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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 01:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By koates
Re: Airtex E8902 Debacle

Al, I am an auto electrician retired and the first thing I think about when fitting electrical components is weather it is polarity specific. Those Airtex pumps only connect one way and are marked...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

Keith. Your switch is made by Hella and your wiring is not correct. Terminal 54 connects to the L (load) terminal on the flasher unit. Terminal K connects to the P terminal (pilot light)on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

Keith, that's ok. So sounds like a bit of bad workmanship there. Terminals should not come loose or off if done carefully. Make sure you tell me the make of the switch or terminal markings. Clear...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

murrie, yes I prefer the 21 watt globes too, but not always easy for guys to find in 6 volt. They are a little brighter than the 18 watt ones. Then you should find a 42 watt flasher unit to make the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-30-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

Keith, NO, cant connect warning light to the L terminal, has to go on the P terminal which stands for Pilot light. The L terminal stands for LOAD as in the load of two bulbs on one side of the car....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Already mentioned the generator mounted fan noise in post #6. The faster you go the noisier it becomes, to the point all you hear is the fan and not the engine. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

Keith, the only reason the flasher switch would need an earth is for the warning light to work, otherwise it does not need an earth. It may get an earth through the steering column clamp but paint...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Vincent, check to see that the carburettor throttle butterfly is fully open when your foot is flat to the floor. Something is definitely not correct on your car. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Vincent, well I guess you have a bit to learn about the original 1934 21 stud Ford V8 engine. The 1933 Ford was rated at 75 brake horsepower. The 1934 was conservatively rated at 85 brake horse power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By koates
Re: Airtex E8902 Debacle

You know when these Ford V8 cars were new (and for many years after) they ran like a train and gained a reputation for power and reliability. And now all sorts of problems arise because of poor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Just another point, are you sure you have it in 3rd (or top) gear ? Don't mean to be funny here but strange things can happen ! Many good books are available on these fords. Try MACS on line...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Hi again, I gave you the correct information on the wheels and tires. 5.50x17'' so that's 5 !/2 inches wide x 17 inches diameter. 6.00X16'" wheels came in on the 1935 models. Be aware that some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt Flasher

Hi Keith, as long as the flasher unit is not electronic then it will work either positive or negative ground. Most older auto electrical shops would have them or a motor cycle shop also. I have some....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 827
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Tudor needs a little hop-up

Welcome to the Ford Barn. The original correct wheels and tires on a 34 Ford is 5.50x17"wire spoked . These cars when new were good for 80 MPH plus but not today in modern traffic. You would have...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-24-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 751
Posted By koates
Re: 34 Issues Ongoing -Video

Lawrie, if you read Carls previous posts you will see that he has done all of these things before. What he could do is dribble some fuel in the top of the carb when the engine starts to stumble and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By koates
Re: Drakes Locking Gas Cap

On my 34 the Drake locking cap leaked out of the key hole most of the time when the tank was high in level. Trouble is the early cars 32-34 have short filler necks and the fuel sloshes right up the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-20-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By koates
Re: '35 Generator and cutout Temperature

When driving along what amps reading is showing on your ammeter ? For daylight driving the generator third brush setting should show about five amps on the ammeter and no more. If the reading is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By koates
Re: OT June 6

Graeme/New Zealand, Thanks for the pics you posted. I have never been there but would like to go. We should never forget them. I guess it just does not rate as important with many of the younger...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By koates
Re: Need electrical / ignition help

If you run your original ford coil on top of the distributor then you must use the original ford type resistor in the coil power feed wire. No resistor and you will cook the coil. These coils run on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-10-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By koates
Re: Suggestions on Battery Cut off switch

This is a good unit but only for 12 volt cars. It wont work on our old 6volt fords. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By koates
Re: Suggestions on Battery Cut off switch

I used an older Lucas switch which is the type used in Aston Martins and other English cars, hard to find now but you can pick any switch you like as long as it is capable of 200 amps or so. Its...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By koates
Re: Suggestions for rattle can base color 34 woodgraining?

A medium shade maroon colour is what I have noticed on the backside of the 1934 dash panels. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By koates
Re: Suggestions on Battery Cut off switch

You need a heavy duty switch rated at 200 amps plus because that is what the starter motor can pull on cranking a cold engine. Mount it by drilling a single hole in the metal floor pan in between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By koates
Re: Generator issue

Yes, leave the armature wire still connected to its regulator terminal and connect the field wire in with the armature wire. What you are doing here is by passing the voltage and current regulator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By koates
Re: Hot cutout on 36 ford

Funspot should read as FUN PROJECTS which is a regulator not just a cut out. I have fitted several of these units and they work very well provided the enclosed instructions are followed correctly....
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