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Haynes Manual
Started by: priscus (6646) Report abuse
How many of you had one of these to accompany older cars possessed in your youth, when to repair and service your own vehicle was a lot more straight forward?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2792) Report abuse
I have had loads of them

Posted by: irene (2848)  Report abuse
We have a 1959 Hillman Minx, priscus, and we've got the Hayne's manual to go with it!

Posted by: lectriclegs (3355) Report abuse
There's some right smashers Here

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2792) Report abuse
Me dad had a 1966 Hillman Minx

Posted by: admin (399) Report abuse
I had a proper B.M.C. Workshop manual for my Mini.( In fact as I am typing this I am looking at one for The Austin Cambridge Saloon) All I did was change the thermostat and fan belt, and change the oil and filter. That was about my limit

Posted by: priscus (6646) Report abuse
I see that they now do a Haynes Manual for nuclear submarines.

OK, I surmise that it is in fact NOT a DIY maintenance/repair guide.

I recall a few years ago, when the Royal Naval Engineering team (at Edinburgh Tattoo) Took the record for changing a mini engine. I think it took them 22 seconds!

Can't get it out of my head: the image of that same team scratching their heads as they pore over the Haynes Manual, with their submarine in pieces all around them.

Posted by: stevejmac14 (534)  Report abuse
I can see it now! Mechanic with Haynes manual in hand kicking the rudder of the nuclear sub and, with a sharp intake of breath through clenched teeth, going “aye it’s not goint be cheap mate, can you leave it with me?”

Posted by: peebee (242)  Report abuse
For a few of us on here.

 
 
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