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Volume 3, Issue 5                                                                                       May, 2011

     OFFICERS                                                                     Tin Lizzie Club
                                    “Woodies”                                       of North Central Florida
JOHN FARR 352 446-0331          Spotlighted at The
VICE PRESIDENT                  Villages Cruise in
JIM COLLOP 352 753-5047
                              Not exactly what they had in mind, but
SECRETARY/TREASURER           our “Woody” was graciously accepted

BILL HAYES 352 750-2362         As always, the weather will make                           TLC Logo
                              or break a car show. And the Central
                                                                                beautiful job!) but they were
                              Florida weather was again on our
                              side – giving everyone another
   CALENDAR OF                                                                    Due to other commitments
                              gorgeous day to play in the sun.
                                                                                John Farr could not bring his ‟22
     EVENTS                     bobb Partridge brought his 1922
                                                                                Huckster to the Cruise in, but
                              “Railway Express” depot hack (see
                                                                                since he had Jack and Rosie
 (MORE EVENTS ON              picture below). Since the featured
                                                                                Rossi over early in the afternoon
                              club was “woodies,” bobb was
                                                                                to help repair their Model T tires,
 WWW.TINLIZZIEFL.COM)         escorted with the “woodies” to the
                                                                                he brought them (by the preferred
                              Spanish Springs Town Square before
                                                                                means of transportation in The
                              all other cars. There were more
 RENNINGER’S                                                                    Villages – by golf cart) to the
                              woodies than shown, but some
 DATE: APR 24                                                                   Cruise in. Jack and Rosie enjoyed
                              arrived late and parked elsewhere in
 TIME: 8-3                                                                      all of the cars, dinner and
                              the Square.
                                                                                entertainment at Katie Belle‟s
                                The rest of TLC‟s Model Ts
 SALINAS, CA TOUR                                                               before heading back to John‟s
                              entered with the other local car club
 DATE: MAY 1-2                                                                  house.                          
                              cars, followed by cars from all over
                              the region.
 SUMTER SWAP MEET               TLC members brought 3 Model
 DATE: MAY 1                  Ts from the Leeward Air Ranch in                             Winter
 TIME: 7:30-3                 Ocala. Chuck and Gloria Ufkes
                              brought their „23 coupe. Ted
 TAKI’S RESTAURANT            Harder, brought both his cars, his                           Pictures
 DATE: MAY 1                  brother Terry drove the „26 roadster
 TIME: 4:30-7:30              and Ted the „25 touring. Gloria and                      Jack Rossi donates
                              Terry’s wife and Terry’s grandson                        Winter Tour Pictures
 TIN LIZZIE CLUB MEETING      followed them in a Chevy Suburban.
 DATE: MAY 3                    Chuck said they lobbied passers-by
 TIME: 6PM                    for a People‟s Choice Award for his                       CLICK HERE
                              flawlessly restored ‟26 roadster (a

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TWILIGHT CRUISERS                 More April Cruise in pictures:
TIME: 6-9

TIME: 6-9

TIME: 5-9

TIME: 6-9
                                 bobb Partridge took this picture of his ‟22 Depot Hack nestled between more
TAKI’S RESTAURANT                                             modern “woodies.”
TIME: 4:40-7:30

TIME: 2:30-7:30

TIME: 9-3

TIME: 8-3
                               “Wood-accented cars are featured during              “Walter Locke, of the Village of
                               the classic car cruise in April 16 on                Mira Mesa, left, and Duane
                               Spanish Springs Town Square”                         Miller look at a 1922 Ford”
TIME: 6-9
                               For more pictures of the April Cruise in click here
TIME: 7:30-3

TIME: 4:40-7:30


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Request from a Visitor to the TLC Web Site
                                                                                       Editor’s Note:
Model T to visit kids' history camp?                                                   Statesboro, GA is
  “I direct fun kids' history camps in Statesboro, GA for c. 25 kids ages 8-12. This   on US 301, 273
summer, our theme is the 1920s and 1930s. I would be very grateful if anyone in        miles from Ocala.
the general area would be willing to visit us on either Monday June 20 or Tuesday      It is an old cotton
June 21, 2011 to show off a Model T. If they can offer short rides to us, which
                                                                                       community and
would be even better! Please visit our web site at Many thanks!               there is an
Annette Laing, Ph.D. Director, Imaginative Journeys Statesboro, GA”                    excellent 17 room                                                                Bed & Breakfast
  The website and had the following invitation:                                        downtown.
                                        Imaginative Journeys Presents

                       Camp Snipesville, 2011
                          Riches to Rags
                              The Roaring 20s & The great depression

                                    June 20-24, 2011
                  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (7:45-5:30 with before & after-care)
                           Location: Trinity Episcopal Church
                      (corner of Country Club Road & the Bypass)
Listen to this spiel, guys and dolls, because we have some nifty news:

Camp Snipesville is taking you back to the 1920s and 1930s, to the America of jazz and
prohibition, when the latest “must have gadget” was a toaster, and the coolest ride was a Ford
Model T (available in your choice of black, black or black.)

When Wall Street crashes, we’ll see if we can survive the Great Depression by visiting a soup
kitchen or joining the CCC…. Fortunately, the President of the United States will visit Camp
Snipesville to encourage us! (Parents: Don't tell the kids, because we hope to surprise them, but.
thanks to a generous grant from the Kiwanis of Statesboro, we have arranged for a special
guest, Dr. Ed Beardsley, a historian and FDR impersonator who has even appeared in character
alongside the real FDR's grandson!)

This week, kids will take an amazing journey back in time, with art, music, drama, food, and
humor. As ever, Camp Snipesville takes us into history in a way that we’ll never forget.
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Psst…Parents: This camp relates directly to school history curriculum. But don't tell the campers
                                             Split Rim Repair 101
Jack and Rosie get tires on split rims        and flap will go on easily. Then it is           there is another method. Cut some
remounted                                     used to push the rim back to its                 2x4s in the contour of a fully
  Jack and Rosie Rossi live past              correct size, using its screw crank.             expanded rim, and use a small bottle
Gainesville in Branford, FL, about            Once it “snaps” together you‟d think             jack to push outwards (beware of
90 miles from our Perkins. This               you‟d be “home free.” Not                        using excessive force):
explains why they do not attend too           necessarily. Often the rim will only
many of our meetings – and I can‟t            snap on one side. The fix is simple.
say I blame them.                             Just find an object like a 2 x 4, place
  Jack called to tell me he would be          the closed portion of the rim on it,
in Daytona Beach to attend his                and stand on the rim, causing the
granddaughter‟s entry into Embry-             open portion to snap together.
Riddle Aeronautical University,                 We both had a McLaren rim where
“one of the proudest moments of               one of the four eyelets had broken
my life,” he said. He asked if I knew         off. The repair is a simple tack weld,
someone who was familiar with                 which is best done before the tire is
split rim rims, as he had 2 flat tires        mounted on the rim. While the tire is              You can purchase rims from many
and needed at least one fixed so he           off it is a great time to paint the rim.         vendors. I used American Vintage
could get the car off the trailer. As                                                          Rims, Inc. and was very satisfied.
luck would have it, I still had Steve                                                          Steve tells me that this company was
Ellis’ split rim tool and had recently                                                         started by Model T enthusiast John
mounted some tires with it. So,                                                                McLaren See below) and is now run
while Jack was in the area, he could                                                           by his son and daughter-in-law.
bring the flat tires over and I‟d take                                                                                        John 
a look at them.
  Saturday afternoon Jack and Rosie
pulled up in their motor home and                                                               New Wire Wheels and Rims
we proceeded to mount the tires.                        Side view of rim tool.
                                                                                                for your Model T. John
The process went easily. I made                                                                 McLaren, being an old car
                                                The three hooks are used to pull the            enthusiast and owning a Model
some mistakes and learned more                rim together. The flat part under each            T since the age of 16, searched
about the process, so the next time           hook is used to push the rim out.                 for many years for a good set of
I work on them I‟ll be more                   Note the adjustment mechanism on                  wire wheels for an original 1913
proficient.                                   the sides of the two arms to the right.           Ames Racer. Upon locating an
                                              All 3 arms are adjustable: one by                 original set of universal wire
                                                                                                wheels, he was intrigued with
                                              cranking, and by lengthening or                   the design. The universals did
                                              shortening the two arms to the right              not need a special wheel center
                                              of the photo. There are simpler rim               for mounting. The wheels that
                                              tools, but this one seems to have                 he manufactures today are a
                                              everything you could possibly need                redesign of those original
                                              for your split rim.                               universal wire wheels. Due to a
                                                It is important to note that these              high standard of quality, this has
                                              rims are fairly fragile, and through              led McLaren Manufacturing to
                                                                                                start production of his own rims
  Samurai Tire Man (John Farr)                excessive force they can easily be bent           and accessories. All materials
    and Supervisor (Jack Rossi)               into an oval, rather than round. I                are manufactured in the U.S.A.
  If you have split rims you‟ll               know – as I did exactly that. Steve               and assembled in the State of
absolutely need the proper rim tool.          Ellis and I could not get the rim back            Michigan. Over 100 sets of
It has a dual function. First, it pulls       to true, so I purchased a new rim to              these wheels are on the road
the rim to make it smaller in                 replace the one I damaged.                        today!
circumference so that the tire, tube            If you have a difficult-to-reset rim

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                            Curiosity College – Here We Come!
  Lady Lake Specialty Care Invites TLC to     Since, at our April meeting a lot             right in front of the main
  Conduct a Model T Clinic                  of interest by our members was                  entrance.
                                            expressed in doing this, I worked                 The facility‟s address is 630
    Laurie Caulfield from Lady Lake         out a time (home before dark) and               Griffin Ave., which is by the
  Specialty Care called to ask if TLC       date (Laurie liked Thursdays). We               corner of US 441 and Rolling
  would be interested in bringing our       decided on Thursday, May 19 at                  Acres Rd, behind Home Depot
  Model Ts to their facility to describe    2:00 PM.                                        and North Lake Presbyterian
  the origins of our cars to their            Laurie will send a map and                    Church.
  patients – and how the cars changed       parking diagram which I‟ll                         More on Lady Lake Specialty
  our World.                                forward to you. We‟ll be parked                 Care.

                                Coming Attraction Highlights
Sunday         May 1           Sumter Swap Meet

Saturday       May 7           Twilight Cruisers of Belleview, 4720 S.E. 145th St, Summerfield, FL 34491, (352) 347-4496

Thursday       May 19          Lady Lake Specialty Care, 2:00 PM

Saturday       May 21          The Villages Cruise in

Saturday       May 28          Creative Beginnings Preschool CLASSIC CAR AND TRUCK SHOW, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
                               Held at 5870 SE 85th Lane, this show benefits the Humane Society, and includes dash plaques to
                               the first 50, $600 in cash prizes, DJ, live entertainment, 50/50 drawing, auction, and more.
                               Registration is from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, and is $10. For more info, call Terry at (352) 470-6596

Sunday         May 29          Renninger’s Car & Cycle Swap Meet, Show & Cruise-In 8am-3pm, Mount Dora, FL 32757
                               20651 US Highway 441 750 Dealers on the Property - Special Bike Parking - Held the Last Sund
                               of every Month At Renningers Twin Markets, 14 and under admitted FREE - Parking Free, Rain
                               Shine DoP Awards Swap Meet DJ,, Info
                      352-383-8393, Ava 352-455-0388

Monday         May 30          Memorial Day

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