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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: How to ground a tail light?

Someone suggested star washers to me earlier in the week after I painted my headlight bar, and they worked great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Light Bar Repaint Question

Thanks All for your suggestions - Success!! Took a bit of each suggestion. After painting, when reassembling, used star washers on the fenders, used some copper wire to wrap on bolt, and copper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By mgambuzza
Light Bar Repaint Question

Removed, repainted, and tonight I'll reassemble my light bar and horn assembly tonight. Before I do this, an item came to mind and wanted to ask the people on here from past experience. I just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Fuel Question

Up here I use the Non Ethanol fuel - but unfortunately it is only available as Super Unleaded. Premium paid, but better spent than the effects from using non ethanol fuel, especially if it sits a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By mgambuzza
Steering Lubricant Question

I was going to place lubricant in my steering box, but the first thing I noticed was the grease nipple. I checked to verify and yes, the previous owner must have placed it to insert grease into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

BTW - I did use chocks on the front and back motion to limit the movement. When I did the tie rod adjustments, the wheels were secured.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

Lastly - purchased and used the Toe Measuring Gauge from the Paul Shinn video. Toe In measured at 3/4". I had thoroughly applied PB Blaster to all points that I would be using a wrench which sat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

yes - as well as the cotter pins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

So far so good. New tools allowed me to get the other end of the drag link off. Installation of new were a snap. Next challenge was the greasing. While using my new gun at 10pm(of course), the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,752
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: New video on How to Do a Lube Job on a Model A Ford

Thank you for the video. I'm a new Model A owner and appreciate these online how to videos.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

Agreed - yes, thank you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

Of course the one item I didn't expect - custom tools. I should've known it was too good to be true when I could just use a screwdriver to remove the drag link from the pitman - came off like butter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mgambuzza
Drag Link Replacement Question

OK - so in the process of improving driving stability, parts of my drag link and the drag link itself have seen better days. Good news the parts arrived today and I will be reassembling tonight(drag...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

After replacing my tires, started on the wobble project. Began by removing the drag link and I think that's the first part along with the associated pieces I'll be replacing- pics below. Next I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: 30 Coupe Repro Door Handle Problem

I replaced my passenger door handle recently. One vendor the handle lock didn't operate at all, and was permanently in the lock position. Return policy was great and got my money back. The second...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,985
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: First Time Tire Change

Thanks for the trash bag hint as the past couple days were my first time in replacing tubes and tires. The tires on the 1930 Tudor I purchased last fall had lots of cracks and checking so I waited...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By mgambuzza
Oil Pan Gasket Replacement- Pics or Video

I will likely be doing the oil pan gasket replacement soon, but before doing so I had to ask. I saw the great article on the Leakless Oil Pan method - lots of pictures with an engine out of the car,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,335
Posted By mgambuzza
Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

Recently I bought a floor jack with stands as I wanted to look at an issue experienced while driving. I would experience intermittent drift, and would have to move the steering wheel between 2-4"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

ok - so I did a couple items. I changed the oil which I didn't know when the last time it was done (I bought it in late October). I also went through and tightened up the oil return, valve cover,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

As expected a full spectrum of great advice. When I'm on vacation next week I'll work on identifying, taking it step at a time, and fingers cross either definitively identify or resolve the issue. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By mgambuzza
Oil Leak Troubleshooting

Vacation week coming and I bought some parts to try addressing my oil leak on my 1930. I originally was going to replace the pan gasket, but the last time I ran it for about 10 minutes and let is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Missing Body Mounts 1930 Tudor - 2 door??

To replace the body blocks, will I need a body shop to lift the body off the frame to replace them? Will this be a "big" expense?? Does anyone here know of a shop that would do this in the Syracuse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Using 'marker' lights for front/back turn signals 6v.

Where did you get these lights, and do you have a snapshot of the rears? I like the look of these indicator lights!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Cold start

Funny. Last night I was thinking about starting as I put in stabilizer a few days ago. I’m in Syracuse NY and today started at -7 F. I measured the voltage first- 6.39 so figured good. Turned the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By mgambuzza
Model A Clubs near Syracuse

I was wondering if there were any Ford Model A clubs in the Syracuse or CNY area?
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