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Lightning Fast Fords
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From: Charlotte , N.C. USA
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posted 04-24-2005 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lightning Fast Fords   Click Here to Email Lightning Fast Fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone purchased a restoration guidline book for these cars?

I just ordered one on E-bay...as Auto Krafters was currently out of stock.

I would like to hear the opions of those whom have bought and used them.

Thanks , Allen

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MLariviere
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posted 05-02-2005 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen any...who puts them out? I do have a booklet where some guy goes over what he did to a 72 Ranchero. It is a little vague,and it looks like it was printed on a copier at his place of work.

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Lightning Fast Fords
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posted 05-02-2005 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lightning Fast Fords   Click Here to Email Lightning Fast Fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure of the Publisher or the Writer on these books...but a few different sellers have had them available on E-bay over the course of the last 2 years.

I was going to buy one in person from Auto-Krafters last month at the Auto Fair at Lowes Motor Speedway..but the dullards forgot to bring them. I did however get a free copy of thier Torino / Fairlane and Cyclone Catalog

For those whom might consider buying one of these Books on E-bay...a word of Caution. They usually sell for anywhere from $27.99 to $30.00. The real catch is in the "Flat Rate Shipping Fees" So be carefull whom you buy from , as the sale price is not the whole issue with some of these characters.

My order for this book as well as a Parts Interchange Book (1968-71) is on its way...I will post my review of it all , once I get a chance to get into it.

Allen

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Lightning Fast Fords
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posted 05-03-2005 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lightning Fast Fords   Click Here to Email Lightning Fast Fords     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got the books today.

(1) Title Classic Muscle Car Restoration Guides (Subject) Ford Torino GT and Mercury Cyclone
(1a) Guide to Authenticity for Fairlane , Fairlane 500 , Cobra and Mercury Cyclone 1968-1971

Author Carl Eden
Published by PAH Publishing
Year Published 2004

So far my views are mostly favorable..as the data seems to be very accurate from a historical perspective as well as a technical one.

The book includes 1000 illustrations , of which most are copies from actual Ford Manuals (Quality of illustraitions is OK at best.

Overall...I see this book as a good resource on technical and historical background..and parts interchange information

Purchasing tips. Go to E-Bay and take a "Buy It Now" Price of $27.97.

E-Bay Seller Name -- parob

These folks will treat you fairly..and ship quickly. They will also combine shipping fees for multiple book purchases.

I strongly suggest the added purchase of a second book from this seller

(1) Ford Parts Interchange Manual

Author Paul A. Herd
Pubilsher Motorbooks International
Year Published 1995

Years Covered 1959-1970
Vehicles Covered
(1) Mustang
(2) Fairlane
(3) Torino
(4) Cougar
(5) Cyclone

Retail Price $24.95

Happy parts hunting.


Allen

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2000 Crown Victoria (Performance and Handling Package.

1994 SVT Ford F-150 Lightning

1988 Turbo Coupe Thunderbird (5-Speed)

1988 Crown Victoria Police Package (Modified to the max)

1968 Torino GT (Fastback) 351C 4V with B&M C6 Tranny

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-09-2005 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's another tip: You can buy those books cheaper through the M&M Bookstore and support this web site at the same time.

For example, Paul Herd's interchange manual is $16.47, instead of the $24.95 as listed above.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0760300771/stevelarivierepe/002-3169658-4266466

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/097477300X/stevelarivierepe/002-3169658-4266466

These would qualify for free shipping, too.
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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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