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How do I wire a Smiths RVC 2414 tach to my '63 Triumph Spitfire, car is neg ground and has an electronic ignition

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It sounds like you have to fit a ballast resistor in the power supply to the coil or get a 12 volt coil. Later spits (-ve earth) used a 9 volt coil with a resistor to drop the battery volts down when running, when starting the full volts are used but the starter will drop this to 9 or 10 anyway, this helped cold starts.)

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easy... remove the mechanical tach and fit the light from the old one to the new eletric tach. Next run a wire from the back of the tach connection that looks like a small pole and run that to your ignition coil - negative side. Also make sure the ground wire (black) is mounted to one of the install bracket posts that hold the tach in place behind the dash.

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Easiest way is to follow the battery cables. if the Negitave (-) goes to the engine block , frame or body, that is a negitive gorund system. If the Positive (+) does, it is a Positive ground system.

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