"so im assuming my best bet wound be to put the tuner in line with that. and it will give me a 50 ohm match? "
Or you could detune the antenna a little high in frequency use a shunt inductor between the coax center conductor and ground. This gives you a complete L-network to match to 50+j0. W9OY suggested this too, suggested using a "hairpin coil," a term borrowed from "hairpin" or "beta" matching on yagis...
If you detune the antenna so that it reads 12-j21 at your frequency of interest, and put a 2.5 microhenry inductor (+j28 ohms) between the coax center and ground, the impedance seen by the coax will be:
12-j21 in parallel with +j28, which according to Google Calculator is:
1 / ((1 / ((12 ohms) - (i * (21 ohms)))) + (1 / (i * (28 ohms)))) = 48.746114 - 0.435233161 i ohms
You have to use "i" in Google Calc instead of "j" ;-)
This is what I do for my 60 foot vertical. http://n3ox.net/projects/stepperswitch/160_match_lg.jpg
The big red coil is the loading coil and the small natural copper coil is the "hairpin" or shunt coil.
I use a computer controlled switch to switch mine:http://n3ox.net/projects/stepperswitch/
Doesn't sound up your alley in terms of simplicity ;-) But if you had a big wafer switch like that, you could just wire up your networks and switch it by hand.
You just need two poles of switching... one fairly low voltage one to switch the 50 ohm side from your 160m matching network to the tuner or whatever, and one high voltage side to switch the antenna to the various networks. Of course, like my switch, both could be high voltage.
Maybe you could sell the Palstar and buy some vacuum relays to switch home-made networks in and out given that you are very close to having 80 and 160 done.
I use a program called L_TUNER from here a lot:http://zerobeat.net/G4FGQ/page3.html#S301%22
Just cook yourself up a 40m matching network and switch with some relays?
I dunno... There are lots of ways to go with this. I really like having pre-tuned networks ready to go. Relays are the simplest remote solution. My rotary switch is much more complicated but also ended up being a lot cheaper than the large number of vacuum relays I would have needed.
But a manual band switch could be really easy if you can find a big two-pole wafer switch like the one inside my stepper switch.