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donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Aluminum Engines....
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: November 30, 2017 08:51AM

Are still heavy.
Even when they are still on the stand
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Be careful out there


billymgb1000
bill gaulin
harrisville R.I.
(64 posts)

Registered:
11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: Aluminum Engines....
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: November 30, 2017 08:26PM

Sorry to see that Don, Just how did it happen.


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Aluminum Engines....
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: December 01, 2017 07:57AM

Was working on the Rover engine on itís stand and I needed to rotate the motor to work on the oil pan side.
I forgot how heavy top heavy it is with the heads on it and it spun really quick and I ended up with my wrist trapped against the flywheel and the stand.
All I could do just to move it a little with my other hand to free my arm.
I walked around the room seeing stars and muttering niceties .
After the stars cleared I looked at my hand .I could swivel my wrist and move my fingers without any pain I figured I was good to go
Continued working and after about 20 minutes the sleeve on my hoody pulled up a bit and I had an 1 Ĺ tumor on my wrist
Well thatís not good I thought.
Nothing is broken just really bruised and swollen.
The bad news. I did this on Tuesday and yesterday I had to start ripping the deck boards off my exterior deck.
Timing sucks


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2389 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Aluminum Engines....
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 01, 2017 06:26PM

Don - sounds like you got lucky you didnt break some fingers or shatter your wrist!


donkelly23
Don Kelly
Charleston, SC
(96 posts)

Registered:
07/21/2011 05:13PM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7 V8 Z28 FI ECM 4.0

Re: Aluminum Engines....
Posted by: donkelly23
Date: December 02, 2017 07:36AM

Real Lucky


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