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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
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: 44
Views: 1,958
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: 313
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: 313
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: 1,055
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: 927
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: 120
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: 341
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: 855
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: 2,768
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: 2,768
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: 1,113
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: 565
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: 1,930
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: 970
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: 970
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: 847
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...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By koates
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

Good catch Karl. So you see whenever its an electrical fault then its always fuel. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By koates
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

Karl, as I said before the voltage out of the resistor at 2.9 volts does not mean that the resistor is faulty. If the ignition has been on for a couple of minutes or the resistor is warm from...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By koates
Re: No Go -Coil Voltage

Test the battery voltage first. Test the voltage on both sides of the ignition switch. Ignition switches are a problem area especially if they are old original units. Ignition resistors don't...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-20-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By koates
Re: Smoke

Pretty much a complete waste of time posting items like this and not really funny. Stick with early FORD V8 items. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By koates
Re: Rear Brake Roller Kits

Its not just Macs that list that rear brake kit fits 1928 - 1934. Several other companies list it as well. Its always preferable to repair or overhaul original parts if possible. They all need to do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-19-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By koates
Re: Rear Brake Roller Kits

Hi Keith, It seems to me that the new part you have from Macs is for a model A at least and most repop suppliers list them for 28 to 34 which is not correct. I checked the rear backing plates on my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-18-2019, 03:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,160
Posted By koates
Re: Merry Christmas

Yep, Im with Tinker on that one. Seasons greetings and merry Christmas to all barners. Regards, Kevin & Barb.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By koates
Re: 34 - Weak Spark Troubleshooting

You make mention of Model B, so is your car a 4 cylinder or a V8 and what year is it, 1934 ? Model B is only a 4 cylinder. Regards, Kevin.
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