We get so many cool pictures of people doing what we do, and figure it is a waste to not use them… so we created a series of calendars, for your desktop! Using photo outtakes from the magazine, as well as dedicated shots of Throttle Guys and Junkyard Jewels for your enjoyment. I hope that our passion passes through these to you! You can get your calendar under “In Print”. Choose your style from the drop down. Photos will be added as they are complete. Currently Junkyard Jewels is available, the Throttle Gals and Throttle Guys should be available next week!
The other day I was requested to install an aftermarket tach to my father in laws ’61 Chevy with a 235 Inline 6. The issue for me was that this tach had been purchased from a swap meet a while ago, with no instructions or information.
Now, I am from the Google generation. If I don’t have instructions, I’ll just Google the numbers on the part for more information. However, when Googled, the number 997SW6V came up with nothing worth noting. I knew it was a Stewart Warner, however that was about it.
After a short conversation with a tach ‘expert’ named Chris, I had the instructions I needed to set this tach up.
The first bit of confusion for me is that the tach was set up with a red, green, black and another red (light) wire. I could easily see the second red wire was for the light installation, but didn’t know what part of the harness to tap into for the rest of the wires.
An internet search told me to wire the red (ignition) wire to the battery. WRONG! This red wire needed to be installed to the ignition switch to the ‘key on’ position. NOT directly to the battery!
The black wire, according to this article was to be rerouted to the negative of the battery. This is not necessary, the black wire is simply a ground. Because the body is grounded to the engine, a bare metal bolt going through the firewall should be sufficient. I used one, with an appropriately sized eyelet on the wire, and added a nut to the back side.
The green wire attached to the tach side of the square coil that was installed with the mini HEI from Langdon’s Stovebolt. This is the wire that actually sends the RPM information to the tach.
So, red= power, black= ground and green= engine data.
The point here is not that you shouldn’t research this type of application through the internet, but you certainly shouldn’t take the first article you see as fact. You may be looking at a different product, or a different application. Or someone who is actually installing said product incorrectly. So, do your research, check multiple sources, and if still in doubt, contact an ‘expert’.
Throttle Gals Issue 6 will be released at Autorama Extreme 2013 (basement). Ads are being accepted. Make sure you get in! We are currently an annual publication, and highly sought after! We are now also in Australia, expanding your advertising reach. Got ad questions? Hit me up at email@example.com.
Yup, we’re going Down Under! We are currently working with a bloke who will be operating Throttle Gals Australian distribution. Apparently there is a large showing of Gals who love their vehicle out there. Look for more content from them in the mag. If you haven’t seen the cover story about the Sidecar Racers from Down Under (issue 5), I strongly urge you to check it out!
The time has arrived! Issue 5, featuring racing gals (along with other cool chicks and vehicles) will be going into print in about 10 days! We plan to have them for sale at Detroit Autorama.
Thanks for your support and patience!
Doni and Trish
Yup, we’re doing it too! If Toys R Us can open at 9 on Thanksgiving to start their sale, we figure we can beat that! Sale starts now, ends midnight on Black Friday. Saturday, regular prices are back. Pricing will be adjusted after point of sale, as a refund back to you. (I can’t figure out how to do a temp price adjust without recoding the whole site… sorry!) 50% off all shirts, 25% off hoodies and necklaces. Shipping is still the same, as the post office won’t discount that. Have fun, buy a ton of stuff for all the Gals on your list, and help us get issue 5 printed!