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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 536
Posted By koates
Re: 12v conversion 59a starter solenoid 4 pole. 46 Mercury.

Phil, that sounds as if it is connected OK and should work providing that the firewall solenoid is switching ON when the dash button grounds one of the small solenoid terminals. Time to use a test...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 536
Posted By koates
Re: 12v conversion 59a starter solenoid 4 pole. 46 Mercury.

On reflection this could be wired a couple of different ways. Please explain where you have the main heavy battery cable from the batt positive terminal connected to. Is it on the firewall solenoid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 536
Posted By koates
Re: 12v conversion 59a starter solenoid 4 pole. 46 Mercury.

If your new starter motor has a shift solenoid on top of it that shifts the starter drive into mesh with the ring gear then you really dont need a separate solenoid involved. All you need is to power...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By koates
Re: Unusual Stromberg 48

These adjustable jets can be a big pain in the backside as well. Messing around with adjustments from one side to the other and pulling spark plugs out and replacing until the cows come home. Unless...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-08-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By koates
Re: 40 turn signal options??

You could use any of those original flasher switches but need to test and power up the switch on your work bench to sort out which wire is witch. 6 or 12 volt will work but may have to replace the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By koates
Re: over heated coil

Your 1 1/2 amps is OK. You should have noted I said that the amps could be a bit lower with revs up. The point here is that the amps are not too high and four amps would be on the high side. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By koates
Re: 1935 Car Grill

The Australian made repro 1935 grille looks exactly like the original including the crank hole. Not made now I believe. The one made in Argentina has a round trim on the crank hole cover. Also not...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By koates
Re: electrical issue

If you use the existing indicator switch in your total rewire then you might end up with the exact same problem. You should find the fault first. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By koates
Re: over heated coil

The amps current draw will be the same on either primary wire. And YES you do need to measure the ohms primary resistance on any coil you choose to use. Depending on the coil resistance and the in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By koates
Re: over heated coil

By the way you will need a good quality multi meter. Elcheapo ones tend to jump around all over the place on petrol engine electrics ,as in your voltage spiking readings. I mostly use an older...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By koates
Re: over heated coil

Instead of messing around till the cows come home you need to measure the current draw (AMPS) the coil primary is drawing with the engine running. To do this set your multi meter to DC AMPS scale...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By koates
Re: electrical issue

I cannot see how the headlighht switch would have anything to do with your indicators not working. To establish if your park/indicator lamps have a ground just take a length of wire and clip one end...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-30-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By koates
Re: Horn wires

Your confused ! Oh Boy I am totally disorientated by this description. Horn mounted on the tail light ! I think Clem has been on the turps. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By koates
Re: Starter problems

Carry a test light with you or you could give the starter motor a little TAP, TAP with your wheel brace or something while trying to crank it. Thats an old mechanics trick. Good luck, Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By koates
Re: Starter problems

The fact that you have tried two new relays and they both clicked then my guess is your starter motor has an intermittent fault. Next time it does it using a test light on the starter terminal to see...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By koates
Re: Did I fry my starter relay?

Your optima 6 volt battery does not require to be left on a trickle charger all the time. Maybe a few hours every couple of weeks is enough. Optima batteries hold their charge much longer than...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By koates
Re: Battery Tender light vs Ammeter query

GM, The early optima batteries did have a problem with thin terminal connecting links to the plates but that was long ago and the fault has been rectified. That problem was also partly caused by...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By koates
Re: Did I fry my starter relay?

Well everybody has answered the issues at stake here. My advice is to run with the 6 volt optima battery and remove the deep cycle battery from the car. Test to see that your generator is charging...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,311
Posted By koates
Re: Another E-Failure

murre, The Stromberg e-Fire manual states that copper or solid core high tension leads should not be used yet the unit you have removed from a customers car has wire leads. Also important that the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By koates
Re: Did I fry my starter relay?

So is your 1938 Ford a 6 volt car as original or a 12 volt car, as you have said the two 6 volt batteries are connected in series which will give 12 volts ? Or are the two 6 volt batteries in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By koates
Re: Battery Tender light vs Ammeter query

Just to add to the above post. Some heavy duty battery chargers have sufficient current output of say around 200 amps for a brief time to be able to jump start a vehicle. These chargers are designed...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By koates
Re: Battery Tender light vs Ammeter query

Lawson, Your battery tender or charger has an output of maybe up to 10 amps or less depending on which model it is. Check the specifications of the one you have. When your starter motor is cranking...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 rear view mirror watch (I need Help)

If you read posts # 4, 6, and 7 you will have your answer. Otherwise send some good sharp pics of your clock for me to see. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By koates
Re: Battery Tender light vs Ammeter query

Lawson. Your explanation is confusing to me. Are you leaving your battery charger (battery tender) connected to your truck battery while you are trying to crank or start the engine ? If so then you...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,062
Posted By koates
Re: Generator or alternator ?

Bob, No have not received any PMs. You have not answered the question regarding if you have battery power or not at the alternator. Sometimes when alternators are fitted in place of generators...
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