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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2021, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By koates
Re: 6 volt battery, who has the best?

The store you purchased the battery from is what kind of a store? Many parts stores dont know how to test a battery correctly and only have an el cheapo load tester which only loads about 50 amps. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,190
Posted By koates
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

I turned 75 yesterday. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,860
Posted By koates
Re: Flathead V8 Distributor Slot in Cam shaft

Hi Anthony, I agree with what Lawson Cox has posted but I will have a bitch as well. As many of us old guys dont text much or at all, it would be appreciated if you could just type in normal plain...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-15-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By koates
Re: Not using an ignition resistor on my 48 mercury

Well it is difficult to answer any questions here because you did not mention which coil you have on your car and what is the coil primary winding resistance in ohms ? If you have the original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-11-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By koates
Re: history on 34 cabriolet

A very nice looking car. It has the two sparton horns missing from under the headlights. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-07-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By koates
Re: F1 Radio issue

So have you checked your antenna connections as in the center connection and also the ground for the antenna ?? Lots of things mentioned here but the antenna would be the first thing to test. Connect...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By koates
Re: Distributor Crap

I thought that it was a well known fact that there is quality issue with some current reproduction crab caps and rotors. It pays to rotate these distributors by hand to make sure there is some...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By koates
Re: How to remove steering wheel? (1938)

Part # 3609 is the woodruff key which slots into the steering shaft and the wheel center itself. Yes you will need a puller to get the wheel off. Plenty of info on pullers on here in the past. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By koates
Re: Lost voltage to coil while cranking

Well I would think that the very first thing to do is test the voltage at the battery at rest and then while cranking the engine. Or better still have the battery load tested by placing about 300...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 863
Posted By koates
Re: Ford Plant Tool Check brass tokens

Rougewelder, TA Tank Assembly, great information. Thanks for that. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By koates
Re: Condenser Problem?

Robert, for many years I have used high temp disc brake wheel bearing grease to lube distributor cams. Just a very slight smear right around the cam and a smear in the contact rubbing block corner....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By koates
Re: Generator Pulley fitting an Alternator Question

Well the alternator temperature could vary a lot in regard to how many amps it had been charging at the time you place your hand on it. If it had been charging 50 or 60 amps for a period of time it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-01-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 331
Posted By koates
Re: Need help with serial numbers

The number or letter you are asking about is a ONE 1 not an I eye. The number is 18 which represents Fords first V8 engine car and truck in 1932 known as the Model 18. The 4 cylinder Ford cars...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By koates
Re: Generator Pulley fitting an Alternator Question

Regardless of which size pulley you use you must still have the pulley fan fitted to cool the alternator otherwise it could overheat and pop diodes and burn out the stator with excessive temps inside...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By koates
Re: Runs great until it heats up

Jay, The distributor contacts or the electronic switching pick up (on an electronic ignition) in the coil primary circuit act as a kind of regulator by rapidly switching on and off and the more...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By koates
Re: Runs great until it heats up

No point in just guessing here and swapping around parts, you have to do some testing with a meter because your coil should not be that hot. Its hot because its drawing too much current. Measure the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-29-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By koates
Re: Where to buy 21 stud repro alu heads

Jim Kerr in Sydney Australia made two versions of the 21 stud alloy head, for flat top and domed pistons. Sadly he passed away in 2020 so not sure if his son John is doing them anymore. They were a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By koates
Re: 33/34 glove box radio mount question

The upper panel in the photo I would bet is a reproduction. I have had a couple of these and they dont fit very well especially around the circular dial which I had to file out quite a bit. I ended...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By koates
Re: Runs great until it heats up

Mr tubman, exactly my sentiments. Although I have pertronix units on my early falcon and mustang for many years and no issues. They are easy to change back to points/condenser on the side of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By koates
Re: 1936 rear axle square key position

Also make sure that the taper on the axle and inside the drum is DRY . That is no oil or grease of any kind on it. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By koates
Re: Runs great until it heats up

Vacuum leak on the intake manifold and its running lean (too much air) thats why it picks up when you pump the accelerator pump and it gets more fuel to even up the mixture. Connect a vacuum gauge to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By koates
Re: Hazard lights

Lawson. Try another flasher unit . The problem could be the speed that the flasher is operating at, too fast in the ON CYCLE and thereby not allowing the bulbs to reach full brightness. Some flasher...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2021, 02:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By koates
Re: '35 Radiator / water out the tube

The restrictor washers are not needed and only serve to restrict flow which defeats the purpose of having high flow pumps. You need as much flow as possible not less. Dont fill the radiator top tank...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-14-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By koates
Re: 6 volt generator to 12 volt

Horses for courses. 12 volt armatures have more turns per coil and are a smaller gauge copper wire than a 6 volt armature. Like wise the field coils for a 12 volt gen have more turns and a smaller...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,463
Posted By koates
Re: Helmet Distributor Rebuild

Lawrie, very important point. Once all is assembled with the timing plate screw tightened and the coil mounted and tightened down then the points plate will move slightly and upset the contacts gap....
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