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Quick Specs

  • Size:3-3/8" (85.7mm)
  • Type:Air-Core
  • Range:0-8,000 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 – Maximum RPM in 333 milliseconds. An ultra-bright LED shift light guarantees you hit your shifts perfectly, every time. 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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  • Bracket Included
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Why doesn't autometer make a tach like the atm1490 that will hook up to a internal coil magneto?

Asked by: Demonsteve
To run on an internal magneto a tachometer requires special circuitry and a very rugged design to withstand the type of RF/electrical noise that a puts out. We do actually offer several magneto compatible tachometers in our Stack Professional Series like the ST200C-010. There is also a 8K, but we don't have a picture of this model currently online (ST200C-08)
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-02-14

Will this work with the tach feed wire that is on the Holley Terminator X system without any adapter?

Asked by: Carnutt
This tach should work with the tach output wire from a Holley Terminator X without any extra adapters.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-01-19

Does this come with wiring? if not can i purchase the wiring? its for a standard 1971 buck skylark

Asked by: captain wow
This gauge does not come with a wiring harness. There are spade connectors on the back to make the wiring easy. The only harness we offer for this gauge is included in our universal wiring harness (p/n 2198) that includes wiring for an entire kit of gauges.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-08-15

How do I buy online with out creating an account. Can I call on the phone and make a purchase.

Asked by: Layznc
Yes, if you would like to contact customer service and make a purchase, that is an option.
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-03-30

Tachometer not working

Asked by: Jim88
Please reach out to our Tech Support Team via email @ [email protected] or phone at 866-248-6357
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-02-16

I purchased a 1490 and under your features it states includes bulb and socket, etc. but when I received the unit it appears the bulb is within the housing and not accessible. Is it possible to change out the incandescent bulb to LED?

Asked by: BeesZ
The 1490 does have an accessible and replaceable bulb that is compatible with our standard T3 LED bulbs (3284-3288). It may be under a removable black cap/plug on the back of the tachometer.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2022-01-07

can this item be used in my 1975 MGB roadster?

Asked by: have none
Yes these will work with the roadster but you would have to provide an electric tach signal to the gauge.
Answered by: Sarah from AutoMeter
Date published: 2021-10-26

Can this gauge NOT be installed in a gauge cup? I know the title days "in-dash" just checking.

Asked by: MikeG
This can be installed in any of our gauge pods that use a 3-3/8" mounting hole. You can use P/N: 5204 or anything similar to that.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-04-07
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