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Manual help
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:17:06 PM »
Does the chiltons online manual have everything a paper one does?


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Re: Manual help
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 09:23:58 PM »
could you post a link for the online manual?  I've got a paper manual but it only goes to 75 and my car is a 78

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Re: Manual help
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 03:52:13 PM »
The question is moot. More like should be 'does the Chilton manual have all the information I'll need period?' and woefully, the answer is a resounding NO. Those manuals leave out so much it's not funny and the more years of a model they group together the more they leave out. They are good to get you started but very quickly you will find there are many unanswered questions and uncovered topics.

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Re: Manual help
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 07:40:23 PM »
Find a set of Ford manual's for your model year....And have all of the information on most of the other Ford's as well..

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Re: Manual help
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 08:20:34 PM »
Anybody know if these are any count? 'Bishko', but they look like they're scans of the original Ford manuals...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-Ford-Lincoln-Mercury-Shop-Service-Repair-Manual-CD-OEM-Mechanic-Guide-/140815135396?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Year%3A1972%7CMake%3AFord&hash=item20c93c72a4&vxp=mtr

I've seen the paper versions available, as well, but they're 4x the price. They also have other years...I searched 72 cause I'm in the midst of a parts search, and my fingers are programmed. lol

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Re: Manual help
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 09:56:45 PM »
Dunno if they have any Half Price Books near you but over time I have built up at least necessary service manuals for my car through them and cheap. Like late model catch-all Mitchell electronic ATX for $15. My '80 Pinto service was like $7. You just gotta play the waiting game and it helps to be in a big city where lots of young guys go to auto tech trade schools, many then shed the manuals for a pittance when hard up for the rent.


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Re: Manual help
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 10:36:44 PM »
I've sourced a couple dozen manuals from Ebay over the years. I probably spent $100-150 total but I have complete sets of Ford service manuals for 71, 73, 76 & 80 plus various Chilton/Haynes manuals that are Pinto specific.
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Re: Manual help
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 03:26:17 AM »
X2, I've never done it but that is a swoofed idea.