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Homelite Bearcat in dash tachometer wiring 6 years 11 months ago #49413

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I get a lot of calls on the subject of how to wire the in-dash Homelite and Bearcat tachometer.

These are the only tachometers I'm aware of that are wired IN SERIES with the ignition coil, rather than IN PARALLEL as most tachometers are wired.

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Attached copies of the factory tachometer wiring instruction sheet.
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Re:Homelite Bearcat in dash tachometer wiring 6 years 3 weeks ago #69576

Now that you mention it I remember see that wiring digram on here some time back and think I printed it out but going to print it out now
Thank you vary much
Mike aka the pirate :laugh:

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Re:Homelite Bearcat in dash tachometer wiring 6 years 3 weeks ago #69596

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You're welcome!!! They work good and the way they wire up, no need to run any wires back to the engine like I did with the aftermarket one I originally hooked up. I got one with the chrome cup to mount it an top of the dash as there was no room for mounting it in the dash.

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Dick Johnson

1989 16ft Sylvan

'57 Evinrude 18 (finally found a decent one)
'58 Johnson 5.5
'72 Johnson 6.0
'61 Homelite
'64 Johnson 18
'65 Homelite 55
'66 Homelite 55
'68 Bearcat 55 (3)
'70 Bearcat 55 (2)
'71 Bearcat 85 (Sold)
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