Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Madison, WI
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D'OH, I was dividing the 134,000 by the 18 years you mentioned you've owned it, not the 33 it's actually been driven. "Does not pay attention in class", they used to say about me....
You'd have to swap the whole cluster, because the non-tach cluster doesn't even have the part of the circuit membrane needed to connect to the tach. But it's pretty easy. Pop the headlight switch off, remove the wiper knob, remove the bezel, remove the cluster screws, pull cluster backward, disconnect electrical connector(s), disconnect speedo cable. If you want to retain your existing speedo/odo for the mileage, you can swap just that component into the donor cluster.
I took the opportunity to swap in LED illumination lights at the same time. No pun intended, it's like night and day.
As far as parts, IIRC you can get the tach sensor from Ford, but prepare to bend over. Otherwise, junkyards, eBay junkyards (that's where I found my cluster), craigslist, classifieds on this and the other forums.