BOB's at the shop! Finally!!!
Mom drove me to the storage yard and provided the extra "umph" to the batteries with a jump. With that little bit of extra "go juice", the bus started right up and we were off! I got to the shop, they wrote up a ticket, and now I just have to wait for a repair estimate.
Couple of things that worry me... The guy said it looked like the bus had spent some serious time near the water as was evident by the amount of corrosion on the frame and engine. I knew it was corroded, but he made it sound terrible
. He also said as long as there wasn't any fluid on the ground (so far there isn't
) and the bus doesn't smoke (it does... horribly
), that it should be "pretty solid". What does a smokey engine indicate?
To be honest, I've already had thoughts of selling BOB to get a bus type I really prefer (Bluebird FE 28-34 passenger short bus to pull a trailer). I'm just waiting to hear what the damage to my bank account will be to get all the repairs done that are necessary. Driving to the shop was a thrill! But I think that was just the fact it was running again more than anything else. Lord knows I don't really need to be spending this money so close to Christmas. (Merry Christmas to me?) But the sooner I can get BOB running, the sooner I can either sell him and buy something that I really want, or start working on the interior, and make use of what I own.
Argh! I can't make up my mind!!!!
Just like a woman!