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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2014, 11:53:18 AM »
Thanks for the offer Don. It looks like we have everything worked out unless something unforeseen comes along. :)  I do have a question or two for you though,.....where is your new shop going to be at and when will you be open for business?    Ed
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Offline Don Fairchild

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2014, 07:29:24 PM »
Ed as of now I am still in Bako but am heading for Wyoming this Friday, I will be looking for a job out in the oil fields. If that does not work out I will return home and start rebuilding injectors for the high pressure common rail systems. IE, Ford Cummins and GM Durmax I have to make a living some how.

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2014, 07:41:21 PM »
LOL  are there any fly rods involved in the job hunting let me know if the fishing is good I'll join you but I am not interested in finding a job ::)
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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2014, 07:49:15 PM »
Good luck on the job search. If you have to go back home and rebuild injectors, are you also still going to do engine work and/or install jakes for folks that need them?  Looks like my fishing plans for NW Mt. are out the window now, may have to shorten our loop this year to cut down on our fuel use and start slowly heading south towards Yuma. :(
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Offline Don Fairchild

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #64 on: July 19, 2014, 09:16:28 AM »
Clifford I will meet you in Vegas on Friday we can have a burger then hit the road. You and are welcome to come along. I am taking my fly rods and yes I will do some fishing.

Ed, Where I am now I can't work on buses but I can rebuild an engine or two if some one brings the engine to me out of the bus or truck or whatever.

Don

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #65 on: July 19, 2014, 07:20:10 PM »
Ed maybe you could ship it down to Don in the back of the tow Bus (Wink)and help him unload it there out of the "foot-loose tow company rig"!......
Just trying to help  :o

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2014, 01:00:40 PM »
Ed

Any updates how is it going. When are you going to be mobile.

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #67 on: July 28, 2014, 01:55:31 PM »
Going slowly......they were told that one of the heads would be on back order. Turns out today both of them are on back order and we are #12 on the list. May have found a set locally, waiting on a call back on price. Also have to see what we can work out on warranty coverage.  Probably at least a week, maybe two before we hit the road again......
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Offline B_K

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #68 on: July 29, 2014, 03:50:28 PM »
Check with  http://www.midwestdieselservice.com/  for any parts your having trouble with!

The old man that runs the place once told my dad "If we don't have it, it's only because my wife doesn't know it exists!"

If you don't believe me how many parts he has ask Don Fairchild. Don says they now sell parts back to
to Detroit!
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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2014, 04:00:00 PM »
Hi Don, hope to see you friday in LV, wish you would take up residency here in town, you and Clifford both, the whole world passes thru here, many driven by old DDs, rent a space from Gary Bennet, it would be the western old bus central, tom, lvmci...
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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #70 on: July 30, 2014, 06:54:58 AM »
They found a set of heads somewhere, supposed to be here today.  :)
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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #71 on: July 30, 2014, 08:07:24 AM »
They found a set of heads somewhere, supposed to be here today.  :)

Yea!
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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #72 on: July 30, 2014, 08:26:10 AM »
Tell those guys to call Baker Machinery in Higley Az 480-988-1187 if they ever need heads they are a authorized Detroit Diesel parts re builder and furnish the same warranty as required by DD.  

They do all of WW Williams machine work on all Detroit's their shop looks like a doctors office,it would be interesting to see the price but I am not asking I know what Mark charges Let me know if they charge you a $$$$ core charge for the cracked head I have plenty and can ship you a rebuildable head it's just a offer to help you save a few bucks   

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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Repair shop
« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2014, 11:12:10 AM »
Thanks Clifford, i will keep that in mind. :)
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