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Newsletter of the North Penn Model A Ford Club _________ MARCH 2009
UP-COMING MEETING: March 2nd, @ 7:30 p.m.
PENNNDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Yeager,Bosler (Jr.), Anderson, Bowne, Gibby
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
April 6th Penndale Middle School
Schneider, Bosler (Sr.), Rossi, W. Watson, Lawn
12 Franklin Burke
13 Lance Ogle
30 Dave Whitmire
IMPORTANT “STUFF” FIRST!
1. Time to turn in your “HOMEWORK”. Be sure to bring your items for the librarian to look over for the up-coming window display at the school.
2. The March 21st run to Frank Burke’s garages is on. Meet there at 10:30 a.m. The property is on Bristol Road, on the LEFT, a short distance “up the hill” just after the Upper State Road intersection when going East. There may be an “old car” parked by the entrance drive – look for a large Red barn. After our visit, those who wish to can gather for lunch a short distance away at a restaurant on RT 202 near the junction for Bristol Road.
3. April 4th TECH Session update: Since our next meeting is April 6th, at the March meeting for your convenience we will try to “schedule” an approximate time slot, sometime between 8:30 and noon, to have your car inspected. Session at Barry’s place.
4. Take the time and look over our WEB SITE. We are continuing to improve it. If you have any photos that you would like to be added to our Photo Gallery and cannot send them to Ed Roth via the internet, bring your pictures to any meeting or activity and they will loaded for you.
MINUTES February 2, 2009
President Ed Roth opened the meeting at 7:33 p.m. with 30 members attending.
Minutes of the December meeting were read and approved as written.
Charles Kerper, Treasurer, reported a total balance of $ 1796.44. With members dues paid the club membership is currently 46. The donation from the Holiday Party’s 50/50 was $ 80.00 and was given to the Penndale Library.
Our clubs participation in the school’s window display is definite. The librarian will attend our next meeting. Member’s suggestions for the display:
Provide some history of the Model A
Show period costumes
Show an actual horn or dashboard
Provide ads fro the car era
Possible have a drive by with actual cars
Display would be for the month of April. We need to determine who actually does the window and when (during or after school hours? Weekend?)
CLUB TOOL LIST:
The list has been put on paper. A numbering system will be implemented. Any members with tools to be given or loaned are asked to do so. Please contact Ed. Roth
A wonderful party was held and enjoyed by all. A big thank-you to the Henderson’s for our delicious chocolate cars. A reservation has been made for 1/10/10 at the Bay Pony Inn. No deposit was needed at this time. Members will be appointed to head the committee for next year’s event.
The awards presented at the party were:
Perseverance – Howard Kriebel
Rusty Wrench – Barry Papiernik
Most Helpful – Dave Whitmire
Pictures of the party are available on the club’s web site – “npmafc.com”
Summer picnic – Scheduled for Green Lane Park on June 27th. Much to our surprise, the rental fee had increased and has been paid.
(Minutes continued next page)
(Minutes continued - NEW BUSINESS)
Suggestions for club “runs”:
March 21 tentative date - Frank Burke’s private collection (Wayne Watson would be in charge).
April 19th - Pennypacker Mills
April 26th - Renninger’s Annual gathering. Barb Gormley will organize a three day tour if members are interested. Please call Barb if you would like information - 610 287-6842
Sunday May 17th - Brass in Bucks at Quakertown Airport – pre-‘15 cars and pre-war flea market.
Joe Van Sciver’s brass cars
Please call Ed Roth if you have any other suggestions.
TECH SESSIONS: Will be held April 4th at Barry’s garage, hopefully before any “dust off” run. Maintenance items and safety areas will be checked. We will discuss further at the next meeting as to schedule time.
MAINTENANCE LIST: A list will be done for the March meeting.
Dave Whitmire brought in a rear wheel bearing and seal to demonstrate problematic parts.
Our club address needs to be changed for the “RESTORER” to be delivered. It will be sent to the President or Historian.
Photos of our cars can be put on the computer. E-mail your photos to Ed Roth (email@example.com).
The entertainment for the evening was “Merrily We Roll Along” with Groucho Marx as the narrator. The video was enjoyed by all.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by,
Dini Vigliano - Secretary
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We have a new advertiser: (See write up next page)
DVS Machine Shop
DVS Machine Shop LLC
Custom Machine Work New and Repair Work
Light Fabricating Design Assistance
David S. VanLandeghem
Phone: 610 286-0460
About our new advertiser - John Rossi offers the following:
When we are able to have our "A's" professionally repaired at a reasonable price, it is worth sharing with other club members.
At an earlier meeting, I reported that a good friend of mine, who is an incredibly talented machinist, has opened his own machine shop.
Dave VanLandeghem has been in the business for 25 years, and the things that I have seen him machine and repair are amazing. His shop is located in Chester County near Warwick off RT 23.
He is a friend to the Fordrestorer, and there have been a number of Model A's and early V8 cars in his family. Dave has had the responsibility of maintaining and servicing these vehicles for many years. I have had numerous jobs done by Dave from master cylinder conversion brackets, to early Ford component repairs. All work has been done quickly and without any problems.
As noted above, his work rates are very reasonable for the quality service provided. This is his first advertisement for his business in our newsletter - DVS MACHINE SHOP.
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Here’s something to ponder passed on to us from Howard Kriebel –
An Old Farmer's Advice:
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen, anyway.
Don't judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.