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    I've been off this forum for many years as I had a bad accident when logging trees. Lost my left eye and part of my cheek bone. My partner was cutting a tree next to me when he made a bad cut and the tree was falling towards me. I was cutting the same time in another tree and tried to take my chainsaw out from the tree and it kicked back and caught it in my face. I also had his tree fall against me and broke my shoulder and right wrist. Just took my drivers test for one eye and passed it. had to undercover my 37 chevy and do some work on it to get it running and boy did it feel good to get back in the saddle. Ran like a dream but at 76, my days of builing other cars are just about over. have a 37 ford coupe with a works over 53 merc engine and 4 speed tranny and I sold it for next to nothing. Hope everything is well with you all. My new E-Mail is denebear44@gmail.com if any of the oldies are still on this forum/ Bart
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    Glad to have you back!

    So sorry to hear of your accident - life is full of surprises and some not-so-good. Love your positive attitude and hey - drive that 37 like ya stole it and enjoy the time.

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    By crikey but that was a nasty incident to be involved in!
    As Forest Gump said: "Sh*t happens."

    Not trying to be a sanctimonious smartass; but that was something I learned many years ago: Never work in the bush (woods to you Americans,) in close proximity to your mate.

    One Sunday I was over the back of my farm clearing bush on my own. I stopped to refuel and heard another chainsaw going so went to investigate. It was Ronnie Oxenham, who was working for me at the time.
    "What on earth are you doing here; it's your day off!"
    "I got bored sitting at home, so thought I'd come and give you a hand."
    "How did you get here?"
    He pointed "Through there."
    "Stay there and watch this."
    I stepped up to an old man pukatea, scarfed it, started on the back cut, it fell on top of another couple of trees, they fell on to more trees which fell on to more trees...and so on.
    WHUMP!
    About 2 acres of trees went down in one go. I'd had a drive going, and that pukatea was the king.
    And Ronnie had walked right through it. We wouldn't have found him even by smell.
    He gave a me sickly smile and said "I'd wondered why you hadn't cut them all the way through."

    A very salutary lesson. Since that day everybody on the place has strict orders to stay right away from anybody working with a chainsaw.
    They're dangerous critters.
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    Hey Bart, long time no see. Sounds like you had a bad streak there but still kickin'...………..that's a good thing.
    Posting up your age triggered the thought that many moons ago when I put up the first "What's your age" poll/post we had one guy in his early 70s, while the largest group was in their 50s. Now...………...there's quite a few more of us up there.
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    Bart,
    Sorry to hear of the accident you had, but heartened that you were already past 70 when it happened! Gotta admire your spunk for that, and for the fact that you survived and bounced back too. I remember that age poll that Uncle Bob started, and I'm one that's now "up there", just not as far up as Uncle Bob!
    Hope you continue to enjoy the '37 Chevy, and everything else. Good to see your name pop up again.
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    Welcome back Bart, good hearing from you again! Sorry to hear about your accident but great hearing you haven't let it stop you from the hot roddin' thing!
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    Good to hear from some of the ones I use to know many years ago. Yes I remember being on CHR forum in my 50's and thinking why older ones would still want to work on cars. Now I know and wish I had done more when I was younger. Johnboy, interesting story.. Sounds like you been around chain saws for a few years and know your business. I started cutting when I was 15 and really never had many accidents until that one happened. I once had a 2 man mercury chain saw that weight over 100 lbs. and those old ones were gear driven with the horsepower doing the job, but they were a beast to work with and unless you had a good man with the knowledge on working with one, that saw would take you to the ground quicker than shi-.


    I have a question on a 3 carb set up. Years ago I rebuilt 3 Rochester carbs and put them on a manifold that held the 3 carbs but fitted over a intake with a 4 barrel carb. It was going to go on a 283 chevy small block but it never happened. I always wonder as I still have it what expectations I would have gotten from a set up like that. I would assume that it probably would be a thing for show only and would be down power wise as you really had the center carb over the 4 barrel intake with the outer 2 barrels more or less just for show. Just wonder how much power you would lose.
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    I'm far from being one of those guys "up there".. like Uncle Bob or Mr. Spears...

    But I do remember you being here and it's good to see you come back. Heck of a nasty turn of events for sure, glad to hear your on the upside of it all.

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    Hey Bart, good to hear from you. I still come around a couple of times a week to see if I can help. Sorry about your injury, but glad to see that you're still navigatin'. I've been banged up a couple of times by life, but never lost anything and never broke a bone. Richard, age 77. (April 7, 1942) If any of you guys want to talk, call and leave me a message and I'll call you back.........951-292-3060. I know I'm taking a chance putting my cell on the net, but if it gets to be a problem with nere-do-wells, I'll just change my number. Having this California exchange while living in Florida is a pain in the rear anyway.
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    Bart, welcome back and congrats on recovering and keeping on keepin on!
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