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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By koates
Re: No key for locking gas cap...help!

A good locksmith should be able to pick the lock with some of his many lockpicking tools. Worry about a key later after he gets it open. Most locks can be picked. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By koates
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Reading books is the method of learning B&C history. There are 20 plus books out there on the subject. Some authors have spent their lives researching the subject. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,723
Posted By koates
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Frank, while it is true that they did live in their cars sometimes they also lived in various houses, apartments and motels and camp ground cabins etc. That's why they mostly chose 4 door sedans...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By koates
Re: Cheap '33 Ford

Some Argentina made replacement 1933 grilles had an elongated crank hole like the one on that car. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By koates
Re: 40 Heater Fan Motor Draw??

Well I don't have a 40 car heater to test but I would expect somewhere around 4 amps on 6 volt system. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By koates
Re: Need some barn HELP for my 36...

As Brian says, replace the condenser again. You could fit it up on the coil for ease of replacement. Remove the original one off the dist plate. I don't like the way your coil is vibrating, not good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By koates
Re: 6v voltage regulator needs attention.

PHIL, MAKE SURE THEY RUN THE REG UP POS GROUND in the test bench. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By koates
Re: 6v voltage regulator needs attention.

Hi Phil, you have already described how you tested the generator and cut out in post # 1 which is the only correct way to test the generator and the cut out. Some other suggestions are not quite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By koates
Re: moisture again

It would appear that moisture/water from outside the distributer is getting to the interior. The very first things to look at are the 6 gaskets that seal up the distributer. Quite often some of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By koates
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

Good catch Karl. So you see whenever its an electrical fault then its always fuel. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By koates
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

Karl, as I said before the voltage out of the resistor at 2.9 volts does not mean that the resistor is faulty. If the ignition has been on for a couple of minutes or the resistor is warm from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By koates
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

Test the battery voltage first. Test the voltage on both sides of the ignition switch. Ignition switches are a problem area especially if they are old original units. Ignition resistors don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By koates
Re: Smoke

Pretty much a complete waste of time posting items like this and not really funny. Stick with early FORD V8 items. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By koates
Re: Rear Brake Roller Kits

Its not just Macs that list that rear brake kit fits 1928 - 1934. Several other companies list it as well. Its always preferable to repair or overhaul original parts if possible. They all need to do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By koates
Re: Rear Brake Roller Kits

Hi Keith, It seems to me that the new part you have from Macs is for a model A at least and most repop suppliers list them for 28 to 34 which is not correct. I checked the rear backing plates on my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By koates
Re: Merry Christmas

Yep, Im with Tinker on that one. Seasons greetings and merry Christmas to all barners. Regards, Kevin & Barb.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By koates
Re: 34 - Weak Spark Troubleshooting

You make mention of Model B, so is your car a 4 cylinder or a V8 and what year is it, 1934 ? Model B is only a 4 cylinder. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By koates
Re: Airtex E8902

The part number you have quoted E8902 is for the AIRTEX low pressure 6 volt pump. The pump in your picture does not appear to be an AIRTEX and may be a CARTER or another make and may also not be a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By koates
Re: Radio Static

The noise you are hearing in your radio is caused from the transmission of RF (radio frequency) transmissions from your spark plug wires. You will need a resistor type suppressor on the end of each...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By koates
Re: 1933 Ford foot starter

Nothing wrong with the original foot starter switch provided it is wired up with the correct heavy gauge battery cables. No need for a solenoid. It acts as a good anti theft device because no modern...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,853
Posted By koates
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

As most of you fellas now know that nearly all new modern cars have plastic fuel tanks in the rear so I would recon that they have been engineered and tested to the max. So plastic fuel containers...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-08-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,853
Posted By koates
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

The plastic gas/petrol containers are specifically designed to do the job of containing fuel and are very strong and safe, even more so than a metal can with its seems which can split or leak. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By koates
Re: Dual Exhaust on 34 coupe

For sure you will not notice any difference in power output just more noise. Of course you have the problem of navigating that extra pipe around the steering box and under floor battery on an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-04-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,853
Posted By koates
Re: Do You Carry a Container of Gas in your Trunk?

I have for years carried a 5 litre plastic fuel container behind the back seat in my 1934 Ford 4 door sedan. The screw on lid and seal works perfectly so no smells and never a problem. Its tied down...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By koates
Re: 1933-34 Steering Column Tube

The first 10,000 approx. 1933 Fords had a steering shaft 41 3/4"" long and all other 33-34 Fords are 42"long. Not sure on the tubes. Apparently those early cars the steering wheel rim was too close...
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