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TR 6 position of tachometer and speedometer..

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TR6 BRG Doug D.
Carmel, IN, USA   USA
Why on the LHS(American set up) is the tachometer on the right side and the speedometer in the left side of the dash? American made cars have the speedometer on the right and the tachometer on the left..

Is it because that is/was the set up for RHS cars in England?

Thanks..TR6 BRG

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dicta dick Taylor
Downey, Callifornia, USA   USA
In reply to # 1503376 by TR6 BRG Why on the LHS(American set up) is the tachometer on the right side and the speedometer in the left side of the dash? American made cars have the speedometer on the right and the tachometer on the left..

Is it because that is/was the set up for RHS cars in England?

Thanks..TR6 BRG

I suspect it's because "Americans" would rather more readily see the road speed than the engine speed? Before tachs became popular in our cars, drivers were used to the prominent gauge right in front of them, so that's where they stayed.

Dick

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Curiously enough, later TR3 through TR4A did have the speedo on the right, for LHS cars; so the passenger could better see the odometer/trip meter during rallies. Odd that, having once seen the need for the switch, they later quit doing it. But perhaps the fellow who laid out the TR6 (and TR5/250?) dash didn't know that.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
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