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#1141 Charlie69

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:32 PM

Matt definitely get in touch with a good ENT it might make a big difference in your quality of life,  Maybe your brain will grow as an added benefit!  LOL



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:02 PM

Nice.  I need to see an ENT...I have enlarged turbinates as far as I can tell.  I can't survive just breathing through my nose most of the time...I can't get enough air :|

Matt: I researched this surgery quite extensively .... Dr. Robert Capasso - considered by some as one of the top five ENTs in the world (Check his medical journal articles on the subject) is at Stanford. I had him perform this procedure as well as two others on me in 2011.

 

I live is the Central Valley, where every known pollen seems prevalent, and I breathe so much better.

 

Read up on the turbinate reduction.... most docs just fry your turbinates and then if you get caught out in cold weather or snow country you can feel like you have a perpetual brain freeze going. Feel free to PM me if you would like to talk with someone who did extensive research before having this done. The procedure is in theory "simple" but the level of post op success is highly dependent on the surgeon's technique and skill.



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:52 PM

Thank you ol' 320 for reaching out to Matt I do appreciate this.  I had a great surgeon here and am very pleased with the results from the nasal surgery.

 

Went with my brother Garret today to check out my father Mazda M5 with 38,000 miles on it.  He received a written estimate from his mechanic for replacing the axle shaft assemblies for $1114.

 

All we had to do was replace the small end boot bands for now, less than $10.  We will watch to see if the come loose again and if they do we will remove the axle shafts from the car and install new band on both ends.

 

So tomorrow I will work on my 520 some and see how I do.  I used my gel knee pads today and was careful getting up and down on the driveway. What I found out is that it hurts to lay on my right side on the concrete.  That is the hip I broke last year that has a 2' rod and 3 screws in.



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:09 PM

It's amazing what some mechanics will recommend/try to sell you on...
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#1145 Charlie69

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:13 PM

I hope you can get to breathing better.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:38 AM

We talking trucks or medical ? Lol

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:49 PM

What ever the day brings forth Mr Tanker.

 

I hope to get some work done on my 520 this week.  It will be slow as I helped my brother work on my dad's mazda and could hardly move the next day.  My right hip is giving me hell.



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 07:50 AM

Hey Charlie ... checking in. I hope you are making good progress.

 

Take care of the knees! You always press on regardless ... You'll get there! Soon you'll be driving this:)



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 06:36 PM

Did not get to the 520 butt Shawn came over this morning and we threw some tires and rims that AZHitman gave me a while back in the back of my King Cab 720 and went down to the tire place and had them dismount 2 tires, mount those 2 tires on some 78/79 620 wheels I have and balance them and then put them on the front of my King Cab.  Shawn paid $30 dollars and we headed to The Wittmann auto wrecking yard to get a pair of 78 620 upper control arms.  Shawn also scored a set of early really loud Cadillac El Dorado horns.  Those will get the point across.

 

Also picked up a used oxygen sensor for my King Cab.

 

We got back home about 6:00 pm and unloaded and Shawn went to work installing an alarm system in his 521.

 

Getting ready to barbecue some hot dogs and make some Kraft cheese & macaroni to feed Shawn's family and us.  When the girls finish there homework then it will be a Netflix kids night. 

 

I should be able to get some sleep to night, fingers crossed.

 

It has been a great day to be alive!!!



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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:09 PM

I went to visit Jan today at the VW wrecking yard.  I was talking with him about me ordering a Optima group 25 battery tray and he said try this and pulled off the shelft a new unused Optima batterry tray.
 
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Not sure I like it but I will hold on to it until I get the Optima battery and see how it fits and try different placements.
 
This is the battery tray I was thinking of ordering.
 
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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:15 PM

I would not waste money on an Optima!  Their quality nosedived some time in the mid 2000's.  An AGM Superstart from Orielly's is cheaper and better.  Or get a smaller, lighter Odyssey, http://www.odysseybattery.com/


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 06:49 PM

Or deka, cheaper than a Odyssey and more CCA's


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 01:18 PM

Shawn was over the other day and worked on my king cab rear brakes for me.  Before he left we looked at the 86 720 AC compresor and bracket and he played with it and put a belt on it and found that the pulleys do line up.  So I will be running a 86 720 Z24 AC compressor and bracket on my 76 L20B in my 66 520!  LOL
 
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:16 PM

blew my shoulder out sunday trimming a tree.
 
Had surgery today, rotator cuff tendons and bicep torn completetly.  It is repaired now wait for physical therapy in a couple weeks.  couple months I hope to be repaired and back into my trucks.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 04:48 PM

Man, you're dangerous! Get well soon... again.
:pirate:  Scrimpin' aint easy
 

 


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 05:29 PM

I would not waste money on an Optima!  Their quality nosedived some time in the mid 2000's. 

 

Also known as, right about the time the company was sold off to Interstate.  ^_^


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:58 PM

blew my shoulder out sunday trimming a tree.

 

Had surgery today, rotator cuff tehdons and bicep torn completetly.  it is repaired now wait for physical therapy in a couple weeks.  couple months I hope to be repaired and back into my trucks.

 

Geez buddy....you need to just quit moving....period! lol

I'm guessing it was your right that blew out......it only moves the mouse.... your left gets plenty of work while you surf the "post asses" thread. lol  


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:51 PM

Thanks guys, it is just one of those things.  I keep getting wounded but not killed so God must have something planned for me, just wish it did not have to hurt so bad getting there!  LOL



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 02:25 AM

Looks like postImage.org has died!

 

No more pictures from me until i get my website up and running.



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 03:05 AM

Looks like postImage.org has died!


I was wondering the same thing yesterday..
I don't think it's dead yet but there is an issue..... I saw all my pics this morning and now I cant....