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2016 Events

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LGMAC Christmas Luncheon Dec. 11th. at Burnaby Mountain Clubhouse

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October 1st. Tech session at Al Glen's garage.



Adjusting brakes after checking drum temperature with an infared heat gun

Jim showing how to check steering box play

Al Glen demonstrating coil tester

A good coil will have a strong spark when gap is widened

Checking wheel alignment
Adjusting wheel bearings
   
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August 16th Tour to Monte Robinson's farm in Bow Washington




The tour started with a rendevous at Ben and Lilly Tillak's place in Blaine, where appetizers were served until everybody was ready to leave.


Our route followed backroads through Ferndale and Bellingham then down Chuckanut Drive, and finally regrouping at Monte's farm in Bow.




After a few refreshments, we were back on the road along with a few local Model A owners to see some of the interesting local sights.



Just down the road was the "dinosaur farm" where owner Joe Treat has created some sculptures out of driftwood





 

 

The next stops were at Bow Hill organic blueberry farm, Samish Bay Organic Cheese and Breadfarm handcrafted bakery. Needless to say, after sampling these healthy foods we were all getting pretty hungry by the time we headed back to Monte's place.



Back at the farm, Monte, Dee and their family served up a delicious lunch for everybody.
A number of people have asked for the recipe for the baked beans that were served. Dee has gaciously sent it along Dee's Calico Baked Beans
Thankyou Monte, Dee, Ben, Lilly and all others who helped out for organizing and hosting a terrific day of touring and socializing with friends.
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August 6th Tour to Blenheim Lodge - organized by Derek Morton

Photo courtesy of Tom Grant.
For more great photos of the event click on the following link

Blenheim Lodge Car Show

 
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July 27th Tour to Britannia Mine and Squamish - organized by Don Homer

Tots Jesse and Bertvam Fu get a treat to sit on the running board of Ben's Model A before the group head up the highway to the Britannia mine tour.

Cars end up in parking reserved in front of the Mine Museum.

With outdoor museum in background group get ready for tour.

Member Al Glen Takes a pause on a tire on exhibit too big for his Model A..

Club gang form a goup after coming out from mine tour with guide...

Tour Stop inside the mine while on the train tour.

2 big wheels - Al and Don

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Port Alberni Tour - July 11-15, organized by Hugh Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 
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June 21st. Meeting

It was a pleasant evening for the June picnic meeting. Business was kept to a minimum allowing more time for socializing.










 
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May 17th Meeting Tech Session

Al Glen demostrates the easy way to install a tire on a rim. He uses a liberal dusting of talcum powder all over the tube as well as inside the tire, plus a plastic sheet to create a slippery surface. The room soon smelled like a baby's nursery instead of the usual tech session smell of oil and grease.




A properly mounted tire has the valve stem pointed up to the center of the name on the tire. The hub cap is installed by bending a few of the tabs and securing with a dab of silicone on each to keep from rattling.

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Model A Workshop - Saturday, May 14th.

On Saturday May 14, fourteen happy LGMAC members gathered at Al Glen's place for observation, problem solving, cheerful arguments and plain gossip in the sunshine, complete with delicious snacks, drinks and pizza.
Derek Morton brought along his 1930 Coupe for a demonstration of mechanical stuff, and after three hours of poking, prodding, adjusting, arguing and testing it actually started, no worse for wear. He was able to drive it home!
Topics demonstrated and discussed included gear and axle ratios (led by Tom Spouse), spark plug installation, coil testing, carburetion, electrical wiring and gasoline-related problems and solutions. A great time was had by all.
Warm thanks to Al for his tireless hospitality.
There will be another session or two in the near future, once Al has recovered from the onslaught. Stay tuned.

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First Tour of 2016!!

Fraser Valley Tour - Sunday April 24th.



Five cars turned out for a leisurely drive through the farmlands of Langley and Abbotsford. Despite a couple of spots of rain it was a thoroughly enjoyable day, ending with lunch at Matt Salli's place.

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April 17th Meeting Tech Session

Al Glen demostrated the seat belt attachment bracket he fabricated for his sport Coupe based on an article in the Model A News Magazine. This bracket attaches through the floor between the seat cushion and backrest.


Mike Chapman described how he installed 3-point seat belts in his Town Sedan by fabricating a steel roof brace to overcome the problem of attaching the shoulder belt to the wood frame body.

Mounting bracket

Lap and shoulder belts

Hugh Hunter described how to rebuild a water pump using modern bearings and sleeves.

Tom Spouse related how his clutch arm broke at an inopportune time and the new style steel replacement arms available.

 

 

Stan Rothstein described how he troubleshooted (troubleshot?) a problem with dim tail lights using a multimeter. He discovered poor wiring connections and repaired them using the proper bullet connectors and soldering them using rosin core electronic solder. The solder was hard to find in Vancouver but in abundant supply in Bellingham's Hardware Sales store.

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March 2016 Meeting
Tom Spouse showed his unusual flat-nosed pliers that he uses to straighten radiator fins.

Doug Baldwin displayed his collection of throttle linkages and
described how they differed from 1928 to 1931.
He noted that although the judging standards list 6 variations (including a "phantom" #2) he has found many more with subtle differences.

Jim DeWolf described the common sources of oil leaks in transmissions and engines and solutions he has found that work well (and some not so well) to remedy the problems.
Double O-ring seals on the transmission shafts work well, as well as sealed bearings.
However, some of the seals available for rear main leaks do not work well in his experience.

He recommended reading the following link for further information on rear main leaks Antique Engine Rebuilding

 

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January 2016 meeting


New president Derek Morton presents outgoing president Brian Carlson and treasurer Terry Heselton with engraved awards of merit expressing the club's appreciation of their service.

Secretary Matt Salli works with the new pres. Derek Morton while Matt's dog Gretel snoozes most of the meeting....but was later seen to be more alert when the cookies were served.


Doug Baldwin demostrated the various styles of Model A shock absorbers.
Alf Cockle showed his brake adjusting tool adapted from a caulking gun.
Tom Spouse showed some different types of engine lifts and their advantages.
Monte Robinson described how he installed a heater in his car - see Projects page for more details.
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