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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011, 05:37:00 PM »
Percussive maintenance worked, and got us to Durango. Just spent the afternoon at Vandegrift Diesel. They were absolutely awesome, and seemed delighted to work on a bus.

We had them adjust the brakes, replace all the drain valves, Lubed anything with a zirk and got a new governor to put on later.

 - Cherie
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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2011, 05:50:14 PM »
Did you watch them do the brake adjust? The next time its yours to do. Then you can show someone else. Remember - See one, do one, teach one.
How about the greasing? Did you watch and learn?

Nice job figuring out the governor. There is a rule about hammers - if a bigger hammer doesn't fix the problem then the part needed replacing anyway, ;D


Good luck and thanks for the after action report.

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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2011, 05:56:21 PM »
Oh yes, we did :). They let us play in the pit with them and taught is as they went  - so much fun, and educational. Very much looking forward to the preventative maintenance workshop at the Choo-Choo rally, and getting confident with all this stuff. 

I'm loving grease and oil on my clothes. Besides, oil is a nail color, right?? :).

 - Cherie
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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2011, 06:09:18 PM »
One of my grandfather's favorite expressions was "give it a hit with a hammer."
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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2011, 06:35:06 PM »
Right on guys, glad to see that you got rolling again. I am making a note of that shop,  always good to know of a place that wants to work on an antique! Oh, and put that new governor on and rebuild the old one! That is what I am going to do with mine.

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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2011, 06:59:28 PM »
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and got us to Durango. Just spent the afternoon at Vandegrift Diesel. They were absolutely awesome, and seemed delighted to work on a bus.

Oh yes, we did :). They let us play in the pit with them and taught is as they went  - so much fun, and educational. Very much looking forward to the preventative maintenance workshop at the Choo-Choo rally, and getting confident with all this stuff.  

I'm loving grease and oil on my clothes. Besides, oil is a nail color, right?? :).

 - Cherie
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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2011, 07:24:15 PM »
Sorry eagle, had a lot going on and very limited bandwidth in which to do it.  We are seriously behind on a lot of stuff as a result.

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Re: URGENT (again!) -- Air system failure, even more stranded now...
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2011, 07:47:47 PM »
Sorry eagle, had a lot going on and very limited bandwidth in which to do it.  We are seriously behind on a lot of stuff as a result.


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