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Old 07-01-2012, 08:21 PM   #221
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I've lost my 100 ft tape. It's great for laying out the bus. I thought I packed it in the bus before we left Socorro. Maybe David took it out. I've also lost my Small Batch Baking cookbook. I just had it a few weeks ago but it's gone now! I've put it up someplace logical and there's the problem.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:25 PM   #222
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Hey Trunt --- mine came from a Hippied-out campground called Mystic Hot Springs south of SLC near Monroe. The guy had about a dozen vintage buses set up as campers for rent. Mine was the only one in running condition, but he had some pretty cool units. They included a 1938 International identical to the unit that became the famous "Further" of Acid KoolAid/Grateful Dead/Neal Cassidy fame. He sold it as a result of pix I posted around the net to someone doing a replica of the original which now resides in The Smithsonian. Very cool unit.

Will likely be offline for a couple or three weeks starting about the 7th, so you folks just continue to have fun with this thread. In the off chance I can get connected occasionally, I will try to check in. Till next time...

Happy Trails to you...
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #223
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Came over here to be annoying--wouldn't want to JACK someone elses thread when this one will do perfectly well!

'49, Tango isn't in Tenn/'bama--he's out trying to wheel and deal on that 41 military COE he was pitching a couple of weeks ago. Ya know its gotta be tru cause there is no way you can trust the veracity of a guy like Tango when he has fallen in luv with a new bus
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #224
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Hey Trunt....can you actually hyjack a thread if.....you were given permission?.....so....I found out toady if you drive your bus to town with all the front windows open.....and the door to the bedroom open....there is enough air pressure.....to push out 1/8 fiberboard forward and pull 25 5/8 braids out and your wall covering falls and hits the fan and other crap in the way
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #225
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Hope you are OK. If it had been me I'd have run to the back to try to hold everything together and wrecked the bus

I hope the damage isn't too serious--and what is your plan to avoid a repeat? Jack
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:49 PM   #226
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Hey Trunt --- Reminds me of the story of an Iraqi fighter pilot being trained here in Florida back in the late sixties. He got very reliant on the "auto-pilot" feature in his F-4 Phantom since it did all the work. He rented a Winnebago one weekend for a quick trip to New Orleans and on the way needed to take a whiz...so while cruising IH-10 at 70, he simply pushed the "cruise control" button on the 'Bago, got up from the pilots seat and went back to the head.

Yep...the outcome was just what you might expect.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:22 AM   #227
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Tango, I wouldn't want your thread to go unmolested during your absence so I thought I'd post a second hand joke I read on the other bus forum--can't remember which one but I have CRS anyway--so sue me.

A woman gets on a bus and the driver looks at her and says "Lady, that is the uglest baby I've ever seen". Well, the lady was crushed by this remark but heads to the back of the bus anyway. While she is sobbing away her seat mate says "what's the matter" and she replies that the bus driver had been very rude to her. The fellow passenger says "You shouldn't take that kind of abuse from a bus driver. You should go up there and give him a piece of your mind!-- go ahead, I'll hold your monkey for you......
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:45 PM   #228
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What?---it had a bus in it---but this one doesn't. Stole it from the same place I think CRS.

A cop (who'd have guessed) was parked next to a bar known to serve too much booze to it's customers. Just before closing time a guy staggers out of the bar and starts trying his key in various cars. Finally he finds his own car and gets in. The cop watches as the guy flips on the wipers (dry night)and turns them off again. People leave the bar and drive off. The guy starts his car and drives forward 3 feet and stops. More people leave and drive off. Next the guy backs up about 3 feet and stops. Most of the rest of the patrons leave and drive away. The guy now slowly drives out of the parking lot and the cop promptly pulls him over. The cop has the guy blow into the breathalizer and discovers a reading of zero alcohol. Mystified the cop tells the guy that the breathalyzer must not be working and that the guy will have to come to the station with him for a retest. The guy tells the cop that it won't do any good--the reading will still be zero. The cop asks why and the guy says that he hasn't had any alcohol because he is the designated decoy for the night
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Hey! When are you comming back? My jokes are getting lamer and lamer but here goes another----

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule and a calculator.



At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.



“Al-Gebra is a problem for us”, the Attorney General said. “They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values. They use secret code names like “X” and “Y” and refer to themselves as “unknowns” but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, “There are 3 sides to every triangle.“


When asked to comment on the arrest, President Obama said, “If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.” White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by the President. It is believed that another Nobel Prize will follow.

I'm looking foreward to hearing when you plan to bring your new bus home as are many others I am sure. If only to stop my inanity.
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Howdy All --- Just got back to Houston on Monday after logging a lot of miles. Good trip. The class I taught in Tennessee had another student who came all the way from Australia (Oz) to learn the wacky craft I practice (sculpting cement to look like old, weathered wood). Went from there to Detroit to visit my daughter & grandkids (they grow right in front of your eyes)...then over to Chicago to visit my ex-wife & ex-dog...back down to Indianapolis to hunt antiques along the National Highway and then return to Tennessee, picking up a trailer in Murfreesboro. Only glitch came just as I was nearing Nashville. Almost ran off the road on a cloverleaf exit when the power steering failed on my Toyota 4 Runner. In a straight line there was no indication of a problem, but going into a 55 mph tight curve...big problem. Made it but got mighty close to going over the edge. Wound up having to replace the whole rack & pinion on a weekend. Got lucky there too. Friends of the artist I stayed with owned an auto repair facility and fixed it on a Saturday when they are usually closed. Great folks in Tennessee.

Been playing catch up here but managed to finally get started pulling the front end off the bus. (Note to self...take camera and record how all this s*** is supposed to go back together.) Will try and get a few pix this weekend. Enjoyed the patter & jokes so much I almost feel guilty about getting this thread back on topic...so feel free to use it anytime as an outlet for fun & nonsense.

Just got a call that my engine is back together, running great with a new coat of Cummins tan paint and will be on a wheeled skid for pickup within a week. Really puts the pressure on to find a tranny to bolt up. After seeing the prices on what few rebuilt Allison 4th generation 6-speeds are out there, I called Stewart & Stevenson to price a new one from the factory built to my specs. Not sure if I'm quite prepared for the sticker shock but figure WTH. This thread could always use one more dose of outrageous nonsense...right?
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