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 Post subject: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:10 am 
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The man behind the manuals
https://haynes.com/en-gb/john-harold-ha ... e-obituary

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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:20 am 
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Shame, still have a copy of his first book, on building Austin 7 Specials back in the day when I did, all typewritten with hand drawn sketches when he was at school or college.


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1984 924 N/A RUBY RED METALLIC - full service history, every MOT, 3 previous owners.
1986 924S GUARDS RED - previous owner from 1990.
1988 924S Guards Red - sold
1984 924 N/A Black - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#1 - ex National prize winner and NEC exhibit 2011 & 2016. - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#2 - Saved from 10 years as a garden ornament - sold
1977 924 Martini - sold
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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:06 am 
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Definitely an un-noticed legend. Think of all the cars that got fixed over the years that might have been scrapped. When i got my first car in 1993, a 77 Mini Clubman, the first thing i did was buy a Haynes manual for it. Didnt use it much much but it was a bit like getting breakdown cover, it was a reassurance. Sold the car years ago but still have the Haynes manual.

We also have him to thank for the well used term “replacement is the opposite of removal”.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:33 am 
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RIP and thank you John Haynes.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:49 pm 
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In my youth, every car I owned had a Haynes manual in the boot. If I kept them all it would be quite some library.

Whilst we are now a digital age and most things can be found online, dropping your laptop or iPad on the floor whilst under the bonnet with greasy hands doesn't have the same appeal as a book!

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Omega forged pistons, lightened and balanced bottom end, ARP studs + Cometic MLS HG, Piper fast road cam, K27/26 3257 hybrid turbo, 951 ducted FMIC, Custom intake manifold, Mittelmotor dizzy & cam pulley, Adj boost - dyno’d at 225bhp @ 1.0bar on previous CGT turbo, Engine datalogged and on boost fuel enrichment managed with Zeitronix ZT2 & Phormula KS4 knock sensor, 944 turbo all alloy radiator, Hayward & Scott custom tapered race exhaust, GAZ Gold coilovers, Fuch'ed up, Quaife LSD
2017 VW Passat Variant GTE Advance - the daily load lugger and mile muncher
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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 pm 
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Still have my first Haynes manual for the VW Scirocco I had in the very early 90s. I spent in my youth so many hours reading it and trying to do things in the Sci....


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:44 pm 
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For all the ribbing we give Haynes manuals, they are invaluable, like others I always make sure I have the Haynes manual for every car I own ..... and a few extra ones.

John certainly made a massive impact on the world, what a legacy!

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1982 Guards Red n/a manual - Project 66, SOLD.
1982 Garnet Red n/a manual - Project XLE (591 licensed, 1365 sorn'd)
1983 White n/a manual - Mr White Returns
2002 Berlingo Multispace 1.9D, 190,000 miles, daily driver SCRAPPED


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:11 pm 
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I quite enjoyed the Haynes Zombie apocalypse/survival manuals as well. Hopefully, they wont ever be needed :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
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Had a Haynes for every bike and car I've owned...except the current Audi. Like all the best ideas, his was a simple one that just worked RIP

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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:06 pm 
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scm924s wrote:
Shame, still have a copy of his first book, on building Austin 7 Specials back in the day when I did, all typewritten with hand drawn sketches when he was at school or college.


Ah, so that's why the cafe at Haynes Motor Museum is called Cafe 750!


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