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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:45 am 
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been there, done that ..... gotta remember though, chicks dig scars :banana:

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:33 am 
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thereverendbill wrote:
been there, done that ..... gotta remember though, chicks dig scars :banana:


Yup, that's why I've got a few of my own. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:22 am 
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regalwizard wrote:
thereverendbill wrote:
been there, done that ..... gotta remember though, chicks dig scars :banana:


Yup, that's why I've got a few of my own. :mrgreen:


You're into chicks? Cue the steamy music!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:36 am 
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Yup, love chicks! BBQ or teriyaki is good, & you can never go wrong with a good chicken noodle soup. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:51 am 
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:lmao:

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:17 pm 
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That other site had a don't do this section does this site have a place where I can post my fuck ups?

Bad jump start


I have a permanent wedding band scar on my finger from jump starting a 6V71 Detroit diesel in a bus. Ring got caught between the post bolt and cable just as my son hit the start switch. Ring went white hot. I spit on it to cool it and spun it with my other hand.

Broken right shoulder from ladder collapsing while cutting down tree.
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torn ligaments in my left leg/hip from same fall
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Tree in question (I have video of it being cut down but my phone got squished during our carpet install)

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:39 pm 
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Carnuck, you're dating yourself. The last 71-series Detroit I saw in a bus was an in-line six in a 1992 Flxible, and it was a one-off installation my employer (at the time) agreed to have installed as an experiment. It was utterly worthless. Even with a turbo and 250hp the drivers had to turn off the air conditioning just to get the bus moving.

Detroit Diesel seems to have left the bus business with the last round of EPA emissions rules tightening. Everything in my current employer's fleet are Cummins ISMs or ISLs set to a minimum of 280hp.

And don't feel bad about the ring burn. I once did that myself, and it was with a car battery not a big 8D bus battery.

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:10 pm 
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I had 2 '67 GMC TDH buses (ex-city buses from decommissioned fleet in Canada that were slated to be used in the movie Speed, but one had a bad trans and the other hit a flatbed semitrailer, wrecking the front) I bought for $1500 each (got $1000 in aluminum scrap from the wreck and used that trans in the other) I lived in the one for 8 years and was in the middle of a remodel (stripped everything out and added a hot tub to the bathroom) when I was injured by a falling car in '95 (Duvall quake knocked it on me in Jan '95)
In hindsight I should've driven it to the scrapyard rather than spend $10,000 in storage since I wasn't allowed to park it at home by the city of Seattle.

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:03 pm 
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You have a storied history...

Hindsight is always 20/20. The other thing that happens to old buses is that they are auctioned off and taken to other countries where they live out their days in all manner of splendor. Years ago I got a letter from someone who dubbed himself the historian of the (I believe I'm spelling this right) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. It seems his employer purchased a handful of the last new-look GM TDH coaches that were used in Denver, 1980 models with 6V-92 engines. They sent the buses to somewhere in California where they were totally refurbished and then taken to Oshawa and put into service. He included a couple of photo prints of their "new" buses. Unfortunately I have lost the prints but I was flabbergasted to see those worn-out buses once again carting people all over town. :eagle:

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 Post subject: Re: Uh-O
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:11 pm 
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thereverendbill wrote:
been there, done that ..... gotta remember though, chicks dig scars :banana:


If that were true, I'd be a walking gigolo.... As it stands, I call myself a walking defect, lol.

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