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If your work seems like a graft..

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:25 am
by Major_Tom
..I just spoke to my olde school mate who is a bus mechanic.

He is currently changing loads of bus tyres with pry bars, two tyre irons, a lump of metal and a piece of wood. Perfectly happy about it though :lol:

Re: If your work seems like a graft..

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:03 am
by pbar
I think there's a lot to be said for work like that though, instead of one brain aching problem after another.

Re: If your work seems like a graft..

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:37 pm
by Major_Tom
He's one of those people that was just born incredibly strong too, like a mighty ox.

Re: If your work seems like a graft..

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:02 pm
by Bug
You'd think he'd get tyred of it, and have to lever work early.

Re: If your work seems like a graft..

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:54 pm
by Mc Tool
Any man good at his job is great to watch.

Re: If your work seems like a graft..

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:28 am
by mjcapri
I used to do tyre duty on a Saturday morning occasionally, it was ok actually as it didn’t require too much thinking and was a good way to sweat out the alcohol! A couple of years ago my mate found some old split rims in a field which were the correct pattern for a vintage bus he was restoring, the trouble was they came complete with cross ply’s which had fused themselves to the metal and they wouldn’t budge for anything. We tried all kinds of inventive ways to break the bead but in the end resorted to a couple of pallets, a bit of diesel and a match. We did this on an industrial estate I hasten to add, not in a residential area! :lol:

I did once burn out the rear wishbone bushes off my Focus ST in the garden, you know you’re not making any friends when people start taking their washing in and slamming their windows shut!

Re: If your work seems like a graft..

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:40 am
by Major_Tom
Bug wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:02 pm
You'd think he'd get tyred of it, and have to lever work early.
Wheel have to speak about it.. its a definitely abus.