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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nitrohonkey, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. So amazing, they just dont make things like the use too.
  2. Shifty Shifterton
    Joined: Oct 1, 2006
    Posts: 4,964

    Shifty Shifterton

    What's really amazing is how much I wish that stuff was still around 50/60 years later when I was learning the mysteries of car construction. Those moving parts really drive the lesson home.

    In particular, I just could not wrap my head around the needle & seat concept after bunches of drawings and explanation. Took a carburetor rebuild to get the neurons connected because it allowed me to handle the pieces in 3 dimensions. Learning is a weird thing and electronic society seems to be forgetting how important touch is to retained memory. The carburetor page in this book would've cut months off my learning curve, as would the ring & pinion page.

    Thanks for sharing the pics, never seen anything like it before.
  3. motorhead711
    Joined: May 7, 2008
    Posts: 736


  4. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    insane, 100% treasure.
  5. It's all good my friend. Very cool stuff to be sure and looking forward to seeing what else he finds.
  6. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
    Posts: 7,523


    Nitrohonkey, now that we got that all cleared up, is there too much of this manual too copy? Either to paper or disc?? I for one would be happy to PAY for a good copy of it, I'm sure there's a ton of info there. I know that's not why you posted it here, but I'm just asking.
  7. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    As a kid I grew up in truck yards. i remember one down on Swan Island that had a sign in the drivers room that said:


    lets get back on trac folks.......bitchin find hands down.....lots o jealous motorheads droollin on their keyboards..... thanks for posting the pics
  8. Thanks for sharing that find. I was given some Dykes Manuals a few years ago, and they are a wealth of "interesting" information.
  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,183

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Very cool. Museum stuff or maybe an old brass era collector would buy it from you.
  10. THAT, to me, is an absolutely priceless teasure...
  11. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,327


    Cool find, Cant wait for more pics.
  12. Dirtynails
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 843

    from garage

    I have my late uncles Dykes books from 1917 too.
    I was showing a young nephew the manual collection and he asked why Dykes would need instructions,especially such a big book....
  13. fisher_man_matt
    Joined: Jul 22, 2006
    Posts: 147


    Cool find. Love the old artwork.
  14. SniffnPaint
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 434


    Ah man that thing is awesome. Looks brand new! Cool Find
  15. gary9202
    Joined: Jun 17, 2008
    Posts: 104


    Not a barn find, but my mother sent me this....not sure where it came from
  16. cwl52
    Joined: Dec 2, 2009
    Posts: 85


    that letter has been posted about every other month for as long as the hamb has been running, and its still cool to read.
  17. HemiRambler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 4,204


    Merry Christmas is RIGHT. Neatest thing I've seen here in a long long time!!!!
  18. nutter
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 75


    my Grandfather had a set of these also came for steam engine & marine engines sad part My Grandmother through them out when she was having one of her moments I still remember looking theough these books thanks for posting this its brought back good memories
  19. HAHAHA
    I am a vag-i-tarioin too! Best smart ass response so far! Love it!:D
  20. That very interesting, not to mention very cool...none the less... what happens when the power to our computers is cut off??? as a result, all books are burned at that point. Just and idea. No to mention, likely bad.:eek:
    Hang on to your old literature for future rodders!
  21. I am happy to see everyone is enjoying this thread! Glad to see our wonderful HAMB moderator(s) kicked all of the bs off without killing this thread!( took a long time to post all of the pics!) Thanks for all of the responses!
  22. BISHOP
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    Thanks for showing those pics. I had never seen those books before. Purty cool.
  23. fastrnu
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
    Posts: 739

    from shelton,wa

    all books are burned at that point. Just and idea. No to mention, likely bad.:eek:

    not to appear OLD but didnt they make a movie about that!
    "Farenhiet 451"
  24. Thats a very cool find, never seen anything like that before. Thank you for sharing.
  25. Neightbor is talking crazy...says he may consider selling it. I think I would save this for my grandchildren...just me though. Does anybody have an idea what he should do if he wants to sell it?

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