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Newbie question-Big Green Book

Post by AJMD » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:24 am

Just getting back into PWD after more than 25 years.....my son now has a son...so here we go.
I am fascinated by the new technology and saddened by reading some of the old posts on graphite caking and perceived "bushings". Yesterday I re-examined the cars we made together in 1980, 81, and 82...no science here. Looks like we chopped them out with a hatchet.
From a scientific standpoint , I would like to read the "big green book".
Where may I obtain a copy of this publication.?

Also....I live in upper S.C. near Greenville. Anyone close who could give me some pointers and knowledge?
I want to be absolutely sure that we follow the rules while using techniques which reward hard work.

thanks
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Re: Newbie question-Big Green Book

Post by FatSebastian » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:19 am

AJMD wrote:From a scientific standpoint , I would like to read the "big green book". Where may I obtain a copy of this publication.?
You may purchase a copy directly from the author.



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Re: Newbie question-Big Green Book

Post by rpcarpe » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:05 pm

Big Green Book is by Dr. John Jobe.
All his products and advice is available on his website pinewoodderbyphysics.com

I have a copy of his book and all his products. Great man, great science, huge book. I don't understand 1/2 the math and the other 75% is pretty tough too.

Check availability of Derby Doc... he's in SC somewhere in the upstate.


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Re: Newbie question-Big Green Book

Post by gpraceman » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:16 pm

I wonder if any public libraries have a copy of Doc Jobe's book. Maybe worth checking on.


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Re: Newbie question-Big Green Book

Post by rpcarpe » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:24 pm

If I remember correctly they do a limited run on a local printer and take them to a binder. I HIGHLY doubt anyone has parted with their book in order to give it to a library. Mine is enshrined on the top shelf of the bookcase.
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Re: Newbie question-Big Green Book

Post by FatSebastian » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:41 pm

rpcarpe wrote:I HIGHLY doubt anyone has parted with their book in order to give it to a library.
Libraries have some budget to acquire new books and these purchases are made based on patron requests, so the acquisition need not be the result of a donation. At least one university library has it in its stacks already. To potentially gain access, all it takes is one library that participates in inter-library loan to have an available copy.



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Re: Newbie question-Big Green Book

Post by Pinewood Daddy » Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:16 pm

I would be willing to sell mine for $50 plus shipping.



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