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Purchased Corvette #2 this week!


I couldn't help myself... having put so many miles on my red one it was clear that I simply enjoy driving Corvettes, in fact - ALL CARS SHOULD BE A CORVETTE!

So now I can keep the miles off my red convertible and drive this beast, which we have named Casper, in all sorts of weather and without guilt. Plus it allows me to cut my teeth on the repairs before the red one needs them. Currently has 151,000 miles on the clock but runs pretty good and is reasonably clean for the miles. Best part is that it still feels every bit a Corvette but without the guilt! Got a good price on her so if I ever do part with it I should do okay even after putting a little money in it. The kid has already blown the rear end out of his Firebird so he's been a pretty happy camper too since the arrival of Casper the friendly Vette!



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Incase anyone has wondered where I been all week, you're looking at it... LOL



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Cool. Congrats!

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Thanks! Just picked up some new tires for it yesterday as well... Seems these rims are off a later C5 Corvette so the sizes are a little different than my C4!

In fact, the front tires are 17 inch and the rears are 18's! 225/45ZR17 and 275/40ZR18 to be exact.. I figured they would be even more expensive than the tires on my C4 but I was plesently surprised that I picked up all four brand new for less than I spent on just the back tires for my C4! I spent over $330 for the rear tires on my C4 which were 285/40ZR17's - I got the entire set front and rear for LESS THAN $300 brand new! Of course that wasn't a name brand but I have had good luck with the Achilles tires on customers cars and the Lincoln so I figured what the heck! 

Paid $129.97 for both front 225/45ZR17's and $156.50 for both the rear 275/40ZR18's! That is a total of $286.47 for the entire set of four!



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I need a set of four too, starting to drift if I do 65 on 35 corners, need more traction!

May have to sell the C5, hate to just bad luck. Very bad in many ways.

Dumped my tractor over, got hurt bad. ER and meat wagon ride on wednesday. Can't pick up a gallon milk my back is so bad.

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Nice Car Rex! Hell, nice collection of cars!

Shawnee, sorry about the tractor injury, get better soon :(

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Thanks PS, I hope to but going really slow. Can't do shit. Tried to pick up my little dog off the bed put him on the floor, pain hit, dropped him on the bed, he bounced and fell on floor. 2 times his height or more, poor little guy. I don't know how I will keep up with the simplest chores around her not to mention the tractor chores!

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Shawnee_B wrote:

I need a set of four too, starting to drift if I do 65 on 35 corners, need more traction!

May have to sell the C5, hate to just bad luck. Very bad in many ways.

Dumped my tractor over, got hurt bad. ER and meat wagon ride on wednesday. Can't pick up a gallon milk my back is so bad.


 

Damn Shawnee, that is a tough break! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Remember Herc from DH and how he always claimed a tractor ran over his head? At least you faired better than he did, we hope anyway!

Hopefully you can manage a way to keep the Corvette but if it's time, it's time. I have mulled it on occasion as these cars are somewhat impractical in inclement weather, which pretty much means all winter long and half the summer due to rain. They aren't cheap to plate, insure or upkeep either! Then there is the constant worry and upkeep that takes its toll mentally while it's not even being driven - never mind the worry whenever you do drive it, or have to park it in public. The kid is really enjoying this new C4 as he's just 17 and can't even afford to pay attention let alone worry about anything but chasing the muff around. Ah, the good old days! Enough to make even me start feeling old! Let's face it, were not getting any younger! Recently I had a really bad allergies to the point of a sinus infection! It was horrible as my neck and face were hurting and I was really out of commission until they forced me to goto the clinic! They said I had high blood pressure at the time 156/106 but recently I have been checking it at 151/94 so I must have been a little worried at the doctors. Still that's a little high so I need to work on that as I am sure the smoking, boozing isn't helping that. Working on cars you are constantly aching from the ridiculous positions required to perform repairs more often than not. I really feel for you Shawnee as it drove me crazy being laid up recently - so much I was even looking into life insurance, which is a scam if you're a smoker at 3-4 X the cost of a non-smoker. Plus they want exams with blood and something like $160 for the wife and I at $100,000 death benefit for a 20 year term. I found that ridiculous for only $100,000k coverage since most people go with $250-$500k and they get all in shape for their first exam and rate in for literally $60 per couple and then let themselves go again while honest people like me get the shaft. Sorry about the rant but I was really feeling like crap and I have never had allergies that kicked my ass like that before! I was thinking maybe it had something to do with the super bloom or the optimal blooming conditions all over the country this year.

How did you manage to dump the tractor? I know it's very common on a farm as them tractors are very dangerous!



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Nice Car Rex! Hell, nice collection of cars!


 

Thanks, I am probably going to have to let one of them go sooner or later... The wife said I can't sell the Lincon and the kid said he isn't parting with his Firebird or the truck which isn't even in the photo and it's banged up pretty good.. makes a good work truck though. So that leaves me with this white Corvette and this Red one and I don't want to part with either. Currently I have to rotate them around on insurance because I can only afford to insure two at a time for daily use. I keep storage insurance on them otherwise and that is pretty inexpensive and allows me to call anytime 24/7 to turn them on and off as needed. It's very expensive here for car insurance, they claim the most expensive in the entire nation! So it's a dance to juggle the collection, especially with a younger driver in the house! I still have two Mercedes but they qualified for the historical plates awhile back and are good for 10 years and only cost $30 which helps out a lot considering they are $350 for plates every year otherwise!



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Shawnee_B wrote:

I need a set of four too, starting to drift if I do 65 on 35 corners, need more traction!

May have to sell the C5, hate to just bad luck. Very bad in many ways.

Dumped my tractor over, got hurt bad. ER and meat wagon ride on wednesday. Can't pick up a gallon milk my back is so bad.


 

Damn Shawnee, that is a tough break! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Remember Herc from DH and how he always claimed a tractor ran over his head? At least you faired better than he did, we hope anyway!

Hopefully you can manage a way to keep the Corvette but if it's time, it's time. I have mulled it on occasion as these cars are somewhat impractical in inclement weather, which pretty much means all winter long and half the summer due to rain. They aren't cheap to plate, insure or upkeep either! Then there is the constant worry and upkeep that takes its toll mentally while it's not even being driven - never mind the worry whenever you do drive it, or have to park it in public. The kid is really enjoying this new C4 as he's just 17 and can't even afford to pay attention let alone worry about anything but chasing the muff around. Ah, the good old days! Enough to make even me start feeling old! Let's face it, were not getting any younger! Recently I had a really bad allergies to the point of a sinus infection! It was horrible as my neck and face were hurting and I was really out of commission until they forced me to goto the clinic! They said I had high blood pressure at the time 156/106 but recently I have been checking it at 151/94 so I must have been a little worried at the doctors. Still that's a little high so I need to work on that as I am sure the smoking, boozing isn't helping that. Working on cars you are constantly aching from the ridiculous positions required to perform repairs more often than not. I really feel for you Shawnee as it drove me crazy being laid up recently - so much I was even looking into life insurance, which is a scam if you're a smoker at 3-4 X the cost of a non-smoker. Plus they want exams with blood and something like $160 for the wife and I at $100,000 death benefit for a 20 year term. I found that ridiculous for only $100,000k coverage since most people go with $250-$500k and they get all in shape for their first exam and rate in for literally $60 per couple and then let themselves go again while honest people like me get the shaft. Sorry about the rant but I was really feeling like crap and I have never had allergies that kicked my ass like that before! I was thinking maybe it had something to do with the super bloom or the optimal blooming conditions all over the country this year.

How did you manage to dump the tractor? I know it's very common on a farm as them tractors are very dangerous!


 Thanks Sell, really sucks. I'm down for I don't know how long. Low back, shooting pains all the time. Of course they give you 1.5 to 2 days percs is all. On top of it haven't shit in 8 days and nothing working! Gotta call doc again I guess. 

I was moving dirt, on a slight incline not even 10%. Raised the bucket some to dump it and over I went. Yup, Herc was lucky too could have been worse like dead!

I've had sinus probs all along too, lots pollen in this area, year round it seems!

Life ins a problem. I got a 10 year plan 2010, up in 2020. $160 a year for $50K but when it ends in 2020 it becomes outrageous priced.



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$160 per year for $50k policy! OMG that is cheap! Mine was $160+ PER MONTH for the wife and I for a $100k policy! Apparently that rate increases substantially once you cross the age of 45 and 50 especially if you're a smoker! When you term does end I can guarantee you that a new health exam will be required before they give you a new rate quote. For me it would be much less expensive to quit smoking for a year, then get rated - because that is obviously what all these people do when getting their $250k-$500k policies. And you also have to realize that once you're dead - you're dead... You can't really fight the insurance company at that point and you would be leaving your loved one with a long protracted battle with the insurance company - and trust they would require a full autopsy at the time of death to ensure you didn't have anything in your system that would void the policy! That being said, there has to be better options.

It is a shame all the drug addicts are really fucking things up for people who have genuine pain. A long while back I had a tooth pulled and they only prescribed me 6 Vicodin and said "oh they could be habit forming"... WTF!? It cost more to fill the prescription because they charge a minimum fee to fill a script, so I was actually being gouged for the cost of the pills since six of them was way less than the minimum fee to fill the prescription! Same thing when I went in recently for that sinus condition that was giving me headaches like my head was in a vice, when I asked them for something to help that they simply said to use over the counter Motrin and Advil! What other choice did I have? For me their was NyQuil, which just knocked me out but it was better than dealing with the pain. I am so glad that I am thru that now, but I feel you with regards to them not giving you enough medication to comfortably make it thru the pain. This is because some people abuse them, or take them for recreation which enriches the black market and dirty doctors who prescribe them - but honestly it's gotten out of hand now to where doctors do not feel comfortable taking care of their patient with an adequate supply of pain meds. The doctor knows you will soon be back when in pain, so it's just a win-win for them. 

You'll have to use more care with that tractor next time, and I am sure that the downtime is only serving to make you worry about all the things not getting done while you are down. I have found in these circumstances it's best to cut out weeks at a time to ensure the basics are met and not worry about the rest or it will take its toll on you. 



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$160 per year for $50k policy! OMG that is cheap! Mine was $160+ PER MONTH for the wife and I for a $100k policy! Apparently that rate increases substantially once you cross the age of 45 and 50 especially if you're a smoker! When you term does end I can guarantee you that a new health exam will be required before they give you a new rate quote. For me it would be much less expensive to quit smoking for a year, then get rated - because that is obviously what all these people do when getting their $250k-$500k policies. And you also have to realize that once you're dead - you're dead... You can't really fight the insurance company at that point and you would be leaving your loved one with a long protracted battle with the insurance company - and trust they would require a full autopsy at the time of death to ensure you didn't have anything in your system that would void the policy! That being said, there has to be better options.

It is a shame all the drug addicts are really fucking things up for people who have genuine pain. A long while back I had a tooth pulled and they only prescribed me 6 Vicodin and said "oh they could be habit forming"... WTF!? It cost more to fill the prescription because they charge a minimum fee to fill a script, so I was actually being gouged for the cost of the pills since six of them was way less than the minimum fee to fill the prescription! Same thing when I went in recently for that sinus condition that was giving me headaches like my head was in a vice, when I asked them for something to help that they simply said to use over the counter Motrin and Advil! What other choice did I have? For me their was NyQuil, which just knocked me out but it was better than dealing with the pain. I am so glad that I am thru that now, but I feel you with regards to them not giving you enough medication to comfortably make it thru the pain. This is because some people abuse them, or take them for recreation which enriches the black market and dirty doctors who prescribe them - but honestly it's gotten out of hand now to where doctors do not feel comfortable taking care of their patient with an adequate supply of pain meds. The doctor knows you will soon be back when in pain, so it's just a win-win for them. 

You'll have to use more care with that tractor next time, and I am sure that the downtime is only serving to make you worry about all the things not getting done while you are down. I have found in these circumstances it's best to cut out weeks at a time to ensure the basics are met and not worry about the rest or it will take its toll on you. 


 Yes very cheap for ins. I was in Maine. 99 or 2000 when they approached me. Had to have in home physical think blood test can't remember. No smoker. 20 year policy at that price fixed. Guess I was mid 40's then.

Pain meds in KY are almost unobtainable. They have the KASPER law because so many abusers. You can get short term like 10 or so but need more you go to a "pain clinic" They can call you in at anytime for a pisstest and or pill count. Any infraction at all like NOT having in you what and the amount perscribed your out. I got fired cause smoked some pot, not much but enough to show 6 weeks after none. Yup I got the lecture when I got the RX for 10 percs, "don't sell these, give them away etc" See doc tomorrow, hope she gives me more. It's pretty bad, last night horrible. Back was going into spasms and cramps by itself and waking me up with a yell. Fractured vert impinging on the nerves, sux!

Yup, worried with all the shit to do. 2 acres to mow, weed whacking, bush hog, garden? I can't pick up a gallon milk still. Can't move the battery core to get a new one for Vette! Wouldn't be able to get in and out of it anyway. In the words of Al Bundy, "can someone loan me a quarter for a bullet?" 



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You'll get thru it, just prioritize everything. Nothing wrong with keeping the miles low on the Corvette, and there is nothing wrong with putting some money in your pocket either - especially if your health will prevent you from enjoying it! 

We are pulling for you Shawnee, and remember - it's true when they say them pain pills can become habit forming. You don't need a habit on your plate too!

If I could quit smoking things would be better, yet I still smoke! So ain't nobody above their vices...



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Thanks Sell, yup gotta line up all my ducks here. Saw doc, wants me to see Ortho, so did ER doc but didn't go. Good ortho, did my AC joint and rotary cuff about 8 years ago. I was told no cure by the ER doc on the fracture so why bother? She wants him check it anyway, they have methods like shooting cement in the vertabrae etc. Not to fond of any of that shit but don't want paralyzed either. OK I'll go see him. He likes me anyway. Day after shoulder surgery he told me I can have the PT remove all bandages, nerve drip (Internal tube from neck to rotary cuff, didn't work anyway) etc. PT wouldn't, so I did, and when I saw the ortho less than 48hrs after the operation, he says "wheres the nerve drip, cast, bandages... Told him they bugged me so I ripped it all out, he loved it. 3 days PT a week 3 months! They thought I was awesome too cause no whining, ball of fire on anything they wanted to to tackle.

Least she gave me more percs and flexeril! Lucked outwith her been my doc a few years, good thorough doc.

Been there done that on the opiods and booze, I know better. Spent 5-6 weeks in a VA hospital dryout. Then I stayed dry for 3 years. I fell off the wagon and have some pills not but NO EXCESS.

I quit cigs 1979. Started up again couple years ago, no reason why cept maybe everyone in KY smokes! Quit again Jan this year, first week. I do like a chew or cigar but haven't. Lttle herb now and then, very little.

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