Western Idaho Model T Club Home Page

Western Idaho Model T Club
Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Ford, Model T

The Western Idaho Model T Ford Club was founded in 1975 and is a chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America.
The general purpose of this club, incorporated as a non-profit corporation, shall be to preserve and maintain the Model T Ford of ancient age and historical value and to serve as an accurate and technical source of information concerning Model T Fords for the benefit of it's members as well as the general public.

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Club Officers:
President: Andrea Benedict
Vice President/Tour Chairman: Steve Strom
Secretary: Dennis Nelson
Treasurer: Arlan Potts
Historian: Barbara Westcott
Sunshine Lady: Estelle Howe
Membership: Don Borchers
Editor: Gary Westcott
Web Master: Andrea Benedict
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 Look for the Western Idaho Model T Club at the
25th Annual Emmett Valley Show and Shine
City Park July 19th, 2014
Members can leave from Andrea's house and travel into Emmett together for the 11 mile trek
Call or text 208-830-9897 if you plan to join us
Please be prepared to leave at 8:30 a.m. 
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A new page is coming soon...
"Taking your Model T out of moth balls" 
This will be a complete page on the first steps to get er' going after she's been stored for many years
Please check back soon now ya hear!
 
This is Andrea's 1926 Ford Model T ("Toby") Tudor Sedan.  This photo was taken in 2005 and was the first time out of the barn after 50 years. A true beauty. 
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The next 
Model T University Class
 is scheduled for our JULY meeting
Please prepare to arrive at 5:00 p.m. for the class
 Subject: Coils
To reserve your spot in the class, call or text 208-830-9897
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  Future Model T University Class s
ubjects are:

Fuel Systems and Blockages
How to Align a Model T 
Troubleshoot My Model T - First things first... from the mouths of experts 
Carburetors - Cleaning, adjusting float valves and needles, replacement kits 
Magneto and Batteries
Timers and Timing
Electrical
Brakes - Maintenance and repair 



SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE! 
We want to learn from the experts. Can be as long or short as you like, just cover all the bases for the rookies. 
We plan to dig in, get dirty and learn a few new things about Model T's.

Please send an email to Andrea if you are interested in teaching @ 
modeltgirl26@hotmail.com or see me at our next monthly meeting and I'll sign you up.




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CHECK OUT THE FOR SALE PAGE FOR THIS BEAUTY!



Firebird Swap Meet
Was a great success-the club raised just over $100 and that was just enough to cover our booth cost and a little extra for the club.
A very special "thank you!" to all who donated their Model T parts, Vintage Fords, food, time, intellect, money and the 1919 truck for our show and tell - she's a beauty, a famous beauty! 
By the looks of the continuos crowds in our booth, I'd say the Western Idaho Model T Club was a hit! 
To give you an idea of what went on from my perspective, we talked alot about Model T's, their parts, gave out plenty of Vintage Fords, Lang's, Snyders and Chaffin's catalogs, Western Idaho Model T flyers, talked to many T owners around the area, even had some fun handing out Ford gasket posters and Model T Gas gauges.  Think we may have gained a few new members this year with our efforts- that's awesomely cool and more than I could have ever imagined.  

Thank you club members...
Susan, Dave M., Jake, Dave and Nancy Garbani, Francis, Mike, Steve, Don and Lonnie.
 
Without you guys and gals we wouldn't have had such great interest in the T Club, and boy was there alot of interest... who knew?!!  
Your time and efforts are very much appreciated and we thank you for all you do!

Special thank you to Doug & Andy Strunk and Scott New for putting on and hosting such a fabulous event. Awesome job.
Thank you for having us! 
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Melba Fun Run 2013


  


  "Aw, for the road less traveled! That’s the road for me. I can think of nothing more rewarding for the feeling of well being that comes over me when I get behind the wheel of a Model T Ford. Just starting ol Henry up with his trusty "startin stick" produces a feeling of calm and happiness within that is hard to put into words. Well for me it’s simply complete contentment, as he comes alive with his myriad of sounds that dance across my senses and produce what I call the standard Model T Ford starting smile! No other automobile I have ever owned or come in contact with in my entire life has effected me this way. You know, I’ve always thought this condition was entirely my Grandfathers fault. I’m now ready to proclaim the car itself and the many folks I have befriended over my years of association are indeed worthy of… MOST of the credit. It really has to be that way, for I know people who are as smitten with the old Ford as I and …
they never knew Roscoe Sheller!"

This is a note written by Bill Sheller who I believe to be the grandson of Roscoe Sheller. Roscoe owned one of the first Model T Ford dealerships in Washington.





Western Idaho Model T Club
3590 N. Jullion St Boise, ID 83704
E-mail: modeltgirl26@hotmail.com
208-830-9897

 

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Congratulations go to The Western Idaho Model T Club for winning the
Golden Mouse Award for 2012

by the Model T Ford Club of America!

Thank you MTFCA we are honored to receive this handsome award!
- Andrea

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Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. 
-
Henry Ford



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As of January 1, 2014 we have 10,000 visits to our site!
Thanks to all who have an interest in keeping the Model T alive.
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