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The following videos were presented at MAFCA events:
2021 Model A Day Hall of Fame [Image] MAFFI President John Begg narrates the MAFFI Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Posted 10/11/21
The Restorer Magazine and How It's Made   This video sent by 2020 Publications Director Doug Linden
Posted 12/05/20
2019 NAB - A Smooth Ride, Without Vibrations   Presented at the 2019 National Awards Banquet - December 2019
Posted 05/07/20
2019 National Tour - Kanab

This video shows highlights of the 2019 MAFCA National Tour of Canyonlands and Kanab Utah
Posted 01/06/21
2018 National Awards Banquet
A preview of the 2018 MAFCA National Awards Banquet in Tucson Arizona.
Posted 01/06/21
2017 National Awards Banquet
Oklahoma City
A preview of the 2018 MAFCA National Awards Banquet in Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Posted 01/06/21
2017 National Tour - California Coast A preview of the 2017 MAFCA National Tour of the California Coast
Posted 01/06/21
2016 National Awards Banquet
This video shows preview of the 2016 MAFCA National Awards Banquet in Reno Nevada.
Posted 01/06/21
2016 National Convention A preview of the 2016 MAFCA National Convention in Colorado
Posted 01/06/21
2015 National Tour Maine [Image] Photos from the 2015 National Tour in Maine
Posted 11/02/21
2014 National Awards Banquet
Little Rock
This video shows preview of the 2014 MAFCA National Awards Banquet in Little Rock AR
Posted 02/28/21
2014 National Convention
A preview of the 2016 MAFCA National Convention in Puyallup, Washington
Posted 02/28/21
2014 MAFCA Spring Tour   "A" Texas Spring - Tour of the Hill Country.
Posted 04/07/14
2012 MAFCA Board sings the 12 Days of Model A Christmas   Santa Rosa California - Recorded and submitted by Palmetto A's editor
and webmaster Happy Begg.
2011 MAFCA National Tour   Garth Shearing uploaded this video of the Natchez Trace tour to YouTube
Posted 11/29/12

The following video links were sent in by our readers. Enjoy, but use the information at your own risk.

Technical Videos

Under the Hood    
Sealing the Steering Box [Image] Astra-Werke shows how he stopped the steering box leaks with a sector housing modified by Paul Shinn.
Posted 11/26/21
Setting float level [Image] Short video showing how to adjust the float in the Zenith Carburetor
Posted 11/13/21
Installing an Oil Filter Astra-Werke considers the choices of adding an oil filter to his Model A Ford.
Posted 08/06/21
Assembling the Distributor   Paul Shinn shows how to assemble all the parts into a freshly cleaned distributor housing.
Posted 07/08/21
Cylinder Head Installation Part 1 Parts, Tools, and technique to properly install your cylinder head.
Posted 07/08/21
Cylinder Head Installation Part 2 Final Preparation before installing your cylinder head
Posted 07/08/21
Cylinder Head Installation Part 3 Head Gasket Break-in procedures
Posted 07/08/21
Cylinder Head Tighten/Torquing Cylinder Head Tightening and Torquing considerations.
Posted 07/08/21
Drain Gas Tank & Clean Gas Line Paul Shinn shows how to empty that old gasoline from the gas tank and clear the fuel line.
Posted 06/19/21
Engine Block Pit Sealing Repairing block surface pitting with JB Weld ExtremeHeat
Posted 07/08/21
Back Flush Your Cooling System Flathead Terry shows how to assemble the parts needed to back flush your engine and radiator.
Posted 05/20/21
Repairing the Generator OneWhoCollects shows how to disassemble a generator and clean and repair parts.
Posted 05/19/21
Leakless Water pump rear bushing Installing new leakless rear bushing in Water Pump
Posted 05/16/21
Before installing a new head Preparatory steps to take before installing a new cylinder head on your Model A Ford.
Posted 04/23/21
How to Rebuild the Distributor George Sage from the Evergreen Chapter shows how to rebuild a distributor
Posted 04/08/21
Carburetors   Master Model A Mechanic Bob Guimarin on Zenith Carburetors
Posted 09/29/20
Setting the Timing   Paul Shinn shows how to time the Model A engine.
Posted 10/26/20
Fixing an Exhaust Gasket Leak   Master Mechanic Paul Shinn shows how to find an exhaust leak.
Posted 07/25/20
Timing Check   Posted October 2010
Oil Pump Removal   Teardown Garage shows how to remove an oil pump and examine the internal parts
Posted 11/25/20
Rebuilding the Distributor
  Paul Shinn produced this video, a Sonora A's seminar led by Model A mechanic Bob Guimarin.
Posted 10/26/20
Rebuilding the Starter Switch   Brentwood Bob shows in detail how he rebuilds starter switches and things to watch out for.
Posted 10/21/20
Stuck Starter Jack Baum discusses what to do if your starter stops working and how to prevent that in the future. Posted 03/11/21
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Assembling the Transmission   George Bell shows how the parts in the transmission are assembled.
Posted 12/27/20
Transmission Parts Inspection   George Bell explains in this video how to inspect the internal parts of the Model A transmission
Posted 12/27/20
Removal of the Transmission   George Bell explains how to remove the Model A Ford transmission.
Posted 12/27/20
How the Transmission Works   George Bell of Hudson Wisconsin explains how a Model A Ford transmission works.
Posted 12/27/20
Installing a Mitchell Overdrive Paul Shinn and helper install a Mitchell overdrive in a 1930 Standard Coupe.
Posted 01/26/21
Overhauling the Transmission   John Karal shows how to disassemble and rebuild the Model A Transmission
Posted 10/21/20
What your Model A is Telling You Paul Shinn investigates the drips under his Model A and what they're telling him
Posted 02/13/21
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Packing Front Wheel Bearings [Image] Paul Shinn shows us the way to easily pack the front wheel bearings
Posted 11/20/21
King Pin Removal   "Flathead Terry" shows how he disassembled the front spindles to fix worn king pins.
Posted 03/22/21
Disassembling the Front Axle/Spring   Although this video features a 1932 front end assembly, the steps are similar for Model A's.
Posted 01/10/21
Front End Alignment
  Paul Shinn shows how to align the Model A using a Toe-In Gauge
Posted 07/25/20
Adjusting Model A Brakes
  Paul Shinn shows how to adjust Model A brakes
Posted 07/25/20
Fixing Loose Brake Anti-rattle Springs   If a "stop" on the brake rods is worn so the anti-rattle spring goes through it, check this easy fix.
Posted 01/01/21
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Replacing the Wiring Harness In Your Model A Paul Shinn shows us how he rewired his 1931 Coupe, including the addition of turn signals.
Posted 08/21/21

Starter Switch video
Horn Rebuild

  George Sage, Seminars Chairperson for the Evergreen A’s has done a couple of videos that we have used as seminars this year. One video discusses rewiring of the Model A horn and the other discusses the starter switch. Posted 12/20/20
LED Headlights - New Warm Lights Paul Shinn demonstrates the new "warm" LED headlight bulbs vs. the original "cool" LED's
Posted 04/03/21
LED Headlights vs. Standard Bulbs Paul Shinn demonstrates LED vs incandescent headlight bulbs in a road test at night.
Posted 03/06/21
LED Headlight Bulbs and focusing Headlights   Paul Shinn shows us how to install the new LED headlight bulbs and then focus and adjust the headlights.
Posted 12/14/20
Repairing 1928-29 Stoplight Switch This video shows us how to check a shorting stoplight switch.
Posted 01/03/21
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Repairing the Gas Gauge [Image] Paul Shinn shows how to repair the gas gauge float mechanism.
Posted 10/30/21
Shoulder Seat Belt Install YouTuber alexiskai0 shows how he installed shoulder seat belts in a 1929 Coupe
Posted 04/30/21
Rebuilding Trico Vacuum Wiper Astra-Werke in Germany shows how he rebuilds a Trico vacuum wiper for his 1930 Coupe.
Posted 04/23/21
Reworking 1930-31 Front Fenders Expert metal man shows how he reworks Model A Fenders
Rebuild 1930-31 Door Latch   Brad Schneider shows how to rebuild the 1930-31 Driver side door latch
Posted 12/29/20
Removing Hood Hinge Pins   From 2007, this video shows an easy way to remove hood pins without damaging anything.
Posted 01/05/21
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Restoring Wheels   One Who Collects shows us how he selects and restores wheels
Posted 06/07/21
Mount Tires Without Tools Young Man shows how he mounts tires on Model A rims without using any tools
Posted 05/10/21
Hubcap Replacement   October 2010
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Cylinder Head Puller Tool II   Another version of a cylinder head puller, design from
Posted 12/26/20
Cylinder Head Puller Tool   Pulling the cylinder head can be quite a chore if the head has been on the engine for some time. Make this tool to lift the head without damaging the gasket or the head.
Posted 12/25/20
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10,000 Service on your Model A   Paul Shinn and helpers show what they do to perform a 10,000 mile service on his Model A.
Posted 01/01/21
Change a tire in 15 minutes on a Model A Ford   Domenic DeMenna demonstrates how to remove and replace a tire in under 15 minutes with simple hand tools.
Posted 12/15/20
Winterizing your Model A
Assembling the Distributor

  Paul Shinn shows us how to winterize a Model A, and then how to assemble the parts inside the distributor.
Posted 11/25/20
Checking and Changing Fluids   Paul Shinn shows how to check and change fluids on his daily Model A driver.
Posted 06/12/20
Lubing a Model A Ford   Mark Hayward and Christine demonstrate the steps needed to do a lube job on their Model A Ford. Posted 06/12/20
Why Won't My Model A Start   Paul Shinn presents a troubleshooting session on why your Model A may not want to start. Posted 07/31/21
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Restoration of a 1931 Victoria Body   Mark Clayton of A Road Less Traveled with Restore Cars shows us the restoration steps:
Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5 - Episode 6 - Episode 7 - Episode 8
Posted 12/25/20
New Paint and Interior on Old Restoration of 1930 Fordor   YouTube's "onewhocollects" takes an old restoration and replaces interior wood, interior, and giving the car a fresh paint job. Posted 12/25/20

Historical Videos

AA Commercial Vehicles [Image] Archival footage from back in the day
Posted 11/14/21
Open House Long Beach Plant [Image] Archival footage of open house day at the Long Beach Assembly Plant from 1930
Posted 11/13/21
Politicians and their Model As [Image] Archival footage with commentary
Posted 11/09/21
The First Model A [Image] Archival footage of the first Model A to be produced in October 1927.
Posted 10/24/21
Model A's On the Move Short clips of Model A's in various Los Angeles locations - black and white, of course
Posted 10/16/21
Buying a New 1928 Ford Historical video made in 1928 of dealer preparing new car for customer.
Posted 10/16/21

The 15,000,000th Model T Ford's Model T was a pivotal moment in American history that brought the automobile to the masses. We take a look at how this pivotal car came to be, the legacy that it created throughout its nearly 20 years of production, and how Ford celebrated its monumental efforts with one last hurrah building the Fifteen Millionth Ford Model T. Posted 07/06/21
New Jersey in the 1920s   This video was originally shot in black and white film and has been enhanced and colorized. A peek into the everyday life in New Jersey. Lots of vehicles and era fashions!
Updated 10/22/21
All the World Waited For It   This silent film from 1927 shows the beginning of the Model A production as filmed by Detroit News. Posted 11/22/20
Lincoln Highway   The Model A Touring Club posted this video of 100 years on the Lincoln Highway.
Posted 05/16/19
Model A Assembly Line 1929 Engines are built, fitted into chassis before being driven off the line at Highland Park factory. Posted 10/04/21
Model T Assembly Line   Interesting historical footage shot on the Model T assembly line, up to the 15,000,000th Ford
Thanks to Jim Pringle for sending this in.
Posted 03/07/16
20 Millionth Ford on Tour   Old film showing 20M on tour in Tennessee and Kentucky in June 1931.
Posted 07/19/15
20 Millionth Ford in Chicago [Image] Old film showing 20M on tour in Chicago in1931.
Posted 11/13/21
Introduction of the New Ford   The features of the New Ford in 1927. Note that one of the cars shown in the film has open end front bumpers - a very early car. Thanks to Tom Anderson for this link. -- Posted 09/06/12
Introduction of the 1928 Ford Produced in 1928, this silent black and white short film shows some of the manufacturing and assembly processes. Posted 08/29/21
Harold Lloyd in "Speedy"   Filmed in New York City in 1928, this excerpt from the full movie is a 5 minute series of wild rides through downtown. You will probably recognize one of Harold's fares as they head for Yankee Stadium. Updated 07/12/20
The Race that Changed Everything   Edsel Ford II talks about his great grandfather Henry Ford's one and only race in October 1901, beating the famed Alexander Winton at Grosse Point Michigan - Posted 12/20/12
Henry Ford: Creator of First American Car   Posted 01/03/21
The Life of Henry Ford   Posted 01/03/21

Member Videos

Grandson Changing Manifolds Jacob (age 14), the Grandson of Happy and John Begg, changing out the intake/exhaust manifold on our newest A, a 1930 Panel Delivery truck. Posted 07/08/21
How to get a Model A that has been sitting for years to run Paul Shinn works on a Model A that hasn't run in 20 years and shows the steps he took to get it running again. Posted 03/27/21
Charge Your Cell phone on 6 Volts Paul Shinn demonstrates how you can charge your cell phone on a stock 6 volt electrical system.
Posted 03/13/21
Cooking on your Manifold   Paul Shinn demonstrates how to prepare a meal and place it on the exhaust manifold to cook.
Posted 01/09/21
Model A as a Daily Driver
  Paul Shinn discusses his adventures this year using his 1931 Sport coupe as a daily driver
Posted 12/05/20
Doug Clayton Model A Collection
  Paul Shinn received permission to video past MAFCA president Doug Clayton's collection of rare Model A's. Posted 11/2/2020
Ironstone Concours d' elegance
  Paul Shinn takes us along as he participates in the Ironstone Concours.
Posted 09/29/20
Windshield Glass - Part 6   Part 6 concludes the windshield glass repair series by Brentwood Bob
Posted 9/23/20
Windshield Glass - Part 5   Part 5 continues the process of installing the windshield glass
Posted 9/23/20
Windshield Glass - Part 4   Part 4 continues the process of installing the windshield glass
Posted 9/23/20
Windshield Glass - Part 3   Part 3 discusses the parts, and materials including the windshield glass dimensions
Posted 9/23/20
Windshield Glass - Part 2   Brentwood Bob shows how reglaze the windshield glass
Posted 9/23/20

Windshield Glass - Part 1

  Brentwood Bob shows how to make a glass template and final glazing a windshield.
Posted 9/23/20
Windshield Glass Template   Brentwood Bob shows how to make a glass template and final glazing a windshield.
Posted 09/21/20
Making an engine stand   Brentwood Bob shows how to make an engine stand out of a bed frame
Posted 09/21/20
Timing the Model A Engine   Paul Shinn demonstrates his procedure for timing the Model A engine.
Posted 09/19/20
Relocating the Front License Plate and Fixing Body Lean   Paul Shinn shows how to relocate the front license plate to the front bumper. And a tip for you on why your Model A leans to the driver's side. Posted 08/17/20
Best American Car Ever Made?
  Paul Shinn gives a rundown on the simplicity of his 1931 Model A Sport Coupe.
Posted 08/06/20
"A" Love Affair   Featuring Leroy Palmer about his recent trip to Florida in his Model A. Video by Roger Banks
Posted 09/01/15
Big John's Rolling Model A Museum   I produce a YouTube channel, "RidesWithChuck". I recently had an opportunity to videotape a Model A Ford owned by John Berg. Enjoy. Chuck Derer, videographer Posted 09/10/14
Model A Videos   Jack Bahm of Michigan has produced dozens of Model A related videos on YouTube.
Posted 03/22/14
A Model A Thinking Out Loud   Jack Bahm's Slant-Window Fordor "talks" to us in a video.
Posted 02/25/14
Model T Assembled in under 10 minutes   Okay, this isn't a Model A video, but we thought that you'd enjoy watching this team of Canadian Model T club members assemble a chassis and get it running in front of a watching crowd in under 10 minutes .Posted 08/02/13
Lonesome and the Edison Machine   Another video from our friend Stoney Lonesome
Posted 01/27/13
1929 Panel Delivery   Created by the son of Steve Freeman Centralia, WA
Posted 01/14/13
1931 Phaeton   Created by the son of Steve Freeman Centralia, WA
Posted 01/14/13
Lonesome Overall   It’s Lonesome in an era of handmade craftsmanship, a time when workers took pride in their work and built things to last a lifetime. The Ford Motor Car, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Martin Guitar, and the Denim jean are all products of American hard work and ingenuity. That American spirit lives today, as this Lonesome journey demonstrates - Posted 11/16/12
Close Call with Train 45   A Model "A", short, old time, silent moving picture. Model A Stalls on Train Tracks - Video by Stoney Lonesome.
The Mechanic   A Model "A", short, old time, silent moving picture. A Prohibition era short film with a happy and sober ending. Lets ride! - Video by Stoney Lonesome.

Nate and Steve in the Back Yard   Steve Lewis photographed some young family members learning to drive the Model A in their back yard.

Chapter Videos

Model A Ford Club of Long Island Run to Stakey's Pumpkin Farm [Image] Model A Club visits a local pumpkin farm in their beautiful Model A Fords
Posted 11/02/21
Sonoma A's Ready for Summer Touring Cindy Omoth of the Sonoma A's created this short video of her chapter getting ready for 2021 touring.
Posted 06/17/21
Model A Era Patterns Created in 2016 by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter, this video shows how the MAFCA Pattern Project came to be. Posted 01/13/21
Diablo A's Videos   Excellent technical videos presented by members of the Diablo A's
Posted 01/02/21

Starter Switch video
Horn Rebuild

George Sage, our Seminars Chairperson for the Evergreen A’s has done a couple of videos that we have used as seminars this year. One video discusses rewiring of the Model A horn and the other discusses the starter switch. Posted 12/17/20
Model A Ford Club of Long Island Riverhead Outing   The club visits the Suffolk County Historical Society and the gathers for a fall lunch.
Posted 11/27/20
Twin Cities A's   Watch their February 29 tour, bringing the Model A's asleep for the winter back to action.
Palmetto A's   Palmetto A's of South Carolina produced this video of their members and their cars
San Angelo Touring Club Part 1   Shot on various club outings in 2009
San Angelo Touring Club Part 2   Shot on various club outings in 2009
Pasadena High School Model A Club   Pasadena CA High School is the first school to be a MAFCA Chapter. This video shows how the Santa Anita A's Chapter worked with the school to ignite Model A fever in the students
Posted 01/05/17

Model A Era Fashions


What to Expect as a Fashion Entrant An Entrant shares her experience as a participant in MAFCA Era Fashion Judging.
Posted 02/06/21


Iron Trap Garage visits the MAFFI Museum at the Gilmore Matt from Iron Trap Garage takes us on a behind-the-scenes tour of the MAFFI Model A museum in Hickory Corners MI. Posted 03/21/21
Model A Ford Day 2020 Model A Ford Foundation (MAFFI) president John Begg takes us on a tour of the Model A Museum in Hickory Corners MI. Posted 02/03/21
Cross Country and Back   Ryan Thibault takes 4 weeks to drive 8000 miles coast to coast and back in his 1929 Tudor Sedan - Posted 2020
Ramblin' Wreck of Georgia Tech   Georgia Tech's mascot is a 1930 Sport Coupe that appears at most of the school's activities.
Posted 10/26/20
Model A's at the Gilmore Car Museum   MAFFI's permanent Model A collection in Kalamazoo, Michigan, opened in 2013
Posted 12/16/20


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Last Updated: 11/27/2021