The boy (grandson) checking out the parts I got from Lang's at Hershey.
Something to keep in mind: I called an order into Lang's about a month ago, and asked to have it delivered to Hershey to save on shipping costs. It also saved waiting for an order to be filled at Hershey, and no PA sales tax as it was already paid for.
I gave the boy the old Lang's catalog, he wanted to take it to church, it kept him busy. Funny though, every time he saw a T in the catalog, he had to tell and show me.
Great. Suggestion, get him some larger nuts and bolts to put together. That is what my great grandfather did with me to get me interested in mechanics (caution swallow hazard for all you worrying Grandmothers)
My youngest granddaughter (9) loves mechanical things.
A few months ago, I got her a universal screwdriver with replaceable tips
After finding most of the screws removed from the hinges on her bedroom door, we had to "instruct" her about the importance of tight bolts and screws.
When she was young (3or4) I got her about 30 3/8 bolts and nuts that she became possessive about.
She called them her babies and she would get mad if her older sister touched them.
Now at 9 she still has them hidden away.
She is the granddaughter that will assist me in putting things together and want to help with the T.
I have learned that she gets bored quickly but anytime I can have her work with me is a pleasure.
Enjoy the time when you can - It is way too short!
Dan, he has the catalog, now he just needs your credit card.........
Dad never gave me a Langs catalogue to read in church. He knew I was already hooked on T's anyway.
What a great way to help him to discover the hobby. It won't be long before he will be turning wrenches and then in the blink of an eye he will be learning to drive. Keep up the good work!
Hap l9l5 cut off
Dave, great suggestion, I got him those last year, now he wants the real thing. He removes and replaces the valve caps, and attempts to check the tire pressure.
Fred, I have been through this before and know just how short this time is.
Eric, that gave us a good laugh, but he will have to pay for his own, it will teach appreciation
Hap, earlier this summer I changed a tire on the T, I broke the nuts loose, he took them off with an impact gun, I replaced the wheel, he put the nuts back on and tightened them with the impact gun. That was before his second birthday. Yesterday we had the A out, he was sitting behind the steering wheel and told me he had to check the tires, he got out and looked at all four tires, then shook the two demountable spares by shaking the spokes. It was funny, after he got back behind the wheel, a truck went by, he blew the horn and waved to the driver, like he was ready to drive off himself. Then it was time to give him a ride.