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What's New at RCCI

June 18, 2019: Some changes to Shipping, Tach and cores:
USPS rates are going up again. This is the first shipping increase I have passed on since 2015.
The new digital tach movements cost more - a lot more. I have absorbed the cost on some things and split the increase on others.
Core charges will no longer be refundable after 90 days.

February 6, 2019: Check the status of your Tachometer order here: Tach Status

October 26, 2018: I have finished the first production M7123DC clock conversion and will be shipping it out for evaluation by a Mustang owner next week. This conversion is for the rectangular console clocks used in 69-73 Mustangs and 71-73 Cougars. Since these clocks use a General Time movement and cannot easily be converted to quartz I am offering a more affordable alternative. I have added them to the Clock Services section.

The new M6566VO faces are here! The new overlays use the correct fonts and display the 10 - 18 volts scale used by the new volt movements.

August 21, 2018: I have started the change over from the old low voltage (10-15VDC) to the new wide range (8-18 VDC) volt meter movements. This movement is more compatible with the modern high output charging systems being used today. I had purchased hundreds of the low volt version before Beede Instruments was bought out by Faria (my premonition was right - Faria still can't consistently build a dependable gauge movement). After much testing and fitting I have settled on a new higher voltage movement. Since I have now used almost all of the Beede movements I had stocked up the transition to the new movement has begun. Thanks to the new volt meter movements the backplane modification for 65-66 Mustangs to use the volt meter is no longer necessary and I have also added conversions of closed loop ammeters such as the ones used in pre '66 Mustangs and Falcons.

June 30, 2018: Received the sample circuit for my new vendor today. Unlike other shops, I opted to 'Go Pro' rather than go the 'home grown' route of some shops. Since I am starting from scratch I decided to incorporate all the bells and whistles I wanted into this new movement. It also has all of the 'new' stuff since my last Beede movement was designed in 2008. This one will accept High or Low voltage signals from the coil, CDI (MSD) box or a PCM. It has built in signal filters (no more SN20 filter required) and the accuracy is even better! Made in the USA with USA parts.

February 5, 2018: I was informed today that Faria Corp will no longer supply my movements. Their reasons have varied from low quantity to no more parts. I personally think it's because I constantly complained about the lack of quality and failure rate. Call me crazy, but I find a 70% failure rate excessive. Of those I was able to repair enough to where I was returning about 30% of what they built for me. Compare that to 3 returns and 11 field failures in seven years of Beede built movements. Given their performance I have been looking at replacement sources. Good thing I stockpiled all those Beede movements!

January 10, 2018: The SWR004 Seat Belt Timer relay is now available. This is a replacement for the C7AZ-10B924 seat belt reminder light relay used by FoMoCo in Cougars, Mustangs and most other vehicles into the mid 70s. No wiring changes required.

December 15, 2017: Now offering VOLTS overlays for the 65-66 Mustang ammeter conversions. Also introduced overlays for the 71-73 Mustang tachometers so you don't have to put up with that rusted, pitted tach face anymore.

June 22, 2017: Introduced the G1SC mini tach for non-XR7 67 and 68 Cougars. The G1SC is a standard clock converted into a tach. No need for a clock delete plug anymore, convert your non functional clock instead!

May 1, 2015: I have had to raise the core fee the G1X6, G1X8 and M7123S tachometers and the M6566V volt meter. These cores are getting hard to find and people have not been returning them for their refund so I have raised the core fee to market value since that is what I am now paying to replace them.

April 18, 2015: RCCI will be closed 5/13/15 through 6/10/15. During this time I will be expanding the shop area, increasing inventory and attending the Ford Nationals in Carlisle PA (vendor space L177). Orders received during this time will be done after June 10th. I will be available for support calls and emails during this time.

January 3, 2015: After 7 years of free shipping I have had to change the shipping fees. Shipping in the lower 48 is now $5 for up to four items. Click on the Ordering and Shipping Info menu button for details.

April 16, 2014: It's a sad day for purchasers and users of Beede instruments. After over 100 years of designing and building quality instruments in Penacook NH USA the plant is closing and all production will be moved to Faria Corp in CT. Faria had purchased Beede last fall and knowing Faria's reputation for quality and service I have been furiously buying all the movements Beede could build for me. Faria has assured all Beede customers that they will continue to service Beede's customers with the same quality. They didn't say if it would be Beede quality or Faria quality. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt but have started looking into a replacement source. Stay tuned.

September 10, 2013: Beede Instruments (my main supplier and former employer) was purchased by Thomas G. Faria Corp in CT. The Faria name may sound familiar - they are responsible for the current sensing 'inline' tachometers used by Ford in the 60s and 70s. Supposedly nothing will change, but given Faria's reputation I suspect it's more of a Microsoft style buy up the competition you can't compete with move. Time will tell.

February 21, 2013: It`s official! RCCI tach conversions are the best available! The well known saying "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" is attributed to Charles Caleb Colton, and if Pastor Colton was right then I guess at least one company out there thinks my conversion tachometers are 'the best'. So, why would I say that my tach conversions are 'the best'? Well, when 'the best' tachometer shop out there buys your product, disassembles it and tries to imitate...See More

February 14, 2013: Along with the new components come new prices. Of course they went up; prices rarely go down. Add this to the increases in shipping fees and I have had to increase the price of tachometers to offset the increase.

June 5, 2012: The move is finally over, and I am starting to fill orders again! The new mailing addresses are on the "Ordering and Shipping Info" page.

April 13, 2012: The move back to Texas is in full swing. I have finished up my job in NH and will be moving everything back to Texas in May. I plan to keep things going here as long as possible so it looks like I will stop accepting shipments the end of April. This way I will be able to finish the orders I have and not have to worry about forwarding items from the NH mailing address to the TX address. I will post an announcement on the website as soon as I know the dates we will be closed.

March 11, 2012: I finally had to change the shipping policy and pricing. Lower 48 is still free for up to two items though. Click on the Ordering and Shipping Info menu button for details.
The new shop is built, I still have to build the interior and get RCCI set up, but at least we have a new home.

January 10, 2012: 2012 is here and so is the new RCCI website. Unfortunately so are the new prices. I have tried to keep any increases to a minimum, but the price of copper is climbing and meters use copper wire - a lot of it. Fortunately I did stockpile some movements so there won't be any drastic increases.


Tachometers

June 18, 2019: During the waiting period for more movements I have changed my build process. All tachs will have spike protection for Pertronix Ignitors and voltage surge protection built in. These changes will eliminate the external filter suggested by Pertronix 'if needed' and add another layer of protection against noisy ignition systems. I have also added testing on all three of the most popular ignition systems: OEM Points, Pertronix Ignitor and MSD-6AL CDI boxes.

May 15, 2019: It's on the instruction sheet that comes with the tachometer, but cannot be said enough - if you have one of the MSD 'Ready to Run' distributors - DO NOT connect the tach to the gray wire. Use the - side of the coil.

February 6, 2019: Check the status of your Tachometer order here: Tach Status

January 29, 2019: I have received word that another 80 movements will be coming in 2-3 weeks. Hopefully I will be back to a regular schedule with acceptable turn around times by the end of February.

January 24, 2019: I just received the tracking info for the first shipment of the new tach movements! It's only 20 to start, but I will be assembling and shipping the tachometers late next week. Since we now have movements I am ending the pre-buy discount and there will be no more entries for the tach drawing. Thank you all for being so patient. I will be announcing the tach drawing winners here on my company website and Facebook soon.

January 23, 2019: Well, mid January has come and gone and I still do not have the first batch of tachometer movements. The first batch of 20 was undergoing 100% QC inspection before shipping and they found a wrong component on the board. I don't know if the part was marked wrong and they had to order the right ones or the machine was just loaded wrong. I was told some would be redone by hand and shipped on the 10th, but nothing yet. As soon as I get some I will let you know here. Right now I have no news other than they are in production.

October 30, 2018: The new tachometer movement has passed all the tests and is approved for production! That's the good news. The bad news is... 6-8 weeks lead-time. I guess that means that I won't be shipping until January.

October 26, 2018: I believe the latest change to the tach movements is the last! They are shipping some to me so I can build up some tachs and test them on vehicles here as a final test. I know this has taken longer than expected and I appreciate everyone's patience. We now have 16 people entered in the free back-ordered tach give-away!

October 12, 2018: Things are rolling along now. I just received a video of my new tach movements in action. They will be shipped to me for final approval and once I say GO they will enter production. There's no firm date yet, but I expect to have the first production units in a couple of weeks.

October 4, 2018: I just finished testing the tachometer preproduction prototypes. I have requested a couple of subtle changes, but these are minor so I expect to have the first production units in a few weeks. These tachs have a new feature: when started, the tach swings up from 0 then back to zero - this is a self test & calibration. It ensures that the tach pointer is not hung up on anything i.e. wrong side of stop pin, rubbing on lens, etc.

September 21, 2018: Received a video of my new tach movement in action. They are running bench and field test on them and once they are sure the movements are ready some will be sent to me for evaluation.

June 30, 2018: Received the sample circuit for my new vendor today. Unlike other shops, I opted to 'Go Pro' rather than go the 'home grown' route of some shops. Since I am starting from scratch I decided to incorporate all the bells and whistles I wanted into this new movement. It also has all of the 'new' stuff since my last Beede movement was designed in 2008. This one will accept signals from the coil (min 9V), CDI (MSD) box or a PCM. It has built in signal filters (no more SN20 filter required) and the accuracy is even better! Made in the USA with USA parts.

February 5, 2018: I was informed today that Faria Corp will no longer supply my movements. Their reasons have varied from low quantity to no more parts. I personally think it's because I constantly complained about the lack of quality and failure rate. Call me crazy, but I find a 70% failure rate excessive. Of those I was able to repair enough to where I was returning about 30% of what they built for me. Compare that to 3 returns and 11 field failures in seven years of Beede built movements. Given their performance I have been looking at replacement sources. Good thing I stockpiled all those Beede movements!

December 15, 2017: Introduced overlays for the 71-73 Mustang tachometers so you don't have to put up with that rusted, pitted tach face anymore.

June 22, 2017: Introduced the G1SC mini tach for non-XR7 67 and 68 Cougars. The G1SC is a standard clock converted into a tach. No need for a clock delete plug anymore, convert your non functional clock instead!

May 1, 2015: I had to raise the refundable core fee on the G1X6, G1X8 and M7123S tachometers due to no one returning their core for the refund.

March 22, 2015: The M6970M mini tach for 69/70 Mustangs project has been shelved indefinitely.

March 2, 2015: Introduced the M6768T8R conversion. Turn your 6000 or 8000 RPM Mustang tachometer into a Shelby style 8000 RPM with Redline.

July 18, 2014: The 69-70 mini tach is ready for field testing.

May 25, 2014: The 67-68 mini tachs are now switchable between 6 and 8 cylinder.

March 7, 2014: The 6000 RPM version of the 67-68 mini tach is now available 6 or 8 cylinder cars.

February 13, 2014: I will start offering a 6000 RPM version of the 67-68 mini tach in mid March. It will be available for 6 or 8 cylinder cars. Stock colors only, no white face.

February 6, 2014: I have all of the components for the M6970M tachometer and will be building the prototype shortly. I am planning to release them this spring (std only, no deluxe).

December 15, 2013: I have completed the artwork for the M6970M tachometer. The plan is to have this ready for the 2014 Ford Nationals in Carlisle PA.

November 25, 2013: I have come up with the final design for the M6970M tachometer for '69 and '70 Mustangs. Thank you all for the feedback, I think you are going to like the final product.

February 1, 2013: I have started on the M6970M tachometer for '69 and '70 Mustangs. I plan to have this one ready in Spring 2014 (hopefully) in time for the Ford Nationals in Carlisle.

October 28, 2012: I am now taking orders for the M6768M mini tach. Orders placed online before the planned ship date of November 12, 2012 will be discounted 10%.

September 19, 2012: I have had to make a couple of changes to the M6768 mini tach due to a vendor going out of business. No worries, I expect to have them available by the end of the month.

July 30, 2012: The M6768M mini tach for the 67-68 Mustangs is still in the works. I am waiting for a delivery date for the parts I do not make myself. I will email those of you that have contacted me as soon as I have them ready. The M67S and M68S full size tachs for 67 and 68 Mustangs are pretty much on hold. There are other options available so I have switched my efforts to the Mustang mini tach and the Cougar headlight motors.

April 30, 2012: The artwork for the 67-68 Mustang mini tach is 99% complete. I have a couple of tweaks to do and it's done. A few of you have gotten sneak peeks and the response has all been positive. I am hoping to have them available for sale in June or early July. If you want to be notified when it's a available send me an email.

April 10, 2012: I have gotten a lot of calls and emails regarding a mini tach for the 67-68 Mustang. I am working on this, so if you have an opinion or want to be notified when it's a available send me an email.


Volt Meters

January 22, 2019: The new MF100VO faces are here! The new overlays use the correct fonts and display the 10 - 16 volts scale used by the new volt movements.

January 22, 2019: The new M7123VO faces are here! The new overlays use the correct fonts and display the 10 - 16 volts scale used by the new volt movements.

October 26, 2018: The new M6566VO faces are here! The new overlays use the correct fonts and display the 10 - 18 volts scale used by the new volt movements.

August 21, 2018: Thanks to the new volt meter movements the backplane modification for 65-66 Mustangs to use the volt meter is no longer necessary. Have also added conversions of closed loop ammeters such as the ones used in pre '66 Mustangs and Falcons.

August 20, 2018: Have started the change over from the old low voltage (10-15VDC) to the new wide range (8-18 VDC) volt meter movements. This movement is more compatible with the modern high output charging systems being used today.

December 15, 2017: Now offering VOLTS overlays for the 65-66 Mustang ammeter conversions.

May 1, 2015: I had to raise the refundable core fee on the M6566VS ammeter conversion for 65-66 Mustang GTs from $50 to $75 due to no one returning their core for the refund.

February 20, 2014: I had to raise the refundable core fee on the M6566VS ammeter conversion for 65-66 Mustang GTs from $30 to $50 due to no one returning their core for the refund.

December 24, 2013: The M6566VS ammeter conversion for 65-66 Mustang GTs has passed all the field tests. We were delayed by a slight glitch with one test, but it turned out to be the vehicle, not the meter. The meters are now available for purchase.

November 20, 2013: The first production M6566V amp to volt meter conversion for 65-66 Mustangs is on it's way to a customer in CA for field testing. I don't anticipate and problems since this meter uses the same movement I have been using for years.
There are pictures of the meter on my Facebook page as well as on the RCCI website, but it looks like an OEM ammeter other than the pointer location when it's powered off.

November 2, 2013: I have finally made some real progress on the M6566V amp to volt meter conversion for 65-66 Mustangs. I am waiting for one part from a supplier, then I will do the actual production build and (hopefully) be ready to start selling them! As it stands right now the back panel will need a 1.125 (1 1/8) inch hole cut in it. The OEM mounting holes and studs will still be used so it will indeed bolt in like the original. The case, face and pointer will all be re-used, just like my other gauge conversions. I have been asked for pictures of the new gauge. All I can say right now is that it will look like the original from the front - other than the needle going full left when off - just like the other three gauges. Please leave comments on my Facebook page or email me directly.

* Just to clarify: this conversion is for 'shunt' type ammeters. I have not found an 'inductive' type that was used in '65 to evaluate for conversion. The shunt type is easily identified by the two large posts that the wires connect to, the inductive type has a metal loop that the wire passes through.

August 31, 2013: As you know, I have been trying to find a "plug and play" solution similar to the meters I make for the post '66 vehicles for the 65-66 Mustangs. Creating the meter has not been the issue, but making one that will fit in the very small space allowed by the 65-66 clusters has. Since there is no compact solution in sight, I am considering a conversion meter that will require a change to the back plane (metal pan that the gauges mount to) of the cluster. This modification would be invisible once the cluster is installed so everything will still bolt in and look stock. It would require that you send me your back plane and ammeter (or entire cluster) or purchase a modified unit from me. The purchase price would be refunded when you sent me your unmodified back plane. Please leave comments on my Facebook page or email me directly.

February 1, 2013: Now that the M6768M is project is complete I will be concentrating on the 65-66 Mustang volt meter. This one has taken a long time due to the lack of space in the cluster. I thought I had a solution but the release date for the components I wanted to use continues to be pushed out now I am told they won't be available until the 2nd quarter 2013 so I am starting over. Since my tachometer production is basically shut down for three weeks I will be working primarily on this project.

October 28, 2012: Once the M6768M tach project ends I will be concentrating on the 65-66 Mustang volt meter. I've been think about how to do it and have some ideas. Stay tuned...

There has been a lot of demand for the 65-66 Mustang volt meter. Unfortunately I have not had much time to work on it, but it is a priority. I am collecting contact info from people that want to be notified when the new volt meter is ready. If you want to be on the list, send me an email.


Headlight Kits
August 22, 2013: I have discontinued the '-C' Headlight Relay Kits and am offering the HRKA-2 and -4 adapters instead. These adapters allow you to use any of my -A relay kits on any vehicle that does not have the headlight extension connectors required by the -A and -B kits. The HRKA adapters have 13 inch leads and plug directly into the sealed beam.

February 16, 2013: I am now offering '-C' Headlight Relay Kits for 65-66 Mustangs and 71-73 Mustangs. These kits will also fit other years and vehicles that have 2 bulb systems. The '-C' variant has longer leads and plugs directly into the sealed beam so it works on vehicles that do not have the headlight extension plug in the main harness that the -A and -B kits use.

June 25, 2012: It has come to my attention that all '64 and '65 Mustangs and some (early?) '66 Mustangs do not have the connectors required for the "-2" headlight relay kits to be 'plug and play' so I have stopped offering them until I come up with another solution.

May 2011: I am still working on a kit to convert the vacuum headlight door motors over to electric. The challanges of creating a system that is dependable and affordable as well as easily installed are many. Sorry, no ETA yet.


Windshield Wiper Delays
May 1, 2012: I have located a source for the "OFF-ON-momentary ON" switch required by the PaWS2 system and have seperated the controllers from the switches and adjusted the prices accordingly. What's this mean? It means that you can buy just the wiper delay box and supply your own switch. That lowered the price about $20.00!

September 1, 2011: I have FINALLY released the long awaited intermittant wiper system for the 67-68 Cougars and Mustangs. It was a nice surprise to find out that it also works on any 67-73 with 2 speed wipers! I ended up with two versions because after I did the first one I found out that one of the chips I used is no longer available. This required a redesign that actually came out better. I will sell the Series 1 until I run out of parts, then only the Series 2 will be available.

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