it on the steering column with your roll-pod mount.  Thoughts?

Asked by: Primus
Thank you for your question. I would recommend using our roll-pod mount P/N: 48001 in order to get this on the tractor.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-12-27

Can this tach be used with a 12valve Cummins diesel?

Asked by: Swett
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can use this on your diesel application, but you will need our #9112 diesel tach adapter.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-03-28

Does the gauge or mounting bracket rotate so it can be mounted to the side of a steering column?

Asked by: BobL
Thanks for your inquiry. The 2890 can be rotated 360 degrees in its mount, mso you can certainly mount it on the side of your steering column.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-01-11

Can this be dash mounted? I expect it can but I can only find the pedestal version. Thanks

Asked by: Clarke
Thank you for your question. There is not a separate version available, however, you can take this tach out of the cup and it will mount in a 2-5/8" hole. It will not have any mounting studs or bracket to hold it in dash so you will need to supply some solution for this.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-11-06

Will this tach work with the diesel adapter for an all mechanical 6bt cummins? Truck does not have a crank pick up so alternator is next best thing, and only need a 4k tach.

Asked by: straight_5.9
Hi, thank you for the question. The 9112 Diesel Tach Adapter will work with the 2890 Tachometer, but if you could accept a 5K, we have a specific diesel tach, model 2888, that would not require the Diesel Tach Adapter.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-08-09

Will this run on a 6 volt system? I don,t care about the lighting.

Asked by: Calvin
Thank you so much for the question. Unfortunately, there is nothing we have that is compatible with a 6 volt system. Everything today is going to be for 12V or 16V systems.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-01-10

Does this #2890 Z-Series Pedestal tachometer 2 5/8'' 0-4000 work with a 6 cylinder Pertronix ignition with out any modification or adapter? Thanks. George B.

Asked by: Joe Dokes
Thank you so much for contacting us. Without being the application, it would be difficult to say 100%. In most instances, there should not be a problem and it will work right out of the box. Pertronix makes a great ignition system, but they can be electrically noisy. We have occasionally had to add a 10k resistor to the input for the tachometer when noise issues occur. In the worst case scenario, we do offer a tach filter as well, though this is very rare. Make sure you're grounding things properly (to the engine block or to a frame rail) and instances of issues will be dramatically reduced. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph From AutoMeter
Date published: 2017-11-21
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