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#1 CraftsmanGT ONLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 04:40 PM

I'd like to put an hour meter on my Allis 611. I'd prefer one that's weird into the key switch rather then a battery powered one and don't want to drill a hole in the dash. Is there anything available? Thanks

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 05:00 PM

I purchased an hour meter for one of my tractors that is sized for the standard 2in gauge size for that automotive aftermarket gauges use. I'm not impressed by the ones you wrap around the spark plug.Then i bought a small single gauge mount to mount it on, Since i didn't want to drill holes anywhere. But on these small tractors its hard to find a spot that looks right and not just an afterthought.  Which is why it's still sitting on the work bench. Should of decided on a mounting place for it before the tractor was painted. 

 

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 05:06 PM

An hour meter doesn't need to be seen all the time, mount it out of sight under the t8n somewhere.
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Posted March 15, 2016 - 05:31 PM

Great suggestion Eric. I was actually thinking the same thing.

 

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 06:56 PM

You don't have to drill holes to mount it either.  Use fresh automotive type double backed trim tape.  Clean both areas good and they will stay put.



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Posted March 15, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Spark plug hour meter: tiny version

 

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Posted March 16, 2016 - 08:37 AM

Since you want to tie it into the ignition line anyway, its real easy to mount it behind the dash under the hood - visible when you raise the hood for maintenance or to check the oil, but out of sight.

On most tractors, if you don't want to make any non-original holes, you could clamp it (couple hose clamps and a rounded bracket) onto the steering shaft (obviously the outer, NON-MOVING shell, not the inner shaft that turns!). Most designs have free space there and its right in the area of the ignition switch to make your electrical connection. 

 

OR the double-sided tape, or even glue it to the inner side of tins. Worst case, the glue takes off some paint if you ever have to remove it and you do a spot touchup. Only issue with the tape solution might be heat build up in the area - most of the 2 sided tapes I have used don't hold up too well long term in hot environments.....



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Posted March 18, 2016 - 01:21 AM

Didn't think of that. I'll mount it under the fenders

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 05:42 AM

I have several tractors with the small digital hour meters and all are mounted under the hood, really handy to track oil changes on the workers.

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