kiwis on route 66
Overworked and Underpaid - Day 9
Branson Missouri to Claremore Oklahoma about 120 miles
The day started with a dead Jeepster at the the start point which we loaded on the trailer.
We then got a radio call that a M101 trailer had come loose with a broken coupling. We loaded it on to our number two recovery trailer. We sent a request out by radio to Dolly in the forward recon unit to find a welder man and get him to the lunch break point. Dolly is a girl who can get and make the impossible happen and sure enough there is a welder man with a portable welder big enough to weld the iceberg split in the Titanic. The trailer coupling is welded up in short order.
Paul and I get the hood up on the 46 Jeepster. We get it going adjust the idle and decide it is good to go and set it loose.. Well it only ran about a mile then went dead again so we reload onto the trailer. This caused all sorts traffic drama and bent a sheriff deputy right out of shape to the extent that he stated that " this is a circus equivalent to 10 monkeys shagging a donut"
We arrived at the finish point for the day and worked on the Jeepster till midnight and replaced its carburetor. We used some no 8 wire to hook up the throttle linkage.
Regards Peter and Paul
26/9/2017 11:19:39 pm
Umm, did you notice that other crack on the coupling?
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