Shade Tree A's – Model A Ford Club

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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
  • Shade Tree A's – Model A Ford Club

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

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