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DOWNEY – The Downey Rose Float Association passed the Mechanical Inspection (M1) and Test Inspection 1 (T1) last Saturday, mandatory testing conducted by the Tournament of Roses Parade.
During the mechanical inspection, the float’s brakes, throttle, engine and transmission are tested to ensure its safety during the parade.
Inspectors also evaluate all fluids (engine oil, transmission fluid, etc.), engine fuel filters, spark plugs and a complete assessment of the full main chasses’ drive train.
The test inspection examines the driving, steering, stopping, accelerating and overall moveability of the float, including the ability of the crew that will navigate the float during the parade.
The Downey Rose Float Association continues to seek support from the community to finish “The Glass Slipper”. To donate, mail a check to the Downey Rose Float Association, P.O. Box 765, Downey, CA 90241.
Published: Nov. 21, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 32