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 Post subject: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:33 pm 
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https://haynes.com/en-gb/john-harold-ha ... e-obituary


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:55 pm 
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Well, it comes to us all.

I used to live in Somerset as a lad, and went past the Sparkford base many times. My Dad went there to get a specially laminated Escort Mexico manual in 1974.

"Reassembly is the reversal of dismantling"

A remarkable man.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:44 pm 
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Yes, his manuals reflected this remarkable man. No matter how clever or good you think you are or how many times you've read the official workshop manual, you'll ALWAYS learn something from his manuals.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:21 pm 
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Totally agree with all that has been said, RIP John Haynes, God Bless.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:21 pm 
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"The remarkable man behind Haynes Publications is John Haynes who at sixteen years of age wrote his first book about the Austin 7 in 1956. He bought the car when he was 15 years old for £15. Deciding to sell it a year later, he advertised it for £100 and got hundreds of replies. That gave him the idea of writing and illustrating a 48-page booklet about rebuilding Austin Sevens into racing and modified versions. He sold 250 of them in 10 days for 25p each - a tidy sum in those days.
The first Haynes manual as we now know it was produced in 1965 for the Austin Healey Sprite. A friend of his in the army had one and the manufacturer’s workshop manual was so bad that he decided to do a better job, which he did. He sold 3,000 manuals in three months and an international publishing business was born."
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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
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Some of his books are really cool!
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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
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Where would we be without those immortal lines..

"Jack up the car and remove the road wheels.
Disconnect the battery" :D


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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:16 am 
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The author of the books that probably gave most of us the courage to take our first car apart!

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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
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That's right. :|

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 Post subject: Re: RIP John Haynes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:22 pm 
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Maybe if there is a book of condolences at the Haynes Centre, someone from down that neck of the woods could sign it on behalf of the Mk1 Performance Forum.

Anyone ....., Sparkford, Yeovil, Taunton......


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