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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 02:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,128
Posted By koates
Re: 1936 Ford V8 Service/Restoration Thread

I also meant to mention that your carb should be a stromberg 97 on a 36 Ford. Yours is a later 94 type. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,128
Posted By koates
Re: 1936 Ford V8 Service/Restoration Thread

Hi Jon, nice car and you can drive and enjoy it as it is. Most of these cars had small changes and replacement items fitted over the years and that is a part of their history. Some of these changes...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By koates
Re: Battery Tenders

Not recommended to top up a boiled dry battery with acid. Its only water that evaporates so only top up with distilled water. I never leave batteries on charge unattended overnight. Need to keep an...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-17-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By koates
Re: '34 Ford Hood Latch

Sometimes these latches are a bit hard and you have to give them a bloody good shove downwards. Dont be gentle, lean on it like you dont like it. Regards. Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-16-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 712
Posted By koates
Re: Battery Tenders

Lawson, make sure you dont start your engine with that charger still connected to the battery. That charger is probably made in China. For $23.00 it is most likely crap. You only get what you pay...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,535
Posted By koates
Re: Found Very Concerning Issue

Your 1936 Ford when new was fitted with aluminium cylinder heads (not painted) and had rather thick steel washers under the head nuts. During the life of many cars the aluminium heads gave trouble...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-11-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,535
Posted By koates
Re: Found Very Concerning Issue

Retorque all the cylinder head nuts when cold. Maybe some are a bit loose and just need a nip up. Then run and drive it and see what happens. Retorque them twice after engine cools. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By koates
Re: 32 front wheel shimmy

rockfla, thanks for the update on your 32 Ford. Your generator looks good. Dam, if its not one thing its another on old cars. That Bosch motor horn is a rare one and you are lucky to have it. Keep...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-06-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By koates
Re: '34 Radiator Problem

I understand the problem you are having exactly. Firstly you can not modify the generator mounting because this is only sidestepping the problem and will also throw the fan belt out of alignment with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 845
Posted By koates
Re: 32 front wheel shimmy

rockfla, were you able to sort out your generator & cut out & ammeter problems. Did not hear back on that issue and interested to know how you fared. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By koates
Re: Spring clamp torque value?

Clem, I dont think you have to worry about a torque wrench on those spring clamp nuts. Just do them up fairly tight and leave it there. The split pins will prevent an tendency to come loose. By the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By koates
Re: Spring clamp torque value?

Clem, just to clarify when torquing nuts or bolts you go by the thread size and type and not by the physical size of the nut or bolt head. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By koates
Re: 2 brush generators with a fan

The front bearing on all Ford V8 generators is part number 10094, but they are not all the same type of bearing. The difference is in the prefix of the part number which could be B or 18 or 79 or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 635
Posted By koates
Re: 6 volt question

Yes a cig lighter socket in a 6 volt car will charge a cell phone using the phones standard charger which charges the phone at 5 volts. BUT, be sure the cig lighter polarity is correct for the phone...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By koates
Re: Early Ford V-8 Club of America

A couple of years ago I purchased an antique railroad pocket watch from the USA that did the trip 3 times between the USA and Australia before it was finally tracked down. It just boils down to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By koates
Re: Early Ford V-8 Club of America

Just received my JULY-AUGUST issue a week ago to Australia. Delivery since the covid19 has been rather slow. But in the past several years delivery has been slower that it was some years ago even...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By koates
Re: hunting a ghost problem in my '47

Regarding your generator or voltage regulator problem. The cut out contacts should close of their own accord when the engine is revved up a little. You should not push them closed or bend parts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-26-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By koates
Re: hunting a ghost problem in my '47

Yes, by all means, replace the condenser because they can give all the problems you have listed. It seems you are approaching this problem by just replacing parts. Not the way to do it. You should...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By koates
Re: Gone to Germany!-they race them there!

You say you "restored" it but that is using the word restored a bit out of context I would think. I would hate to see it before it was restored. Now you can have a go at me if you like. Regards,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By koates
Re: 38 ford alternator

As stated above one diode may be faulty out of the six main diodes inside. That will create a phase inbalance which creates a whine. If an alternator is charging at a high rate it can also make a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By koates
Re: A ground for running lights

If you did blow a fuse (which you cant find ?) when you ran a temporary ground wire then I suspect that there are incorrect connections in one of your driving lights. Open both of them up and make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 Ford auction results

Yep , for sure the 1933-34 Ford four door sedan is a very smart looking car and much more practical than a coupe or a roadster. Bonnie and Clyde will vouch for that because plenty of room for food,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-17-2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 702
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: 702
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: 702
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...
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