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Post by Oaksey » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:04 pm

Thought this one would make people feel better about themselves.

Today I managed to make a freshly rebuilt Aston Martin DB5 engine fall off a dolly onto the floor
Damage was limited to the rear exhaust manifold and the thermostat elbow. Still about £1700 worth though.
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So far; human 1 and engine 0

It certainly got it's revenge as I'm posting this from A&E after a ratchet strap that was being used to level the engine and box on the crane snapped and the metal ratchet flew straight into my knuckle.

Recount; Human 1, engine 1

When you think about cost to replace, we should have a recount

Human 0, engine 1

The saving grace is that apparently the manifold already had a crack in it and the thermostat elbow casting is such awful quality that it would have failed once tightening the hose clip anyway.


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:15 pm

Ouch, hope you are ok man.


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Post by peter freeman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:37 pm

I don't think anyone has had a knuckle replaced so I have no idea what it would cost - sorry.



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Post by Oaksey » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:42 pm

I'd take a guess and say you don't know anyone who has had a DB5 manifold replaced either.

I meant more that the human will be paying for the engine parts and not visa versa :wink:


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Post by peter freeman » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:04 pm

Funnily I don't know anyone who has had a DB5 manifold replaced - how did you know. I do know where you can get one though.



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Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:16 pm

Looks like a lessons learned review will be taking place
Hope your hand recovers fully


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Post by scimjim » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 pm

The company should be picking up the tab whilst working out how an asset like that can be damaged so easily and thanking their lucky stars it was only your knuckle.


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Post by AllingtonGT » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:20 pm

I agree with Jim, such "accidents" should be preventable and not just with boring process.

The physical damage to human assets is definitely what they should be more concerned about. Think about the revenue potential they'd lose if you moved elsewhere.

Hope you're ok very soon.



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Post by Rattling » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:08 pm

Sounds painful hope you're better soon .


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