the american "book" (Cheap Sportscar-K.Tanner)
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Author:  derf [ December 9, 2005, 1:38 am ]
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yup, recieved my copy today, snow's coming and the car is sitting outside (under cover), so I will have a chance to read through it. I flipped through every page of it, reading some of it, not much though. Looks to be lots of info in it. Off hand, alot of what is in rons book, but also alot that isnt.

Lots of pictures, all in color. good pictures too.

Where rons book is a good way to start building and gives lots of info to get you started, tanners is geared towards completeing it. more info on the fuel tank (for a manufactured one), brake lines, wires (yes!!!).

Anyway I'll add more when I really get into it.

Author:  mr.peabody.d [ December 9, 2005, 2:31 am ]
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I ordered mine less than a week ago...waiting impaitently fot it

Author:  Dave [ December 9, 2005, 12:30 pm ]
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mine has apparently shipped (after telling me it would be nine weeks).

Author:  Keith Tanner [ December 9, 2005, 8:15 pm ]
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Thanks for the initial review, Derf. I tried not to duplicate Ron's book too much, being more general than his. If anyone wants elaboration on something they see in there, just ask - particularly about Miata bits as I know a few things about those. I just found out about this forum so I'll be hanging around a bit now.

Amazon's been confused about the whole shipping concept but I think they're sorted out now. At least one person got two copies!


Author:  the JoKeR [ December 9, 2005, 8:35 pm ]
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Just placed my order with Amazon a few minutes ago, and I'm looking forward to reading your book.

Author:  derf [ December 9, 2005, 11:23 pm ]
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don't worry I'll be a little more harsh after i read some more, I already found a few gramatical errors. Being a human spell/gramar checker is a small part of my job so I can spot it quite easily

Author:  Keith Tanner [ December 10, 2005, 5:19 pm ]
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Then you know that they're grammatical errors, not gramatical. :wink:


Author:  derf [ December 11, 2005, 12:38 am ]
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this is the internet I hardle ever use punctuartion or capitolize words

Author:  mr.peabody.d [ December 11, 2005, 3:17 am ]
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Or correct speeelin


Author:  derf [ December 11, 2005, 2:34 pm ]
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u gots it

Author:  the JoKeR [ December 11, 2005, 5:49 pm ]
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Ewe guyz r givin me a hedake.

Author:  Joshua V [ December 11, 2005, 7:05 pm ]
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Wood u gyz by frum a ebay sella dat rites lik dis in hiz auksion page?

I have a hard time even writing that. I've even had the pleasure of dealing with one not to long ago. He was a so called profrssional seller. I always figure if you plan on trying to sell something, you should, at the very, least try propa grahma. O crap, it catchn.

peice out!!!!

P.S.:I purchased the book also. I'm looking forward to getting it.

Author:  derf [ December 12, 2005, 7:30 pm ]
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Been doing some reading, I'm to about may, if you have the book, or wrote it you know what I mean..

Anyway i did find one small complaint, sort of. There are these big green sidebars with some good info, but they are everywhere, every page or 2, and some pages have 2! yeh so anyway, they contain lots of specific info, which is good, but I keep leaving the main story to read them, then have to go back and re-read the last few paragraphs that I just finished reading.

On the plus side I am amazed at the amounmt of detailed info in the book. Alot of the stuff that ron left out of here keith included, almost as it keith wrote a supplement to rons book. I honestly had never though to check some of the stuff that keith has encountered and writes about...

anyway i'll write more of a review as I read more

Author:  calvin [ December 12, 2005, 9:06 pm ]
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I have read keith's web site, and the book is on order.... I'll give it to someone to give me for christmas.

Author:  derf [ December 12, 2005, 9:18 pm ]
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I dont need a copy I already have mine, thanks anyway...

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