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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 451
Posted By koates
Re: Electrical verification 32 Ford

David, when I stated that the cut out was not the correct type I meant that it was not an original Ford made unit, it is a reproduction and as such its quality is very suspect. Many of these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 451
Posted By koates
Re: Electrical verification 32 Ford

I reread your post and you say you fitted a new cut out. If it is a diode type and not a points type then it has to match the polarity of the car which should be POS GROUND. If it is the wrong...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 451
Posted By koates
Re: Electrical verification 32 Ford

If you say the short goes away when the battery wire is removed from the cut out then the short is in the cut out somewhere. What type of cut out do you have on there ? An original Ford one or a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By koates
Re: Headlight

Dennis, Its not the best idea to label us as Rodders because most of us are not really in that category. As stated above we need more info about your car. Maybe your dash light wire is connected to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By koates
Re: Good end to a bad start(er).

I hope that you pressure oiled the new bushes before pressing them in. Need to sit the bush on your thumb and fill it with engine oil and then squeeze down on it with your other thumb so that the oil...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By koates
Re: 1935 fuel sending unit

Why do you think the sender unit is not getting a ground ? Is your gauge not working ? That wire that is curving around could be a ground wire but photo is not good enough to see where it is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By koates
Re: 1935 fuel sending unit

The 1935 Ford did not have an electric fuel gauge, The electric sender unit pictured has been added to the tank along with an electric gauge in the dash. The original hydrostatic air gauge fuel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By koates
Re: Electrical help needed

Tom, stick with the original fuse on your 36 Ford because this is how the wiring is set up. The circuit breaker has two separate feeds to the headlight switch which your car does not have in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Ford Trouble Starting

Forget that diagram as it can be confusing. Go by the actual plug lead numbers that are moulded into the bakelite caps. and you will be good to go. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By koates
Re: NOS ORIGINAL 1935 Ford brake pedal pads, with actual holes

I always associated the pedals with the two holes as being for 1937 Fords. The holes in the rubbers were for a tool to fit into to tighten them up I thought, but I have never seen one of those tools....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By koates
Re: Stromberg question

Henry, I hope the new carb you are buying is a genuine Stromberg 97, made in England. Its the ONLY one to buy. All others are somewhat inferior in quality. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By koates
Re: Stromberg question

Henry, You do realize that those two mixture screws are for the IDLE SPEED MIXTURE only and have no effect on the engine mixture at anything above idle speed. Main mixture is controlled by the size...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By koates
Re: Running cooler - does this make sense?

I have used those new manufactured improved impeller water pumps on a 1934 and 1936 Ford V8 21 stud pump in head engines. I can tell you that they decreased the cooling temperature by around 8 deg F...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Dome distributor caps

Are you sure you have the correct caps ? In 1936 the caps changed but look the same. The part number on the 36 caps starts with 68 which is moulded into them. Your original cap part number starts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By koates
Re: 6 volt bulbs

I also fitted some 6 volt LED bulbs to my original gauges in my 34 FORD. The original bulbs were very dull to my old eyes but the little LEDs fixed that. Make sure the LEDs are suitable to POS. or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By koates
Re: Need help trouble shooting no spark, 1936

I agree with Lawson. Not the best idea to change to 12 volts. As soon as I see that mentioned I realize that the owner is taking what he considers his easy way out with 12 volts. The car was designed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,602
Posted By koates
Re: What cool accessories/add-ons are out there

I can see that you need plenty of information to learn about 1935-36 Fords so why not get a copy of the book produced by THE EARLY FORD V8 CLUB OF AMERICA called 1935 -36 Ford Book by Don Rogers. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,233
Posted By koates
Re: What year is this truck?

Lever on the steeriing wheel is the light switch. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-19-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By koates
Re: Converting to modern 6V coil

If the original coil is being overheated then has it got the original resistor under the dash still connected. If the resistor is not in the coil circuit then the coil will be overheated. Dont know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,729
Posted By koates
Re: My 34 Won't Start

There is a bit too much stuff in there to follow it just by photos. Another typical example of electronic non standard electricals which work well for a while. The original flathead 6 volt electrical...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 833
Posted By koates
Re: rubbish needle rollers

Brian, I had German made rear hub bearings that did that little trick with the soft end plates and they were new from Macs a few years ago. Best find some old old NOS ones somewhere. Hyatt brand were...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,548
Posted By koates
Re: Post pics?. . . from computer to Ford Barn?

Mart, It was president Kennedy who said that (or similar) and not Winston Churchill. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-02-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,181
Posted By koates
Re: 34 starter cable color

The original heavy gauge 6 volt starter / battery cable had rubber insulation with braided or woven cotton covering over the top which was black. It is reproduced today. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-01-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By koates
Re: Mart's 32 Fuel tank and sender. Make 'em work! 2021 Ep31 Pt2

Mart, you should have tested the tank unit with the dash gauge you are using on the bench with a battery to see if it all works before fitting to the tank. The original 32 ford fuel gauge was not an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,151
Posted By koates
Re: Saying good by

Good luck to you older fellas. Im 75 and feel quite a bit slower than I used to be. We all have to keep going as best that we can because the alternative is not that good. Keep on here with us as...
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