Tuesday March 1 2022 Barstow CA.
Two blog posted today. The one below this one is the first one if you want to read in sequence.
Tow truck problems
Yep, that’s all I had yesterday. AAA sent the tow trucks to the wrong places twice yesterday. I had it lined up to pick me up and take me to Barstow,……But. That never happened. I also lined up Midas brakes in Barstow to do the repair work,………….But.
By the time the second tow truck called me it was almost five o’clock, too late to get to a shop and the guy was way east of Barstow instead of west, so I canceled it and will redo the tow request in the morning.
I had a pretty good sleep here except for a few real noisy freight trains that went by during the night.
Ready to roll
Barstow Tire and Brake
We pulled into the Midas shop and the guy there said how are you today. I said, well, fine now, but then he said I have some bad news for you. We don’t do anything older than about 1985. We asked if he knew a place that did so he checked and sent us to Barstow Tire and Brake a real old establishment.
I need to stay the night
I told the guy I needed to spent the night in my van if he needed to get parts and he didn’t seem too keen on that, at first, maybe because I drive a real old van, but he took me in and said it’d be after lunch before they could look at it. Great I said.
During the wait I shot the bull with some of their mechanics which were all real friendly.
Once he got it up a couple more mechanics came by and were checking out all my conversion work and were really impressed with how I did it and now, I was in.
We are all mechanics and can speak the talk so I was in now. Even the manager warmed up to me and now was agreeable to me staying the night.
By the end of the day we were all old buddies which is the way I like it.
It needed a new brake wheel cylinder and the manager tried to find one around Barstow but no luck. But one will be here at 8 in the morning which was good.
So they put it back together so I can sleep in it tonight and will get on fixing it when they get here in the morning.
At closing time most of them stopped by the van and we shot the bull, even the manager.
It turned out to be a nice day.