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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Today, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By koates
Re: 36 water pumps

Must use a low melting point grease so that if the grease gets past the pump seals then it will melt in the hot coolant and wont block up the radiator tubes. Just one pump from the grease gun is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By koates
Re: Ford Motor Company WORLDWIDE Employee Badges, ID Cards, Passes & Permits

tubman, Im not sure if your right nut would be valuable enough to swap for that Aussie badge. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By koates
Re: 33 Cowl Vent

Keith, not sure there is a need to unbolt the vent door. Should be able to fit the gasket over the door with out unbolting the door. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-03-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By koates
Re: 33 Cowl Vent

I have never believed that these reproduction 33-34 cowl vent gaskets were ever made to the correct thickness. You could cut one from thin flat rubber and glue it onto your original repro one to make...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-02-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By koates
Re: Ford Motor Company WORLDWIDE Employee Badges, ID Cards, Passes & Permits

I collect Australian FORD employee badges too. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-01-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,982
Posted By koates
Re: Condenser Problem?

I dont know why many guys mess around with non original parts or electronic distributors. The original 1934 Ford helmet distributor is an extremely good unit and gives little trouble if set up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By koates
Re: Pertronix Nightmare

Pertronix units are very reliable on 12 volt cars. What car are you running it on and what voltage? Ignition coil must be a match for the Pertronix unit. If the coil pulls to much primary current...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By koates
Re: Condenser?

When you mention "WOW what a spark at the points "do you mean right at the distributor contacts or the high tension spark plug lead to ground? Should be very little spark at the distributor...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-28-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By koates
Re: Any recomendations

There are several 1932 Ford ammeters in the upcoming Gene Hetland ford parts auction. Just exactly what is wrong with your ammeter ? Does it not just work or is it burnt or damaged to look at. I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-21-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By koates
Re: Blinkers

You need to do some testing with a test light to see where you are getting or not getting power in the blinker circuit. Check first for power at the battery supply on one of the flasher can terminals...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By koates
Re: starter, shorted out

Could you explain exactly how you are testing this starter motor. Is it on the work bench or vice and connected with heavy jumper cables. Connections have to be good not just touching by hand. 6 or...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-20-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By koates
Re: charging question

Not a good idea to have the fan main power cable connected through the ammeter. Connect directly to the main battery cable at the starter solenoid. Less voltage drop there and wont effect other...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-11-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By koates
Re: 39 ford generator

Just a couple of drops of engine oil in each oiler on your generator. Dont pump any more than that otherwise you will end up with oil on the commutator and the brushes which will stop it charging. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By koates
Re: Conversion of Cutout to solid state

WHAT ! who said anything about throwing anything out ?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By koates
Re: Conversion of Cutout to solid state

FUN PROJECTS round regulators are available again but wont sell direct to customers anymore. Have to buy from a retailer now such as C&G. Not from Macs because of some issues with them. Regards,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By koates
Re: Conversion of Cutout to solid state

Graham, my first question to you is why would you want to do that and ruin an expensive hard to get regulator /cut out. The original Ford cut out is far better than a diode providing it is in good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 02:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By koates
Re: Two rare 33-34 accessories?

Trevor, Well you have not been looking hard enough because I have seen half a dozen Australian 1934 Ford glovebox radios with half of them in cars. You know that the Australian glovebox radio was...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-01-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By koates
Re: Ignition Whack-A-Mole

I am not complaining about your condensers because I have never used one, But they look good for sure. One possible issue though is that their capacity at approx .22 mfd is a bit low for original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By koates
Re: Ignition Whack-A-Mole

Just because you had a problem with one does not mean they are no good. Anything that man has ever manufactured is prone to fail sooner or later, even your trash can condensers. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-31-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By koates
Re: Ignition Whack-A-Mole

You can buy a single RESISTOR and cut the coil to dist high tension wire in the middle and just screw the resistor into the cut cable ends. These do work believe me but you would have to fit one to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By koates
Re: Two rare 33-34 accessories?

I have worked on many instruments and gauges over the years and suspect that the red and white speedo pointer is not original to that gauge and has been fitted during a repair or just for the fancy...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By koates
Re: Ignition Problem or Carb Problem

As I have stated previously you can measure voltages and resistances till the cows come home but to really know what is going on in the coil primary circuit the current draw needs to be measured with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-28-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By koates
Re: 6 volt regulator

Quite often NEW OLD STOCK voltage regulators will not work because the three contact sets have become oxidized or tarnished during storage and inactivity. To fix this run a doubled over strip of very...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-27-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,219
Posted By koates
Re: New Flathead “Steaming” Exhaust

You need to retorque the heads 4 or 5 times when the engine is fully cold after each running session to make sure they are seated correctly. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-23-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By koates
Re: My 46 truck hates RPM

Changing your coil three times will not prove anything. I would remove the distributor and check the contacts and settings and contact spring tension etc. Also could be a lack of enough fuel problem...
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