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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By koates
Re: Generator no charge

Don, The generator field coils circuit has to match the field circuit of the regulator that is the fields are connected to the armature terminal via the regulator. There are other types that have a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-02-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 817
Posted By koates
Re: Distributor issues

I think there is some confusion here on your part regarding SLOP in the dist shaft and cam. Rotational free play can be a normal thing and vertical up or down movement a small amount is OK. What is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By koates
Re: 12 volt Regulator NOT Regulating

Add to post #12. Either your generator has issues or your ammeter is not reading correctly. You have not stated what car you are working on. I would also like to see a good pic of the generator....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By koates
Re: 12 volt Regulator NOT Regulating

Dave, first of all I suggest you dont go near any electronic regulators. The ones tubman is talking about are for alternators only,, and GM at that which have a different field circuit to Ford...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-28-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,110
Posted By koates
Re: My '34 Won't Turnover

Sounds like the old battery cable copper wires or conductors where they are fitted into the tunnel of the battery terminal clamp have a corroded connection. Substitute a jump starter cable between...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By koates
Re: voltage reg gone bad

Regulator contacts on cut out or voltage reg or current regulator could be pitted and burnt. Any of the winding coils on the three bobbins could be open circuit (broken) or resistors broken. There...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By koates
Re: 12 volt Regulator NOT Regulating

Dave, your regulator is a replacement type made in India like most are. It looks very much like a LUCAS replacement type which could be OK to match the FORD type generator being a field to generator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-26-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By koates
Re: 12 volt Regulator NOT Regulating

Brand new reg but is it a FORD type to match the FORD generator. Has the generator been tested in a test bench to see if it charges without the reg. Seems to be a lot of wires on that reg that are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-22-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By koates
Re: 3 inch peep mirrors

BOB DRAKE produced or reproduced these mirrors in modern times with the FORD script on the mirror back. The part number was 78-18414 on DRAKES boxes. A 78 part number prefix relates to the 1937...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-18-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By koates
Re: Help with Heater wiring switch to power

The fan switch has to match the fan motor. There are two types of motors and also switches. One motor is reversible which is for the demister function. The other motor is not reversible and the fan...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-17-2021, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By koates
Re: Do mufflers work with the flow reversed?

Yeah, right Graeme, good one. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-16-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 66,796
Posted By koates
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

Chris, for your horn resistor an approx .5 ohms wire wound is required. Macs and others sell a wire resistor for horns. For my 6 volt motor driven horn running on 12 volts I used the wire resistor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,474
Posted By koates
Re: Mounting ‘Tubman’ condenser on dome distributor

Lawson, the above condenser is not for a 1934 Ford its later like 37 or so and the above post is only confusing the issue. Lets stick with ORIGINAL 1934 Ford parts please. Regards, Kevin
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-12-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,474
Posted By koates
Re: Mounting ‘Tubman’ condenser on dome distributor

The original 1934 Ford condenser fits inside the bakelite tunnel on the back of the coil (its part of the coil) and the threaded brass terminal on the condenser has a little screw that threads into...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By koates
Re: 34 Ford Pickup - Intermittent Spark

John, The 11A has a bit more advance than standard 40 dist. Some people like the 68 base plate which has individual sets of points, but you dont need them. The original Model 40 distributor (1934)...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt generator test

tubman, VOM red test lead to a good ground or base of regulator and black test lead to regulator Battery terminal or Armature terminal if you like. This is for a positive ground car. Should have 7.2...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By koates
Re: 34 Ford Pickup - Intermittent Spark

You dont need to replace the innards of your 34 V8 distributor with an 11A type at all. The 34 distributor is a very good unit. Just have it overhauled and cleaned up and it will be very good. It...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By koates
Re: 6 Volt generator test

Rick, I have posted this information numerous times before. At the voltage regulator remove the field wire from its terminal and connect it over onto the armature terminal (not the battery...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By koates
Re: generator HP

Lawrie, those big 3 HP Durst armatures are a complicated winding so are costly but they are the best to ask. While I have you do you know anyone who would have an original fairly complete 1932 V8...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,800
Posted By koates
Re: Lean MisFire

Connect a test vacuum gauge to your intake manifold and check the readings against the test chart. That is an approved way of diagnosing problems. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By koates
Re: generator HP

Hi Lawrie, I have a generator/alternator starter test bench which has a variable speed forward and reverse 3 HP electric motor which does most automotive car and light truck equipment. Look up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-30-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By koates
Re: How to remove light switch from dash '41 Ford?

Please explain exactly what is happening with your lights before you remove that switch. It seems strange that the HL switch would be connected wrong. My guess is that the problem is somewhere else....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-26-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By koates
Re: Send generator off for a rebuild or just rebrush it myself?

SoCalCoupe. For a start on your regulator I would not go bending anything around at all. Maybe just some very fine wet and dry paper doubled over in a strip and polish all the contacts. Then spray...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-24-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By koates
Re: Send generator off for a rebuild or just rebrush it myself?

Your methods of testing a Ford generator are not correct. Grounding the field terminal will achieve nothing because the other end of the field coils inside the generator are also grounded and so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,256
Posted By koates
Re: NEW starting problem

Paul, you may have the incorrect type of solenoid fitted. The original Ford type has only one small terminal which has to be grounded by the starter push button to operate the starter. There is...
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