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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By koates
Re: Third Gen Auto delays

Thanks Michael and Jane. I have purchased quite a few items from you in the past and all were very good, as was your service. We are all locked down here in Australia so cant do anything much at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By koates
Re: Discontinuing search for .33 micro-farad capacitors.

A Fluke multimeter will give an accurate mfd reading on an automotive type condenser. But to test an automotive ignition condenser correctly then purpose made testers were available in the past but a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By koates
Re: Horn sounds bad on 12 volts - Fixed!

0.5 ohm or half an ohm if you like, 50 watt. This gives plenty of power to the horn for a long blow if you need to get angry at some other driver. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By koates
Re: Horn sounds bad on 12 volts - Fixed!

A 6 volt Ford horn working on 12 volts requires a wire wound .5 ohm 50 watt resistor in the power feed to each horn. You can buy these on line pretty cheap. The resistor can be fitted under the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 958
Posted By koates
Re: Gen charging Q

That's not unusual for someone not in the know to do a 12 volt conversion by just fitting a 12 volt battery and then the jobs done. Ha Ha. Well check it all out and report back. Maybe easier to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2020, 03:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 958
Posted By koates
Re: Gen charging Q

hardtimes, the generator on your car is from a 1933 Ford. It has no cooling openings in the end plates which means it is not capable of any more safe maximum output than about 10 amps continuous...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,954
Posted By koates
Re: Incorrectly mounted Spare Wheels on 1932-1935 Fords

Michael, well if it wasn't for the fact that we are all self isolating at home because of the you know what virus then we would only have one page of this information. Keep those hubs rusting. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,954
Posted By koates
Re: Incorrectly mounted Spare Wheels on 1932-1935 Fords

David, I would think that most early Ford cars in Australia at least have the modern rubber valve stems fitted because of the difficulty and cost involved in procuring the metal Schrader ones. So...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By koates
Re: New horn issue

What you need to establish is where the ground is occurring. Is it in the horn rod and button or somewhere else in the wiring. So unclip the wire bail that holds the headlight switch to the steering...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-21-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By koates
Re: Wiring Dash and instrument cluster 1940

I have rewired dozens of classic/vintage cars and rarely removed the dash to wire it first. Always wire all of the car and then do the dash last. Often removed the front seat and occasionally the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,351
Posted By koates
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

I just cant hold myself back about this cars before and after photos. They have made this car much better than it ever was even when new. They will pat themselves on the back for this amazing work....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,458
Posted By koates
Re: Winch Battery-Deep cycle vs Reg.?

Don't know where you got this information from but it is not correct. Alternator s have a built in voltage regulator and will charge any automotive battery including an optima at the correct voltage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By koates
Re: 1938 Ford Tudor electrical problems

You need to put the complete system back to original 6 volt positive ground. I told you where to get the fuseholder and base and original resistor if required. Describe the voltage regulator you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By koates
Re: 36 feul gauge

Is your sender unit an original King Seeley ford type or a freshly bought new variable resistance type. If its the latter type then it is not compatible with the original ford fuel gauge. Yes I know...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,458
Posted By koates
Re: Winch Battery-Deep cycle vs Reg.?

Optima deep cycle yellow top, the Rolls Royce of performance batteries. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,351
Posted By koates
Re: How rare is a 39 Mercury?

[QUOTE=Originals;1863037]I have recently bought a 39 Mercury coupe it is a right hand drive from South Africa does anyone know how many would have been made thanks
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By koates
Re: Speedometer turtle position

Very clever V8 COUPEMAN, but how come the large gear rotates but the centre shaft keyway just jumps clock and anti clock a few degrees ? Tinker, sometimes I have great difficulty understanding your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By koates
Re: Stock or later oil pump?

Just use your original long snout pump. Make sure the gears and shaft bushes are not worn and clean the gauze filter that's inside. They are very reliable. Why change to something else that may need...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By koates
Re: 1938 Ford Tudor electrical problems

I ask why do you need a new resistor ? If it is not broken or overheated then it is more than likely OK. You can check it with an ohmmeter. Should be around .5 ohms. The original Ford resistor is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By koates
Re: 1938 Ford Tudor electrical problems

"You cant run a 6 volt coil on 12 volts. You will cook the coil. Is your coil the original Ford type mounted on top of the distributer. If it is I suggest you refit a 6 volt battery and go back to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By koates
Re: Speedometer turtle position

Well if you had stated in the first place that your car is modified then it would help with a correct answer. If your turtle is on the left side of the torque tube the threaded cable connection...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By koates
Re: 1938 Ford Tudor electrical problems

Well is it 6 volt or 12 volt, look at the battery, has it got 3 filler caps or 6 filler caps ? You cant tell what voltage the generator is just by looking at it. Its not normal to fit a reducing...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By koates
Re: Speedometer turtle position

It points towards your right from the position you are in or to the drivers side of the car in a left hand drive vehicle. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By koates
Re: Generator connection off?

Check that the generator cut out contacts are open when the engine is not running. Better still disconnect the battery wire from the front of the cut out (radiator side) and see if the ammeter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By koates
Re: Screwed on a pair of 36 front shocks

It was common back in the day to fit the Delco shocks to early Fords. These shocks came as a kit for different makes and models and included cast mounting brackets to suit various cars. The Ford...
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