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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,977
Posted By koates
Re: Today's Surprise !!

Maybe it was owned by a FIRE DEPARTMENT when new. Many 1930s Ford fire engines had chrome plated grilles and hoods as well. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By koates
Re: Lowering 41 Deluxe front end

Why on earth would you want to lower an original car ? Its been fine for the last 80 years . Why not just enjoy the car the way it was built. We like original cars here on the Barn. I see this is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,193
Posted By koates
Re: Oil Chex Gauge

The oil ON - OFF indicator gets its power from the ammeter internally. So the car battery needs to be connected but the ignition switch does not need to be ON or the engine running. Did you test the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,193
Posted By koates
Re: Oil Chex Gauge

Digger, The reason your gauge is fogging up is because it is getting hot inside which is caused by a high resistance or loose or bad connections on the ammeter connections either inside the gauge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By koates
Re: Unusual Greyhound bonnet motiff

It might be a female. That story is a load of codswallap. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-13-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By koates
Re: Unusual Greyhound bonnet motiff

Just a cheap aftermarket accessory for fitment too any car, truck , motorcycle front mudguard. Nowhere the quality of the 1934 Ford Stant original greyhound. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2022, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By koates
Re: Fuel pump push rod

Brian, OK, could you please explain to me what is a high boss valve chamber and what is a low boss valve chamber. Are they both aluminium and are they both 1933 types or other. I have looked through...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By koates
Re: Fuel pump push rod

Considering this is an aluminium 1933 manifold now using a 1934 fuel pump and pump stand which makes it the same as a 1934 intake manifold Then I would think it should use a standard 1934 aluminium...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By koates
Re: Generator Warning Light

Generator warning lights were almost a standard fitting on British and some European and American cars. The two terminals of the bulb were connected between the switched side of the ignition switch...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-10-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By koates
Re: copper-clad aluminum (CCA) wire Vs all copper for 6V systems

Lon, Just inquiring why you would even consider using wire cable which does not meet the original specifications of the auto manufacturer ? Do you already own a bundle of that cheap aluminium cable...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-09-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By koates
Re: Apatchy is on the road again

Lawson, well done. You have to keep your legs going. The truck will be OK. How is your 60 hp engine going ? Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2022, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By koates
Re: One for the helmet distributor guys.. (Not my video)

A pity the video makes no mention of any lubrication during assembly of components such as both bushes,weight pivots and bearings, shaft and cam, etc. It wont run well without lube. Makes no mention...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By koates
Re: voltmeter reading low

Clem, It would help if you told us what car you have. Is it a third brush generator with a round cut out on top or a two brush generator with a three unit regulator on the firewall. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By koates
Re: voltmeter reading low

No good guessing here you have to do some testing. Remove the field wire from its terminal on the regulator and connect it under the armature terminal screw on the regulator. Start engine and rev up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2022, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By koates
Re: Teach Me Voltage Regulators

No new mechanical type voltage regulator out of the box can be assumed to be correctly adjusted and should be fully tested once it is fitted to the car by a person who knows exactly what they are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-02-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By koates
Re: Teach Me Voltage Regulators

All the old electro/mechanical voltage regulators were temperature compensated by the use of bi-metal springs inside them. Therefore the regulators should only be adjusted after they are warmed up...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-01-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By koates
Re: Teach Me Voltage Regulators

Admiral. Back in 1962 I started my 5 year Auto Electrical apprenticeship. It took me most of that time to become proficient at diagnosing, repairing and setting up all the different types of voltage...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-31-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By koates
Re: 1934 model 40 v8 question

What is the exact fuel pump you have replaced the old one with ? I have come across several new reproduction 36 type pumps which have a non original design linkage on them which have too much free...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2022, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By koates
Re: Optima 6 Volt Red Top Battery

Meant to say that the 6 volt Optima batteries are only made in batches as required or when production allows because of their lower demand and therefore sometimes are out of stock. Think ourselves...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-25-2022, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By koates
Re: Optima 6 Volt Red Top Battery

Optima batteries like any other product manufactured by man occasionally produce a faulty one. Optima batteries are a top notch product and I have had 18 years use out of one and 10 years plus out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By koates
Re: Charging

Fitting an alternator may not fix any of your problems, just skirting them possibly. Fix what you have and learn by it. Why have you started a new thread on this subject ? Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By koates
Re: charging

flamingo, you got a reading of .2. .2 what ?? I think your test meter is faulty or set on the wrong scale. What meter are you using ? Should have it on DC VOLTS.. As stated on previous posts...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By koates
Re: Slight miss at idle

Vacuum leak on the intake manifold or similar. Use a vacuum gauge to diagnose this problem. Swapping out coils and condensers and fuel pumps etc is just a waste of time. You need to actually test for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,319
Posted By koates
Re: Time for some light hearted humor

I see you were preaching from the most appropriate bible. Regards, Kevin.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-05-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By koates
Re: 1932 Ford Radio

Ian, If it is the type shown in you drawing it should pull straight out. You might have to give it a hard tug and it should come completely clear. All it does is open or close a set of electrical...
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