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Very sad news.............

Post by vito » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:29 pm

Mr John Haynes of Haynes workshop manual passed away Friday.

Lovely approachable guy, met him at his Motor museum in Sparkford Devon in 2013, so approachable and pleasant.

RIP Mr Haynes.
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Re: Very sad news.............

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:42 pm

That is sad news Gaz - i have to confess i thought it was the first line of a joke with the punchline being something along the lines of he hadn't completed Chapter 12 on the Body Electrical System so they were having trouble jump starting him.

On the good side, he's left a legacy with all of us so his memory will live on.
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Re: Very sad news.............

Post by Richard Moss » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:29 pm

Some people mock the Haynes manuals, but they're a damned useful tool

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Post by scoobyh123 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:14 pm

Richard Moss wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Some people mock the Haynes manuals, but they're a damned useful tool

RIP
They certainly are but most of the mocking i've heard of has generally been in an affectionate way.
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Post by Nuts4my827 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:37 am

I was sad when I heard. His museum is on my list of Must do's.

His manuals have made me who i am, an dcapable of what I do, along with watching and learning from my dad when I were a kid as he followed his manuals in the 70's & 80's
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Re: Very sad news.............

Post by SJG » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:26 pm

I remember a conversation with Ron at Best of British some time ago. He said the older manuals were good as they were based on a proper strip down and rebuild, whereas the newer versions were extracts from online materials and not as useful or accurate.
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