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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,930
Posted By koates
Re: Trip

Kenworth trucks are fully built in Bayswater, Melbourne, Australia since 1970. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2022, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By koates
Re: battery polarity

Before changing back to a pos ground system, make sure there are no non original electrical components fitted in your car such as more modern radio, alternator, electronic ignition etc which require...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-15-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By koates
Re: Head lights go out

Bad ground connection on one or both of the rear light housings where they bolt on will cause that problem. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By koates
Re: Factory resistor block needed with new coil?

I woould have thought that if your Pertronix coil has a built in resistor then it would be a 3 ohm primary winding and not a 1.5 ohm winding as you stated. Pertronix coils are usually 1.5 ohm and 12...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By koates
Re: Factory resistor block needed with new coil?

New coil with built in resistor ?? Does this mean it is not the original Ford coil that sits on top of the distributor but is a can type coil that sits separately from the distributor. What is the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By koates
Re: Tudie’s starting to start

The first thing to do would be to LOAD TEST the battery with a proper battery load tester. Guess you may not have one of those so take it to a battery shop or an auto electrical shop to test it. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By koates
Re: Idle curiosity question Gen cutout

Lawson, most round Ford cut outs have two capitol letters stamped on top of the cover above the terminals. B is for battery and A is for armature or generator connection. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By koates
Re: 1932 Ford Radio

Ground wire to earth mud flap static electricity build up ???? Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By koates
Re: 1932 Ford Radio

Ian,use a shielded type aerial cable which is available at your local electronics store in whatever length you require. Ask for aerial co-axial cable. The shielded outer casing has to be twisted at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By koates
Re: I have an issue with my horns

Sounds like your horns are not getting enough voltage on them. As mentioned already could be the relay contacts or a bad connection somewhere. Test the voltage at the horns while they are operating. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,930
Posted By koates
Re: Trip

Lawrie, that photo looks like a Bonnie and Clyde campsite in 1934. Have a good trip. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2022, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By koates
Re: Mart's Garage on Tour: Let's visit Phil's 1860s Windmill!

Good stuff Mart. Thanks for posting it. Regards, Kevun.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2022, 04:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 859
Posted By koates
Re: June 6, 1944

Lest we forget.. We owe them our lives today. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-01-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By koates
Re: Why did the pulley come off my generator?

There is no nut on this type of pulley and shaft. The pulley is threaded and screws onto the armature shaft with the circlip on the end of the shaft in the grooved shaft. The fan belt drives the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-31-2022, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By koates
Re: Why did the pulley come off my generator?

If your generator pulley has an internal thread and screws onto the armature shaft then there is a groove around the very end of the armature shaft where a circular circlip clips on there to prevent...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-30-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By koates
Re: 1938 with 8BA wiring challenge

It is preferred to have three wires in a harness to connect from the generator to the voltage regulator. Depending on the generator an armature wire from the rear terminal on the generator to the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,998
Posted By koates
Re: jseery health issues

Now that is no good for you and I did miss you on the barn some weeks ago and was wondering where you got to. I hope you are on the mend because we miss your very accurate technical and correct...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,074
Posted By koates
Re: Fender Skirts for '34

Sometimes I like em and sometimes I dont. They look good on that blue 34 five window coupe. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By koates
Re: Horn wiring

There should be a twin brass connector terminal inside the horn where the two harness wires push into. That terminal appears to be missing on your horn. The horn does not care about the polarity and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-13-2022, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By koates
Re: Axial slops in the generator belt pulley?

Dave, should be no (zero) movement back and forth in the armature shaft. You need to establish if the movement is the armature shaft moving inside the inner bearing or is the bearing outer race...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By koates
Re: replacing 6volt elec. fuel pump switch

It al depends on what type offuel pump you are using, but I think a switch that is rated at about five amps would be OK.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By koates
Re: Running ford king seeley gauges on 12 v

bobH, have you been sleeping ? READ posts #2 & #3 which mentions electronic instrument voltage regulators. You are not suggesting anything new, because they have been available for years. Click on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By koates
Re: 1930 Ford Car Radios

cas3, Why is it not a model 40 (1933-34) Ford ? It is a 1934 Cabriolet. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-19-2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By koates
Re: Running ford king seeley gauges on 12 v

You mention a Ford type resistor but there is no such thing but there is a voltage regulator that is fitted to the back of instrument panels on old mustangs and other 60s & 70s fords that controls...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-16-2022, 05:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,697
Posted By koates
Re: Ford DATED safety glass.

[QUOTE=DavidG;2120733]highbeams, You likely do not know this, but that book that you refer to is considered obsolete by the Club and is not being reprinted as it has led to numerous misunderstanding...
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