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Brian Buckland Book

PostPost by: M100 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:47 am

I'll do a review if you send me a free copy :-)


Looking forward to the book, can someone give Ron Hickman a nudge to produce an Elan book as well?
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PostPost by: Bruce Crowthorne » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:40 pm

I'll do a review, and I'll even pay for it!

I have just bought my first Elan (in bits) and am embarking on the rebuild, so it is pretty good timing (although NOW would be better!).

Any chance of a rough copy now? Don't mind paying etc, but as I am just starting out it would be really helpful.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:07 pm

To those of you who still think it is 1968, ?80 is not so much when you think what you will be getting. Yesterday I filled up my diesel Zafira, it cost me ?52. Puts it into perspective, I think.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:24 pm

Perhaps I may live in the past, but I still think, even by todays standards ?80 is one helluva lot of dosh for any book.

I suppose I may well be in a minority here having a very modest income, but ?80 IS a lot of money from my perspective.

If the new book is really gonna tell us something new and is genuinely authorative then I may well be wrong (it happens :lol: ) I will watch the reviews with interest!

FWIW, ?52 for diesel is also daylight robbery ........ but I suspect you knew that already.

Remember folks this is only an opinion ...........which I hope I'm free to express?
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PostPost by: SADLOTUS » Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:09 pm

Chevrolet do a new workshop manual for the Corvette for every model for every year: 110 quid every time!

Eighty doesn't seem so bad - I'd still have to think about it tho'. Eighty doesn't come that easily to me but i'd get it - as a percertage of the rebuild price - it's not a big part
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PostPost by: lotusdelta » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:54 pm

having read the responces to brians new book thats coming, i ould like to add my two cents worth
put me down for a copy, i have no doubt its worth it....there seems to be some complaining about the price, particilarly here in "the colonies", what with the conversion to dollars.........

hello people ts the 21st century......scan it to pdf format and make it available electronically.....dont even think about printing the whole thing.....if you need a page or section jst print it out.....
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PostPost by: M100 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:38 pm

Did the book make an appearance at Stoneleigh?

If so would anyone who bought it care to do a quick review?

What are the arrangements for buying a copy?
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PostPost by: fasterbyelan » Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:10 am

I have recently been in touch with Brian about this subject and have the following info.

Brian left on the Club Lotus Stand at Stoneleigh a printed copy of the book, 3/4 completed, for interested parties to peruse. He hope to have the book completed within the next 3 weeks, it being set up for printing at the moment. As for cost, I quote Brian directly -

'There has been much discussion about cost (?80 ?) and all I will say at the moment is that it will be as cheap as I can make it.'


Did anyone see the book at the weekend and if so any comments?

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PostPost by: brandon » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:57 pm

Is there any new news on this book? With all the good comments, I'm keen to get my hands on a copy!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:03 pm

... e-mail from Brian:

"I signed a printing contract at the beginning of December and we have sorted the technicalities of the printing process from my computer to theirs and to the press. If they were printing over Christmas I would be there now. They will be working next week and I will be at the works at 09.00.

Realistically, they want 3 weeks so it is going to be the end of January so
not too much longer."

Form an orderly queue boys......

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PostPost by: brandon » Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:58 pm

elansprint71 wrote:... e-mail from Brian:

"I signed a printing contract at the beginning of December and we have sorted the technicalities of the printing process from my computer to theirs and to the press. If they were printing over Christmas I would be there now. They will be working next week and I will be at the works at 09.00.

Realistically, they want 3 weeks so it is going to be the end of January so
not too much longer."


Any new news on this?
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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:01 pm

I am also interested in a copy if it is now available.
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PostPost by: r.agnew » Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:51 pm

This book was on the Club Lotus stand at Donington if I'm not mistaken........... I think the price was ?70. It was printed on what appeared to be A4 computer paper , in one of those 2-ring lever arch files. I asked was this the finished article , & was told no , that it would be properly printed & bound , if I rang the club office the following week they would have more details . Unfortunately , I have not got round to calling them yet so don't know when it is being printed. It certainly was a meaty enough volume , & from the quick look I had , seemed to be very comprehensive indeed , with plenty of photos , diagrams , charts etc. & a very comprehensive text .
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PostPost by: M100 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:20 pm

I got the impression from what was said ages ago that the book was intentionally ring bound so that it could easily be updated.
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PostPost by: john-c-elan+2 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:53 am

Just to let u guys know who don't already ? Brian is doing a presentation on Elans (and a little about the book of course) at Club Lotus Avon monthly meeting 2nd May @8pm, and again on 12th June at Club Lotus Bucks, Berks & Oxon @8pm. Venues on either's websites. jc
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