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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 918
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: New owner 1931 A

Great looking car, and outstanding you've traveled so far in so little time. I bought mine a year ago, and although I had to do some items to straighten it out, enjoy it every dry day (was a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Press in Grease Fittings - Foot Petal

FYI - finished last night. The 1/4 socket and gentle tap of hammer was the ticket. Was able to get it into the long vacant hole and pump grease. Fitting worked perfect - did not leak, and looking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Press in Grease Fittings - Foot Petal

Actually it looks like the previous pressed fitting fell off. I ordered a couple of both pressed and threaded just in case I go the threaded route.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By mgambuzza
Press in Grease Fittings - Foot Petal

I am missing the grease fittings for one of my foot petals. It is currently open, no fitting. I ordered one from Bert's, but was wondering now to best place it/press it in without damaging the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,057
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Heavy heart

So sorry to hear about your loss.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,229
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: battery

If you don't have easy access to a battery supplier, Optima would probably be the best. I am in close proximity to several battery warehouses, and I was able to get a factory blem (not Optima)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,284
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Death Wobble Fixed!

Thanks for the link- beat me to it! I bought mine through JEGS as I was planning on my first trip to a car show, and wanted to get the tool overnighted so I could do before I left. I ordered this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,284
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Death Wobble Fixed!

I was experiencing the same issue and after seeing this video, ordering the tool he demonstrated, a 100% improvement and elimination of the death wobble.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Coil Question/Not starting

Great advice as that's how I further determined mine had failed the other day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Coil question

Thursday night - two days before my local Model A tour, my 1930 came to a complete stop in traffic. I was on an extremely busy city street, with no room to do roadside troubleshooting, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: New model a open car door strikers

Same here - but actually mine the lower two screw holes were skewed so I had to drill them open a little more in order to prevent the assembly from shifting and affecting the operation of the door...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,405
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

If you have an AutoZone nearby they have them as well. They 're a very good size and almost look like an oversized cookie tray, but well worth it. I put a piece of cardboard in it to absorb drops,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,509
Posted By mgambuzza
Another Reason to Love the A

The other day after a frustrating day at work, I jumped in the car, dropped off my wife's eBay packages, and stopped at an ice cream stand to sneak in a treat. While sitting there I heard someone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,721
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Group 1 batteries - 6 volt for the Model A

My local battery wholesaler occasionally has factory blems and I was able to find one brand new for $55. Cranks great so far 10 months after I purchased it and cranks far superior to the one that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By mgambuzza
Clutch petal Grease Nipple Broken/Sheared

When I was doing my first grease job, I was looking for the grease nipple on the clutch petal, but all I saw was what appeared to be a partial hole. Were these screwed into the assembly or welded? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: rebuild speedometer

Mine still works great!! Thanks for your craftsmanship and great service!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Pulls left when Braking

ok - all great advice-thank you and I'll let you know the results.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By mgambuzza
Pulls left when Braking

Recently replaced front shoes and noticed when braking it pulls left. Should I tighten the right front a few clicks to balance, or loosen the left front a few clicks to balance the braking action?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: What Made You Choose The Model A Over the T

Selected the Model A due to it being the closest to a "modern" car, especially when I'm doing city driving (I'm in a city). I'm easily able to keep up with traffic, have good maneuverability, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Tonight's Sorting Out Episode - Lighting

Thank you - that is one of the best and logical descriptions yet!


Before all the changing, I would say this was completely hosed up, as one of the lows was to the left and the other somewhere...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Tonight's Sorting Out Episode - Lighting

Problem solved - two issues - thanks for the advice all!


Issue 1 - socket - the exterior metal was a bit twisted, the wiring was partially melted (probably from shorts now and prior), and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Tonight's Sorting Out Episode - Lighting

I knew it was too easy or good to be true. While driving home tonight it was getting dark, so I turned on my headlights. It was a very short drive, but when I pulled in the garage, I didn't see the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By mgambuzza
Tonight's Sorting Out Episode - Lighting

So since I've bought my 1930, I've been waiting to tackle some of the lighting gremlins or anomalies. Parking lamps - one seemed brighter than the other. Low beam one was brighter than the other, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Mirrors for coupe

I was able to adjust mine adequately - the problem was with the passenger side. I've seen some posts for a 5" mirror - I was going to look for one and try it for the passenger side. I found it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,786
Posted By mgambuzza
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

That is the best advice. When I sold my Corvette that I owned 30 years, my wife was relieved ,and said thats great - look at all the projects we'll be able to fund - you're not looking at another...
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