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Brian Buckland's Book

PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:44 pm

Hi,
I remember reading a while ago that there were plans for a reprint of Brian's excellent book on rebuilding an Elan. Just wondered if anybody had any news. I would like a copy but am unwilling to pay the silly ebay prices being asked?

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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:28 pm

Hello Carl,
Brian has been rewriting a few chapters, he is nearly finished.
I think the second edition will be available in 4 to 6 months time.
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PostPost by: pereirac » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks Guillermo... I sent Brian a message to see if he had any plans to produce an electronic version although I realise this means it might be too easy to 'copy'...
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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:46 pm

Hello Carl,
I can assure you that no electronic version will be made.

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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:00 pm

Perhaps we could start a pre-order list here, of people who would like to buy a copy of the next release I would like to buy a copy
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:52 pm

ya know folks: there's just way to much hype about this "book" imo, and it's really worth the 50quid it used to cost at the lotus club. it's like with cook books: you have to have a lot of knowledge yourself before you can really use all of these bibles. so go ahead and buy a copy for 1500$ and still being left alone and happy to know us here where EXPERIENCE with exactly these little jewels makes the difference. its also TTR, Matty, QED, Kelsport, sue Miller, Burton etc.. but to make someone rely on this book is to say the least worrying sandy
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PostPost by: elaninfuture » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:24 am

I'll take Sandy's copy. Sign me up for the pre-order.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:45 am

joe - are you signing up for a 50quid copy? as far as I know and with some patienceyou can still order them?!?!? engine-wise we also have our mate miles wilkins!! sandy
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PostPost by: elaninfuture » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:37 pm

Yes. I'm signing up for that one. If you know how I can get one for that price, please let me know.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:41 pm

el-saturn wrote:joe - are you signing up for a 50quid copy? as far as I know and with some patienceyou can still order them?!?!? engine-wise we also have our mate miles wilkins!! sandy


Miles Twin Cam book started going for silly money until a new edition at a sensible price came out.. I hope Brian's second edition also comes out at a sensible price?

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PostPost by: gherlt » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:35 am

It will come at a sensible price. Brian wants to help, not to cash in ...
I will cost a bit more as 50 GBP was the price of 2006, making the book - even done digitally and so on - cost a bit more than then.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:32 pm

yes, at 50 quid i'd also buy a copy. here we'd day to someone who payed those silly prices you'd ask: "did you eat a hammer, buddy?? sandy
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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:22 pm

Hello Sandy,
when you say
>but to make someone rely on this book is to say the least worrying
you might be right, but to put things in perspective:
it is called "Addendum Engineering Workshop manual".
So, no substitute for workshop manual.
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