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  • Hot button, Have a Model A horn – include club logo upper right corner
  • Pass a box of three parts around – a prize for the person who can tell what they are (copper spark plug wire, accelerator pedal, xxx)
  • Discuss different body styles, design features and colors

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  • Shade Tree A’s – Model A Ford Club Presentation to the West Augusta Rotary Club January 24, 2008 Craig McMullin President, Shade Tree A’s
  • Agenda
    • Shade Tree A’s – the organization
    • The Model A Ford
    • What we do
    • Q & A’s
  • Model A Ford Quiz
    • What’s in the box?
      • HINT: All 3 items can be found in your car today.
  • Shade Tree A’s – The Organization
    • Incorporated in 1973, non-profit org.
    • Affiliation with two national organizations
      • Model A Ford Club of America
      • Model A Restorers Club
    • Purpose:
    • The club is dedicated to the preservation and the restoration of the Model A Ford automobile and supports membership in the national organizations dedicated to the same purpose.
  • Our Members and Membership
    • Family Oriented
    • Membership currently 77 families throughout the CSRA and beyond
    • Over 100 Model A vehicles
    • Don’t have to own a Model A Ford – just have an interest in the hobby
    • Award winning monthly newsletter and web site www.shadetreeas.org
    • Formal organization consisting of elected officers and BOD’s
  • About our Members
    • Come from all “walks of life”
    • Don’t have to be a great “mechanic”
    • Some do have unique skills and are very supportive
  • The Model A Ford Era
    • Built after the “Model T”, 1909 – 1927 over 15M
    • Four years of production, 1928 – 1931 almost 4M
    • Many different colors and body styles
    • Two distinct body designs for 1928-29 and 1930-31
      • Radiator dimensions
      • Tire diameter
      • Headlight shape
      • Bumper design
      • Many others
  • After 75 years, just keeps going
  • Facts about the Model A
    • Four cylinders, 40 HP engine (200 ci.)
    • Top speed about 65 mph, 45-50 mph cruising
    • Three speed manual transmission
    • 10 gal. gas tank, gravity feed
    • Hand crank and electric starter
    • Mechanical brakes
    • Manual spark advance, turn signals, choke and throttle
  • More facts
    • 6 Volt battery – positive ground
    • No seat belts
    • Tempered shatter-proof safety glass
    • Most only have one tail light, only deluxe models have two
    • 1 wiper blade – driver’s side
    • Heater was optional
  • What we do
    • Enjoy the Model A hobby
      • Restoration
      • Touring
      • Swap Meets and Shows
    • Assist club members with restoration projects
    • Technical seminars
    • Shady A Ladies - era fashions
  • What we do
    • Tour throughout the Southeast and beyond
      • Meet with other clubs
      • Area community events
      • Holiday parades
      • Regional points of interest
    • Monthly club business / technical meetings
    • Enjoy fellowship and food
  • A few club activities
  • Q & A’s
    • Quiz answers
    • Questions?
    • Parking lot demonstration