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South Western Head Mechanics
Chapter Minutes
12 March 2010

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 AM and in attendance was: Don Reisman , JT; Gregory Preston, Hammondsport; Brian Grant, Bath – Haverling; Rich Coatley, Bath – Haverling; William Green, Bath – Haverling; Michael Fetherston, Avoca; Douglas Witter, Andover; Ray , Hammondsport; Ron Smith, Addison; Wayne Hoffman, Avoca. Also, in attendance was: Dan Quibell, NY Bus sales; John Mistretta, Matthews Buses Inc.

We especially want to thank Dan Adrian, Bill Harvey and Marvin Wood from Leonard Bus Sales, who sponsored the meeting this month.

From the llasr meeting: In talking with Scott Brown, from Elmira Spring Works, he is able to get stainless steel exhaust components. If you are interested please call him.

Roundtable Discussion:
 The difficulty of getting to the turbo clamp on the Thomas C-2 with the Mercedes engine was mentioned, which no one knew of any way to make it easier.
 The metal Specialty air stop signs breaking the electrical wire to the lights was said by all the mechanics, to be a common problem. The fix is to cut the zip ties and pull some of the slack wire to the front of the sign, making a loop back to the broken wire(s), splicing them back together and re zip tying them back up.

Leonard Bus Presentation:
 A power point presentation on Beyond the Bus: Customer Support Solutions from IC Bus and Leonard Bus Sales was shown, also a short video clip on the 2010 compliant buses that are right now being used in Mississippi.

Next month:
 The meeting will be at the Bath Bus Garage with New York Bus Sales, being the sponsor.

Again, we do want to thank Leonard Bus and the guys for sponsoring this month’s meeting.

Respectfully submitted,
Wayne Hoffman

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