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Just curious. I saw a very original 68 GT390 convertible on Ebay and it didn't have a factory tach. It was also a 4 spd. car.

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Don,t know about the 68 but I had a 67 GT with no tach.

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No, they did not all come with tachs.
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Standard with 4spd cars and optional on Autos

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According to the dealer brochure and the facts/specs manual the tachometer
was an option. Not part of the GT package regardless of transmission.
It's not unusual for literature to be less than 100% correct so


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Standard with 4spd cars and optional on Autos

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I know that this was true for 428CJ cars in 1968 and 69 (not in 70).

Don't know about 390s.

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As I recall the posted question was tach on 390GT with 4 speed. The 428CJ was a late
addition for '68 and not shown in the the '68 literature that I have. Since the
question was about a 390 4 speed with no tach I think the answer seems to be it
didn't come standard on his car.


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So I guess the question remains Charles. Maybe you can point to a definitive answer.
Was tach standard on 390GT 4 speed?


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
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My 68, 390, 4sp, Gt, dlx int, car came with an 8 grand tach. The tach is not listed on my marti report as an option so I guess it was standard equipment.
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8k Tach was not standard equipment on a 390, if original it would have been an assembly line swap.

In 67 390 w/ 4 speed got a tach, can't say for sure about 68.

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I feel like a poorly informed referee! I'm interested in the factory tach
because I installed a tach/deluxe cluster on my vert. Someday the next owner may
assume it was standard on '68 289 automatic verts because mine has one and Marti report
doesn't list it!


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

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I thought only the 68 428 CJ 4 speed cars were standard equipped with the tach, every other V8 permutation came with standard gauges unless tach was ticked ("tick tach" - ouch, sorry) on the option sheet.
I didn't know that 67 390 4 speed came standard with a tach.
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Tach wasn't part of the GT option.

67 and 68 S-code 4spd cars should have a 6K tach dash instrument cluster. The tach could be ordered as a seperate option for Automatic cars and for any small block A and C code cars. 428 and 67 K-code cars should have a 8K tach. I have had several S-code cars and all the Marti reports confirmed this for me.... I hope this helps.. someone may prove me wrong ??
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