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Lions Gate Model A Club
 
Dedicated Model A enthusiasts from across
British Columbia and Washington State!
 
  
     

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The Lions Gate Model A Club is a non-profit society dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of 1928 to 1931 Model A Ford vehicles. The club is based in Vancouver B.C. and is a chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America.
It includes members from Metro Vancouver, as well as the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Washington State.
We enjoy monthly meetings, tours, technical seminars, workshops and social get-togethers.
Guests and new members, whether a current Model A owner or not, are always welcomed.
Please contact our president or membership director if you are interested in attending a meeting or joining the club.
See Contacts page for phone numbers, e-mail addresses and membership application.
 
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Next Lions Gate Model A Club Meeting

Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, B.C.

Our next meeting will be on October 18th. at 7:00 pm.

Guests interested in attending one of our meetings should e-mail a request to president and an invitation will be forwarded to you.

We are resuming in-person meetings with Zoom video as well for those not able to attend.
An e-mail notice with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to all members prior to the meeting.
If you do not have a camera on your desktop PC, you may want to purchase a webcam, or you can use a smartphone or simply phone in to a meeting to listen to the conversation

 
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What's New

 
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John and Rita Buckley from the UK recently completed an adventurous circle tour of B.C. in their Model A.
We corresponded with them prior to and during their trip but unfortuantely we were unable to meet in person.
Click on the following link for an account of their trip.
Canada Trip
 
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Stan Rothstein has passed on a tip that ethanol-free gasoline is no longer available in most gas stations in B.C.
The only stations that now offer it is Chevron and possibly Co-Op and Costco (to be confirmed) in their premium grades.
The addition of ethanol to all gasoline products in recent times dissolves older tank sealer and it is deposited throughout the fuel system, especially the carburetor. It becomes all sticky and causes the needle and seat valve to stick open and leak.
Even if a collector car has the proper gas tank sealer to accommodate alcohol, the corrosive action on engine parts, especially fuel systems, can be very detrimental to your vehicle's health.
The best advise is to use only Chevron 94 (if you can afford it)
Here is a link where you can search for ehtanol-free gas pure-gas.org

Here is an example - left to right:
Super Shell (formerly ethanol free) ethanol has separated and mixed with added water at bottom
Ethanol in SuperShell has dissolved tank sealer
Chevron 94 water added has settled to bottom

 
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Visit the Recent Events page for pictures from our latest tours, including a garage tour and BBQ with the Corvette Club at John Rak's place in Abbotsford
 
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Here is a copy of the June 2022 NAACC President's Report from John Carlson.
NAACC June 2022
 
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A small but enthusiastic group ready to depart Ben & Lily's home in Blaine for our annual Ben & Gerry's Pie and Ice Cream run.

 
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Our first club event for 2022 was a Spring tune-up workshop on April 9th.



We had a good turnout for the event. After a brief early morning snow shower, the sun came out.
It was great to see fellow club members for the first time since last year.
 
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Annual membership fees for 2022 are now due
Payments can now be made by Interac e-transfer through your bank and will be automatically deposited in the club's bank account.
Instructions and the e-mail address to use can be found in the Members Area.
Payments can still also be made by mailing your cheque directly to Al Glen. Please make cheques payable to Lions Gate Model A Club.
 
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An updated membership roster for April 2022 is now available in the Member's Area  
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Northwest Regional Model A HUB Tour - September 14th - 18th.
See tours page for details
 
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Welcome to the club new members:
Patrick and Joanne Curley with their 1928 Tudor
Terry and Julie Robertson with their 1929 Roadster Pickup
Richard and Joanne Gaska plus Riley Pullin with their Tudor, O.C. Pickup and Roadster
Al and Janet Wood with their 1930 Tudor
Sheldon & Pat Paulger with their 1930 Coupe
Fred and Leslie-Jo Risbey with their 1930 Closed Cab Pickup
Jack and Joan Popovich with their 1931 Tudor
David and Margie Graham with their 1931 Fordor and 1930 Panel Delivery

Club members are asked to review your information on the membership roster and photo gallery and send any updates or revisions such as new cars, spouses names, e-mail address etc. to webmaster

 
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Car Stories

Phil Kneeland of the Charter Oak Model A Club in California has been passing on car stories to NWRG clubs to maintain enthusiasm during these lockdown times. Some of the stories are short and some are long.  They are all good and very interesting.  The common thread is the authors telling about adventures or mishaps when they were younger. Click on the following links for the latest. If any LGMAC members would like to contribute their own story, please pass it on the your webmaster so we can share with Phil.

The Roving Fitzgeralds

1917 Driver's Test

Model A Bus

Hard Luck Award

Car Games, a funny story

Pike's Peak Model A

Saga of Burnie

Burma Shave

Byron's Burnt Roadster

 
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Club News and Communications  
The club has sent notices out to all members by e-mail over the past few months, regarding recent club news. It has come to our attention that we have some invalid e-mail addresses and in some cases none on record. Any members who have not received these messages should contact Derek and/or Mike to update your e-mail address.  
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Here's some more interesting reading passed on by Stan Rothstein.
Click on this link to open The Benson Ford
 
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Stan Rothstein has passed on this Youtube video link that you may enjoy watching. It has lots of original Ford factory footage and advertising.  It's  called " 1932.The invention of the Ford V8 Engine" by Aaron Maynard.  It's about an hour long and covers from Model A to 1932. Click on this link to watch The Invention of the Ford V* Engine

Here's another interesting Youtube video with lots of pictures of Model A's Vintage Auto Pictures from Years Gone By

 
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A couple of pictures from the Vancouver Archives:  
 
Ford Assembly Plant 1020 Mainland Street, 1937

1020 Mainland Street - now  

Lumberman's Arch ca. 1934



 
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Revised Tour Rules and Guidelines have been created. See Tours page for the updated copy.
 
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