FRONT SEAT NEWS
MODEL T FORD CLUB OF NORTHWEST OHIO
Officers:  Dave Benny, Pres.;  Bob Hollister, V-Pres.; Jim Cook, Sec/Treas/Editor
June 2001
NEXT MEETING: June 6th, 2001  7:30 at Jack Putnam's Shop 1215 Hancock Rd. 28; Bluffton (4th house east of Anderson Tractor Supply), Phone: (419) 358-6313
The May meeting was held at Jack Putnam's garage near Bluffton.  There were seventeen members in attendance.  Dave Benny led the meeting.   The 2002 Ohio Jamboree was discussed with special emphasis on the club's past experience with the Jamboree and some thoughts on what we could do differently in 2002.  Tildon Farm was brought up again as a possible destination.  We will probably plan a tour in either July or August to check a few sites out. 

Jack mentioned the LaRiche show that is coming up on June 9th.  This show is limited to antique cars (no street rods) before 1948.  This is always a good show.  Jim Cook  would like to invite the club members to a picnic in Sycamore park on June 24th at 1:00pm.  We will go on a short tour from there.    

After the meeting, a lot of pictures of the T100 project were available for inspection.  Members discussed the regular T stuff of who's got what and who needs what.  The planning committee of the 2002 Ohio Jamboree had a short meeting to get organized.
2001 All Ohio Jamboree information
Dates - August 31 -- September 2, 2001

Place - Downtown Mansfield Holiday Inn (419) 525-6000 (ask for Model T rate)

Friday agenda - Mansfield Reformatory/Prison

Saturday agenda - tour to N. Fairfield - coffee break, on to Norwalk, then Milan - optional stop and Car Coddler Melon Festival Car Show setup.   On to Lyme historical Village & Wright Mansion and lunch (meal included in registration) near Bellevue, then to Lake Erie and Mad River Railroad Museum in Bellevue - back to Mansfield - total about 110 mi.

Sunday agenda - Mansfield Malibar Farm tour

For further information call Mike Parker (419) 359-1415 or Larry Hengenius (440) 237-4692
Racing the Ohio Central at Sugar Creek Ohio in May 2001
Jim and Sue Cook would like to invite the club for a June 24th picnic lunch at the shelter house in Sycamore park.  A potluck style lunch will be served at 1:00 to whomever shows up.  Please bring a covered dish or dessert.  The potluck will be followed by a short 20 mile tour of the area with stops at the Indian Mill, Parker Covered Bridge, and Jerry Wolf's Old Time Garage.  Bring either antique or modern cars, just come.  Sycamore is northeast of Upper Sandusky up State Route 67.  It can also be reached by turning north on State Route 231 off of US 30 between Upper Sandusky and Bucyrus.  The park is located in the southeast corner of town (it's a small town).
Wants, Needs, For Sales
Paul White is looking for a clean dry garage in the Findlay area to store 1 or 2 cars.  Give Paul a call at (419) 424-5916
There is a 1920 coupe (older restoration) for sale in the Dayton area.  For more information, call (957) 581-5008
Jack Putnam is selling a three point rolling engine stand that far exceeds the one commercially available.  Call Jack at (419) 358-6313
T100 Project
Blocks 3,4,5, and 6 sit in a stack after cleaning
All of the mains are poured at once. If anything goes wrong, the babbit is melted out and the whole process starts over again.
The T100 project that Jack has been helping with was officially anounced to the world on May 8th in the Detroit Freepress.  We are now able to post some of the pictures that the club members have in their collections.  Many of the pictures can be found on the club's web site for those of you with internet access.  Above and below you will see my favorite four pictures.
After the mains and caps are poured and fitted, the crank is run in to clean up any high spots.  The motor is sitting on an original Wilson engine table. In this picture the cam gear has been added and the valves installed and set.  At this point it is time to start fitting the rods. These are the famous New Zealand cranks
Other upcoming events
6/9
LaRiche Annual Old Car Show at the auto lot in Findlay.  Old automobiles up to 1948 are welcome.  No fee, call them and tell them that you're coming 1-800-545-6885.
6/15-6/17
Sawmill Tour hosted by The Flivers Model T Club of Wallace, Michigan.
This is a tour of the Ford sawmill where a lot of the wood for the early T's was cut.
For information contact Roger Hoheneder (906) 863-3907.
6/25-6/29
2001 MTFCA National Tour, Berea, Kentucky hosted by the Burley Belt Chapter.
For information contact Bill Baker (606) 885-5438
7/16-7/20
MTFCI 45th Annual Tour, New Philadephia, Ohio hosted by the Tickin' T's of Central Ohio.  For information contact Don & Marj Davis (740) 385-5582
8/16-8/19
Keystone Cops Summer Tour hosted by the Keystone Cops Chapter of MTFCI.
This tour goes to Steamtown, Fort Delaware, PA Fish Hatchery, and Dorflinger Glass Works all the Scranton, Pennsylvania area.
For information contact Mark Golding at Star Route, Box 67, Pleasant Mount, PA 18453
10/5-10/7
Antique Auto Hill Climb, Newport, Indiana.
Become a more active member
As always, if someone has a project that they are working on and would like the club to help out, bring it up at the meeting for the members to discuss.  There is a great amount of knowledge in the group.  Every one of us can make a difference in the group.  We might even decide to have the next meeting in your garage for a little hands-on-experience.
Anyone that would like to write an article for the newsletter or present a project at one of our meetings is welcome to contact one of the officers.  We'd be glad to have the help.  Thanks!!!