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    Mister mechanic checking in. What a loser! How...

    Mister mechanic checking in. What a loser! How did I miss the photo! Good call!
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    IMO (50 yrs auto tech) the threads on the inserts...

    IMO (50 yrs auto tech) the threads on the inserts look fine.
    The inside threads on the tubes looks kind of normal for aluminum.
    That doesn't mean all is good! I recommend pragmatic approach: find...
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    I doubt Auto Zone can read codes in the...

    I doubt Auto Zone can read codes in the transmission control module (TCM).

    Problems like the one above on real late models are often solved by a re-flash of the ECM or TCM. Maybe you should get a...
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    folded, it's 9" thick and would just fit in the...

    folded, it's 9" thick and would just fit in the luggage area of this wagon, but with the chair loaded in the middle W/ZX-1 attached, we stand it on edge. On edge, the taper of the tailgate won't...
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    our new (2018) Volvo,we can start with cell phone!

    our new (2018) Volvo,we can start with cell phone!
  6. not room for a 6' ramp. ADA would be 7' just...

    not room for a 6' ramp. ADA would be 7'

    just got a 6' folding 33lb wheelchair ramp for $200 from https://www.discountramps.com for loading my ZX1 into station wagon. It's handy to have for getting...
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    On a somehow related subject: ditched the R350...

    On a somehow related subject: ditched the R350 diesel MB which I made a lift for my ZX1 in.
    Got a 2018 Volvo V90 Cross Country which doesn't favor a lift, so I ordered a $200 6' 33lb folding ramp...
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    Imagine that and I live in New Jersey too! funny...

    Imagine that and I live in New Jersey too!
    funny dat
    Every time in both hospitals I’ve had a Clinitron bed
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    Sounds like you're in some kind of third world...

    Sounds like you're in some kind of third world country! I have Medicare and my experiences have been much different.

    PS: I got a colostomy 7 years ago. What an improvement in life, especially in a...
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    Idiot Wind, the theme song of my divorce. And,...

    Idiot Wind, the theme song of my divorce. And, for me, a quite timely and emmersive album. Every song was great.
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    Wow! At first I took that literally and imagined...

    Wow! At first I took that literally and imagined you trying to deal with the rocking!:):)

    Then reality returned. This sure sucks, doesn't it?!!
  12. Thread: GJ has passed

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Ironically, I am...

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ironically, I am reading this on the 24th anniversary of my accident, a fact I wouldn't have noticed if not for your post.

    We all live with the threat of mortality...
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    When I was injured, among other things, I broke...

    When I was injured, among other things, I broke my femur at both ends. Months later X-rays revealed very little bone healing.
    The orthopedist wanted to open me up and put shafts inside the bone; we...
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    the actuator harness plugs into the control box...

    the actuator harness plugs into the control box at the upper right corner. Pay attention-there are four 2 terminal sockets in that section; the two terminal actuator wire plugs into the upper/right...
  15. suprapubic cured my problems. the Easy Button....

    suprapubic cured my problems.

    the Easy Button. 1,000mL leg bag set me free!
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    good tweezers and a machinist's scribe-kept in...

    good tweezers and a machinist's scribe-kept in console w/a few allens and basics for out of chair maintenance. If I transfer out to do it at home, I'm always stuck without the damn one I need!
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    Maybe you need to keep the hair off them. Mine...

    Maybe you need to keep the hair off them. Mine last years. When I get stuck waiting in the car, I clean the hair out. The chair's on the passenger seat.
    I assume you're talking castor wheel bearing...
  18. There is virtually no rear quarter Vision out of...

    There is virtually no rear quarter Vision out of my GTI so I made a bigger mirror out of quarter inch reflective Lucite and now I can see everything behind me. Only problem is it doesn't dim for...
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    I ordered a pair of 1.5x24 and will see how they...

    I ordered a pair of 1.5x24 and will see how they are.

    How difficult are they to mount?
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    Hey man! A solution is a solution. What's the...

    Hey man! A solution is a solution. What's the problem:)
  21. I have to wonder if the brain injury isn't the...

    I have to wonder if the brain injury isn't the problem.
    A friends wife had a brain injury and now she is obsessive about decisions and stands she will take to the point of driving him near crazy,...
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    I fabricated a good little manual hoist to haul...

    I fabricated a good little manual hoist to haul the ZX1 into my wife's R350 Bluteck diesel so we can take it to the city!
    (post 724, p73) #724

    The repairs on this thing are up to $10,000! in 2...
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    It worked out great. I was able to section the...

    It worked out great.
    I was able to section the ramp, putting in a narrow part between the glass track and the screen track, then down to the patio with the last section.
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    A smart wattmeter would be doing the math in real...

    A smart wattmeter would be doing the math in real time, using the actual voltage x current so as to accurately determine "battery capacity used" in Watt-hours.

    At least, that's what I expect. Does...
  25. Thread: again plugged

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    You certainly could do that and it might work, at...

    You certainly could do that and it might work, at least until it plugged up again, but how about running it with the balloon half full and see how you do?
    What's to loose? Worst case is it pulls out...
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