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Decisions are harder #1340677 Mon Jan 06 2020 08:09 AM
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My old Monarch variable speed strobe light (Strobocope) gave up the ghost and would cost a bunch to fix it. A new one runs in the six to eight hundred dollar range and fifteen years ago a new one would have been on the way but since age 83 rolls around in exactly one week I find myself snapping to a decision about like Ron on a Plymouth. The main use for it the last few years has been for checking rear end gear ratios, especially on torque tube rear ends. I guess I can just have one of the young guys pull the cover and count teeth. The 80's are not for sissy's.


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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340680 Mon Jan 06 2020 10:53 AM
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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340714 Mon Jan 06 2020 03:26 PM
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I had a year that has made me more cautious, 2 crowns on my teeth that threw my budget off big time. I have posted tjis before but my insurance pays very little, mostly checks ups and cleaning twice a year, no X-rays or anything else. I get back from them that my dentist charges more that is usual and customary. So why not pay usual and I pay the rest, no all or nothing.


Ron, The Computer Greek
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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340717 Mon Jan 06 2020 03:38 PM
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I have no opinion on the strobe but I find your last comment funny and interesting. it triggered some good memories. My dad was well know for commenting that "getting old is not for sissy's".


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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340719 Mon Jan 06 2020 03:44 PM
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"So why not pay usual and I pay the rest, no all or nothing."

most likely, no comments are allowed on this . . .


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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340725 Mon Jan 06 2020 03:57 PM
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See if you can locate a good used Monarch for a lot less cash. That's what I'd do.

John


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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340735 Mon Jan 06 2020 04:57 PM
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John
When you say Monarch, I think engine lathes.
Always did like the thread stop on the cross feed dial.

Strobe lights are fun to play with, but I did not know they cost that much

Don


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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340736 Mon Jan 06 2020 05:04 PM
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For those who have never been around strobe lights other than in disco's way back when.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqLwgisyjjw

Don


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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: WE b OLD] #1340748 Mon Jan 06 2020 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by WE b OLD
I had a year that has made me more cautious, 2 crowns on my teeth that threw my budget off big time. I have posted tjis before but my insurance pays very little, mostly checks ups and cleaning twice a year, no X-rays or anything else. I get back from them that my dentist charges more that is usual and customary. So why not pay usual and I pay the rest, no all or nothing.

I had dental insurance until I realized I was paying them more than $400 a year in premiums over what I was getting in benefits. The rare occasion I had more than the normal checkup and cleaning they paid less than half the bill so it was a losing deal.

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Re: Decisions are harder [Re: coilover] #1340753 Mon Jan 06 2020 07:48 PM
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Thanks, Tiny I was thinking of checking on a better policy. When I first got my supplemental I had a deluxe and it was costing $1600.00 a year, I pay less than half that now. I guess I will take the gamble. That is what life is a gamble that you will not outlive your money. If I do I will let Uncle take care of me.


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