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V8 Thumper
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 10-29-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper        Reply w/Quote
Chiltons and Hayes are ok I guess , but I've got one of those Ford tech manuals (reprint) covering 1965 Mustang, Falcon, Fairlane, and Comet. They are year-specific, choc full of very detailed manufacturer's info. A bit priceier than your garden-variety shop manuals ($50), but worth the investment

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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-30-2002 01:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
I'll 2nd that Todd,the shop manual is well worth it.

SCOOP

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 10-30-2002 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Yeah, Chiltons and Haynes both blow. I have them both. I'm always finding mistakes. I bought a Haynes manual for Pam's Probe and when I used it when changing her timing belt it was obvious they had never done that job before.

There is NO sustitute for the Ford factory shop manuals, period. The Osborn assembly manuals are a good suppliment to the shop manuals. I often use them to get another perspective of whatever I'm working on. I like to see what's inside something BEFORE I take it apart. I never hurt parts that way.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

V8 Thumper
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 10-30-2002 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
I never hurt parts that way.


Yup, I just hurt my knuckles instead

Dave Gibson
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From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 10-30-2002 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
Yup, I just hurt my knuckles instead

That is why there is "Break Free". I always pre-soak bolts and nuts prior to removing them. It's a little easier on the knuckles.

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 11-16-2002 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Here's another example why Haynes blow.

I look up in the Probe manual for exterior lighting in the electrical systems section. It says section 12-9. It's actually in 12-13. {this manual has done this to me many times}

I wanted to know the bulb size for Pam's fog lights. Not only do they not have bulb sizes, but according to this manual Pam's car doesn't have fog lights. {factory option}

The section for headlight replacement says to turn the lights on then disconnect the battery to leave them up. {retracting headlights} I guess they don't know about the switch that is made for that very reason.
I should have bought the factory manual.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-28-2002 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I normally don't like Chilton books, but I bought a bunch of manuals on ebay and one that was in the pile was a Chilton Mustang repair and tune up guide copyright date of 1966 and the detail in that is amazing! The engine section has specs you won't even find in a Ford service manual! {bearing shell thicknesses for red and blue bearings, for example} The book itself is pretty beat up, but it's a keeper!

I guess Chilton did USED to make good books.

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