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John Haynes RIP

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47214103

Founder of the Haynes Motor Manuals, aged 80 RIP

For car lovers, I can recommend the Haynes motor museum near Yeovil

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  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47214103

    Founder of the Haynes Motor Manuals, aged 80 RIP

    For car lovers, I can recommend the Haynes motor museum near Yeovil
    I saw this today as I was on their website. Am arranging a classic car tour and was looking at their events to tie in a visit. He actually died a few days ago.

    The manuals were essential when running a car on a budget.
  • my bibles in my Cortina and Riley days .. R I P
  • Had one for my first car.....a Marina. . Never did anything more than replaced the oil.....but used one for my Cavalier when I had to bleed the brakes.

    Top bloke. RIP.
  • Had one for my first car.....a Marina. . Never did anything more than replaced the oil.....but used one for my Cavalier when I had to bleed the brakes.

    Top bloke. RIP.
    Snap..in that order to.my Marina was a coupe.
    RIP Mr Haynes...see photo 3:8



  • edited February 12
    RIP.

    Also recommend the museum on the A303.

    Notice he was only an MBE which is a travesty when you see knighthoods dished out for fun.
  • RIP.....I had the Mk2 Escort one (my first car) a very handy manual.
  • Helped me strip out an and refit a 1600E Mk 2 cortina engine,  still had 3 nuts and a few washers left over though,  but it worked. Priceless. 
  • edited February 13
    Helped me strip out an and refit a 1600E Mk 2 cortina engine,  still had 3 nuts and a few washers left over though,  but it worked. Priceless. 
    I used one to remove the cylinder head on my old Fiesta, de-coke it, grind in new valves and refurb the carburettor. Had a small selection of nuts/washers etc left over but the engine ran sweetly and never had a problem with it.
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  • I went out last night in a Haynes BSA Bantam t-shirt. One of my mates asked if I was wearing it for a special reason. Obviously, I wasn't as I needed him to explain to me what he meant. Sad to say my special reason was that it was only £10 in Tesco. Fascinating books, great drawings. Quite iconic. RIP JH.
  • edited February 13
    Always had a Haynes manual for my first few cars because I knew I would need them. Didnt bother when I started buying German cars. RIP John Haynes.
  • Was lucky enough to do my work experience at Haynes in Sparkford. John came in and checked with me how it was going, and also asked me to change one of the tyres on his car. Which I did whilst he was chatting to me, then he gave me £20 for doing it, I told him it was ok and he didn’t need to but I could give it to charity, so he then gave me another £20 and said thats for you give the other £20 to charity.

    Nice guy.
  • RIP 
  • A must have vehicle accessory back in the day. RIP to a doer of good. 
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