Re: Got to give out some thanks
Ray, please don't bash us mechanics too hard!
My tool box represents nearly as much investment as my gun safe, and it holds stuff I need, to fix a vehicle I do not own, as opposed to holding, in the case of the gunsafe, stuff I want!
You're right about friends, of course, but as to the side issue; had you no option, but to BUY all the tools necessary to replace the gearbox, instead of simply borrow them, and, factoring in the value of the time involved, the cost of just taking it to a shop, and having the work done, might have been less!
Anyhow, we're all glad that you are home, safe, and THANK YOU VERY MUCH, for your mideast tour!
I remember a time, many years ago, when returning servicemen were taunted, sworn at, and even assaulted, for their time, and trouble.
I hated it then, and now; it was neither your war, nor your choice, but you did what you were called to do, and that's a lot!
From all of us, to both of you, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry