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  1. Thanks for the confirmation. Wasn't sure if Dave's comment was just a flippant remark or the real deal.
  2. I just checked my records and find I'm on year 4 of a 4 year battery. I think I'll get a new one put in this week just to be ahead of the game. Nothing sucks more than coming out of a vacation hotel to find a dead battery... So looking forward to SC next month.
  3. It's going to be 3-4 weeks before they let me drive after hip surgery. Can Third Bull sit this long without being started ? Should I have a friend go out and start it periodically ? Thanks as always !
  4. Early morning shoot out next to busland yesterday. I couldn't get in the back gate to the shop so had to go around. Got on the 6 pm crime news video. My one second of fame. Don't let that nice office building fool you. The neighborhood is a real crime pit.
  5. congrats! Nothing like a short commute. Hope all goes well for you.
  6. Vacation Days are a approved. Surgery scheduled for end of October. Going to get in one more road trip to SC (With a side stop in Roanoke at Salvage Dawgs).
  7. Sounds like theses hoses only last 12-13 years ! Not bad for a part that only costs $8-10 max. Mine was patched and that lasted about 6 months until I remembered to get a completely new one. I buy Ford parts almost every day for buses, but can't remember to get stuff for Third Bull. Don't get old. It bites. (though it does beat the alternative..)
  8. That's just about how long mine lasted. I had replace the original ones a couple months ago. One side doesn't squirt as well as it should so I need to get under there and see if it's clogged up with pollen or bugs. Got the driver seat repaired yesterday. The vinyl looks just as good as leather and didn't cost near as much. $ 200 to fix a tear about 2 x 4". They had to take out the side panel and replace it. The last thing on my 'fix it' list is the rear window. Rear defroster wires have been bad for years.
  9. That's how I felt after getting my a/c fixed. Temps in the 90's and humidity in the 60% + made me just wilt. Glad you're cool again in Texas...
  10. Got the a/c service done today. First time the a/c has ever needed work. Then took it in for wash n wax. Of course it rained later but at least the inside is clean. Week after next will get the tear in the driver seat fixed. It's being done by the company that repairs our bus seats. I had to pass on leather - 75 cents an inch ! He's got vinyl that matches the side panel. Good enough for me. Went for a long back roads drive before the storm came in.
  11. I'll be there as long as my hip holds out ... planning on surgery in late October.
  12. WHAT NOT TO DO WITH YOUR TAURUS WAGON: http://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2017/07/oregon_woman_arrested_for_towi.html#incart_river_home Just when you think you've seen the dumbest thing in the world, someone comes along and out does it....
  13. " I was caning through some back roads in the SHO" Caning ? Is that Southern speak for speeding like a madman and hoping there's no trooper lurking behind a billboard ?
  14. " Then I noticed that it wasn't the compressor leaking, but the fittings on top! " Sucks how a nickle and dime part can cause big problems. . We've had a $400,000 bus out of service for 2 days waiting on $8.00 of specialty fittings for a coolant hose. $8.00 for parts, $19.00 courier service. (we only have 2 of these luxury coaches so don't stock a lot of parts for them like we do for the other 90 buses in the fleet).
  15. 3,000 Mile oil change. Nothing else to be done at this time to Third Bull other than fix the upholstery tear in the driver seat.