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Posted on 10/01/2010 9:07:26 PM PDT by neverhome
...So there I was, tooling along I-20 through Tuscaloosa, AL. The MS state line was only 71 miles away. It was early afternoon and I was already thinking about what I was going to fix myself for dinner when I got home. Then all hell broke loose...
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We were just discussing the virtues of a road/rail truck as a zombie survival vehicle...
Glad you’re okay.
When the worn out 3208 blew chow, I was the one laying on my back that had to reseparate the BRAND NEW motor from the tranny and cold chisel the sheared off flywheel bolts that the day laborer/"pro mechanic" did not torque the bolts when he bolted the clutch to the flywheel. I was pretty steamed.
Yeah, that thing was a beast... nobody else on the gang would drive it. It had airbrakes, and even though it's gross vehicle weight was under the limit, they all thought you needed a CDL to drive it... so I drove it everywhere. I was always vigilant to not hook my thumbs on the steering wheel just for the reason you wrote of.
Instructions mounted on dash of the truck were simple:
Avoid low bridges. Outriggers UP? Boom SECURE?
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