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  1. Vegas Teacher

    Rust Rust Rust and more Rust

    This is meant jokingly........... Flyer is being a smart @$$ again. You know he and Dolly Trolly go out to eat with me and spend 2.5 hours telling me horror stories about all kinds of accidents that happen with these big rigs due to people not knowing what they are doing, driving ways they should not be and telling me how a semi can outrun a 5.0 Liter mustang going up hill pulling a trailer. However now flyer wants me to pull my dash off, hook up a braking system and put the entire public at risk of me driving my semi and crashing it into a soccer mom and her kids on the way to "Wally World" That is what I like to call Walmart. So what is it I am good an capable or dumb as a box of rocks. Look once again this was written to make people laugh, it is not serious and I am also just being a smart @$$ so when you read this take it with a grain of salt. I know Flyer jokes with me on the forum, I get to see in, many of the social circles we run in with dogs, so I know his ribbing is in good nature like when he says my mechanic sprinkled pixie dust on my truck, what a smart @$$ Later, V.T. - Cory O
  2. Vegas Teacher

    Rust Rust Rust and more Rust

    Not even close. Sorry plus I have family and to many plans to make it out. I still don't have my direct link hooked up, and don't see that happening any time soon.
  3. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    Lance, I said earlier in this thread that Teachers don't get a lot of thanks, as bus drivers I know you don't either. Parents expect you to get their prized possession to school and back home safely but rarely do you get thanks from those who you do the service for. I have and advantage I can get up and walk over and take care of the problem you are kind of trapped unless you pull over, but then you also have a schedule to keep. Thanks for keeping the kids safe and getting them to and from school safely! Later, Cory O
  4. Vegas Teacher

    Rust Rust Rust and more Rust

    You know a picture is worth a 1000 words and just being able to see what you are talking about makes all the difference in the world! I appreciate the picture a lot, and yes I have wondered about when to replace that too. Thanks Cory O - Vegas Teacher P.S. I only have to wake up Wednesday and Thursday for 1/2 days of school then Friday is teacher Check out for the summer!
  5. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    No money to burn just fed up and tired of not making progress. There is a point at which frustration takes over. I am not, I repeat I am not a mechanic and I don't own large tools. I also don't have the time or professional experience real mechanics do. Tom did an awesome job and deserves a lot of credit. The point of this post was to compliment a person gor doing a great job, showing up early, being a professional in every since of the word and to let others in this area know of a great and reliable mechanic. I think many lost sight of that simple title to the post.
  6. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    Paw like a dogs paw and Rump like rump roast. PawRump - the H is silent. All I know is I have driven over there over and over, over the last 3 weeks in a row and tired of the drive.
  7. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    I think that is a good point too. Before I left the previous weekend I did soak them again in P.B. Blaster. However he did have to put a little muscle in it to get off the bolts. I won't lie it is fun to watch somebody who is good at what the do, day in and day out, show you a little magic.
  8. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    He was an about 175 but pretty well built, young and former military who refused to give up. He did not drop a single foul word and was positive the entire time. He was just a good guy, and good at what he did. What did I learn??? That when you have done this before andyou know your tools and know the tool is warrantied for 100% replacement if it breaks you can push it to the limit without worry. I have also learned I am not a mechanic, I want to do my work, but I have a lot to learn. It is also about having the right tools for the job and using the tool you have correctly, and he did all of that. It was a win with this truck I really needed to happen. I was starting to give up hope. Yes I understand it is a marathon not a race. I have ran a marathon before, it was a lot of fun 5K free beer at the end, one year ago today in Flagstaff Arizona did it with a buddy named Geo. Anyway I want to move on to the fun projects not like adding new mirrors, Chrome, train horns and that kind of stuff, not Jackalopees, Direct link breaking systems, cab shocks and all of that kind of stuff. I want to do the fun projects but they are probably a year or two off, at least I am under 50. On a second positive note Monday is a full day of school, Tuesday - Thursday kids get out at 10:40 and Friday is teacher check out day! Summer 2018 here I come! Later, Cory O
  9. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    Hey do I get crown too I work much better lubricated myself. I don't need no stinking Dr. Pepper we will save that for Phil
  10. Vegas Teacher

    Rust Rust Rust and more Rust

    What is that can you send a picture?
  11. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    So am I. I really liked the person. He was solid good guy!
  12. Vegas Teacher

    Rust Rust Rust and more Rust

    My cab has two bags and two shocks - see the updated story on Pahrump mechanic.
  13. Vegas Teacher

    Rust Rust Rust and more Rust

    Thanks to the mobile mechanic who I write about in another post he got all of the bolts off and shocks off in under an hour, showed up early called to make sure I was there and did it all without the use of any kind of impact. See the post I did about the great mechanic in Pahrump if you want more details on this. He was great at what he did.
  14. Vegas Teacher

    Great Mechanic Pahrump

    O.K. update on the Rusted bolt situation in Pahrump and Excellent, Outstanding and Talented mobile Mechanic found in Pahrump. So if you are in the great town of Pahrump I can recommend a mobile mechanic. Phone number 775-910-2383 Well most of you saw and have read rust, rust and more rust...... Here is the follow up...... Last Monday I started calling mobile mechanics in Pahrump to see who could meet me at my truck which is in Flyers driveway. Tom Birmingham was the mechanic I called. I set up an appointment with him for Saturday at 2:oo p.m. O.K. let me tell you about my experience with him & his wife - All of this is good! 1. I get to Pahrump at about 1:20 I figured I would be a little bit early so I could have a look see around the truck. At 1:30 Heather, his wife calls to confirm I have made it to town and that the address was still correct. 2. At 1:45, 15 minutes early he shows up. 3. He gets out of his jeep and introduces himself and first takes a look at the issue with the bolts. 4. He tells me he does not have air but first sprays all of the nuts with Free All, at this point I am thinking O.K. here we go again. 5. He comes back to the Semi with an assortment of breaker bars and torque wrench and not a single extension for anything. So once again I am like aw F!@#$%%%^K !!!!! 6. In under an hour he had every nut, bolt and shock removed. We had worked our @$$E$ off trying to get them off, we even tried a sawz all / reciprocating saw, and a carbide tipped blade and even had a DeWalt impact wrench - no luck. I was simply in Awe. 7. Tom is a former army Mechanic, he served in Afghanistan for our country and gives a teacher and military discount. I thanked him for his service to our country and he thanked me for teaching the kids I teach and doing what I do. Teachers really don't get many thanks. 8. I asked him to install my cab air bags, shocks and the air controller on the back of the truck, that day but he had an appointment with another person so do an air conditioner on their car. He does not miss appointments and does not keep clients waiting. However he is coming back out this week to work on my semi to get it going. 9. Once again 775-910-2383 Tom Birmingham is his name and number the company name is Pahrump mobile mechanic. I can't say enough good about him. Shoot I think even Dolly Trolly might like him since they are in each others back yard LOL!!! Trolly back down there it is just a joke! LOL LOL LOL
  15. Vegas Teacher

    Electric Volvo

    https://www.truckinginfo.com/301061/volvo-unveils-second-electric-truck-model
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