On the first try

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: On the first try
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Mays on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 09:46 pm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6JydgAqp54

On Christmas day, while she had never even sat in a Model T before then, she cranked it and drove down the driveway by herself. Excuse the early lurch but I think she did a good job for the first try.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 09:53 pm:

It's better to pull with the left hand, but she did fine for the first time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John P Noonan on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 09:58 pm:

John, that's not a lurch, its a Model T hole-shot!
Great vid..:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Mays on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:28 pm:

We all have our preferences which hand to use when cranking. I've always used my right hand and never had a problem. Seems she did fine with the right hand.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:57 pm:

The real way to tell if the left hand is better than the right, it would bi interesting to know haw many broken left wrists there are know compared to broken right wrists. I start with either hand, but always with the palm to the center, and with either foot always with the sole to the bottom.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Severn - SE Texas on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 11:03 pm:

WOW! That was great John. Happy New Year.

Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 02:09 am:

John she did great! The Ol'T sounds good as well.
I think you did ok on that one...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Brand on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 02:55 am:

Its always good to see younger people, and especially young ladies, getting involved.

I've always started mine with my right hand, but then it is a right hand drive car...

Andrew


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 07:56 am:

good job


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 04:32 pm:

She did a good job. Main thing is how quickly you can get your hand out of the way when it kicks. She was fortunate that it didn't kick. Just once forgetting to set the spark, or perhaps pin came out of spark rod, or one of the wires becomes grounded and it will kick. If you pull with the left and only pull up and pull your hand up as it goes over top, you will be farther away from the crank. Problem is that when it kicks will be unexpected. It's true you can crank with right hand and if you don't put the thumb around it and always move quickly, you might be lucky.
Norm


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