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Well I made a trip to Louisville, Ky this week and had to pick up a load in Sellersburg, In. going to Washington,D.C. Hate going to D.C.

Absolutely hate it...that was another great misadventure in itself!..anyhow, when I was unloading at the jobsite in the median on 295 I saw the radiator was leaking. Not a line or hose, the radiator itself. So I went to the shop, and when aluma-seal stop leak didn't help it at all,

I got to drive this unit-

It was like going fron an Escalade to a Vega...or a Crown Vic to an Escort.

ain't this somethin'- can't even see the hood!

I must say, it was "the cat's ass" as Larry Wales would say for getting into that tight spot in Milton,W.V. to load these mill rolls though. That summich turns on a dime! You have to pull between these buildings and back in, then you have to make a left turn out of this door. Sounds easy, looks easy enough- but it's tight! only way to get out is pull up straight, then turn hard left-put the left front tire in the man door in that other building, back up once turning hard right until the trailer almost hits the far side of the doorway you're pulling out of, then ahead hard left until you clear the pipe rail by the other building then straight ahead, staying as close to the pipe rail as possible until you're clear.The guys there are great at getting you out though- if you just watch them and do what they say and don't pay any attention to anything else it's a piece of cake.

But I never knew the W.V. Turnpike was rough before- couldn't feel the bumps with that low air leaf Peterbilt suspension.

Ol' double nickel will be ready Monday, got the radiator fixed and back in it today.

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Your almost there. Got the front of that thing already in the trash can.

A nice MACK CX would make that place even that much more enjoyable.

Success is only a stones throw away.................................................................for a Palestinian

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You know, I really should leave this one alone but just can't.

Why do those Pete pictures look so familiar? Gotta admit it's usually on the shoulder but you're gonna wear out the hood hinges all the same needing to open it so much.

Coarse ground black pepper corns work better for an instant leak stopper than the shit actually made to do the job does. Comes right out too when you need it to also.

Rob

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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You know, I really should leave this one alone but just can't.

Why do those Pete pictures look so familiar? Gotta admit it's usually on the shoulder but you're gonna wear out the hood hinges all the same needing to open it so much.

Coarse ground black pepper corns work better for an instant leak stopper than the shit actually made to do the job does. Comes right out too when you need it to also.

Rob

I have used black pepper before and it does work well. Stuck a stick through the radiator in one of my old Scouts in the woods and a handful of black pepper stopped the leak.

I keep those hinges well greased.

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I have used black pepper before and it does work well. Stuck a stick through the radiator in one of my old Scouts in the woods and a handful of black pepper stopped the leak.

I keep those hinges well greased.

Remember, when you drain the radiator for the repair, save the coolant to make a roux, the pepper really adds something to your gumbo!

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She was texting me at the time of the photo. The content was "Help!! I was hitchhiking back to school and this lunatic picked me up and won't let me out!

Rob

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She was texting me at the time of the photo. The content was "Help!! I was hitchhiking back to school and this lunatic picked me up and won't let me out!

Rob

I didn't even realize she'd gotten the cuffs off until I took the picture. She jumped out and ran when I stopped at a red light. I thought she was nuts, she's the one that wanted a ride and I was trying to be helpful. I didn't know she had a handcuff phobia, or I would have went with the gorilla tape.

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I didn't even realize she'd gotten the cuffs off until I took the picture. She jumped out and ran when I stopped at a red light. I thought she was nuts, she's the one that wanted a ride and I was trying to be helpful. I didn't know she had a handcuff phobia, or I would have went with the gorilla tape.

Ether and a clean rag work wonders for that type of thng; settles them right down. Does a pretty good job on grandkids too......

Rob

Dog.jpg.487f03da076af0150d2376dbd16843ed.jpgPlodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke.

 

 

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