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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-14-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By koates
Re: Extremely Frustrating Change in Fuel Consumption

What air filter or cleaner are you running ? Could be partially blocked. Check your brakes that they are not dragging and are adjusted correctly. Is the rebuilt carb really rebuilt or just cleaned up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-10-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By koates
Re: Basic trouble shooting 32 generator

Grounding the lead to the cut out is not the correct information, so don't do that. What Brian said is OK providing the cut out is an original Ford unit and not a Fun Projects voltage regulator...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Missing -Covering My Bases

He already has a skips rebuilt coil fitted listed on his post. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By koates
Re: Starters & Generators

David has given you some good info there in the parts diagrams. Be assured that some experience and expertise and a considerable amount of time is required to sort these parts out and assemble some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Missing -Covering My Bases

Another item to check or replace is the flex fuel line that connects between the fuel pump and the end of the metal fuel line on the firewall. These do crack and perish and can become partially...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Missing -Covering My Bases

Gas cap on a 34 ford does not require venting. The tank vent is built into the fuel gauge sender unit if it is an original one. Yes, fit a new cork gasket on your later fuel pump filter bowl. By pass...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By koates
Re: Rebuilding Early FORD V8 Distributor

Yes, a very good video but there is more to a rebuild than what was shown. For instance no lubrication inside the distributer was shown. You cant put it together DRY like that. Different lube...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By koates
Re: 1938 Headlamp Changeover

Looking at the picture of the relay on the firewall seems it has not been completely wired up. Battery feed is missing and others wired incorrectly. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By koates
Re: 1938 Headlamp Changeover

Just wondering why you removed the relay after you fitted the original headlamps. The relay could have helped the voltage on those lights just like it did on the sealed beams. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By koates
Re: RH drive speedo

Lawrie, SPEEDSCREEN in Flemington, Melbourne can make any cable you need, just google them. On a 33-34 Ford the cable is routed through a hole in the very lower left corner of the firewall and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By koates
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

Phil, your 2.5 volt reading at the coil (engine stopped) may be OK because you are testing with the engine stopped and timing points closed. The longer the ignition is ON while you are testing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-27-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By koates
Re: Failed Restart Ignition Resistor

With the distributer timing points closed so that the coil has power on it then check the voltage into the resistor and then out of it. The old ford ignition switches give trouble with bad...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Ford Australian Roadsters

The information I have posted in post #3 was compiled several years ago by two Ford enthusiasts direct from sales legers which were once held in the Ford factory, Geelong, Victoria. These leather...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-23-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Ford Australian Roadsters

The sales figures I have for Australian built 1934 Ford roadsters are, 4cyl. 93 and V8 520 for a total of 613. The total for 1933 and 1934 combined is 1038 roadsters approx. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By koates
Re: Front bumper arms

So you need to tell us what year or model you are asking about. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,832
Posted By koates
Re: Top three Ford Products, '32 - '53

Any 1934 Ford passenger car. Even the 34 four door sedan is classy. Mind you the 34 Aussie utes open and closed are nice. Edsel Ford and his designers got it right in 33 & 34. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-21-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By koates
Re: 3 brush generator

Motoring a generator to test it is not a conclusive test. It is possible it may motor but still not charge. The only way to test is when the generator is being driven either on the car or in an auto...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By koates
Re: 1936 Ford flathead - is a fuel additive required

westie, I presume you have a Repco store near you. They sell FLASHLUBE which is an upper cylinder lube and valve saver to add to your fuel tank. There is also the Penrite VALVE SHIELD which is a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By koates
Re: 1940 Deluxe condenser help

Why do you need to replace the condensers ? Are they faulty and how did you test them ? They might be OK. Terry post # 3 is the correct info. The radio suppressor condenser has a different micro...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 679
Posted By koates
Re: All Ford Day 2019 Perth

Thanks for the nice pics. I always thought Perth was in another country, HA-HA. Its on my bucket list to visit there. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,651
Posted By koates
Re: Replace Flathead with Y-Block?

Well I wasn't going to say anything for fear of recrimination, but this story has run along for more than 60 posts (which shows the interest here) but we are more about original and restored...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By koates
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Phil, I am pretty sure your blue streak regulator is an after market unit and not supplied to any make of vehicle as original equipment. I think it was made in the USA. The voltage settings you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By koates
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Phil, you have not indicated the make and model of the regulator. Regs have all sorts of specs for contact gaps and armature air gaps. Did you measure the gaps before working on the regulator ? ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By koates
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Phil, make sure the regulator base is well grounded to the firewall of your car and maybe a ground wire from the base of the regulator back to the generator ground terminal or case. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By koates
Re: Generator testing 6v positive earth.

Phil, A VW type regulator is a two unit type and though it might work , it is not the correct type regulator to match your Ford two brush generator. See if you can find the correct 6 volt 3 unit...
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