2014 MAFCA Board
December 8 - At the Annual Awards Banquet last night in San Antonio, the following MAFCA Board for 2014 was announced:
President: Dan Foulk,
Vice President: Happy Begg,
Secretary: Vaughncille Weidner,
Treasurer: Trudy Vestal,
Advertising: Jerry Wilhelm,
Chapter Coordinator: Jill Sullins,
Membership: Chuck Cheshire,
Publications/PR: Doug Linden, and
Technical: Jim Cannon.
Congratulations to our 2014 Board of Directors!
Last chance to order
2014 membership rosters
December 5 - MAFCA is about ready to order 2014 membership rosters. If you haven't already ordered yours, there's still time! You can go to the MAFCA Store and order it from the PUBLICATIONS section, or you can do it the old fashioned way by calling MAFCA headquarters,
(562) 697-2712 or even Fax your order to (562) 690-7452.
Whichever way you choose, please ORDER YOUR COPY NOW so that you won't be left out.
2014 MAFCA National Tour
Texas Hill Country
August 13 - The 2014 MAFCA National Tour will be held from March 10-14 in Texas’ famous Hill Country, which provides a unique opportunity to experience historic towns, breathtaking scenery all the while never being more than 100 miles from San Antonio. During your visit, you will have the occasion to visit San Antonio's River Walk and the historic Alamo where the battle for Texas’s independence began.
Be sure to be part of this special event. More information as well as registration forms can be found at www.gta-texas.com.. Be sure to be part of this special event. For more information, visit our web site at
Restorer magazine Correction
December 3 - In the Honing Zenith Fuel Inlet Seat article by Lynn Sondenaa in the November/December Restorer magazine, there may be some confusion on how to clean up the threads of the fuel seat. Author Lynn Sondenaa elaborates on how to use a Pipe Tap
in Honing the Zenith Fuel Seat
||"In my article in the November/December Restorer, I never meant that threads were going to be cut. I am sorry if that is what people thought. I do know that the correct thread size is ½-20 NF.
"I said to chase the threads by hand using no wrenches. The purpose of using the pipe tap is too remove dirt, rust and mill scale. I was not saying to cut threads. If the ½-20 tap is used to clean it, that could create way too much pressure due to tight clearances and people could be inclined to force it using a wrench. That could cause thread damage, broken tap, or even breaking the casting.
"The pipe tap is close in thread size and if used with a thumb and finger with NO WRENCH, it will clean the threads and cause no damage. The pipe tap has more clearance." -- Lynn Sondenaa
Sending email to
October 29 - I have been getting an inordinate amount of filthy spam at the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our webmaster has had to remove it and set up a new email address for me: chaptercoordinator @ mafca.com. This is the one to use when sending your newsletters, or any questions that you may have for the Chapter Coordinator.
Thank you so very much. I am truly regretful that all the spam has created a problem for you. Hopefully this will correct it.
Jill Sullins, 2013 Chapter Coordinator
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November 30 - Hello, I am 15 years old, and I had a question about a specific Model A. You guys seemed like the perfect place to ask! My grandpa is retiring in January, and will probably be looking for something to do with himself following his retirement. His Model A was stolen about 40 years ago (yep, 40 - not a typo!) and it would be the coolest thing in the world if we got it back for him. It was stolen from Clear Lake, CA.
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