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Author Topic: Plans for short & long "pit" ramp  (Read 9361 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 09:42:08 PM »

I'm too dense, John. I don't get it.

If you're wondering about the term "Johnson Bar", I just meant the parking brake being used as an emergency brake, which it isn't.

For what it's worth.

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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2007, 09:50:07 PM »

Boy, is this thread a blast from the past.

Tom,
Some of these guys are too young or were too protected in their younger lives to know what things like a Johnson bar or an ICC bumper are.

I've even seen a couple of old GMC buses that had had the brake handle removed and a new drivers floor put in so there is no sign of the former parking brake. (The brake was still back on the transmission though).

Oh, and not only are they worthless as an emergency brake.... They pretty much suck for parking on a grade too! Lol

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« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2007, 04:16:47 AM »

I found some 4 x 12 and 4 x 8 block at a local consrtuction site that pretty much worked like newbeemc9 jons idea but a real pit would be nice as thos driver slack adjusters are still hard to reach laying on your back. Jerry
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2007, 09:46:12 AM »

Johnson bar Huh  You don't mean... Shocked  Good one Wink Grin

John

Your head's in the wrong place (or using wrong head)  Cheesy

This is a Johnson Bar
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2007, 10:21:33 AM »

Guys,

I appologize.  I pondered that "Johnson bar" thing for a while.  The circumstance in which it came up was one in which you were decending a grade and your brakes blew....hopeless.  In the miletary your Johnson was slang for your male organ and to demonstrate desperation and futility it was said in that, whichever,  circumstance, you were "left holding your Johnson".  Seemed to fit.  Sorry for the confusion and thanks for expanding my vacabulary..."handbrake" huh!  Who knew?

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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2007, 10:43:06 AM »

Must be my Navy experience but, I knew what you were talking about! Grin  (damn funny too!!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy)
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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2007, 11:36:56 AM »

I'm guessing the "Johnson Bar" was invented by a guy named Johnson and has come to mean any lever type bar used on busses and trains.  I've heard that the brake lever on a train was also called the Johnson bar and has nothing to do with your Johnson.

The Joystick however, is a whole nuther story!! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2007, 12:11:17 PM »

I was told those 'brake levers' were called "OH Jesus" sticks - 'cause that is what you said when you needed it.  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2007, 07:21:06 AM »

Trucks have Johnson bards too, but as Dallas mentioned ya gotta be almost retired from Social Security to be familiar with them being called that! The brake lever under the steering wheel for the trailer brake is used to be called a Johnson bar/brake. I haven't got a clue as to what they teach the 14 day wonders (truck driving school grads) these days to call them! But I'm sure it's covered in the 14 days it takes them to take someone who kaint evun speil truk divre in to 1 , and gives them the equivalence of 5 yrs experience while doing so in 14 days! Aw shucks wish I could go to one dem places and get leerned howas ta drove a big truk lak Jimmybob did! FWIW Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2007, 11:35:35 PM »

Chaz,

8 years IN the Air Force and 22 years working FOR the Navy as a civ.  It was said of me that while ex AF, if you cut me I bled Navy gray.  They meant it as a serious compliment.  A chief once told an assembly of enlisted men that "out of respect, Mr. Grabe will no longer be refered to as a "Sand Crab"...is that clear?  Hence forth he will be adressed as a Beach Creature."  What a bunch of cards.  Best years of my life and the best people it was ever my privelage to serve and serve with.  Do I have stories!

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2007, 05:56:46 AM »

I was stationed in Seal Beach CA. at the Naval Weapons Station. There were about 1500 "six legged, side walking, beach creatures" there!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
  Back to the originally planned thread......................................
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