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traumastang
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From: Palmyra, MO, United States
Registered: Jun 2005

posted 06-26-2005 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for traumastang        Reply w/Quote
Hi again all,

I am going to take the advice of your guys once again and purchase some Osborn Manuals. The only trouble is I am not sure which ones I need. I went to the website and they listed a bunch of them but I wasn't sure which would be correct for my car.

I have a 1973 Mustang Mach 1 with 351 C 4V, 9"rear end and deluxe interior. Which manuals would I need? I wasnt sure if the 71-72 assembly manuals are the ones I need as I didnt see one for a 1973.

Any help would be greatly appreciated so that I can purchase the correct manuals.

Thanks a ton,

Scott

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 06-26-2005 06:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
For 73, the only one's available are body and chassis. For the others:Interior, Electrical, Weld- sealant, you would have to get 71-2.

The late Jim Osborn was granted passage to the Ford Archives to "rescue" them. Some were not available. Some have pages that were messed up a bit. They are copies of original. They are a great find and show engineering drawings at different angles and are put into perspective. For 66, the chassis one is gone. Unfortunately, for your year, 1973, only the two are available.

For me, they were worth the money.

Scott H
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From: Chicago area
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posted 06-26-2005 10:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott H        Reply w/Quote
If you want to repair and learn about your car, get a factory Shop Manual, not the Assembly Manuals. The Shop Manual (which has 5 voumes to it, usually runs a total of about $80) has text and pictures that explain how a system works, how to troubleshoot it, and how to repair it.

The Assembly Manuals are kinda like looking at the instruction sheets that come with plastic model car kits. Nice diagrams, but you don't really learn anything about how stuff works or how to fix it.

traumastang
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From: Palmyra, MO, United States
Registered: Jun 2005

posted 06-27-2005 05:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for traumastang        Reply w/Quote
Where would I get the shop manuals? Osborne only lists one for a 64 1/2 mustang for around 18 bucks I think?

Traumastang

Dave Witthoeft
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posted 06-27-2005 05:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft        Reply w/Quote
I'd get both. Sometimes pictures help..

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Scott H
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From: Chicago area
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posted 06-27-2005 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott H        Reply w/Quote
Yeah, both would be best, but if you can only afford one or the other for now, I'd go with a shop manual first.

Click on the sponsers link at the top of the page, NPD should have them in stock.

ddenton749
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posted 06-27-2005 09:27 AM              Reply w/Quote
If you need to do a lot of rust repair, the "Body Assembly Manual" and the "Mustang Illustration Catalog" are invaluable when you need to figure out how the body comes apart and goes back together. As stated above, the Osborn manuals are made from copies of the original Ford engineering drawings and can somethimes be a little sketchy.

For mechanical repairs you should have the set of shop manuals.

I'm doing a complete ground-up restoration, so for my '73 I got:

Factory Shop Maunuals (set of 5 books)
Mustang Illustration Catalog
Body Assembly Manual
Wiring Diagram
Vacuum Diagram
Mustang 64 1/2-73 Restoration Guide (latest ed. has a 71-73 section)


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Bob429
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posted 06-27-2005 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429        Reply w/Quote
The Haynes Mustang manual has a good wiring diagram for 73.

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-28-2005 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
The early Mustang may be like assembling a plastic model. But...the Shop Manual admittedly is great and I sure didn't know there were 5 volumes-69 on. The tattered 66-68 ones I have includes Comets, Falcons, and Fairlanes. Maybe it's 'cause I've never ventured much beyond 68. But anyway, the Assembly Manuals do show different elevations, like viewing the dash from the back looking out, showing fuse panel mounting, etc. When you buy a car that has been totally apart-nude to the bone! LOL! for years... it's helpful to have, say an eletrical assembly manual. That's the one I used, particularly on a 68 ANd 66. Things like AC hookup in the 66 manual, 2 spd wiper hookup, GT lights, rally pac are shown in detail, in perspective. For an eletrically challenged person, they are worth the money. I too have a Haynes manual and it's good in some areas. For all the good manuals that are available for an early Mustang, we are fortunate.

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