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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 rumble seat mats.

Graham, well Im not really sure but I thought that the rubber mat on the rumble floor just sits there with no attachments. Some cars had no floor covering at all, on standard models. Just my opinion...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By koates
Re: Ballast resistor

And to add to the testing confusion the timing contacts in the distributor must be closed so that the coil is drawing current. Otherwise no point in doing voltage tests if the points are open and no...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By koates
Re: Generator question

To test the generator you do not jump the field to the battery terminal at the regulator. Remove the field wire off its regulator terminal and connect it over to the armature terminal. Then rev...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By koates
Re: Voltage Regulator Replacement

The centre relay in your 40 amp regulator is the current control which can be adjusted down to 32 amps to match your generators safe maximum output. Best to find an older auto electrical shop with an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By koates
Re: Which is the thrid brush ???

You cant just "FORGET" the third brush if using a FUN PROJECTS regulator. The third brush is still in the circuit and has to be set to the rating as per the instructions that come with the Fun...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By koates
Re: Which is the thrid brush ???

The 3rd brush is generally at the top of the Ford V8 generator and is more narrow in thickness than the other two brushes. To increase charge rate move 3rd brush in the direction of generator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-27-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,832
Posted By koates
Re: Help Me -before I go mad

Karl, I think you have hit on something here. 48000 ohms is way to high. I have the original type right angle plug resistors on my 34 Ford and they are rated at 15000 ohms which is about a standard...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By koates
Re: Crusty Flatty Lockdown run in the 33 coupe! To the shops!

Marty, thanks for the nice ride. Reminds me of my 34 except the steering wheel is on the opposite side to your car. Interesting to look at your neighbourhood. The old V8 sounds good. Best regards,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By koates
Re: Checking an Ignition Ballast Resistor

My answer related to the original 1936 Ford flathead ignition system. You did not state that your coil was a canister type, which may or may not require a resistor in circuit. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-17-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By koates
Re: Checking an Ignition Ballast Resistor

Resistor is .5 ohms, that's half an ohm approx. A bad resistor would be a higher reading or no reading at all. Only use an original FORD made resistor as modern reproductions have been known to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-04-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,107
Posted By koates
Re: 33 Harsh noise

Check all the exhaust mounting brackets and rubber mounts between the brackets and the chassis. All should be rubber mounted with no bracket metal touching the chassis. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-29-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By koates
Re: 32-34 distributor rotor gap

Well .060"seems a bit wide. There were many different aftermarket manufactures of these caps and rotors back in the day and variations in dimensions are possible. Genuine Ford parts are the best...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By koates
Re: original 1933 color engine photos

Frank, the colour you have shown above is lighter than the original Ford engine green. I suggest you thoroughly stir your paint up and try a little of it on a sample item and let it dry and then see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By koates
Re: Possible Starter Problem?

Replace the main battery cable which runs from the battery neg terminal (if its positive to earth as original) to the starter solenoid. Bad or corroded connections between the cable and battery...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By koates
Re: ANZAC Day - 25 April

Yes we will always remember them. From the Boar war in South Africa to the present conflicts in the Middle East and all the wars in between. We tend to lump them all together but the original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-22-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By koates
Re: Temp Gauge hot all the time

Whilst all the above posts are useful there is a very simple way to test your temp gauge. First disconnect the wire from the centre terminal of the sender unit and leave it not touching anything....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By koates
Re: Third Gen Auto delays

Thanks Michael and Jane. I have purchased quite a few items from you in the past and all were very good, as was your service. We are all locked down here in Australia so cant do anything much at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,434
Posted By koates
Re: Discontinuing search for .33 micro-farad capacitors.

A Fluke multimeter will give an accurate mfd reading on an automotive type condenser. But to test an automotive ignition condenser correctly then purpose made testers were available in the past but a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By koates
Re: Horn sounds bad on 12 volts - Fixed!

0.5 ohm or half an ohm if you like, 50 watt. This gives plenty of power to the horn for a long blow if you need to get angry at some other driver. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By koates
Re: Horn sounds bad on 12 volts - Fixed!

A 6 volt Ford horn working on 12 volts requires a wire wound .5 ohm 50 watt resistor in the power feed to each horn. You can buy these on line pretty cheap. The resistor can be fitted under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By koates
Re: Gen charging Q

That's not unusual for someone not in the know to do a 12 volt conversion by just fitting a 12 volt battery and then the jobs done. Ha Ha. Well check it all out and report back. Maybe easier to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,291
Posted By koates
Re: Gen charging Q

hardtimes, the generator on your car is from a 1933 Ford. It has no cooling openings in the end plates which means it is not capable of any more safe maximum output than about 10 amps continuous...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,502
Posted By koates
Re: Incorrectly mounted Spare Wheels on 1932-1935 Fords

Michael, well if it wasn't for the fact that we are all self isolating at home because of the you know what virus then we would only have one page of this information. Keep those hubs rusting. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,502
Posted By koates
Re: Incorrectly mounted Spare Wheels on 1932-1935 Fords

David, I would think that most early Ford cars in Australia at least have the modern rubber valve stems fitted because of the difficulty and cost involved in procuring the metal Schrader ones. So...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By koates
Re: New horn issue

What you need to establish is where the ground is occurring. Is it in the horn rod and button or somewhere else in the wiring. So unclip the wire bail that holds the headlight switch to the steering...
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