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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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Will the 1897 tach fit in the 2203 cup? How is it secured to the cup and can the cup be mounted on the steering column behind the steering wheel.

Asked by: damltd
The 1897 tachometer will fit in the 2203 cup. It is pressure fit and can be mounted anywhere.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-11-10

Will this tach (8997) work with a 5.3 Chevy engine. If not what signal adapter is needed to make it work?

Asked by: Pinion
Hi There, Could you send an email with more information about your engine to
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-05-19

Dumb questions but what measurement do you use for the diameter? Is it the outside dimension of the bezel or is it the size of the "housing"? Or is it something else. Thank you.

Asked by: Hymer Guy
Hello! 2-1/16" is the diameter of the face of the gauge. From the outside of the bezel, the diameter is 2-5/16".
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-11-18

do you sell a steering wheel mount or under dash mount for the 2 1/16 antique beige tachometer

Asked by: Ron Rat
Hello! Model #2236 will fit model #1897 under your dash. We do not have a mount made specifically for a steering wheel, but model #2204 is a pedestal mount that may be similar to what you're looking for.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-11-09

can I buy an under dash mount for this?

Asked by: Rat Rod
You sure can! You will need P/N: 2236.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-18

Will this 2 1/16" tachometer fit into one of the positions on dash panel # 7033?

Asked by: Bopis56
Hi, This tachometer will fit into the 7033. Thanks, Jim
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-15

Do you sell the light socket separately for this gauge? Mine broke and I need a new piece

Asked by: sparky164
Hi Sparky, The correct light assembly for you is part number 3220: Thanks, Jim
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-04-14

Hi, Will this be OK for a 2 cylinder motorcycle ?

Asked by: Harlock
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