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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,443
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Ford Installing New Top Insert

Gallie, Rather than buying a kit, the various components are available to buy separately in Australia. I have done this job on my 34 four door a few years ago. Any good motor trimmer would know how...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By koates
Re: 6 volt adjustable voltage regulator?

Yes these outside adjustable regulators did work OK. But it is advisable to have a proper generator test set comprising of an analog voltmeter and ammeter so that very small adjustments can be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,342
Posted By koates
Re: Running Hot When Not Moving

Fit two new water pumps which have the sealed bearings and greatly improved impellers for increased water flow. Dropped the temp on a warm day by about 8 deg approx. on two cars I fitted them to, a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 ignition switch quirky

I am very confused about how you describe the DC meter and its movement. Are you talking about the cars ammeter on the dash panel? If you turn the ignition switch ON (engine not running) then the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-28-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By koates
Re: Dual oil/amp gauge for 34

Terry, OH, Several years ago I placed some information on "search this thread" box at the top of the page. Just type in" Öil chex gauge instructions" which should answer most of your questions. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 dual gauge temp sender unit (hose part).

Graham, Ive just been thinking back and remember not only buying the NOS dual temp fuel gauge but also bought a NOS 33-34 oil chex gauge and ammeter in its original box, a pair of NOS aluminium 21...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By koates
Re: Wiring my new alternator

Well it would at least cause the generator not to charge at all. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By koates
Re: 6V Pos. ground Flathead V8 generator wiring

You need to establish what year type of generator you have. Is it a two brush generator which would require a 3 unit voltage regulator, or is it a 3 brush generator which requires the round ford cut...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 dual gauge temp sender unit (hose part).

By the way you should use the original special brass gauge mounting nuts that came with the original gauge. THIRD GENERATION AUTO also has reproductions of those. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-21-2021, 12:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 dual gauge temp sender unit (hose part).

Graham, my instruction sheet came with a NOS 33-34 genuine FORD gauge in its original colored ford box. Came with a little pull string bag with the hose fittings and 3 spring clips for the temp...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-20-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 dual gauge temp sender unit (hose part).

Digger, the temp tube does not go through the firewall with the wiring harness. Original instructions state to drill a one inch dia hole in the dash (firewall) two inches below the left hand...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By koates
Re: Wiring my new alternator

You dont have to GUT OUT the voltage regulator at all. As others have said, connect what was the generator armature wire on to the main output terminal of the new alternator. You have the field wire...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-19-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By koates
Re: what the governor made today

WOW,WOW !! Ive been collecting the wrong items. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By koates
Re: 36 Ford 3 brush generator

Sorry GM but that is not correct. On an early Ford V8 moving the third brush down (clockwise as in engine rotation looking from front of car ) increases the generator amps output. Pushing the third...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By koates
Re: Radio only works part time!

These inverters are very fussy about the power (voltage level) that they receive from the battery so that if it is down a bit they will shut off. Do a temporary hook up with the battery supply for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,747
Posted By koates
Re: 33 navigator

Aw gee Lawrie I had no idea that Carol was so ill. So sorry hear about that, very sad for you and your family. Barb and I have fond memories of Carol and yourself at the Nationals in Echuca. We are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-16-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 dual gauge temp sender unit (hose part).

Spring steel clips (2 off) blued finish. Third Generation Auto has these reproduced. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 dual gauge temp sender unit (hose part).

Graham, you need to know the temperature of the engine coolant below the thermostat especially if the thermostat is still closed. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,950
Posted By koates
Re: 1933/34 dual gauge temp sender unit (hose part).

Graham, The original instruction sheet that came with the gauge states the following ------Remove left radiator hose and with a sharp knife cut a 5/8"hole in hose 3 1/2" from motor end of hose. Wet...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By koates
Re: Placement of plug wires in rotor caps

Yes but most all caps have the cylinders marked on them. Only cheap shit caps are not marked. Best not use them as some dimensions are also not correct. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By koates
Re: Placement of plug wires in rotor caps

The brass high tension plug wire sockets are numbered in the plastic for either right or left cylinder bank plugs. You really cant get it wrong, can you? Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By koates
Re: new rear hub bearing failure

Even some German made bearings that I purchased new had soft end plates in the roller bearings. Always pays to check whatever brand you buy by touching the end plates with a fine file. You cant...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-05-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By koates
Re: 36 water pumps

Must use a low melting point grease so that if the grease gets past the pump seals then it will melt in the hot coolant and wont block up the radiator tubes. Just one pump from the grease gun is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By koates
Re: Ford Motor Company WORLDWIDE Employee Badges, ID Cards, Passes & Permits

tubman, Im not sure if your right nut would be valuable enough to swap for that Aussie badge. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By koates
Re: 33 Cowl Vent

Keith, not sure there is a need to unbolt the vent door. Should be able to fit the gasket over the door with out unbolting the door. Regards, Kevin.
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