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(Daily Mail)   Long-time automotive manual publisher Haynes unveils its new instruction guide to the U.S.S. Enterprise   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
    More: Cool, USS Enterprise, Enterprise, Star Trek, electrohydrodynamic thruster, Jean-Luc Picard, Mr. Smith, warp drive, captain james t. kirk  
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2010-10-29 01:04:48 PM  
It's about time. Changing a tail light on that ship is a biatch.
 
2010-10-29 01:18:29 PM  
Hmm...nothing on the Haynes site (at least the US version) for it.
 
2010-10-29 01:25:06 PM  
Found it on the UK Haynes site.

These guys have a great sense of humour (heh), manuals for Dehaviland Tiger, some Wallace and Gromit stuff, etc.
 
2010-10-29 01:28:31 PM  
Cool shiat.
 
2010-10-29 01:29:33 PM  
That's pretty damned awesome.
 
2010-10-29 01:35:47 PM  
Oh good, they have all of them. That's the Enterprise-C in the Warp Drive page.
 
2010-10-29 02:21:12 PM  
Surprised at the red light (even though I didn't submit it); this seems like a geek's dream come true.
 
2010-10-29 08:00:34 PM  
It's only a legitimate Haynes manual if it includes the phrase "refitting is a reversal of removal."
 
2010-10-29 09:04:29 PM  

spacely_sprocket: Surprised at the red light (even though I didn't submit it); this seems like a geek's dream come true.


I had been hoping for a better joke in the headline (or inspiration to make one), but it was redlit in my absence. Giving it the green it deserves.
 
2010-10-29 09:09:24 PM  
Make it so, number one.
 
2010-10-29 09:10:25 PM  
nerdgasm

/that is all
 
2010-10-29 09:10:41 PM  
They have a good one on the Apollo II/Saturn V as well.
 
2010-10-29 09:11:20 PM  
I used to have a coffee table book type of thing that was a sort of guide, with diagrams of the deck layouts, payloads, and everything, to virtually every ship in the Star Trek series through TNG.

Wish I could remember what it was called..... I lost it in a move years ago.
 
2010-10-29 09:11:39 PM  
So in 20 years you'll be able to buy a poorly xeroxed version for $90?

/ not at all bitter car restorer.
 
2010-10-29 09:13:16 PM  
It's only a true Haynes manual if something as simple as replacing a wiper blade starts out with a requirement of disconnecting the battery, removing the radiator, muffler, and radio...
 
2010-10-29 09:15:05 PM  

moike: It's only a true Haynes manual if something as simple as replacing a wiper blade starts out with a requirement of disconnecting the battery, removing the radiator, muffler, and radio...


And the engine, the transmission, the rear seats....
 
2010-10-29 09:15:36 PM  
Way to give secrets to the Klingons and Romulans, assholes.
 
2010-10-29 09:17:10 PM  
Absolutely have to have one.

I spent 8 hours trying to refit that thriced damned BPS power tap on the port side.

It would have been an easier job had I borrowed a modified tricorder from AutoZone.
 
2010-10-29 09:18:24 PM  

DingleberryMoose: nerdgasm

/that is all


Now I have to go dry off my nerd glands.
 
2010-10-29 09:19:25 PM  
I hope it's better than the Apollo Lunar Lander book they printed.
I got mine half apart and now I can't put it back together!

Seriously, it's a fun concept but really, it's just a Haynes cover on a 3rd grade Apollo history book. Disappointing.
 
2010-10-29 09:20:02 PM  
Just pre-ordered on Amazon. Release date 11/2/10 in US.
Early Xmas present for myself
 
2010-10-29 09:20:52 PM  
Wish they did a manual for a 125 Varadero :(
 
2010-10-29 09:21:20 PM  
Defintely just bought that by preorder on Amazon :P

Christmas gift for dad? Check!
 
2010-10-29 09:21:29 PM  

Splinshints: I used to have a coffee table book type of thing that was a sort of guide, with diagrams of the deck layouts, payloads, and everything, to virtually every ship in the Star Trek series through TNG.

Wish I could remember what it was called..... I lost it in a move years ago.


I have Mr Scott's guide to the Enterprise. Printed in 84.

As well as the Federation Guide to Starships, printed in 86.
 
2010-10-29 09:22:12 PM  
Awesome.

That is all.
 
2010-10-29 09:22:26 PM  

Hector Remarkable: DingleberryMoose: nerdgasm

/that is all

Now I have to go dry off my nerd glands.


FTFY
 
2010-10-29 09:22:48 PM  
The Bentley manual is far superior.
 
2010-10-29 09:23:20 PM  
my middle school library had the "drivers/maintenance manual" for the space shuttle. it was two inches thick and I kept that thing checked out for two years.
 
2010-10-29 09:23:58 PM  
I need one for my Corellian YT-2200 Light Freighter.
 
2010-10-29 09:25:23 PM  

Panty Sniffer: Way to give secrets to the Klingons and Romulans, assholes.


Yeah, I read the headline, and was thinking of CVN-65, which I'm sure some folks would like full info on.

I have a good excuse for failing to make the geek connection; I used to see the Eisenhower from my front walk when I was in college.

/Went to college in Newport News, lived just south of the yard
//Have a feeling CVN-65 would be more of an engineering nightmare than NCC-1701.
 
2010-10-29 09:25:40 PM  
The only interest I really ever had in ST was the ships, and by interest, I mean sad obsession. The Connie is a real treasure. Definately a buy for me.

Gimme a Galaxy one, too.
 
2010-10-29 09:27:08 PM  

FunkOut: I need one for my Corellian YT-2200 Light Freighter.


I'll probably have to go to Chilton to get one for my T-65.

/deliberately crossing the streams
 
2010-10-29 09:27:36 PM  

moike: It's only a true Haynes manual if something as simple as replacing a wiper blade starts out with a requirement of disconnecting the battery, removing the radiator, muffler, and radio...


Bentley (the manuals, not the cars) FTW!
 
2010-10-29 09:27:39 PM  
Ah, looks like they'll cover the Galaxy class, too. Win.
 
2010-10-29 09:28:05 PM  
Was hoping it was the CV-6. Though the CVN-65 would have been ok. =(
 
2010-10-29 09:30:19 PM  

hurdboy: //Have a feeling CVN-65 would be more of an engineering nightmare than NCC-1701.


Yeah but only because that ship can't run a Level One diagnostic.
 
2010-10-29 09:31:38 PM  

FunkOut: I need one for my Corellian YT-2200 Light Freighter.


Those things really suck unless you modify the shiat out of them. I've made a lot of modifications, myself. She'll do point 5 past light speed.
 
2010-10-29 09:35:48 PM  
I'll wait for the shop service manual.
 
2010-10-29 09:36:01 PM  
As a mechanic, I usually recommend Haynes manuals to folks who want to do stuff themselves- they're usually the most detailed and thought- out. However... when available, ALWAYS get the Bentley manual. It's 3 times more expensive for a reason. And DON'T touch a Haynes manual for a VW- in the US, it's just a US- ified version of the European manual, and details suspension, engine, and other things not even available on US models, and misses some of the things that ARE there.

But on most other cars, they are pretty good for the well- versed DIYer. I use them myself now and then, though I usually use Alldata, as they provide EVERYTHING there is to know about a particular car

Oh, did I go off topic? um.. well... My brother is a big trekkie. I think I know what he's getting for christmas!
 
2010-10-29 09:36:02 PM  
Okay, but does it include tips on Enterprise-class Constitution upgrades? Big problems with the transporters on those. I hate tweeners, always something weird that's hard to fix.

/still couldn't be as problematic as my 85-1/2 Escort/Lynx (Mustang steering box? really??)
 
2010-10-29 09:38:15 PM  
shadowsrealm.com
shadowsrealm.com

/Nerd
 
2010-10-29 09:38:26 PM  

Shadow Blasko: I have Mr Scott's guide to the Enterprise. Printed in 84...



Is it made of transparent aluminum?
www.getasecretweapon.com
 
2010-10-29 09:38:50 PM  
fap!
 
2010-10-29 09:39:09 PM  
Yeah, but what about classic sailing vessels.

I need to replace the brightwork on the Edith Keeler
 
2010-10-29 09:40:44 PM  
As someone with same last name as the company's, I am getting a kick out these replies.

Unfortunately, I am not heir to the manual fortune.
 
2010-10-29 09:40:46 PM  

Shadow Blasko: /Nerd


Still got both of mine!

Have Haynes manuals for every vehicle I've ever owned.
 
2010-10-29 09:41:25 PM  
Does it have detailed instructions in the Troubleshooting section for the removal of Tribbles?
 
2010-10-29 09:43:03 PM  
Hmmm, they explain transporters? I always wondered about them things. Don't you basically die every time you step into one? Isn't the thing that comes out on the other end just a copy? So the last thing you hear is that creepy sound and then blackness. Meanwhile your copy gets to lope around in your place until it hops onto another transporter then that one too dies. I can see why Bones never liked using them.
 
2010-10-29 09:43:20 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Absolutely have to have one.

I spent 8 hours trying to refit that thriced damned BPS power tap on the port side.

It would have been an easier job had I borrowed a modified tricorder from AutoZone.


You'd be pissed of for hours trying to get a clean reading on the inlet resonator with one of those. I know Autozone says they have good quality loaner tools but the tricorders are always in terrible shape.
 
2010-10-29 09:43:37 PM  

Greek: As a mechanic, I usually recommend Haynes manuals to folks who want to do stuff themselves- they're usually the most detailed and thought- out. However... when available, ALWAYS get the Bentley manual. It's 3 times more expensive for a reason. And DON'T touch a Haynes manual for a VW- in the US, it's just a US- ified version of the European manual, and details suspension, engine, and other things not even available on US models, and misses some of the things that ARE there


Is the same true for the Porsche 914 (1/2 VW)? I couldn't make heads or tails of my Haynes manual and decided to stick to fixing computers.
 
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