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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 - 924 of the Show, National 2018
1988 924S Guards Red - sold
1986 924S Guards Red - sold
1984 924 N/A Black - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#1 - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#2 - 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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1981 924 Carrera GT rep race car - Speed Yellow
No engine, no boost, no torque tube, no gearbox, no fuel tank, no interior, no hubs, no brakes, no Fuchs, no stopping me now, I've Got This !!!!!!
1979 924 Turbo Series 1 - Alpine White & Guards Red
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, Mittelmotor dizzy, dyno’d at 239.5rwhp @ 1.05bar, GAZ, Fuchs, Quaife LSD
2017 VW Passat Variant GTE Advance soon to be retired....
2015 Nissan Leaf Tekna


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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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 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
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:55 pm 
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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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