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Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:28 am

HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."
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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby C6ZZKGT » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:21 am

SixT5HiPo wrote:HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."


To me, this seems high until you see how much a reproduction of this tach costs. Then considering that this one has been restored and calibrated, the price seems more within reason.

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby zray » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:11 pm

But it's a no returns accepted auction. For that kind of money I'd rather deal with someone like Cowles of Shelby parts & Restoration in Green Bay or Curt @ Cobra Automotive. Like Fred, they have a stellar reputation, and stand behind their parts.

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:54 pm

zray wrote:But it's a no returns accepted auction.

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That always causes a raised eyebrow, doesn't it?...However, I'm not sure eBay just stands by and does nothing if there's a problem with an expensive item. I've heard stories from sellers that had their money taken back when there's a complaint filed by the buyer, even when the buyer's claim turned out to be false.
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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:00 pm

C6ZZKGT wrote:
To me, this seems high until you see how much a reproduction of this tach costs. Then considering that this one has been restored and calibrated, the price seems more within reason.

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Didn't know this tach was reproduced. It is a great looking design, and you gotta love the 9000 RPM scale.
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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby zray » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:55 pm

Brands sells the repro'. Not a perfect copy by any standard, and the guts are wired to the car completely differently. There are two styles of the original, one has the Cobra at the top and other one has it at the bottom. Only one of those is repro'd.

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:40 am

zray wrote:Brands sells the repro'. Not a perfect copy by any standard, and the guts are wired to the car completely differently. There are two styles of the original, one has the Cobra at the top and other one has it at the bottom. Only one of those is repro'd.

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Thanks, Z...I looked it up HERE. There's also wiring diagram on Branda's site, and the tach uses three wires, plus two more for the illumination. Pretty interesting stuff.
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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby zray » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 pm

It is nice that they give a phone number to call if there are problems with that repro tach.

Just in general, the repro RallyPac tachs that I've seen in the past few years were not that accurate. At idle they were off 50-100 rpm (slow) and by a verified 6,000 rpm they were only showing 5,000 to 5,200 rpm (it varied).

In my last k code I ended up putting an AutoMeter 2 1/8" tach in my underdash gauge panel so I could be sure of the correct rpm.

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:52 pm

zray wrote:It is nice that they give a phone number to call if there are problems with that repro tach.

Just in general, the repro RallyPac tachs that I've seen in the past few years were not that accurate. At idle they were off 50-100 rpm (slow) and by a verified 6,000 rpm they were only showing 5,000 to 5,200 rpm (it varied).

In my last k code I ended up putting an AutoMeter 2 1/8" tach in my underdash gauge panel so I could be sure of the correct rpm.

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Yep...I used AUTOMETER tach and gauges in my '64 HiPo Fairlane Sports Coupe back in the day. In those days it was the SUN Super Tach or the AUTOMETER. I went with AUTOMETER because the clear illumination matched the one year only Fairlane non-tinted dash gauges.
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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:41 am

SixT5HiPo wrote:HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."


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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:52 pm

SixT5HiPo wrote:HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:53 pm

SixT5HiPo wrote:HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:54 pm

SixT5HiPo wrote:HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby C6ZZKGT » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:43 am

Here is one of these tachs for sale by Ebay member "pansel12j0" with a Buy-It-Now of $1,500.00 or make offer:

MUSTANG COBRA 9000 RPM TACHOMETER. I'VE OWNED IT SINCE 1968 AND NEVER TRIED IT. I OFFERING IT FOR ITS AESTHETICS ONLY!!!!! I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ITS FUNCTION; TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERTION !!!!! BRIGHT CHROME; BRIGHT RED LINE. PLEASE REFER TO PHOTOS AS ITEM IS BEING SOLD AS IS. THANKS!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MUSTANG-COBRA- ... SwLQpZrOSz

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:52 am

C6ZZKGT wrote:Here is one of these tachs for sale by Ebay member "pansel12j0" with a Buy-It-Now of $1,500.00 or make offer:

MUSTANG COBRA 9000 RPM TACHOMETER. I'VE OWNED IT SINCE 1968 AND NEVER TRIED IT. I OFFERING IT FOR ITS AESTHETICS ONLY!!!!! I DON'T KNOW ABOUT ITS FUNCTION; TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERTION !!!!! BRIGHT CHROME; BRIGHT RED LINE. PLEASE REFER TO PHOTOS AS ITEM IS BEING SOLD AS IS. THANKS!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MUSTANG-COBRA- ... SwLQpZrOSz

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Yikes! Talk about buyer beware. For that price the guy should have it fully tested and guaranteed.
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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby zray » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:17 pm

Heck no ! That would've cost him maybe $50.00. Likely his whole profit. ;)

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby evantugby » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:42 pm

$1500 shelby gt350 tachometer on ebay.

He might need some feedback.

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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby SixT5HiPo » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:31 am

SixT5HiPo wrote:HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."

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Relisted HERE with NO changes.


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Re: Used 9000 RPM COBRA Tachometer

Postby C6ZZKGT » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:52 pm

SixT5HiPo wrote:
SixT5HiPo wrote:HERE'S a used COBRA tachometer made by FARIA for sale by eBay member " 2-farout " with a starting bid of $650.00.

"This is an original, mint condition, ink stamped Thomas G. Faria Corp. that has been restored and calibrated. There wasn't an ink stamp date on it when I bought years ago. Please ask any questions before you bid. Sale is final, with no returns. Shipping cost is to the lower 48 states."

This listing ended with no bids.

Relisted with NO changes HERE .

Ended again and NOT sold.

Relisted HERE with NO changes.


This listing ended with NO sale.


This tach is back on Ebay again with no changes:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-1964-1965 ... 97?vxp=mtr

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