TUMBLEWEED CLUB OF NEW MEXICO.... JANUARY 2012 RG #79, EARLY FORD V-8 CLUB OF AMERICA, PO BOX 21538, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87154-1538 MEETS FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 7:30 P.M., OLD CAR GARAGE, 3205 CLAREMONT NE
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, January 3, 7:30 p.m., at Old Car Garage.
PROGRAM: Is Your Vehicle Constipated? by Joe Abbin.
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED BY: Joe Abbin.
THIS MONTH’S ACTIVITY: Joe Abbin’s annual New Year’s Party. Please see Joe’s article in this newsletter for details.
SUNDAY BREAKFAST: The January Sunday Breakfast is still on. We will meet on Sunday, January 1 at 8:30 a.m. at the K-Mart Parking lot on the SW corner of Eubank & Montgomery.
NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 p.m., at Jay Hertz’ home, 8704 La Sala Del Sur, NE. Jay’s home phone number is 296-3137. See Jay’s article in this newsletter for details. All members are welcome.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR JANUARY 2012
Jay Hertz, President
Thanks to all who made the Christmas party so nice, so enjoyable. The location, the food, and the camaraderie were great. I think everyone was into the holiday spirit, even though the party was so early in December. We collected a nice amount of funds and food for Roadrunner Food Bank, helping to fulfill our duty as a non-profit organization. And the gifts exchanged by the party-goers were creative and appreciated. It’s especially good to see so many spouses at an event like this. Let’s see if we can focus on other opportunities to get our spouses and friends to enjoy our hobby as much as we do.
We will be emphasizing touring in 2012. Most of our members have tourable cars, but many cars never make it to a tour. To encourage members with seldom-driven cars to get them on the road, we will be taking the following steps:
1. We have designated one of our directors, Frank Corey, as director in charge of touring. (I will introduce other directors and their roles in upcoming president’s messages). Frank will lead a discussion about various aspects of touring, including preparing a car for touring, knowing what equipment and spare parts to bring, safe touring practices, and touring etiquette.
2. We will do our best to help members whose cars are not yet tour-ready to get them into tourable condition. Whether it’s draining old, degraded gasoline, replacing worn parts or tires, or tuning for best performance, we have the skills in the club to get your cars on the road. Helping each other is a big part of the reason we joined this club.
3. We realize that some owners are reluctant to trust their cars on a lengthy tour, and this is true not only of unrestored cars, but of restored cars as well. To help with this, I will ask at least one member to drive a truck/trailer rig on each tour, with such things as extra gas, oil and water, along with straps in case a car is too disabled to run. My truck/trailer can be borrowed for this purpose, and, of course, I will plan to drive it myself from time to time.
4. Finally, using the survey results Joyce Clements gathered at our November meeting, we will plan some exciting destinations, perhaps ones you haven’t yet experienced. We also hope to plan some events or activities at the destination spots, things that will make it interesting for spouses and friends to join in on the trip. Taking photos of our tours and showing those photos at a following meeting, will demonstrate to those who didn’t attend what fun we had, and perhaps induce them to join future tours.
In all of this, we will be gathering your points of view, hopefully answering your questions, and having a really good time with our Fords and friends. "Fords And Friends" – that’s what it’s all about. That’s our motto for 2012.
JANUARY 2012 MEETING PROGRAM
Is Your Vehicle Constipated? by Joe Abbin
Old cars, just like older drivers often have a problem with waste disposal. We won’t cover the people problem, but we will cover this serious vehicle problem. Vehicle constipation is more common than most people think and causes significant performance problems that are sometimes difficult to diagnose. An actual case study based on one of our own member’s experience will be presented. Come find out all about it at the January meeting!
JANUARY 2012 CLUB ACTIVITY
New Year’s Day Open House by Joe Abbin
Happy New Year!
We will start the new year with an open house at my place on new years day, January 1 at 1 pm. The featured dish will be my own posole. Bring goodies if you’d like, but not necessary. The address is 11716 Tivoli Ave. NE. Go East on Comanche past Juan Tabo, take the first right on Holiday, then left on Tivoli.
JANUARY 10, 2012 BOARD MEETING
By Jay Hertz
Hello, All. This is to let you know that we will be holding our first directors’/officers’ meeting of 2012 on Tuesday, January 10, at my house, 8704 La Sala Del Sur, N.E. (phone 296-3137) beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is near Wyoming and Candelaria. From that intersection, go east and take the second left-hand turn bay, which is General Stillwell. Go to the end of General Stillwell, which is only about four blocks. Where it ends, the house on the right is mine. It is a corner house with a stop sign on the property. The entrance is on General Stillwell even though the address is on La Sala Del Sur. I will have refreshments.
The main item on the agenda is planning for 2012. In that connection, if Joyce can email to each of us a copy of the survey results from our meeting last November, that will get us started. Any other topics are, of course, welcome as well. See you then.
2012 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President: Jay Hertz (email@example.com)
Vice-President: R. Jeff Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Mark Williams (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Larry Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Club Purpose: Neva Coffee (email@example.com)
Director of Education: Joe Abbin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director of Touring: Frank Corey (email@example.com)
Happy Birthday to: 14 Helen Hertz, 15 Arlene RimsonNEWSLETTER NOTE
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For Sale: V-8 Times Magazines. Issues from the '80s to date. $1 each or 6 for $5. Several year sets in hard binders. Half the proceeds to our club. Joe Abbin, 296-7678.
For Sale: Auto road test and auto related magazines from the 1950's thru the 1980's. Find out how your 1956 Mercury performed “in the day” from Motor Trend or how Consumer’s Guide rated it! “Time capsule” assortments of 3-6 magazines for various years for $10 each or individual magazines for $3. Various titles, Motor Trend, Popular Science, Mechanix Illustrated, Consumers Guide, etc. Joe Abbin, 505-296-7678.
Services Offered: Vintage engine rebuilding, any make, any model. Stock or modified. Dynamometer testing available. Results guaranteed. References available. Gary McGlasson, 505-250-1586.
Wanted: V-8 Times Magazines. Need May-June 2007 issue, and any issues from the '60s and '70s for my own set. Joe Abbin, 296-7678.
For Sale: Rebuilt generators, starters, carburetors, distributors, water pumps, clutches, etc. for your flathead. Best deal in town. Also parts. What do you need? Art Leupold, 299-7154.
For Sale: For information on the following, call Lou, 450-1789:
'95 Ford F-150XL, 6 cyl. inline,5 speed, short bed. $ 2450
'74 Ford 2dr. LTD, 400, excellent driver, $1950
'99-'0 Dodge Dually SS fender flare kit, new $75, 40' Deluxe ford bumpers and guards, $75, 1927 Singer Sewing leather machine $250, Bar joists 11ea, 27 feet long $900.
1969 Ford XL fastback 429, excellent runner and driver.