My daughter-in-law and my soon to be second daughter-in-law were both over today. I took them out and gave them both an introductory Model T driving lesson. Both of these girls are really short. One is a hair under 5'. The other is 5' 1". Although we gave her something to put behind her back, my daughter-in-law had a heck of a time getting the low pedal to the floor. The tall one was barely able to do it and actually did pretty well. She had to try 3 times to get it up the slight incline at the first of our driveway. It is dirt, as is the road, and with storms earlier in the week, it is washed out and rutted and full of loose sand. The tranny was slipping under that load and she just couldn't push the pedal any harder. After three running starts at it, she finally made it up. I probably have some band adjustment to do now, but they had a good time. And that's really all that matters, right?
Hal that's simply awesome. Memories were made this day!
Good work Hal. I bet there was a bunch of laughs and smiles. I am always keenly aware of how much larger most people are today than they were back in the T days. I guess not all of us are to big for these cars.
Hal, congrats. Now they can join the family.
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Must the day for teaching Model T driving.
Today at the Long Beach Swap Meet Ben Yumori's granddaughter and her husband were there who I had promised a driving lesson at the San Dgo Tour but didn't happen, so it turned out to be cranking time and some behind the wheel driving in the parking lot. We both had fun.
As it turned out they're off tomorrow on their way to purchase a Model T.
Good work Gene!
You're funny, Dick. If it's any consolation, our two sons are still "The boys". However, that is getting confusing as the oldest has a son and the soon to be daughter-in-law also has a son, so the two grandsons are also "The boys".
Here is a picture of the event shot from the back seat.
My daughter wants to learn but she is too short to drive the speedster. She has to wait until the touring is back on the road. Still need to install the new Scat crank.