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Cactus Jack

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Before Castro and the various Presidents of the U S became "unhappy"in the late 50's and early 60's.......it was common for a heavy truck mechanic to just light up a big-ole-Cuban-cigar and then let the smoke drift around the various air fitting / lines of interest and then watch the smoke swirl near the air-leakage locations.........

 

Oh how times have changed..........for the most part the "olden-days-trucks" had "high-grade" metal fittings and braided flex air lines that tended to be leak -free for long periods of time...........of course time marches on and soon after Cuban cigars were banned in the U S......truck builders started "improving" truck air systems with cheap plastic fittings, O-rings, and non-braided-hoses made from recycled condoms........

 

Things maybe looking up in that now that Cuba and the U S seem to be not so unfriendly recently .......maybe a mechanic can buy a Cuban-Gar again........then the problem is......how do you find a place where the truck can be parked and the mechanic is allowed to light up the gar........

 

Times have changed....

 

Good luck with the "endless" leaks.......oh the joys of...."new and improved"....

 

Drive on..........(Ok where are the......matches)

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