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Quick Specs

  • Size:2-1/16" (52.4mm)
  • Type:Air-Core
  • Range:0-7,000 RPM
  • Lighting:Incandescent
  • Instructions: Download PDF


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 - 7,000 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Domed Lens
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Is this tach capable of being dash mounted, or is it in a non-removable housing?

Asked by: Bob2
The 1397 will fit into a 2-1/16 inch diameter hole. It's also 100% compatible with our 2203 (chrome) and 2204 (black) mounting cups as well as our panels, like the 2236.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-01-27

Will this fit in the "cup" type mount? Is it possible to run my stock GM in car tach and this one in a cup mount at the same time using the same signal? Thanks, Jay

Asked by: JayZ
Thank you for your question. This will need to be installed in one of our 2-1/16” cups but this can be ran off the same signal.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-03-04

what is the depth of the 2/16" and the 3/38" tach's

Asked by: GBD007
Thank you for your question. The 2-1/16" tach is 3" deep and the 3-3/8" tach is 3-5/16" deep.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-02-12

Does this tachometer work with two cylinder motorcycle engines?

Asked by: Mike P.
Thank you for your inquiry. This tachometer will not work on your 2 cylinder motorcycle.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-03-17

I am close to you so can I order #1397 & #2203 on line and pick it up at your place? Also will the Tach work with an MSD A6L Tach output?

Asked by: Larry Mc
Thank you for your inquiry. This tachometer will work with your MSD system. We don't have a storefront here at the factory. If you wish to purchase product and pick up here, please call 866-248-6356 to place your order.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-01-24

How deep is the gauge. Thanks 

Asked by: Jones
Thank you for your inquiry. The total depth including mounting studs is 3".
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-10-01

Can this tach be used with GM HEI distribitor? Would it be the same as connecting to the coil like on the instructions

Asked by: todd3657845
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can run a signal wire from the tach to your tach output on your distributor.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-08-26

I will be installing your tach, 1397 in my 1989 Toyota pickup with a V6 engine. What other items do I need to do this installation and do you have an installer near Zip 94930 Thank You

Asked by: Johnnie F.
Thank you for your question. I recommend reaching out to our support team for specific details regarding your application. You can contact them at 866.248.6356 or
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-02-21
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