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Offline Brian Sweeney

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Mark Baker
« on: July 24, 2022, 08:07:11 PM »
 Is Mark Baker still around? I loved his way of writing.
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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2022, 01:42:29 AM »
Is Mark Baker still around? I loved his way of writing.
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Offline Pukka Bundook

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2022, 04:01:00 PM »
Well, I wondered what he was up to these days!

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2022, 04:31:11 PM »
Hopefully he is a Warthog using full power black powder loads and not the low velocity smokeless squib poppers that most cowboy shooters use.

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2022, 06:19:11 AM »
I almost feel betrayed by that news. I can remember reading a whole lot of his columns in Muzzleloader. I shouldn't complain too much though, I just picked up a '52 MG TD. I suspect it will be demanding mistress.

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2022, 02:51:37 AM »
Hey English, you're in for a long ride!! I had four Austin Healeys! ;)

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2022, 05:50:39 AM »
I almost feel betrayed by that news. I can remember reading a whole lot of his columns in Muzzleloader. I shouldn't complain too much though, I just picked up a '52 MG TD. I suspect it will be demanding mistress.
I hear ya, I often wondered myself. I have his videos and his book signed.
O well guess he got bored
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Offline Leatherbark

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2022, 01:11:51 PM »
For what it is worth there is a "Mark Baker" who is a writer in Cowboy, Cowboy action and Rodeo magazines who is not our Mark Baker.

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2022, 03:53:25 PM »
He is still doing what he did before. He gave a talk recently at the " School of the Longhunter "   .   

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2022, 04:04:58 AM »
Too bad he didnít get into the YouTube thing. I learned a lot and really enjoyed his videos in the early days. And his book well fantastic

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Offline Martin S.

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2022, 02:40:41 PM »
Will he ever let them reprint his book?

I'd love to read it, but $400 is a little tough to swallow.

Who has the rights to it?

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2022, 03:43:02 PM »
I remember him bragging in ML about a two-shot group, LOL.
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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2022, 09:10:14 PM »
Will he ever let them reprint his book?

I'd love to read it, but $400 is a little tough to swallow.

Who has the rights to it?

I believe Mark Baker retains the rights, I may be wrong. I had a copy a while back, definitely a book Iíd like to re-add to my library but at the going rate of $400+, it is indeed difficult to justify.

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2022, 05:18:05 PM »
I almost feel betrayed by that news. I can remember reading a whole lot of his columns in Muzzleloader. I shouldn't complain too much though, I just picked up a '52 MG TD. I suspect it will be demanding mistress.
I worked at a dealership for English cars in the 1950's and the MGTC and TD were part of the mix along with Morris Minor,Riley and Jaguar and whatever else Max Hoffman dragged in from Europe.We also serviced Auburn-Cord- Duesenberg and Pierce Arrow cars.The TD sold new for $2165 or a dollar per pound.NONE of the MG's we sold lasted for 10,000 miles without a major rebuild.They should not be driven at interstate highway speeds today.One self styled engineer,against better advice put a S.C.O.T supercharger in his NEW TD and it was hauled in the next day with a broken crankshaft ;D. He was "vexed" with us because the warranty on the car was voided with the addition of the supercharger and I remember removing it and installing a new cranlkshaft.
Good luck with this little gem and I hope "scraps and bits" are available for any restoration.Lucas electricals :(,Lord Lucas,the father of darkness and I am a veteran of over 1000 blown fuses.Another thing is that the wiring in English cars carried only smoke and when the smoke escapes,the car stops running.
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Offline little joe

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2022, 08:08:09 AM »
I talked to Mark last year as the diverbaugh he wrote about is an ancestor of mine and Mark is still somewhat active and retired from teaching.

Offline Martin S.

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2022, 07:45:50 AM »
I wished you had asked him if he will reprint his book!

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2022, 07:21:00 PM »
His book is a wealth of knowledge that saves any of us years of research.

Offline Justin Urbantas

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Re: Mark Baker
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2022, 06:54:09 AM »
Hey guys.
I came across Mark's book available online.
Because it was his master's thesis, it is available as an academic paper through university libraries.
You can read it here, or download it and read it on a Kindle, or print it out I guess.
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5714&context=etd
« Last Edit: November 04, 2022, 06:58:32 AM by Justin Urbantas »