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johnmustang
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Posts: 5585
From: British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 11-11-2004 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Decided to pull the exhaust manifolds off of the 65 today and re-paint them, didn`t really need to but I figured it is a day off and Cathy doesn,t want me to pull the motor this winter to detail it, so I figured I would pull as many parts as I can without actually pulling the motor and started with the exhaust manifolds. Well that is as far as I got, I started on the drivers side got to the second bolt and the wrench slipped and I am now the proud owner of 4 stitches in my index finger, I could not believe how much it hurt and how much blood I got all over the car . I guess I will take a few days off from doing anything else to the car and try and be more careful next time. Don`t you just love working on your car? I do

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JOHN
65 FASTBACK 2+2.....14.44 @ 107mph 1/4
87 TAURUS WAGON
03 F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4 SHORT BOX
Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
M&M #1710
65 FASTBACK
2003 F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4

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adragon8u
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Posts: 4282
From: Oceano, Ca.
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 11-11-2004 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u   Click Here to Email adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ouch! indeed. Hope you heal quick and can start on your car again.

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"I started with nothing, and I still have most of it left"
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Stewart
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Posts: 9545
From: Monterey, CA Mustangsandmore Member #437
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 11-11-2004 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stewart   Click Here to Email Stewart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John...sit quietly...focus on the finger...block the pain...

Now, while in this zone, in your minds eye, picture yourself with your newly stiched finger, grasping a wrench and pulling down with all your might, trying to break a bolt free!

Did it work? Did that help???

No?

Hmmmm, oh well, sorry!

Stewart

PS - Hope you heal fast!

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65ponycar
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Posts: 525
From: Dayton, OH
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 11-11-2004 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65ponycar   Click Here to Email 65ponycar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Stewart:
John...sit quietly...focus on the finger...block the pain...

Reminds me of Happy Gilmore, where that goofy instructer is trying to calm "Happy" after a blow-up fit... Focus Engery, Block Bad

Seriously John you have the worst luck sometimes, glad you can still type and not "all Mustang'ing" is out!
Once that sucker heals this sounds like a good enough reason to pull that engine, you know, for your own safety while working on it!

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johnmustang
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Posts: 5585
From: British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 11-11-2004 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 65ponycar:
Seriously John you have the worst luck sometimes, glad you can still type and not "all Mustang'ing" is out!
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I guess you are right, my luck for the past few years is either running very, very good or very, very bad. There just does not seem to be any middle ground, but no big deal I have had stitches before and will probably get them again. I will just have to be more careful when tearing into the motor next time.

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JOHN
65 FASTBACK 2+2.....14.44 @ 107mph 1/4
87 TAURUS WAGON
03 F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4 SHORT BOX
Member:Vancouver Island Mustang Association
M&M #1710
65 FASTBACK
2003 F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4

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mustangs68
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Posts: 20930
From: Buckroe Beach Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
Registered: May 99

posted 11-11-2004 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jobs not done till a little blood is shed

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Toronado3800
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Posts: 579
From: St. Louis, MO
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-12-2004 03:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toronado3800     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate it when that happens!

I was hurt by my Firebird twice.

First, when I was 16 and knew nothing my pops walked me though removing the A/C compressor. I had it all undone but couldn't yank it free so he did for me, and handed me the compressor with one hand. Well I didn't know how heavy it was and half way grabbed it. Dropped the darned thing on my big toe and the nail hasn't grown right since.

Second, few years later after the car was quick I was having a heck of a time keeping my power steering pump belt on during the 1-2 shift. In a hurry re-reinstalling it one night my wratchet slipped and I found out how sharp my flex fan was. But I was in a hurry so I finished the job bleeding at a steady drip. Went inside, embarrasingly enough, passed out. Woke up with an ambulance crew at my mother's because I was too big for her to carry.

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BLstangin
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Posts: 652
From: South Central MN
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 11-12-2004 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BLstangin   Click Here to Email BLstangin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not bad, one time I was trying to change a 1157 taillight bulb for a friend, well it was in there really good, when I tried to remove it I squeezed some and the bulb shattered in my hand, got 5 nice little stitches on the joint of my pointer finger on my right hand, ahhh ya, good times! The stitches gave me something to play with during deer hunting.

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1970 coupe restored with the help of my dad. 306 with 600 holley, Weiand Stealth intake, headers, mme custom roller cam, harland sharp roller rockers, kb pistons, 10.3:1 compression ratio, pertonix ignitor 2 with matched coil, lakewood bellhousing, 4-speed toploader, and 2.79 open 8" rear. Soon to be 9" 3.50 trac-lok
1986 f-150, 5.0, factory towing package with original c-6 trans

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