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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By koates
Re: 30 amp generator vs 55 amp

You would also require a voltage regulator to match that 55 amp generator. Most regs are rated at approx 32 amps. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-27-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By koates
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

billy, you have 2 headlights =10 amps. 2 fog lamps=10 amps. 2 tail lamps=2 amps. 2 dash lamps=2 amps. an ignition coil =3 amps. These are all approximate but add up to around 27 amps and your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By koates
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

billy, to measure amps charge you need to connect your ammeter in series with the generator cut out battery wire. The battery wire is the front wire on the cut out. Be very careful of the insulator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By koates
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

The FUN PROJECTS voltage regulators which look the same as a round original Ford cut out have not been available for the last couple of years. I have emailed them a several times but received no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By koates
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

billy, I stated in my earlier post NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE VOLTAGE. If you adjust the third brush up to just break even with standard bulb headlights on with some revs up then that is all you can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By koates
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

terry, It appears that the generator housing is from a 32 Ford as it has a terminal stud connection to the cut out. The field ground wire is grounded inside. The 36 Ford has two wires coming out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By koates
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

billy, just test your optima battery with a voltmeter. Fully charged it should read 6.3 volts. The cut out is just an automatic switch that connects or disconnects the generator from the battery...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-25-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By koates
Re: Charging System Will Not Work Under A Load

Clem, energy cloth ?? Emery cloth should NEVER be used on a commutator. Only use fine sandpaper. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-23-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By koates
Re: Matt gets a '32 Roadster!! Irontrap Garage

Amazing find and great video. Thanks for posting. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By koates
Re: resistor

NAPA can supply a 1.80 ohm resistor, part number ICR35. OR an ICR13 1.82 ohms. ICR stands for IGNITION COIL RESISTOR. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-20-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,398
Posted By koates
Re: Voltage to points

40cpe, YEP, you seem to have it all correct now. The current draw in the coil primary circuit is most important ,but most guys just overlook doing those tests. When the resistor is cold and its ohms...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-19-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,398
Posted By koates
Re: Voltage to points

And what brings you to the conclusion that the repop ford yellow top coils are pretty much junk ? Just heresay or actual experience. Not a good idea to spread unconfirmed rumors. I have one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By koates
Re: It RUNS ....and then it DIES....

I am not sure if my eyes are playing tricks on me but I can only see one fuel hose on that electric pump from the filter bowl but the other side of the pump appears to have no fuel hose on it, only...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By koates
Re: Tool question

It might help if you could explain exactly what you are trying to do. But the short answer is NO and it MIGHT be OK. Need to know make of saw and charger and specifications and also specs of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By koates
Re: polarizing a generator

The instruction sheet that came with your regulator indicates it is for a type A circuit and therefore you cant use that regulator with any Ford generator made from 1939 onwards. Ford generators are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,056
Posted By koates
Re: transmission question

If you want to cruise at those speeds then the brakes may have to receive some attention if they have not already been done. I have been involved with the fit up of Mitchell overdrives on an original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-15-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,568
Posted By koates
Re: V8- Times

V8 TIMES finally arrived here. That is the September - October issue. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By koates
Re: 1936 starter switch mounting

If your coil is original mounted on the distributor then it has to have the matching ford ballast resistor in line/series to the battery. The coil runs on about 4 volts, not straight 6 volts from the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By koates
Re: 1936 starter switch mounting

The starter switch is mounted on the top of the frame rail near the steering box with two 1/4 x 28 bolts and nuts. The button comes up through a hole in the floor board between the clutch and brake...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-09-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By koates
Re: distributor

On a 46 ford he distributor needs to be removed from the engine for service or repair.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By koates
Re: Potter Mfg, Co. Trunk -

Welcome to the Ford Barn. Your Potters trunk would appear not to be made for any particular make or model car. It is made to sit on a fold down luggage rack as long as it fits on same. The 1933 -...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By koates
Re: ECH IC7 6 volt coil and 6 volt system

In your case I would run with the resistor in circuit. That way your distributor contacts will last longer. Current draw of coil varies depending weather you test with engine stopped or running. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,398
Posted By koates
Re: Voltage to points

Most work I do on older cars (pre 1975) I use an old automotive test set which consists of two meters. A voltmeter analog type with 3 scales and a pointer which measures DC volts from 0 to 50 volts. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,568
Posted By koates
Re: V8- Times

Yes the V8 TIMES is a great magazine, BUT this post was about weather or when if ever it arrives at our mailbox. One needs to be very, very patient. Its like getting todays newspaper in a couple...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-07-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,398
Posted By koates
Re: Voltage to points

I knew you would ask me that. I grabbed my 1970 Falcon factory shop manual genuine one and here are some useful specs for you. Coil primary resistance is 1.40 to 1.54 ohms. Secondary resistance is...
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