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Passed Fire Truck Inspection! All Done now!!
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Willy-N    Posted 04-05-2004 at 14:18:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Findly did the last step today! I passed the Truck inspection with flying colors! The guy was laying under the truck telling me he is watching this drip of oil on the side of the engine and if it falls off he will have to fail me??? I could not beleive what I was hearing! I had just drove 75 miles at 60 mph and the last thing he was inspecting was a drip of oil!! It did not fall of so he passed me. I would have come un/gluded if he did not pass me for 1 DROP of OIL! But I am done now and finished ready to work. Mark H.


deadcarp    Posted 04-05-2004 at 19:02:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well that is good news mark. Great job - once again your tenacity has surprised me. :)

My son used to have a jet drag car, and if the starter saw one drip of oil at the starting line, he'd get red flagged. It was a strange standard too cuz if a jet engine does let go, everything comes apart in a few hundredths of a second so if you have time to see an oil drip and drop a flag, everything must charged and be working. With the pressures in those fuel lines, they were a bugger to seal perfectly but it had to be done. :)


buck    Posted 04-05-2004 at 18:49:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hot-diggety-dog Congradulations Mark, You done REAL good. Been keeping an eye on your progress and all that it took to get to where you can use that truck. Now you going to put a bug sign on top that truck saying WILLY-N so we can watch you on the national news.This also make me appreciate the fire fighters more knowing some of the things they go thru just to be ready to do the job.BTW: I am headed out to Seattle this Thursday. My Son has promised to show me around and take me to see some team play baseball.


Willy-N    Posted 04-05-2004 at 20:12:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, just watch for "WET'n RED" on the side doors in big letters with little flames above the word "RED". Mark H.


toolman    Posted 04-05-2004 at 17:14:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
they just have to justify their work mark, makes them feel important. glad ya passed , now all ya gotta wait for the tourists passin thru and tossin a butt out the window, or the neighbour doin some back yard buring.we haven,t had hardly a drop of rain over here yet looking pretty dry, must be bad over your way huh.


Red Dave    Posted 04-05-2004 at 16:59:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congratulations!
I heard on the news that there was a wildfire near Miami Fla. yesterday. When can ya be there?
;-)

If that pissant woulda failed you for one drop of oil, it woulda been grounds for a serious butt whoopin. He must have never been around a truck before.


Willy-N    Posted 04-05-2004 at 18:21:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
He was in a bad posision to be saying that laying on his back with you know what in plain view! Mark H.


Lazy Al    Posted 04-05-2004 at 16:19:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congratulations Mark , It must give these people a great sense of power
to even say some thing like that .
They either won't make a decision or
nit-pick like that . go figure
Al


Willy-N    Posted 04-05-2004 at 18:23:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think this guys thing was oil drips! He realy made a big thing about them? All big trucks drip a little even new ones. Mark H.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 04-05-2004 at 15:53:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your next oil change already has me worried.
I can't believe these guys???
Congrats!!!


Willy-N    Posted 04-05-2004 at 18:19:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
They failed a couple of trucks because of a few drips! They now have to have them repaired to get on. Mark H.


Oooooooooo!!!!    Posted 04-05-2004 at 14:47:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
CONGRATS MARK!!! Now stick it to em on yer billing fer every job ya get called on!


Alias    Posted 04-05-2004 at 14:32:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope I get this typed real fast for I want to be the first to offer my congrats.....gfp


Willy-N    Posted 04-05-2004 at 18:26:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, it did make my week passing the inspection. Mark H.


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