Automatic Transmissions

Discussion in 'Old Dominion Freight Line' started by miltowntrucker, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Active Member

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    That was probably my favorite transmission. Used to pull rail containers for an owner/op and that truck would fly.
     
  2. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    "Click it n rip it"... had no idea how to shift it, then I got forced onto a bid at FedEx and into a tractor that had that transmission in it. Got home and YouTube it. Went in on Sunday a put about 100 miles on that sucker in the parking lot. After I got it figured out I really enjoyed it. Still prefer it to our straight tens, plus nobody would use it. Loved rolling in and having a guy walk up to your door saying he was gonna use your truck. I'd grab my bag and lunch box then just stand there for a second. Watch the guy put all his stuff in and fire it up (no pre trip of course) go to put it in reverse and immediately look at the knob. After explaining how it works they would usually grab their stuff and run for it. Some guys would try, poor souls..
     
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  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Ehhh. Took me back to my split axle bobtail days when I was a teenager...
    Before Ump was a gleam in me eye...lol
     
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  4. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Ump, Ehhh, what a wakeup, bet that taught you to always wear sun shades!!
     
  5. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Crap, you mean all this garbage Billy's been spreading about your driving skills is just hog wash?
    Bet you're just an ole goat herder.
     
  6. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    "Umps goat mowers" is world famous in the town i live in.
     
  7. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    If you've driven a unishift or monoshift, they're pretty much the same.
     
  8. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Active Member

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    Gee Billy--you didnt ask me If I ever drove sticks? Just dont shift that BROWNIE too fast or get out the screwdriver and pop it back into neytral so you can start over again..So I guess there"s another old timer working with ya thats knows agout it..just wish eaton could figure out how to split a 10 speed..9th not enough and 10 too much...
     
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  9. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Knuckles I know damn well who you are and must say you are more old school than 90 percent of the drivers at our barn.
     
  10. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Active Member

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    Hey now...watch that age comment..LOL
     
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  11. flybynite

    flybynite Active Member

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    You don't have to worry, Billy is from the prehistoric days. He used to saddle up dinosaurs.
     
  12. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Here's how we learned to drive down south BD. Backwoods dirt roads hauling shine. Then we took it to the track. :guinesssmilie:

     
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  13. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Yep, trying to keep up with Jr. Johnson in the Wilkes hills.
     
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  14. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Shoot, Junior tried keeping up with me is more like it :shift:
     
  15. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Then we started bootlegging Sundrop to those unfortunate souls who couldn't find it in their areas
    :17142:
     
  16. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    You guys want something good to drink, try mixing Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon cherry moonshine with Coke!
     

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