Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jeep Update

I got a phone call from the mechanic. " Come and get her, she is ready for rego and you can drive her home..." I have to admit I was very excited, raced over, fitted the trade plate and started her up. She was a little reluctant to crank, but 6 volt systems are like that. However, she soon started and purred smoothly. I thanked the mechanic and drove slowly out onto the street. People seem to like Jeeps, they wave and laugh. I guess it makes them feel good.

As I got more confident I increased the speed and entered the main road. I approached a set of traffic lights and other vehicles. I applied the brakes- nothing. I pulled the handbrake- nothing. I hit the pedal again- nothing as it remained on the floor. Fortunately I had the sense to crash back through the gears, swerved to avoid the cars and stalled her onto the footpath. Needless to say the mechanic has not returned my calls. I am thankful no one was injured. The mechanic? He will no longer receive any business from me.

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16 comments:

  1. I am thankful I did not get it trucked home and try to drive it down the mountain. :o(

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  2. Flippin' heck simon....... glad to hear you and it are still all in one piece!

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  3. yes... still "head nicked" by it...

    However the motor is very sweet running....

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  4. Oh oh I AM happy you kept your head cool! What a nightmare situation!

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  5. yes it was Ilva!

    BTW everyone- if you want some really delicious food
    Drop by Ilvas blog!

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  6. Isn't it against the law to drive without brakes? Good job the fuzz didn't catch you.

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  7. Bloody hell mate. You could probably sue that mechanic! Where is the jeep now?

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  8. the jeep is back at work and I will bring it home and do the brakes myself...

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  9. I wanted to make the same comment as Maalie: sue the mechanic. How did he dare to make an attempt on your life? You are worth a billion dollars.

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  10. thanks May- yes I could do that, I think not giving him any more business might be the shot too.
    I cannot understand how someone could even miss checking the brakes....

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  11. On another note entirely...... I am going to be a Nun next year....but just for a few months. I am in the Nun's chorus for Sound of Music!

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  12. Hello Simon nice to hear you again

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  13. I cannot believe what irresponsible bloke this mechanic must be, both break systems out of order! If anything serious, involving lives, would have happened, he would face prison for manslaughter through culpable negligence. For the safety of other people, you ought to put this down in writing somehow, imagine if you had to hear that somebody else has been harmed by this guy!

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  14. holy cow! i would send a big guy named Bruno after your mechanic. good to hear you managed to save it, yourself, and everyone around. not necessarily in that order >.>

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  15. Is that jeep up and running safely yet?

    today's word: craprot

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