Is Your Car Ready To Tour?
The most recent Vintage Ford magazine includes a copy of the Safety Inspection Form. I highly recommend checking your car using this or a similar checklist once each season and after any major maintenance.
If you would like, we can arrange for someone to check out your car using the sheet to help make sure your car is ready for the road. Members should contact Walt Berdan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425 614-6650 if interested.
Once the safety check is complete, take an inventory of supplies in your car. Naturally registration and insurance card but you should also carry a fire extinguisher, gloves, tarp, rags, hand cleaner, basic tools, a quart of oil, water, club roster, and a cell phone. Some folks include other minor parts, tape, wire, and other bits. It seems the better prepared the less likely that you will actually need to use these things. Even if you don’t need the supplies it can be good to help out a fellow T’er in need.
(in DVD format)
One of our newest members, Joe Davies, has graciously converted our collection of some of the National MTFCA’s “T” Tips—Restoration Videos which were in VHS format into now-usable DVD format. The chapter will loan these to members to help them during restoration and/or to view before ordering their own from the National. There will be a check-out system so that we know who has what and for how long. Here are the ones that are available along with the running times:
|1-1||Balancing Tires||16 min. 25 sec.|
|1-2||Model T Tires Part I||26 min. 56 sec.|
|1-3||Model T Tires Part II||24 min. 12 sec.|
|1-4||The Model T Fuel Filter||15 min. 8 sec.|
|1-5||Model T Bands||15 min. 2 sec.|
|2-2||Restoring the ‘T’ Cutout||38 min. 10 sec.|
|2-3||Front End Alignment||23 min. 31 sec.|
|3-1||Coils Part I||22 min. 51 sec.|
|3-2||Model T Coils Part II||40 min. 0 sec.|
|3-3||Model T Coils Part III||38 min. 14 sec.|
|4-3||Speedometer Restoration Part I||57 min. 48 sec.|
|4-4||Speedometer Restoration Part II||35 min. 8 sec.|
|4-5||Speedometer Restoration Part III||45 min. 11 sec.|
|5-1||Restoration of the T Rear End Part I||48 min. 34 sec.|
|5-2||Restoration of the T Rear End Part II||46 min. 3 sec.|
|5-3||Restoration of the T Rear End Part III||50 min. 37 sec.|
|5-4||The Model T Radiator||45 min. 7 sec.|
|5-5||Restoration of the Model T Manifold||29 min. 4 sec.|
|–-||“Horatio”, New York to Seattle Race||?|
Our storekeeper, Mike McGinnis, will bring these to the meetings so that you may check them out.