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  • 1. Shade Tree As Model A Ford Club Presentation to the West Augusta Rotary Club January 24, 2008 Craig McMullin President, Shade Tree As

2. Agenda

  • Shade Tree As the organization
  • The Model A Ford
  • What we do
  • Q & As

3. Model A Ford Quiz

  • Whats in the box?
    • HINT:All 3 items can be found in your car today.

4. Shade Tree As 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.

5. Our Members and Membership

  • Family Oriented
  • Membership currently 77 families throughout the CSRA and beyond
  • Over 100 Model A vehicles
  • Dont have to own a Model A Ford just have an interest in the hobby
  • Award winning monthly newsletter and web sitewww.shadetreeas.org
  • Formal organization consisting of elected officers and BODs

6. About our Members

  • Come from all walks of life
  • Dont have to be a great mechanic
  • Some do have unique skills and are very supportive

7. The Model A Ford Era

  • Builtafterthe 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

8. After 75 years, just keeps going 9. 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 crankandelectric starter
  • Mechanical brakes
  • Manual spark advance, turn signals, choke and throttle

10. 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 drivers side
  • Heater was optional

11. 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

12. 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

13. A few club activities 14. Q & As

  • Quiz answers
  • Questions?
  • Parking lot demonstration