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Stewart Warner Hand Tach


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Old 06-13-2013, 07:09:32 PM
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Default Stewart Warner Hand Tach

I picked this up, and wanted to know its age and if anyone had instructions for it.

Its a Stewart-Warner hand tach S-96336 and other 96335, high and low RPM as well as clockwise and counterclockwise rotation.

Anyone else have one?

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Default Re: Stewart Warner Hand Tach

yes i have same one in a blue painted wood box not a naugahyde box like yours. i posted over on hamb board years ago without any good exact use results. my box and gauges have the winged sw logo, might be older.
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oops, only my box has the logo.
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Default Re: Stewart Warner Hand Tach

The disc would be for measuring surface speed, maybe feet per minute, if set up with the right gauge.
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Default Re: Stewart Warner Hand Tach

Have the same tach. Got it for 10$ years ago, hace used it alot & it is very accurate. I have checked it against an eletronic on I picked up later on & for most work I prefer the mechanical. The base is marked for high & low, put the gage in & spin by hand to check for correct rotation. With some light grease on the gears it will last forever, no batterys & pretty bulit proof. You have to do some math to use the wheel on a shaft you can not get to the end to read, its the ratio of the wheel to the shaft times the shown RPM. Enjoy. Mine is in a blue painted box, but no logo. I'm jelous but i still love mine. Junk Iron
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Got 2. Mine go either way. They're precious.
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Question Re: Stewart Warner Hand Tach

I've purchased a tach of similar design, except it is Swiss made. It also came with a set of various shaped tips, and the wheel for checking surface speed. The problem is the "rubbery" tip material has gotten quite hard & brittle over time. Is there anything to be done to soften this material, or make it more pliable? Or can they be coated/dipped with something to give them more grip?
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Xylene will help some for awhile.
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Default Re: Stewart Warner Hand Tach

I have a Jacquets Indicator that is an actual rev counter. It will measure to increments of 2 RPM. I'll post a picture of it later today.
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Default Re: Stewart Warner Hand Tach

Can someone please explain how to use the wheel in this set. Better yet are there any instructions you can share?
I put this set away 5 years ago (Mikes' original posting) and would like to finally use it.
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