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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jan 1, 2017 4:45 PM CST
My cold is less troublesome and I am looking forward to getting back to my normal routines - eating, drinking, sleeping, and gardening.
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 3, 2017 2:13 PM CST
I just bought, online, four new wheels for my 1978 Olds Delta 88 for one hundred bucks cheaper than the cheapest set of used ones I could find, and hen's teeth are easier to find than wheels for full size Olds from '77-'87 unless you have a 403 which for some reason used the more common 5x5 bolt pattern but still has the odd 2.77 hub center.
Fortunately I found hubcentric rings to take up the slop.

Shipping, whether 1,500 or 500 miles was well over 100 dollars for the used wheels, new ones ship free.
Now they are tech. stock car wheels D.O.T. approved - for off highway -- but if they are tough enough for track use they will be tough enough for my little old lady from Pasadena driving style.
It is winter, I have best Michelin snow tires available but they wear fast enough, so no hot rodding. Thumbs up
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 3, 2017 3:55 PM CST
We have a 62 Corvair Monza that needs new tires and they aren't available anymore. We need to find wheels that will fit. Thinking old Camry wheels might work. Then we can move to a size tire we can buy.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 3, 2017 5:52 PM CST
plantmanager said:We have a 62 Corvair Monza that needs new tires and they aren't available anymore. We need to find wheels that will fit. Thinking old Camry wheels might work. Then we can move to a size tire we can buy.

Check this it might help.

http://autoxer.skiblack.com/ti...
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 3, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Thanks, I've got my husband checking it. The 62 I mentioned is actually a Corvair Greenbrier van and our Monza is 1965. I knew the 13 inch tires weren't being made, but now the 14 inch tires are discontinued too. Sure makes it hard.
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 3, 2017 7:29 PM CST
plantmanager said:Thanks, I've got my husband checking it. The 62 I mentioned is actually a Corvair Greenbrier van and our Monza is 1965. I knew the 13 inch tires weren't being made, but now the 14 inch tires are discontinued too. Sure makes it hard.


Exactly what size tire does it use.
Tire Rack where I got my snowtires has 13 inch tires but not all 13 are alike.

If you want true exact replacements, Coker tires carries bias and radials.
I do not work for Ccoker but buying tires online save me several hundred dollars over buying the same tire locally.
Here are all of the brands with 13inch tires Coker has.
https://www.cokertire.com/tire...


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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 3, 2017 7:43 PM CST
The ones he has on it now are P185/80 R13. Thanks for mentioning Coker. We didn't know about them, and it looks like they do have some. My husband is thrilled, and they are only $140. There is a Corvair parts place that had some custom made, but they sell for $1000 for 4.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2017 3:40 PM CST
drdawg said:My cold is less troublesome and I am looking forward to getting back to my normal routines - eating, drinking, sleeping, and gardening.


Sounds good!!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Jan 4, 2017 3:42 PM CST
New year of 2017 and I am thankful for good heath at my age of almost 70. Today I took a nice exercise walk with my dog and we walked 4 1/2 miles. I am thankful that I can easily walk for exercise.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 4, 2017 8:41 PM CST
We had a smash and grab incident in San Francisco New Year's eve, so we cut short our fun and welcomed New Year at home. I am thankful that as annoyingly expensive the replacement of our car's smashed rear quarter window have been, and hooligans stealing our overnight bags in the process, nothing valuable was lost. Glad to come home still in one piece, it could have been much worst.

Thankful for the rains coming this winter, very much needed here in California. Hopefully a better growing season this year. Smiling
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 4, 2017 8:44 PM CST
I'm thankful I found this thread Blinking Hilarious!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 5, 2017 11:04 AM CST
luvsgrtdanes said:I'm thankful I found this thread Blinking Hilarious!


Hilarious! Me too, the old one is still going also.
Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Jan 5, 2017 12:36 PM CST
Newyorkrita said:

Hilarious! Me too, the old one is still going also.

Some people had good year last year and do not wish to let it go. Welcome!

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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jan 5, 2017 12:39 PM CST
luvsgrtdanes said:I'm thankful I found this thread Blinking Hilarious!


Me too nodding nodding nodding I'm thankful I have my health and we made it back from Kentucky in the fog on Monday. Thankful DH is doing well with his partial knee replacement Hurray! Hurray! (Wish he would cook while he's home and I'm working, but I gave up on that one long time ago Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes. )
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 5, 2017 8:34 PM CST
I'm thankful I can pay the bills.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Tallulah_B
Jan 5, 2017 11:00 PM CST
Ginny - I'm thankful that you DH Finally realized the value of the pre-surgery exercises!! Whistling Hilarious!
Susan
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Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Jan 6, 2017 7:38 AM CST
I'm thankful I stayed on the treadmill an hour and walked 5 miles yesterday. Today, we have the grandkids cots and air mattress set up and the treadmill is blocked. I get a day to rest. At least till we get the yahoos tonight after school...
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jan 6, 2017 11:02 AM CST
luvsgrtdanes said:I'm thankful I can pay the bills.


I agree Always a good thing to get those bills paid.
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Tallulah_B
Jan 6, 2017 12:17 PM CST
I'm thankful our pipes didn't freeze and the time is coming for my surgery Thumbs up
Susan
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jan 6, 2017 12:48 PM CST
I'm thankful (and so is he) DH is going to start driving again and will drive himself to PT so I don't have to take off work. Whistling Whistling
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