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RIP John H Haynes

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by randomshenans, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. randomshenans

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  2. Brizzles

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    Still got a rather oiled covered Vespa manual somewhere.

    Thanks John and RIP
     
  3. Kermit

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    Better link for those that don't do facebook

    https://haynes.com/en-gb/john-harold-haynes-obe-obituary

    Still have and use 2 Haynes manuals. One for my CBR900 (2001) which is hard back and good quality and a newer one I got at Xmas for my Mondeo which was only available in softback and the print quality has suffered as it looks like they've shipped printing to the far east. Still the content itself is still good enough for most at a fraction of OEM manuals

    RIP
     
  4. robfosters

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    RIP John.

    Always thought there was something a little odd about people who bought Haynes manuals for things like the Starship Enterprise and the Millennium Falcon. I very much doubt any of the buyers had one in bits in their garage.
     
  5. Roland Butter

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    Yeah, I think the franchise jumped the shark at that point, a Haynes manual for a Boeing 737 ?
     
  6. Diddums

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    Always came in handy but in some procedures changing a rear indicator bulb would start at the front bumper when skinny fingers would suffice (that's what she said behind the shed).
     
  7. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

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  8. bremen1874

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    Quite true. The number of procedures that seemed to start with 'remove engine' when it wasn't necessary was quite amazing.
     
  9. robfosters

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  10. bainbridge

    Mobster

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    Rip Mr Haynes

    I've a stack of them, one for every car I've owned.
     
  11. HoneyBadger

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    RIP Haynes. You taught me how to dismantle an Austin Metrol and Peugeot 205 GTi!
     
  12. Scania

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    I’ve got one for the RMS Titanic, it’s a very good read, last time I checked though it’s still at the bottom of the North Atlantic and they seem to have omitted raising it from the deep as part of the book, epic fail. :p

    RIP John, he helped me fix and make worse :o many a car in the past.
     
  13. vanpeebles

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    I've got lots of Haynes manuals, although it was sad to see them evolve from thick tomes to the later paperbacked ones, which just told you to go to the dealers. I have three generations of the mini manuals and the later is no where near as good. Still handy things, still use them all the time :)
     
  14. Terminal_Boy

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    At least Haynes manuals always showed the correct bolts you needed to removed to get at X. I’ve had Sukuki and Kawasaki factory manuals that failed to do this.
     
  15. Morve

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    RIP, i had a few of his books, i stripped the entire dash off a renault clio following it, changed bulbs and dials and replaced it all , was a 5/5 hard job, was super chuffed after i done it lol , garage wanted about £1000
     
  16. Glanza

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    RIP so many home schooled mech due to his books.
     
  17. bimbleuk

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  18. Rilot

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    RIP Mr Haynes. I will remember fondly your "Book 'O Lies" on many a crappy car I've owned.
     
  19. The_Abyss

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    Disappointed that there isn't one final coffin manual in tribute. Only owned a couple of these, but it helped me out enormously with a Mini, Nova and Cavalier SR!
     
  20. adolf hamster

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    RIP dude, hell of a legacy