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#559317 - 12/02/19 09:02 AM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: RedThree]
Jack The Lad Offline
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Registered: 12/04/11
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When swmbo Jnr got her 1st car it was the first thing I purchased her . Or should I say me. All she had to do is say "Dad" and I knew she was after something . All the dads reading this will know what I mean . notworthy

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#559320 - 12/02/19 09:28 AM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: CooperMan]
Paul F Offline

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Registered: 20/08/10
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Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Originally Posted By CooperMan
My car change mantra used to be
1. swop car for one with less rust
2. call in at local car spares & buy appropriate Haynes manual


Me too.

I should have kept a note of all the pages with sentences that read something along the lines of:
“Withdraw the fulcrum pin”

Made it seem so easy. 2 days of hammering and cursing later ....
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#559325 - 12/02/19 10:16 AM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: Paul F]
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Oddly there was never a few pages on sore thumbs hit by hammers etc along with bits of skin missing and how to get your hands and arms into impossible places and back out .

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#559350 - 12/02/19 11:58 AM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: RedThree]
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I just love the "grading" of tasks in the Haynes manuals.

1 Spanner : Easy: Suitable for a novice with little experience (read pretty proficient with tools)
2 Spanners: Fairly Easy: Suitable for a beginner with some experience (read very proficient with a large number of hands tools and quite a bit of experience)
3 Spanners: Fairly Difficult: Suitable for a competent DIY mechanic (read a competent mechanic with lots of experience and a good workshop)
4 Spanners: Difficult; Suitable for an experienced DIY mechanic (read a full time professional mechanic with their own garage)
5 Spanners: Very Difficult: Suitable for expert DIY or professional (read one who works in a dealership with access to all manner of tools and lots of backup and help on hand)
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#559362 - 12/02/19 01:51 PM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: RedThree]
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Maybe either our current, or one of our past TM guides at the factory can confirm?

However, on visiting the factory a few years ago, I seem to remember one of the guys in the Chassis Shop sat back reading a spoof ‘How to Build a Morgan’ Haynes Manual as our tour walked by.
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#559369 - 12/02/19 02:41 PM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: Budster]
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Indeed. A Haynes manual for a +8 IIRC smile
I remember it being lifted from a shelf and opened behind J's back grin2
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#559375 - 12/02/19 03:05 PM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: CooperMan]
Hamwich Offline

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Originally Posted By CooperMan
Originally Posted By John V6
A great loss. I have kept every manual I have bought.
The younger I was the greater the grease & oil marks as the older the cars & bikes were.


My car change mantra used to be
1. swop car for one with less rust
2. call in at local car spares & buy appropriate Haynes manual


Familiar tales! My Triumph Bonneville manual is particularly oily smile
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#559377 - 12/02/19 03:19 PM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: RedThree]
Peter J Offline
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John Haynes was a foundation of an era when DIY car servicing was easy and the norm.
I still have the Haynes book for our Alfa Sud.

Today cars are so complex that I suspect many let a garage do the work.
The attraction of the Earlier Mogs is that they are so easy to service, even without a Haynes Manual!
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#559385 - 12/02/19 03:56 PM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
Northernmorgan Offline
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Indeed. A Haynes manual for a +8 IIRC smile
I remember it being lifted from a shelf and opened behind J's back grin2


It was....a number of times and usually deliberately held upside down. It was in the chassis shop building the Aeros and raised quite a few laughs!


Edited by Northernmorgan (12/02/19 03:56 PM)
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#559404 - 12/02/19 06:05 PM Re: RIP John Haynes [Re: Northernmorgan]
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Originally Posted By Northernmorgan
Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Indeed. A Haynes manual for a +8 IIRC smile
I remember it being lifted from a shelf and opened behind J's back grin2


It was....a number of times and usually deliberately held upside down. It was in the chassis shop building the Aeros and raised quite a few laughs!


Yep I remember it well, always up for a laugh.
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