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Old 06-18-2005, 07:40:55 PM
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Did I read correctly on page 61 of the new GEM magazine that Mr. Wendel will be offering a reprint of the BYB!!!
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Old 06-18-2005, 07:42:15 PM
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I saw that also.......
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I was wondering if this new reprint of the BYB is also an updated version with new information and newly discovered engines or just a reprint on the 1983 original.Maybe someone out there can give us more info on this ????Dale
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I was wondering the same thing: Would the BYB reprint would have any new info. I went to GEM pg 61 and read the ad carefully. He did not mention any revision and I assume if there was any new information that it say so. Chuck does say somehting to the effect he had a battle to regain control of his book and would be offering a limited reprint in the same yellow cover. My hope would be that eventually we see an revised book. I think short term this is a chance for the new guys to get a reasonable price copy. The price is $50 bucks, included postage. Available to ship in August but can be ordered now. And here is a good reason to subscribe to Gas Engine Magazine, starting with the July issue.
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Peter:: Think there is a story there .. Something about Money Grubbing Publushers... Makeing them wait out the rights.... I think C H Wendal is doing us all a $50.00 ... Went to the Postoffice as soon as I got to the house and saw pg. 61.... Should I leave it in plastic and continue useing 1983 version ...What do you think it wiil do to High Dollar E-bay originals..Got My Moneys Worth All Ready..Byron
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If the "new" version passes muster with early buyers, I would go that route and forget about the eBay books. I was fortunate to get a copy before the price went ballistic, but frankly, the book isn't really a high quality binding.

I'm careful with mine but it won't be long before the pages are falling out, anyway. I would think that others are experiencing similar things with their copies.

Now we can collect all the versions, regardless of cost or scarcity, just like John Deere engines. I just neeed the Red copy, the leather bound copy, a paperback copy, and the new printing and I'll have a full set!????!!! LOL LOL

I hope this means that Mr. Wendel will profit from this.
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Here's the REAL deal: Krause Publications of Iola, WI, WAS going to do a SUPER Engine book update and was in negotiations with Wendell for a long time. BUT...the company was bought out by F+W Publications of Cincinnati, OH, and they are, as I understand it, more of a holding company...and you know what THAT means.
While they DID go through with a 2nd edition of the "Standard Catalog of Farm Tractors 1890 to 1960" they finally nixed the engine book to my (and Chuck Wendells for SURE) great dismay.
Even as I am writing this Krause Publications is AGAIN on the block after F+W bought the company in June of 2002.
I know for a FACT that attempts were made to get this book updated and published but it just didn't happen.
I literally PLEADED with them to see this book through but Corporate shut it down.
What a shame!
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