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John Haynes OBE RIP
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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:20 pm    Post subject: John Haynes OBE RIP Reply with quote

Hi all,

Sad to read that the founder of the Haynes workshop manual has passed away at the age of 80.

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/john-haynes-dies-aged-80-945466

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, RIP, condolences to the family and business colleagues.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are close to Sparkford so our local press and radio has gone quite in depth on his passing, he did a lot in his life and I take my hat off to him.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't his first book about Ford-based specials?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Austin Sevens, Rick - 'Building a 750 Special'.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeC wrote:
Austin Sevens, Rick - 'Building a 750 Special'.


Ah yes that's the one Smile I've a few contemporary books on special building but I'm not sure I've snaffled a copy of JH's book as yet.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haynes' books, not just manuals, still take up a lot of space in my bookcase. John Haynes was a very friendly and genuine man who I had the pleasure of meeting several times when I lived not far from Sparkford. RIP John - and thank you for all the skinned knuckles...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIP John Haynes.....
I always used a Haynes Manual where I could, and classic world owes him a big thanks for producing a manual at a fraction of the cost of a Manufacturer product.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad to hear, generations of impecunious (aka 'skint') motorists owe him a debt of gratitude.

Now cars are both more complex and more reliable things are different but for many years the first thing you did when buying a car was to get 'The Haynes' for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon the first manual I bought was to change the crank on my Dadís MK1 Sprite in 1963 or thereabouts. Did it in a morning, but I was seventeen then.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly departed but his products will be of great assistance to many a car owner, to say nothing of his manuals about other more obscure forms of transport Ö I've got the one's on the Tiger tank, Routemaster bus & Norman the pensioner Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit to not using a Haynes manual for years now, our go to has recently become Youtube.
I still keep the Haynes manuals for all the cars I have owned.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before fleabay came along I remember it was common to get a Haynes manual "thrown in" on the deal when buying an older car. Does that still happen, I wonder?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bitumen Boy wrote:
Before fleabay came along I remember it was common to get a Haynes manual "thrown in" on the deal when buying an older car. Does that still happen, I wonder?

My dad, being tight fisted, has kept every one for the many cars he has owned over the last 40-odd years. There is a shelf full of them in his garage, including 2 for Morris Marina, even though he's never owned one.
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