VINTAGE CAR CLUB of CANADA

OKANAGAN CHAPTER

2020  Events Page ONE

Photos courtesy of Bill Fleming, Garet Tanner, Ivan Lajeunesse, Bob Gallant.

A SNOWY DAY FOR THE FIRST SHOP TALK SESSION OF 2020

Tim Horten's Treats and Fresh Coffee are an excellent start to any session!

Time to catch up on things, and to . . .

. . . admire Bob's '57 Dodge Custom Royal.

George prepares to give an excellent presentation on Valve Cover Race Cars.

Check out Section Six of this Web Site for Specifications and more Pictures.

George headed up the construction of our Race Track and . . . 

. . .  he's done extensive research along with creating a number of Valve Cover Race Cars.

His original car has 3 wheels, mounted on the inside, to reduce friction along . . . 

 

. . . with controls to steer the descent in a direct line.

 (This is an example only - See the Blond Bombshell below for the real car.)

Front and rear grills to reduce the wind resisitance . . .

. . . . along with a set of sights to line it on the track.

Of course, you also need a driver, too!

Most Valve Cover Cars are created with traditional Valve Covers, however . . .

. . . Flat Valve covers like this Studebaker or a Ford Model A would qualify, too.

George brought along a steering mechanism he created.

It turrned out his original idea was much simpler, and did the job efficiently!

This Valve Car weighs the Maximum allowed. So does weight really give an advantage?

 George did some research on Soap Box Derby Cars. He found out that they liked the driver as far back in the car as possible.

This Valve Car illustrates the Front Bumper required for the Starter pin.

It also has a set of Inline Skate Wheels. The bearings have been cleaned and oiled with light oil to cut down on the friction. Driver not mantadory.

Looks good! However, probably not a contender!

Good for a chuckle though!

The 'BLOND BOMBSHELL'.

Testing the floor's incline to the door!

Example of adding weight to the rear of the car. Check weight specs.

George finished his presentation with a chat about Valve Cover preparation.

 

A special creation by Jim for a Chevy Enthusiast.

The photo doesn't show the 'Dazzle' as it is illuminated!

THANK YOU, BOB, FOR HOSTING THE SHOP TALK.

A BIG THANK YOU TO GEORGE FOR A STELLAR PRESENTATION..

Take a moment to check this Web Page, item 6 on the index page, for a selection of pictures and the specifications for

 VALVE CARE RACE CARS.

SHOP TALK SESSION TWO

A little chatter, outside, about Jim's 1965 Vauxhall Viva.

AH!! Timmies and coffee!

Lots to talk about!

Dan fills Al in on the finer points of a Model A.

Today's TECK TALKS include . . .

. . . using the COMPUTER to search out parts and price cars using HEMMINGS web site.

. . .  along with an informative talk on rack and pinion steering systems.

Thanks again to Bob for hosting the session.

Special Thanks to Jim and Ian for their presentation.

 

March Meeting. Looking good! But, still looking for an OGOPOGO!

Don checks out a few important details on constructing a Valve Car.

SHOP TALK SESSION

 THREE

Boys! This one is tight!

Don't think there is enough wrench here!

Oh well, lets give it a try!

While we await a BIGGER WRENCH, a follow up . . .

. . . on the last Shop Talk.

OK, that's more like it! Thanks Duncan!

Jim explains how to save some money on a thermostat replacement.

 

Time for one more cup of coffee before we head out.

THANK YOU, Bob, for hosting us once again.

A BIG THANK YOU to Harry, and all his helpers, for an interesting session.

WHO IS COMING TO DINNER?

 

ISOLATION PROJECT

 

Bob took this old SCHWINN bike apart about 10 years ago. It was gathering dust in his shop, along with other parts he picked up over the years. He recently ran out of projects, so he started to assemble the bike! He had previously purchased some parts when you could buy from the US online, and had also picked up some parts in a bike store in Spokane.

The finished bike is rather heavy (approx 45 pounds). However, once you get it going, it is very smooth.

 

NOTE: A search on the Internet for modern Schwinn Cruiser bikes suggest they come in at about 20 pounds. Guess the old ones were USA steel!

The masking for the red paint took a half day and the pin stripping another half day.

All the bearings were cleaned and re-greased including the ones in the pedals.

The chrome fenders were rusted so he sanded off the chrome and painted them black.

The chain guard, tank decals and tank are all reproduction items.

A fun projcet, but, it's a good thing he wasn't paid by the hour!

The original parts from the bike - SCHWINN TYPHOON.

This 1950 WHIZZER SCHWINN was also available in the Fifties!

PERFECT SOCIAL DISTANCING!

 

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY TO YVETTE

 

 VCCC CENTRAL FRASER VALLEY CHAPTER MEMBERS PRACTICED PICTURE PERFECT SOCIAL DISTANCING TO CELEBRATE YVETTE'S 90TH.