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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By koates
Re: Replacing 6 volt heater motor

Your new heater motor will not work as the original one does with its multi position switch. Why not repair the original motor as they do come apart. I have repaired a couple of these in the past. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-21-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 FORDOR question

Reread post numbers 4 & 10 which should give you a clue !!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-20-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By koates
Re: Basic trouble shooting 32 generator

Yes, Model A & B engine cars all have a 3 brush generator. Early A powerhouse generators had 3 & 5 brush generators. Regards, Kevin
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By koates
Re: Basic trouble shooting 32 generator

Having the ignition switch on or off has nothing to do with the cut out operation. This is how a cut out works. As engine revs are increased then the generator voltage increases and when it rises...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By koates
Re: WTF?? battery 30V ?

Digital multimeters tend to pick up interference from generators and high tension ignition circuits sometimes and can give erratic readouts. That's why analogue meters work better on vintage cars,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,238
Posted By koates
Re: Basic trouble shooting 32 generator

Jim, if I were you I would just fit that generator onto your car and see if it charges or not. Seeing that you have little experience with generators then I would not try and mix and match parts from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,046
Posted By koates
Re: WTF?? battery 30V ?

From your crazy worded description of the fault I think you may have a faulty connection or broken wire (open circuit) in the battery supply to the main wiring of the car. A bad connection at the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 FORDOR question

[ would think that Lawrie gave the correct answer in post #4. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By koates
Re: crab distributor - only choice on early 21 stud ?

Yes the helmet type distributers are an engineering marvel and if repaired correctly then there is none better. Keep it simple and it will work forever. Trouble is too many people mess with the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,379
Posted By koates
Re: Drake Sale:

A little birdie informed me that Bob Drake is having sales before eventually closing up shop. Is this true or false ? Better buy up what you can get now. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-12-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By koates
Re: 33/34 Front Brake Rod Support Bolt

Thanks Graham, have sent you a PM. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By koates
Re: 33/34 Front Brake Rod Support Bolt

As Michael has suggested the hardware store coach bolts would do the job but their head diameter is considerably smaller than the original Ford bolt. Michael could you measure the head diameter of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,098
Posted By koates
Re: Chrome shop using dull nickel .

The gear shift lever and cowl vent handle on early fords was known to me as satin chrome plating finish. Some called it butler finish. Nickel has always had a yellow tinge about it and different...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-03-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By koates
Re: crab distributor - only choice on early 21 stud ?

Just clean up, repair or rebuild your helmet distributer. Its the best one of all and very reliable if done correctly. No need to improve on it with something else. Lots of info on here to do that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By koates
Re: 37 generator wire

The red wire goes to the rear terminal on the round cut out. The black wire goes under one of the cut out mounting screws for a ground connection. Inside the generator that black wire should be to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By koates
Re: 32 Ford Dual Windshield Wipers

I don't remember seeing the dual wiper set up being available for the 1932 Ford but it was an authorised Ford accessory ( at extra cost) in 1934 and could be easily fitted to earlier models. It is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By koates
Re: No key for locking gas cap...help!

A good locksmith should be able to pick the lock with some of his many lockpicking tools. Worry about a key later after he gets it open. Most locks can be picked. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,878
Posted By koates
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Reading books is the method of learning B&C history. There are 20 plus books out there on the subject. Some authors have spent their lives researching the subject. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,878
Posted By koates
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

Frank, while it is true that they did live in their cars sometimes they also lived in various houses, apartments and motels and camp ground cabins etc. That's why they mostly chose 4 door sedans...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By koates
Re: Cheap '33 Ford

Some Argentina made replacement 1933 grilles had an elongated crank hole like the one on that car. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By koates
Re: 40 Heater Fan Motor Draw??

Well I don't have a 40 car heater to test but I would expect somewhere around 4 amps on 6 volt system. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,966
Posted By koates
Re: Need some barn HELP for my 36...

As Brian says, replace the condenser again. You could fit it up on the coil for ease of replacement. Remove the original one off the dist plate. I don't like the way your coil is vibrating, not good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By koates
Re: 6v voltage regulator needs attention.

PHIL, MAKE SURE THEY RUN THE REG UP POS GROUND in the test bench. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By koates
Re: 6v voltage regulator needs attention.

Hi Phil, you have already described how you tested the generator and cut out in post # 1 which is the only correct way to test the generator and the cut out. Some other suggestions are not quite...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-27-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By koates
Re: moisture again

It would appear that moisture/water from outside the distributer is getting to the interior. The very first things to look at are the 6 gaskets that seal up the distributer. Quite often some of...
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