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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By koates
Re: Horn Wiring

Tinker, Fantastic information, but , a pity it has nothing to do with the original question. You could also read post # 2 for a possible solution. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By koates
Re: NEW starting problem

When speaking of things running clockwise or anticlockwise then you should be looking at the driven or driving end. In the case of your generator you look at the front of the pulley which means it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By koates
Re: Horn Wiring

If your steering shaft is a solid rod then there is no way of doing this unless you fabricated some kind of slip rings under the steering wheel. Use a separate mounted horn button I guess. Regards,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Radiator hose fittings

Nope, the sender will just fit into the right side pump. Its close. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By koates
Re: NEW starting problem

Bob C, YOU showed very good thinking on this one as well. Correct on all accounts. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By koates
Re: NEW starting problem

V8COOPMAN, Thanks for the praise up but im just a simple mechanic/electrician. You are the patient one with all the tech info and drawings. I get somewhat frustrated when trying to help people who...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By koates
Re: NEW starting problem

I have never ever seen a generator being able to turn over a flathead V8 engine via the fan belt even if the generator is powered up from the battery to make it motor, just not possible. Now you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Radiator hose fittings

What some have done including me is to fit the later 1936 water pumps which have an inbuilt fitting in their body casting so that you can fit your temp sender in there and not in the hose. Some new...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 44,153
Posted By koates
Re: 1932 The Deuce, Dually, Dump Truck

Chris, been following your posts and photos from the start, wonderful stuff. Regarding your rough running engine. The 1932 model B carb is different to the very common model A carb in as much as...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By koates
Re: 34 Sparton Horn Help Needed

Lawson, when you mention Claxon (spelt wrong) are you are referring to a motor driven horn like on a Model A Ford. A motor driven horn does not require a condenser or capacitor. Only vibrator horns...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By koates
Re: 34 Sparton Horn Help Needed

Buy a new condenser on line and fit it to your horn. The old condenser will be faulty. The condenser is a .2 mfd 400 volt. You may have to clean the contacts with some fine wet & dry paper and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By koates
Re: Axle Key Installation

The taper is the part that takes all the load or driving torque from the axle to the hub and that is why it has to be a very clean,dry, tight fit. The key is almost an afterthought or is it a backup...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,358
Posted By koates
Re: Help I知 Lost

Sounds like a good plan. Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-10-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,358
Posted By koates
Re: Help I知 Lost

When checking for spark at a plug lead then hold the end of the lead 1/4"" away from a head stud nut and have some one crank her for you. Dont hold it near the plug terminal. The spark is timed so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-09-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,358
Posted By koates
Re: Help I知 Lost

First of all take note of Marts post at #33, very important otherwise you could cook your original coil. When replacing your high tension plug leads you must be very careful not to get just one plug...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By koates
Re: Adjustable voltage regulator?

Why not just check the voltage setting on the existing regulator and if it is working OK then leave it alone. No need to fix what aint broke !!!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By koates
Re: Adjustable voltage regulator?

The voltage settiing for your optima battery would be the same as a normal lead acid battery. Is your car an original 6 volt system ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By koates
Re: Adjustable voltage regulator?

Why do you want to adjust it if its OK. You will need a voltmeter to be able to do that correctly. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By koates
Re: Calling all electrical experts

If you like I can run you through a couple of very simple tests to prove a point if you would like. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By koates
Re: Calling all electrical experts

Is this testing to do with your generator or cut out problem , or did you manage to fix that ? Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By koates
Re: Is my condenser sick?

If your condenser was sick or faulty then the engine would not run or would run very badly so therefore your condenser is ok. I presume the noise filter you have fitted is in the power supply cable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By koates
Re: Electrical verification 32 Ford

David, when I stated that the cut out was not the correct type I meant that it was not an original Ford made unit, it is a reproduction and as such its quality is very suspect. Many of these...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By koates
Re: Electrical verification 32 Ford

I reread your post and you say you fitted a new cut out. If it is a diode type and not a points type then it has to match the polarity of the car which should be POS GROUND. If it is the wrong...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-20-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By koates
Re: Electrical verification 32 Ford

If you say the short goes away when the battery wire is removed from the cut out then the short is in the cut out somewhere. What type of cut out do you have on there ? An original Ford one or a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-18-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By koates
Re: Headlight

Dennis, Its not the best idea to label us as Rodders because most of us are not really in that category. As stated above we need more info about your car. Maybe your dash light wire is connected to...
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