Manual reproductions

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Cap''n John, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. Cap''n John
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    Cap''n John Guest

    How many here would be interested in high quality bound reproduction
    manuals (Parts and Maintenance set)? The cover might be a hard back
    or very heavy poster board type covers. Top quality, none the less.

    What type of binding would you prefer? (3 Ring/spiral/glued/other?)

    What would you expect to pay for quality books?

    I have come across a nice set of originals (parts and Maint) that I
    could use as rather than current available 2nd or 3rd generation
    photocopies.


    John
     
  2. Cap''n John
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    Cap''n John Guest

    > In response to the Cap'n's posting above, I'd certainly be
    interested in a
    > nice fresh repro set of Amphicar Maintenance books. I might favor
    a spiral
    > type binding, but am actually pretty flexible on the binding type.
    As for
    > cost, nobody would suggest that the Cap'n took a loss on such a
    project. In
    > fact I would submit to you that many might partly view the purchase
    of such
    > a set like me: as token recompense for all of the man's hard work
    on the
    > various electronic versions made available out there on the 'net at
    > http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/Technical.htm and in the
    Club's "Members
    > Only" area at http://www.amphicar.com/memberslogin.html. I wonder
    how many
    > actually realize just how extraordinarily lucky we really are to
    have such
    > sophisticated tools available for our Amphicars at all. I mean, go
    out
    > there and try to find anything even approaching the elegant
    electronic
    > offerings that we have thanks to the Cap'n and Scott Moses for a
    Packard,
    > Metro, Hupmobile or even a Dodge! I would simply suggest that
    these any new
    > hardcopies be priced make it "worth your while".


    Thanks Bilgy! I appreciate the good words! When I found these, I said
    to myself "Myself, wouldn't it be nice to have a hard copy in the
    garage while I work on the car?" And the answer was a resounding YES!

    I have had a couple of private pings to the positive. I think I will
    be going with the metal spiral binding for durability and they can be
    opened back on themselves to lay flat. I have no idea on the actual
    cost just yet. Certainly below the current supplier. I will have to
    create a "printer friendly" soft copy of the whole thing first. I
    *might* include a PDF on CD of either or both in the deal.

    Hopefully this winter I will have the time to add more coolness to
    our site. My Summers are really full working on the Amphi and the
    riding HD, so no time for HTML. :(

    As I put my car together I am trying to take good sharp color photos
    to replace the B&W photos in the manuals.

    On another note...
    Last Sunday I had my first flight in a small airplane (1968 Cessna
    172) since I had crawled out of the last one near Angel Falls (worlds
    tallest) Venezuela, June of 1978 (1964 Cessna 172). This time we
    landed upright and smoothly with fuel left over, unlike the last one.
    The last one was much rougher and ended up folded almost in half and
    front landing gear torn from the plane. All 4 of us walked away, so
    it was a "good" landing. :)

    John Bevins
     
  3. www.amph.67@juno.com
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    Spiral
    would be best as you can lay the book open flat. I had mine rebound at
    theofficee when I was working and it keeps it clean. Don't have to hold
    down pages with dirty hands !! A profitable price to for the work
    involved should be charged for the effort to you, this is not a charity
    ward, if you spend thousands for repairs, a small price for priceless
    information the books offer are worth it. Sorry to hear of the "theft" of
    a light at Celina. Looking forward to news letter with details. Thanks,
    P.J.H. Phila.
     
  4. Bill Connelly
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    How many here would be interested in high quality bound reproduction
    manuals (Parts and Maintenance set)? The cover might be a hard back
    or very heavy poster board type covers. Top quality, none the less.

    What type of binding would you prefer? (3 Ring/spiral/glued/other?)

    What would you expect to pay for quality books?

    =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

    In response to the Cap'n's posting above, I'd certainly be interested in a
    nice fresh repro set of Amphicar Maintenance books. I might favor a spiral
    type binding, but am actually pretty flexible on the binding type. As for
    cost, nobody would suggest that the Cap'n took a loss on such a project. In
    fact I would submit to you that many might partly view the purchase of such
    a set like me: as token recompense for all of the man's hard work on the
    various electronic versions made available out there on the 'net at
    http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/Technical.htm and in the Club's "Members
    Only" area at http://www.amphicar.com/memberslogin.html. I wonder how many
    actually realize just how extraordinarily lucky we really are to have such
    sophisticated tools available for our Amphicars at all. I mean, go out
    there and try to find anything even approaching the elegant electronic
    offerings that we have thanks to the Cap'n and Scott Moses for a Packard,
    Metro, Hupmobile or even a Dodge! I would simply suggest that these any new
    hardcopies be priced make it "worth your while".

    ~Bilgemaster~
     
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