A sunny and warm Saturday in May brought a dozen or more enthusiasts and 7 Model A's to Clyde Melvin's garage to learn how to align their front ends. The sessions are supposed to start at 10 AM but when I got there at a quater to, they had already gotten one completed. Ample amounts of coffee and pop with cookies (chocolate chip and oatmeal raisen) and iced cupcakes were on hand to fuel the hungry worker.

 

Clyde's Place

 

There is only one adjustment that can be made to the front end since caster and camber are set by the geometry of the steering components and that is "toe". Toe refers to how the front tires point as the car in going straight: they can be either toed-out, straight, or toed-in. Optimally, we want the Model A to be toed-in by 1/16 to 1/4 inches.   


 

Hawk A Model A Ford Club Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month, except December

and start at 7:00 PM at the Hiawatha Community Center.