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Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(336 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Dumb Stunt
Posted by: britcars
Date: November 02, 2015 08:55AM

Well, my winter plans went into the crapper last Tuesday. Took a header from about six feet onto the deck of a boat, breaking my left humerus and badly bruising some ribs. Just getting used to sleeping in a recliner, very hard to lay down right now. Consuming a lot of painkillers but the pain is easing up a bit each day.
I bought a highly modified MGB v6 as salvage a few weeks ago and had plans to pull it apart over the winter, add some choice parts to my car and sell off some very good bits. Looks like a spring job now. Going to be a very long winter! ;- (
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kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(933 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: November 02, 2015 11:11AM

Sorry to hear about broken bones but glad you are a survivor. Take it easy and hope to see you in Townsend in May


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5853 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 02, 2015 02:39PM

Ouch!
You can't be doing that stuff Phil. Not these days.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: November 02, 2015 03:19PM

Hey, s..t happens.
Just how come it always happens to us?
On the bright side. If you live to laugh about it. It makes good story material for the grand kids.
Take it easy and get better soon.
BTW recliners and scotchy scotch go together well.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(359 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: November 02, 2015 03:24PM

Maybe not a good tale for the kids Fred,,,,,, Phil has,nt really let on HOW it happened LOL hope you mend OK tho Phil.
Dave


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Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(575 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: danmas
Date: November 02, 2015 03:44PM

Quote:
It makes good story material for the grand kids.

I've learned the hard way - it's not a good idea to regale your grandkids with tales of daring-do from your youth. It'll come back to bite you when you try to tell them what they're wanting to do is not a good idea. "But, Grandpa, when you were my age...."

Hope you're up and healed soon, Phil. See you in Townsend.


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3807 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 02, 2015 04:43PM

Glad you are on the mend, Phil. We are getting too old to take hits like that.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(525 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: November 02, 2015 05:05PM

Phil, I just knew Jean Gagnes wrecked 4.3 would bring back luck...4.3's are cursed....seriously sorry to hear of your accident and hope you are feeling better soon!
PS....the big drawback to bruised ribs is that they only hurt when you laugh!



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ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1087 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: November 02, 2015 06:49PM

Breaking a humerus is no laughing matter!....after a few Mooseheads (or whatever you guys drink out there during Winter) and after emerging from your igloo in the Spring, you'll be fit enough to shift your way down to Tennessee..


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: Charles
Date: November 02, 2015 10:00PM

When I read the bit about ribs, I quit breathing. You can do without the arm, the breathing is needed, it seems that we breathe way to slow and deep. You will soon learn to breathe at about 200 BPM and very shallow, if you haven't already.
I can truely feel for you. Mend quickly.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(469 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: November 03, 2015 12:01PM

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Christine?


Sorry about the accident, sounds painful.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(336 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: britcars
Date: November 04, 2015 11:05AM

Thanks for the good wishes folks. Pain is easing but still not comfortable and sleeping in a recliner. Drugs can be a great thing sometimes. :-)
Have considered a few judicious slugs of alcohol...maybe on the weekend when I taper off some of the drugs. Got a bit of Moosehead in the garage fridge and a few Iceberg Beer that I got from the Quidi Vidi Brewery in Newfoundland last summer, got a bit of rum as well (never took to scotch) and in an emergency, George Dickel is available here as well.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(933 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: November 04, 2015 03:05PM

"Right On, George DIckel"! You'll feel better, take the Elixir of Life! Moosehead in adequate quantity to flush
kidneys :-) Get well soon,Phil


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: November 04, 2015 04:13PM

You're right Rick.
Could be Christine II,
It's not wrecked. It just looks pissed off and ready to go at it again!
Phil, you have beer from last summer?!!!!



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Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: Charles
Date: November 05, 2015 10:29PM

Let me think here, help me out. You were diving from the boat into the water and missed. I am thinking the water there might be getting a bit chilly, so maybe it was, the Moosehead, Iceberg, or the rum that caused you to think the water was fine and then as you dove you and missed the water.

By the way I have a spare driver park/running lens, looks like you may be a little damaged. I could bring it to Townsend in May.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(336 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: britcars
Date: November 06, 2015 05:52PM

Not that complicated Charles. I actually dove from the transom seat onto the deck of the boat while it was sitting on the trailer. A matter of getting my feet tangled after climbing aboard over the swim platform. No alcohol involved although it might have eased the pain until I got to the hospital. The complicated part was figuring out how I going to get out of the boat and into the truck with one arm and drive the 15 miles to the hospital. :-)
Thanks for the parking light offer but it would take more than that! Bought the car as salvage. The only body panel useable is the trunk lid but the car has some very nice stuff including a very hot 4.3L v6, Costello Frontline suspension, 3:07 Quaife limited slip, roll bar, Doug Jackson composite rear springs and traction bars, VDO Pilot gauges and 14 x 6 Saab wheels with like new Sumitomo tires.
The plan was to dismantle the car this fall........................won't be until late Jan/Feb at the earliest now.
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jean gagne
St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
(5 posts)

Registered:
05/31/2015 10:55AM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Chevrolet 4.3, V6

Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: supernatural
Date: November 07, 2015 03:10PM

HOLLY CRAP BOATMAN!!! First moi and then toi. Maloney may just be right, the junk might be evil. I was so looking to SAWZALL
the bejesus out of that beast. Maybe you will allow me to wish you, promp retablissement. Hell, I might even come up and massage your ego.

Jean


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PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(472 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: November 12, 2015 09:30AM

I've been absent from this site and just saw your post today hope you get well soon!


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: Charles
Date: November 21, 2015 11:09PM

How is our stunt diver doing? I do hope all is on mend, so you can get back to doing what we all enjoy.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(336 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Dumb Stunt
Posted by: britcars
Date: November 23, 2015 10:37PM

Thanks for the thoughts Charles.
Went back to the hospital last week to see the orthopedic doctor and am progressing well. The three fractures seem to be healing OK, back to the bone doc on Dec 4th. If things look good then I should be able to get rid of this sling and get at some physiotherapy.
Still having some discomfort but no real pain but am sleeping in a recliner. Our son was here last week to tow the boat on to Newfoundland, took the time to tidy the garage to make room for the MGB (my blue driver) and put to bed for the winter. The green monster will have to wait for a few months before I start the de-construction.

Phil
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